Executive MBA for Osteopathic Physicians

For more than 30 years, Saint Joseph’s University has offered an exclusive industry-focused MBA program designed for working professionals in all areas of healthcare delivery. We now offer a healthcare-focused Executive MBA program, endorsed by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), that has been designed exclusively for members of the AOA. Our physician students learn to think strategically as healthcare policies and regulations, patient expectations, and compliance considerations continue to evolve. This unique environment enables students to bring applicable lessons immediately from the classroom to the workplace – enhancing ROI.

Accelerated, Industry-Focused Curriculum

This unique online Executive MBA model provides the practicing physician with an opportunity to complete an AACSB-accredited program that is compatible with the demands of a medical practice schedule. Our curriculum exposes students to a variety of relevant topics, addressing the successful business of healthcare delivery, strategic management and competitive intelligence for providers and their networks. In addition, all quantitative MBA courses in accounting, finance, analytics and forecasting use industry-specific examples, such as hospital/network financial statements and service-line data to illustrate their respective areas of business acumen.  

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit

As our partner institution, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will sponsor all coursework for AOA category 1-B CME credit. PCOM’s fully staffed Office of Continuing Education will provide administrative support for the filing of credit for students enrolled in the program.

Program details at a glance:


100% Online


2 calendar years

Credits and courses

Students will earn their MBA degree by completing 12 accelerated, 3-credit courses (36 credits).

Cohort/Course schedule

Each course runs for eight weeks, with breaks around holidays and in-between semesters.

Class structure

Most coursework is done on your own time. Students attend weekly web conferences every Wednesday evening at 9 PM (EST), lasting 60-90 minutes. These sessions are archived for later reference.

Admissions requirements

  • Current membership with the American Osteopathic Association
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from a COCA-accredited college of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • CV or Resume demonstrating minimum of 4 years professional experience working in healthcare delivery
  • Official transcripts of all collegiate coursework
  • 1 letter of professional recommendation
  • No GMAT Required

Tuition & fees

*1,450 per credit

Tuition includes all fees, textbooks and course materials, a laptop computer and peripherals.

*AOA Member Discount: Standard tuition for the Executive MBA is $1,673 per credit spanning a total of 48 credits. 

Joining the EMBA program at Saint Joseph’s University has been a pivotal turning point in my career. The knowledge taught in the program has allowed me to participate in the innovation of the medical industry and lead a new era by delivering the best possible healthcare in an ever challenging financial and political world.

Nina smiles in glasses and her white medical coat

Nina Maouelainin, DO

Director of Interventional Pulmonology, Medical Director of Respiratory Care Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Lung Center at Grand View Health

Apply Today or Request Info

Take the next step in advancing your career. Apply online or contact us with direct questions at 610-660-3149 or jdart@sju.edu

***This Executive MBA cohort is administered by the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA program as a customized track for AOA members. Regarding academic transcripts, the major or specialty area that will be recorded will be Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing. Our faculty have developed content and course delivery tailored specifically for physician students in this cohort. Students will receive a Master of Business Administration degree upon completion.