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: 16 three-hour sessions over 5 months
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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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Continuation of The Business of Private Healthcare I. Learn the financial opportunities and challenges of running a clinic as a business. Get insight into the considerations involved when competing or partnering with larger clinics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Winter 2023 Dates Time
    Module 13: Essentials of Human Resources Management I 2/13/2023 - 2/13/2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 14: Essentials of Human Resources Management II 2/16/2023 - 2/16/2023 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Module 15: Panel Discussion: The Future of Private Practices 2/27/2023 - 2/27/2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Module 16: Project Presentations, Graduation and Closing 3/2/2023 - 3/2/2023 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Faculty

Sapna Sriram,
DC, RAc, MBA

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Alison Taylor,

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Andrea Chan,
CPA, CA

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Ashley Konson,

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Beppino Pasquali,
CPA, CA

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Caroline Brereton,
RN, MBA

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Caroline Kolompar,

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Jeff MacInnis,

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Jeremy Mickolwin,

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Julie Gaudry,
BSc (Kinesiology), DC

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Kevin Tasa,
PhD

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Megan Mitchell,

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Rick Lau,

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Scott Marcaccio,

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Stephen Friedman,
MA Psych

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Tracey Levison,

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Wissam AlHussaini,
PhD

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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.

Schulich Mini-MBA Certificate

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

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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