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Kent State to Offer Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals at College of Podiatric Medicine’s Independence Location

Posted Nov. 7, 2013

Kent State University announces it will offer the Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals program at its College of Podiatric Medicine in Greater Cleveland beginning next year.

Photo for Kent State Executive MBA offered at College of Podiatric MedicineWith the induction of the new class in May 2014, the 23-month program will take place on Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine campus in Independence, Ohio, located off of Interstate 77, south of Interstate 480 in the heart of Cuyahoga County.

“We’re delighted to be able to partner with the College of Podiatric Medicine to offer the Executive MBA for Healthcare,” said Deborah Spake, dean of the College of Business Administration at Kent State. “By offering the program at a location that is centrally located and close to where many people live and work, we’re being responsive to the needs of the market.”

Spake is pleased the popular program is going to be offered at a Kent State medical facility.

“By being able to offer the program at the College of Podiatric Medicine, we are not asking professionals to go to a competitor’s facility to take coursework,” she said. “They are going to a Kent State facility for that program.”

The Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals program features a curriculum created to meet the demands and challenges of today’s healthcare professional. The classroom is brought to life by outstanding faculty and respected executive lecturers from leading organizations in the healthcare industry.

When combined with the program’s innovative online/on-site learning approach and a convenient, state-of-the-art facility, Kent State’s Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals is an excellent investment and valuable learning experience.

Kent State hopes to attract people who are interested in furthering their education once they have had a healthcare component in their jobs, according to Laurie Walker, Kent State’s director of Executive MBA programs.

“Knowing all of the changes that have come with healthcare reform and the need for professionals to understand more about the business aspects of healthcare, this is the ideal transition for people to gain those skills,” Walker said.
 
To learn more about the program, interested individuals are encouraged to attend an information session. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet students and faculty and program administrators, while receiving important program information, including:

  • Admission criteria and application process
  • Curriculum overview
  • Program format and schedule 
  • Faculty interaction 
  • Current students and alumni experiences
  • International trip highlights


Two information nights are scheduled for November. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m., the session will be held at the Business Administration Building, Room A325, on the Kent Campus. On Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., a session will be held at Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine, located at 6000 Rockside Woods Blvd. in Independence.

For more information about the Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals program at Kent State, visit www.kent.edu/business/grad/healthcaremba.

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Photo Caption:
Kent State University will offer the Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals program at its College of Podiatric Medicine in Greater Cleveland beginning next year. Pictured (from left to right) from Kent State are Laurie Walker, Ph.D., director of Executive MBA programs for the College of Business Administration; David R. Nicolanti, Ph.D., executive vice president of the College of Podiatric Medicine; Vincent J. Hetherington, DPM, senior associate dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine; Bryan D. Caldwell, DPM, MS, interim dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine; and Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration.

Media Contacts:
Michelle Parrish, mparris3@kent.edu, 330-672-2717
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595