Physician MBA

The MBA for Physician Leaders

Healthcare is ready for change, and you are uniquely suited to lead the next evolution in medicine. Physicians understand the frustrations and waste associated with healthcare inefficiencies, and when equipped with the business and management skills gained in the Kelley Physician MBA, our alumni are leading changes to remedy these problems.

When you join our multi-disciplinary cohort of physicians from around the country, you gain peer perspectives as you learn how to apply evidenced-based management to evidence-based medicine. You gain business acumen to complement your medical experience, and you’ll lead innovation to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, elevate staff morale and increase patient satisfaction as a Kelley-trained physician executive.

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Learn more about the Kelley Physician MBA and the issues at the intersection of medicine and business that affect physician leadership. Participate in a physician-focused webinar or attend a virtual information session. You’ll hear from alumni, renowned Kelley professors and other industry experts.

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Pediatrician Autumn Orser, MD, MBA’19

Return on Investment

Whether you enroll in the Physician MBA to become CMO, alleviate burnout or impact more patients than your own, your return on investment is immediate. Physicians apply hands-on class projects to improve challenges within their organizations, and they capitalize on career coaching throughout the program to earn new leadership positions before they even graduate.

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Pediatrician Autumn Orser, MD, MBA’19

Time Commitment

As a busy physician, your time is precious. We understand your demanding schedule and have designed this physician-only MBA program with you in mind. Our high-quality business curriculum is delivered in a hybrid format that allows you flexibility in learning. Quarterly in-person class sessions are paired with online learning to bring a healthcare-focused business education to your fingertips.

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Kelley faculty teaching Physician MBA course.

Expert Faculty

Kelley School faculty members become your partners in business education. Global thought leaders in the art and science of management, our award-winning instructors bring critical healthcare perspective to the classroom. By combining their experience with yours, our professors update the curriculum to match the most relevant business issues in healthcare.

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Find your voice in healthcare policy.

We teach healthcare policy by taking you to Washington, D.C. midway through the program to make connections and experience firsthand the medical voice in our nation’s capital. This location-based immersion study is unique to the Kelley Physician MBA and empowers you to apply what you learned in the first year to take leadership roles in the implementation of state and federal healthcare policy.

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