Schulich Mini-MBA:
Clinical Professional Entrepreneurship Program

Where clinicians become business leaders.

This advanced certificate program—the only one of its kind in Canada—takes relevant skills and strategies from the highly-sought after Schulich MBA to help healthcare professionals start their next venture, or make strides in their current practice. Gain MBA skills from a world-renowned business school in a time frame that easily fits your schedule.

Schulich Mini-MBA: Clinical Professional Entrepreneurship Program

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Fees: $10,150
Length: 14 three-hour sessions over 2 months
Next Session: October 16, 2024 to
December 4, 2024
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Schulich Mini-MBA:
Clinical Professional Entrepreneurship Program

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The Ultimate
Program For Entrepreneurial Clinicians

As a healthcare or clinical professional, receiving formal business training can be difficult. On top of balancing work schedules, few management programs offer training applicable to your practice. 

At Schulich ExecEd, we’ve pioneered the first specialized business program designed for healthcare and clinical professionals. The one-of-a-kind Schulich Mini-MBA: Clinical Entrepreneurship program provides essential business training, covering crucial topics like strategic management, negotiation, marketing and human resources. 

Familiarize yourself with new business models in healthcare, and learn to invest and finance as a clinical entrepreneur. At the end of the program, you’ll apply these learnings directly to your business in our unique Integrated Strategy Group Project.

This flexible program is ideal for any clinical professionals who would like to learn the business side of the private practice, including therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, veterinarians, acupuncturists, optometrists, chiropractors, and more.

DISCLAIMER: Schulich ExecEd requires a non-refundable deposit from all students as part of the enrolment process. Domestic students are required to submit a $1,000 deposit, while international students are required to submit a 50% deposit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our advisors for assistance.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Strategic Thinking
Leadership Skills
Decision Making
Organizing Teams & Resources
Risk Management
Communication Skills
Negotiation Skills

6 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Allied Health Professionals

This program packs rich learnings into a flexible, manageable timeframe. Attend short 3-hour modules over five months, including evening sessions that don’t interfere with your work schedule.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Get a unique business education directly related to your healthcare or clinical practice. This program covers everything from finance and marketing to leadership and human resources.

Learn from the Pros

Train with renowned Schulich MBA instructors and experienced business leaders in the healthcare industry.

Tackle Exciting Challenges

At the end of the program, you’ll get the chance to apply all your newly-acquired skills directly to your business in a unique Integrated Strategy Group Project.

Build a Meaningful Network

Connect with and learn from like-minded peers and professionals in the healthcare industry.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to launch new ventures, attain better roles, and lead their teams.

Who Will Benefit

Clinical and Healthcare Practitioners

Clinical professionals, including therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, veterinarians, acupuncturists, optometrists, or chiropractors who are starting or expanding a new venture will develop entrepreneurial mindsets fit for today’s healthcare industry, and the business strategies to build and run a successful practice.

Mid-Career Leaders

Managers in private practices preparing for senior-level roles will prove their leadership skills in the context of healthcare and learn techniques to better structure their teams for organizational growth and stability.

What Difference Will You Make?

This program was truly the puzzle piece I was missing as a business owner! As a chiropractor and multidisciplinary clinic owner for 3 years, I was drawn to this program as I realized how little business knowledge was taught during my chiropractic program, but also how little I knew about running a sustainable business, as well as growing a business to be profitable. The professors of this program did a tremendous job of keeping the program engaging, covering a wide array of topics, keeping us engaged, and truly taught me how to work more on my business, than in the business. The class size was small, so it allowed lots of networking, interaction, and many colleagues I have since kept in touch with since graduating. The knowledge I walked away with was very practical, and I was able to implement immediately. I feel much more confident as a business owner, and have already seen such positive changes and growth within my clinic, and an increase in profit since taking this course! I feel honoured to have been a part of the inaugural Schulich MBA Clinical Professional Entrepreneurship Program!

- Dr. Brooke Earley Chiropractor & Founder at Middlesex Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Thank you for an amazing learning experience with fellow colleagues and top industry experts from many disciplines. The program definitely challenged me in different ways and changed my entrepreneur perspective, strategies and ability to analyze a business.

- Igor Sapozhnikov Chiropractor / Clinic Director at Bloor Yonge Health

Very happy to be a graduate of this inaugural program. Love this! It's been an amazing journey with all of you over the past year. This would have been helpful to learn in school, but better late than never!

