Saint Joseph’s Offers Exclusive MBA Program for American Osteopathic Association

Monday, June 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (June 25, 2018) — Saint Joseph’s University, in partnership with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), has announced a healthcare-focused Executive MBA program designed exclusively for AOA’s physician members.

Built upon a 25-year history of industry-focused MBA programs for working healthcare professionals, the new initiative is an opportunity for doctors of osteopathic medicine to energize their talents, challenge their intellect, and expand their marketability.

“An executive MBA in health care expands doctors’ knowledge of industry challenges and solutions and allows them to prepare for their next steps — career shifts into administration, consultancy, or running a private practice,” says Joseph A. DiAngelo, Ed.D. ’70, dean of the Haub School of Business. “We are proud to equip healthcare leaders with such valuable skills.”

Inspired by the University’s long-standing partnership with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), its medical students and alumni physicians, the program offers DOs an entirely online, two-year degree with the opportunity to simultaneously complete continuing medical education credits.

“In this changing world of health care, it is incredibly important for physicians to know not only the clinical side of patient care, but the business side as well,” said Robert G. Cuzzolino, Ed.D., vice president for graduate programs and planning at PCOM. “For more than two decades, we have partnered with SJU to offer those integral business skills to our DO students and alumni, and we are pleased that DOs across the country will now be able to benefit as well, to ensure the continued success of the profession.”

The osteopathic philosophy of wellness aligns with the Jesuit concept of cura personalis, caring for the whole person — the foundation on which Saint Joseph’s University’s undergraduate, graduate and specialty programs for healthcare professionals are designed. With this AOA partnership, Saint Joseph’s expands on its commitment to educating and training leaders in this industry who are committed to the study, practice and advancement of human development.

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Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni — over 68,000 strong — provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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