Schulich Mini-MBA:
Physician Business Leadership Program

The ultimate business training for today’s physicians.

This highly interactive program empowers physicians with advanced management skills and robust business competencies directly applicable to their practice. Fast-track your path to more senior roles in healthcare management with business topics selected from Schulich’s world-renowned MBA program. Or, bring your own practice to a new level with insights into strategic management, marketing, finance and human resources fit for today’s complex healthcare industry.

Schulich Mini-MBA: Physician Business Leadership Program

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Fees: $10,995
Length: 18 three-hour sessions over 3 months
Next Session: February 28, 2025 to
May 31, 2025
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Schulich Mini-MBA:
Physician Business Leadership Program

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Drive Breakthrough
Innovation in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is facing an era of rapid change. Digital transformation, shifting requirements and fiscal uncertainty demand physicians and healthcare professionals to outperform in every possible way.

Schulich ExecEd’s Mini-MBA: Physician Business Leadership Program—the only program of its kind in Canada—equips physicians with the knowledge and skills they need to propel their careers in healthcare or distinguish their own practice with business expertise. Dive deeper into business operations with core MBA topics like HR management, negotiation strategies and emerging technologies. From proposal writing and persuasive communication to running your own practice and adopting effective marketing strategies, the program can help you master the essential skills needed to succeed as a healthcare leader.

Develop a personal leadership philosophy to manage cross-functional teams and handle your practice with ease and efficiency. Gain current, robust competencies in healthcare management that you can apply to your work right away.

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 Healthcare Professionals

This highly interactive program packs a full spectrum of MBA skills into a manageable, 18-session program. Attend 2-day modules intermittently every few weeks. Between modules, engage at your own pace with online material, videos and readings.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Get a unique business education directly related to today’s healthcare industry. This program covers everything from finance and marketing to strategy and business analysis.

Learn from the Pros

Train with renowned Schulich ExecEd instructors, experienced physicians and business leaders in healthcare.

Tackle Exciting Challenges

Apply your newly acquired skills to an engaging team project, modelled after the renowned Schulich Strategy Field Study. Get feedback from experienced physicians and healthcare business leaders.

Build A Meaningful Network

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

Earn Higher Pay

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

Who Will Benefit


Primary care physicians and specialists, including internists, psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, neurologists, pediatricians, emergency physicians and cardiologists will get up to speed with current and robust business competencies directly applicable to their practice.

Mid-Career Healthcare Leaders

Healthcare professionals who aim to lead organizational change in more senior leadership roles will develop sought-after business skills and techniques to inspire high-performing global teams.

Program Overview

  • Kick start the program with a deep dive into strategic management concepts in various multi-disciplinary settings. Explore changing technologies and methods of health delivery and learn about investment and financing in a global context. Predict how to work with different stakeholders while managing challenges and threats associated with healthcare.

  • Explore the entrepreneurial landscape in healthcare. Understand the role of disruptive technologies, innovation, new business models and how to leverage public-private partnerships. Explore value-creation through the art and science of business planning to drive investment, innovation and transformation in healthcare.

  • Get ready to take on new changes within your organization and the healthcare industry. Understand your own talent and leadership makeup through the Confidence Code assessment. In this module, focus on self-awareness and natural style tendencies, and brainstorm ideas of how to leverage and shift your leadership style to meet the needs of your practice.

  • Examine the roles played by hospitals, governments, and regional authorities, as well as their decision-making and accountability structures. Explore costs, financing, stakeholders, consolidation and clinical integration, challenges, and threats. ​

    The module illustrates strategic management concepts in various management and multi-disciplinary settings.

  • Discover evidence-based approaches to facilitating agreements between parties. Explore ways of effectively negotiating, persuading and influencing others. Prepare yourself for negotiations and learn how to ask the right questions.

  • Learn about investment and financing and dive deeper into how investment decisions allocate scarce resources to projects in the organization. Understand how asset valuation, capital budgeting, risk management, working capital management and performance assessment influence financing in the global context. Explore ethical considerations and management in the global context.

  • Whether it is your colleagues or stakeholders, learn to manage difficult conversations in healthcare. Examine real-world challenges and prepare methods of overcoming them. Answer key questions like how do you effectively handle tough topics in conversation as a physician?

  • Link the execution of business strategy to innovation and new technology in healthcare. Understand how digital technologies can disrupt the healthcare industry and identify emerging technologies and their potential application to the healthcare system. Consider the implications of digital transformation on your patients, practice and workforce.

  • Learn how to lead in a changing world, focusing on the healthcare industry.

  • Explore leading empirical evidence and best practices for conceiving and executing strong marketing strategies for your brand or business. Learn how behavioural economics and neuroscience influence consumer buyer behaviour. Conceive and execute a powerful marketing strategy to grow your brand and business.

  • Build a dynamic skill set suitable for both formal and informal systems. Predict the way new events and emerging issues will affect your organization, the public and stakeholders. This module will guide you in identifying impacts, influencing decisions, and achieving organizational objectives. ​

  • Gain an understanding of the core elements of Human Resource Management. Discover how HR practices contribute to an organization’s performance and objectives.

  • Uncover the true nature of change and learn how to manage resistance to strategic change. Develop your capacity to foster and lead sustainable change. Examine the challenges of change and discover why 80% of change initiatives fail.

  • Deliver an Integrated Strategy Case Project presentation. This module features guest adjudicators. Celebrate with a graduation and closing ceremony.

  • Summer 2024 Dates Time
    Leading Change/Creating the Buy-In 6/21/2024 - 6/21/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Project Presentations, Graduation and Closing 6/22/2024 - 6/22/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Winter 2025 Dates Time
    Strategic Management 1 2/28/2025 - 2/28/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Strategic Management 1 3/1/2025 - 3/1/2025 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Healthcare 3/7/2025 - 3/7/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Leading Healthcare Transformation 3/8/2025 - 3/8/2025 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Strategic Management 2 3/21/2025 - 3/21/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Negotiation Strategies 3/22/2025 - 3/22/2025 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Managerial Finance in Healthcare 3/28/2025 - 3/28/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Managerial Finance in Healthcare 3/29/2025 - 3/29/2025 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Managing Difficult Conversations 4/4/2025 - 4/4/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Emerging Digital Technologies and Their Impact 4/5/2025 - 4/5/2025 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Change Leadership 4/11/2025 - 4/11/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Marketing & Brand Strategy 4/12/2025 - 4/12/2025 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Building and Running a Successful Practice 5/2/2025 - 5/2/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Essentials of Human Resource Management 5/3/2025 - 5/3/2025 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Essentials of Human Resource Management 5/9/2025 - 5/9/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Leading Change/Creating the Buy-In 5/10/2025 - 5/10/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Leading Change/Creating the Buy-In 5/30/2025 - 5/30/2025 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Project Presentations, Graduation and Closing 5/31/2025 - 5/31/2025 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Dr. Michael Gardam,

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Baseer Khan,

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Beppino Pasquali,

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Dr. Patrick Safieh,

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Gail Levitt,

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Guy Kezirian,

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Haniyeh Yousofpour,
PhD, MBA, PMP, PE Certified

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James Aita,

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Mamta Gautam,

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Megan Mitchell,

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Sanjay J. Dhebar,

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Stephen Friedman,
MA Psych

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What You Get

After completing the Schulich Mini-MBA, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize. Graduates will also receive CME program credits and 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.

Schulich Mini-MBA Certificate

Awarded when a series of more extensive programs are completed and a greater skill set achieved.

Custom Programs for Organizations

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