HERNDON, Va. and PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, a widely acclaimed, rapidly growing executive MBA program for working professionals, and Thomas Jefferson University's renowned College of Population Health today announced that they are joining together to offer an MBA pathway that is designed to help doctors confront today's most urgent healthcare challenges.
Currently, there are over 400,000 doctors in the U.S. who do not have an MBA, yet healthcare systems face unprecedented complexity – rising costs, economic inefficiencies and increased regulation -- under the Affordable Care Act. These factors, combined with changing technologies and the widespread availability of data, will force a change in the future of the current healthcare model, and demand leaders who can navigate a highly ambiguous and quickly evolving economic and regulatory landscape.
In this unique new offering from Jack Welch and Jefferson, doctors and healthcare leaders will now have access to a powerful combination of courses that address these critical issues through one of the most innovative healthcare organizations in the country, as well as the opportunity to learn proven leadership, change management and business skills from one of the most successful business leaders of all time. The program will be delivered 100 percent online so that doctors do not have to take time away from their practices to travel to residential sessions.
Founded specifically to foster transformative thinking and innovative practice in healthcare, Thomas Jefferson University's College of Population Health is the first school of its kind in the country, and the only comprehensive, application-focused, for-credit program on the market for experienced physicians and healthcare executives.
The Jack Welch Management Institute is among the fastest growing MBA programs in the world, with over 1,000 students. It is known for teaching highly actionable leadership practices lifted from the frontlines of business, and preparing students to be strong business leaders in their fields.
"The Jack Welch Management Institute and Thomas Jefferson University share a common mission – to prepare their graduates to not only succeed in their careers, but to go on to drive meaningful change in their organizations and industries," said Jack Welch, executive chairman, Jack Welch Management Institute, and former CEO of General Electric. "Through our relationship with Jefferson, we can use our game-changing management practices to develop leaders who will ignite and transform the healthcare industry."
"This is just the beginning of our relationship with the Jack Welch Management Institute," said Stephen Klasko, M.D., president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. "Jack has been the most important voice in leadership in the business community. Jefferson is transforming healthcare to meet the needs of the future with its population health focus. Together, JWMI and Jefferson share the goal of creating a new generation of physicians prepared to lead in the new age of healthcare."
The Jack Welch Management Institute is accepting applications immediately. Applicants interested in learning more about this new MBA pathway should call 1-855-596-5964 to speak to an admissions officer.
About The Jack Welch Management Institute
The core mission of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University is to provide students and organizations with the proven methodologies, immediately actionable practices, and respected credentials needed to win in the most demanding global business environments. By teaching the performance and people-driven management canon of Jack Welch and other renowned business leaders, the Jack Welch Management Institute prepares Executive MBA and Executive Certificate program graduates to transform their companies and careers. For more information, please visit http://jackwelch.strayer.edu.
About Strayer University
Strayer University has been in operation since 1892, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, economics, information systems, information technology, human resource management, education, health services administration, public administration, management and criminal justice to working adult students. The University includes Strayer@Work, which serves corporate clients by delivering the next generation of performance improvement and workforce development. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For more information, visit www.strayer.edu or call 1-888-4-STRAYER (888-478-7293).
About Jefferson — Health is all we do.
Our newly formed organization, Jefferson, encompasses Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, representing our academic and clinical entities. Together, the people of Jefferson, 19,000 strong, provide the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educate the health professionals of tomorrow, and discover new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.
Jefferson Health comprises five hospitals, 13 outpatient and urgent care centers, as well as physician practices and everywhere we deliver care throughout the city and suburbs across Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties in Pa., and Camden County in New Jersey. Together, these facilities serve more than 78,000 inpatients, 238,000 emergency patients and 1.7 million outpatient visits annually. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia. Abington Hospital is the largest community teaching hospital in Montgomery or Bucks counties. Other hospitals include Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; and Abington-Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township.
Thomas Jefferson University enrolls more than 3,900 future physicians, scientists, nurses and healthcare professionals in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC), Jefferson Colleges of Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health and is home of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.
For more information and a complete listing of Jefferson services and locations, visit www.jefferson.edu.
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