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: 15 three-hour sessions over 5 months
Next Session: February 21, 2024 to
June 17, 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 deposit from all students as part of the enrollment process. Domestic students are required to submit a $1,000 deposit, while international students are required to submit a 50% non-refundable 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
Problem Solving
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

  • Discover leadership frameworks and techniques in the context of healthcare. Get an assessment of your own leadership style with a full debrief from LeaderGENE.

  • Examine the decision-making and accountability structures of hospitals, governments, and regional authorities. See strategic management concepts at play in various settings, with changing technologies and methods of health delivery.

  • Continuation of Strategic Management I.

  • Develop critical skills in negotiation, persuasion, and influence. Examine evidence-based approaches to building a consensus and discover ways to ask questions that lead to open and honest responses in any negotiation.

  • Learn about investment and financing in a global context. Get a comprehensive look into investment decisions from capital budgeting to risk management.

  • Achieve your organizational objectives and plan for the future of your practice. Develop the necessary skills to better structure your team, build a strong financial foundation, identify challenges, and evaluate hidden liabilities.

  • What role does the private sector play within the multi-faceted, publicly funded healthcare program? Learn the key metrics that impact practice appraisal, the factors surrounding buying and selling, and more.


  • Examine the future of private healthcare with an executive panel of leading innovators in the industry. Get comprehensive insights into the most relevant topics in the business of private practices.

  • Explore the current entrepreneurial landscape in healthcare, including new business models, disruptive technologies, and the state of public-private partnerships. Discover how value is created in clinical healthcare to drive investment and improved practices.

  • Continuation of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Healthcare I. Learn when to challenge entrepreneurship mindsets and behaviours, and build the fundamentals of resiliency and growth for your practice and your employees.

  • Create and execute marketing and branding strategies from scratch with insights into consumer behavioural economics and neuroscience. Keep your practice relevant in today’s digital world with social media case studies from industry experts.

  • 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.

  • Understand the core elements of human resource management and how it can substantially contribute to your organization’s performance and objectives. Demonstrate effective leadership and build high-performance teams that are prepared for expansion.

  • Continuation of Essentials of Human Resources Management I.

  • Deliver your Integrated Strategy Group Project presentation in front of fellow classmates, guest adjudicators, and top disruptors in the private healthcare industry.

  • Winter 2024 Dates Time
    Module 1: WIN Thinking Launch & Leading Healthcare Transformation 2/21/2024 - 2/21/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 2: Strategic Management I 2/26/2024 - 2/26/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 3: Strategic Management II 3/18/2024 - 3/18/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 4: Negotiation Strategy 3/20/2024 - 3/24/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 5: Managerial Finance for the Clinician As An Entrepreneur 4/3/2024 - 4/3/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 6: Building and Running a Successful Practice 4/8/2024 - 4/8/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 7: The Business of Private Healthcare 4/22/2024 - 4/22/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 8: Panel Discussion: The Future of Private Practices 4/24/2024 - 4/24/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 9: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Healthcare I 5/6/2024 - 5/6/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 10: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Healthcare II 5/8/2024 - 5/8/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 11: Marketing & Brand Strategy I 5/22/2024 - 5/22/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 12: Marketing & Brand Strategy II 5/27/2024 - 5/27/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 13: Essentials of Human Resources Management I 6/10/2024 - 6/10/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 14: Essentials of Human Resources Management II 6/12/2024 - 6/12/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 15: Project Presentations, Graduation and Closing 6/17/2024 - 6/17/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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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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