- Arjun Patel Orthopaedic and Vestibular Physiotherapist

Program Overview

  • Dive into leadership frameworks and dynamic techniques that not only unlock the best version of yourself but also spark collaborative innovation in Integrated Strategy Group Projects. Against the backdrop of healthcare’s ever-changing landscape, discover your unique leadership DNA with the exhilarating Confidence Code assessment, unravelling your natural style tendencies and empowering you with actionable insights to thrive in the exciting evolution of healthcare. 

  • Delve into the roles of hospitals, governments, and regional authorities, unveiling the intricate dance of decision-making and accountability structures. Explore the chessboard of stakeholders, navigating the terrain of consolidation and clinical integration while confronting the formidable challenges and threats that shape the healthcare landscape. This dynamic journey not only illuminates strategic management concepts but also brings them to life in diverse management and multidisciplinary settings.

  • This module is a continuation of Strategic Management I.

  • In this session, examine evidence-based approaches to building agreement between parties. Familiarize yourself with how to prepare negotiations, how to identify whether potential agreements are good or bad, and how to be most persuasive when presenting offers. Finish the module off by discussing how to ask questions that lead to open and honest responses from a negotiation counterpart.

  • Understand the role of the private sector within the multi-faceted publicly funded healthcare program and innovations in clinical delivery. This module will focus on practice appraisal and identifying key metrics that impact appraisal. Dive into the key factors involved in buying and selling a practice and issues surrounding associating with, purchasing or joining an existing corporation or franchise.

  • Develop skills to better structure your team and practice, build a financial foundation, identify challenges, evaluate hidden liabilities and plan for the future. Build skills that allow you to work seamlessly with formal and informal systems. Top it all off by maintaining relationships and cultures that are impactful and which achieve organizational objectives. ​

  • Master investment and financing in a healthcare context. Delve into key aspects of investment decisions, including allocating scarce resources to projects in an organization, asset valuation, capital budgeting, risk management, working capital management and performance assessment. Ethical considerations and management in a global context are integrated into each topic.

  • This panel discussion will examine the Future of private practices in the Healthcare Industry and discuss topics such as disruption, various service organizations, patient expectations, fees, digital transformation, business environment, regulation, growth opportunities and much more.

  • Explore the entrepreneurial landscape in healthcare (e.g., dentistry, rehab clinics, online healthcare delivery), innovation, the role of disruptive technologies, new business models, leveraging public-private partnerships, and the need for the best from human capital.


    Investigate value creation through the art and science of innovation, having an entrepreneurial mindset, and leveraging new thinking to drive investment, improved practices and transformation in clinical healthcare. ​

  • Explore leading empirical evidence and practices today for conceiving and executing a marketing strategy and building strong brands and businesses. Describe how behavioural economics and neuroscience inform our knowledge of how to positively impact consumer buyer behaviour today and how to operationalize patient/ customer experiences.


    Conceive and execute a powerful marketing strategy to grow your brand and business.

  • Continuation of Marketing & Brand Strategy I. Examine a complete range of case studies from industry experts, with a focus on digital and social media marketing.

  • Gain an understanding of the core elements of Human Resource Management and the ways in which HR practices can substantially contribute to an organization’s performance and objectives. Demonstrate effective leadership and build high-performance teams that are prepared for expansion.


    Answer key HR questions, such as how to attract and recruit staff and manage support staff issues.

  • Continuation of Essentials of Human Resources Management I.

  • Project Presentations, Graduation and Closing

  • Fall 2024 Dates Time
    Module 1: Leading Healthcare Transformation 10/16/2024 - 10/16/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 2: Strategic Management I 10/21/2024 - 10/21/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 3: Strategic Management II 10/23/2024 - 10/23/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 4: Negotiation Strategy 10/28/2024 - 10/28/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 5: The Business of Private Healthcare 10/30/2024 - 10/30/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 6: Building and Running a Successful Practice 11/4/2024 - 11/4/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 7: Managerial Finance 11/6/2024 - 11/6/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 8: Panel Discussion: The Future of Private Practices 11/13/2024 - 11/13/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 9: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Healthcare 11/18/2024 - 11/18/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 10: Marketing & Brand Strategy I 11/20/2024 - 11/20/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 11: Marketing & Brand Strategy II 11/25/2024 - 11/25/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 12: Essentials of Human Resources Management I 11/27/2024 - 11/27/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 13: Essentials of Human Resources Management II 12/2/2024 - 12/2/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 14: Project Presentations, Graduation and Closing 12/4/2024 - 12/4/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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BSc (Kinesiology), DC

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What You Get

After completing the Schulich Mini-MBA: Clinical Professional Entrepreneurship Program, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize. Graduates will also achieve advanced standing towards the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation.
As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.

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