FIU HCMBA team takes top honors in South Florida healthcare challenge.

FIU HCMBA team takes top honors in South Florida healthcare challenge.

Winning first place in the prestigious South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum’s case challenge was a thrill for the five Florida International University (FIU) Healthcare MBA students on the victorious team. Yet what will remain when the applause fades is the experience of crafting, with the guidance of Visiting Assistant Professor Paulo Gomes, an answer to […]

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Chinese Lessons: HCMBA trip brings an international perspective to the study of healthcare.

China’s health care system, while invested in its own traditions and dealing with a far larger population, has similarities with our own. Both, explained Miriam Weismann, academic director of FIU’s Healthcare MBA program, are fragmented, with a mix of public and private funding. Multiple reimbursement systems must be navigated. And both offer lavish attention to […]

Passage to India: FIU students learn how another culture approaches health care management.

With more than 1.2 billion people, India faces an intensified version of the problems faced by all nations: how to meet a population’s growing healthcare needs. That challenge was viewed first-hand by 15 FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business students working toward their MBA in Healthcare Management. The group visited India for 10 days last […]

Healthcare executives offer FIU students insights into a fast-changing industry and must-have skills for future graduates.

Amidst a changing landscape, the U.S. healthcare industry is a field that’s ripe for success and continued growth, three veteran executives advised a group of students enrolled in FIU’s School of Business Healthcare MBA program. The December 12 panel featured Peter DeRobertis, principal, Life Sciences at executive search firm Korn/Ferry; Dave Schubert, assistant vice president […]

FIU MBA in Healthcare Management

In a constantly evolving healthcare environment, managing a successful organization requires a new type of collaborative leader. Florida International University’s College of Business developed its Healthcare MBA with the mission of preparing these leaders. It has quickly grown into South Florida’s leading source of professional education in the field. Students in the 18-month program come […]

FIU Business career expert shares five-part strategy with women healthcare executives.

Gaining a firm knowledge of your employer’s economic base is an essential step to career success for today’s healthcare leaders. This was one of several messages shared with a group of women healthcare leaders gathered for “Career Positioning: Position Yourself for Career Advancement,” an educational program conducted by the Women’s Healthcare Executive Network of South […]

Popular Healthcare MBA adds online option.

In the three short years since the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) launched its Healthcare MBA (HCMBA), it has logged impressive results. Recently, for example, it was ranked 34th in Modern Healthcare’s 2013 listing of Top Business Graduate Schools for Physician-Executives, and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) Accreditation […]

Faculty Notes: April 2013

An article titled “Executive Education,” written by David R. Klock, dean, appeared in the April 2013 issue of Brickell Magazine. School of Accounting Manny Pravia (MST ’92), adjunct, presented a Federal tax update at the Florida Institute of CPAs’  “CPAs in Industry Conference” held in Fort Lauderdale. The presentation, which took place on March 21, […]

HCMBA group travels to China.

In March 2013, nine Healthcare MBA students from the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) traveled to China as partial fulfillment of their Master Research Project. During their 10-day stay, group members conducted research comparing the U.S. and China healthcare systems in the areas of physician/nurse/patient relationships, medical errors/patient safety issues and the […]