It’s no secret that one of the most established Health Executive MBA programs in the U.S. is the one offered by the University of Miami’s Patti and Allan Herbert Business School (Miami Herbert). The University’s highly regarded faculty includes Dr. Steven G. Ullmann, Dr. Karoline Mortensen and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. The dually accredited HEMBA, currently ranked #1 by US News & World Report, attracts a wide range of healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, insurance executives, healthcare finance and IT managers, medical device and pharmaceutical professionals, government administrators as well as entrepreneurs.

“We are very careful in terms of the faculty we put into this program. These faculty members have years of experience and knowledge and are people who write in the field. These are cutting edge healthcare leaders, and they bring that into the classroom,” according to Dr. Ullmann, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sector Management and Policy.

Left to right: Lily Awad, James Trice, Allison Rand, Tracy Wieder

But what do actual graduates of the program have to say about their experience at UM? We compiled the following commentary from recent graduates of Miami Herbert’s HEMBA:

“It’s been in existence for 40 years and that’s extraordinary. So, it’s had a real opportunity to refine and distinguish itself,” states Lily Awad, a 2018 graduate.

“There are a number of programs here in South Florida and I chose Miami Business School because I wanted to be surrounded with the best,” adds James Trice, MD, an internal medicine physician focused on concierge practice.

“Our class is very diverse; our class is also very experienced in many different industries. And that all contributes to the way in which we learn together,” states Dr. Allison Rand, an ophthalmologist and corneal specialist.

“I find that that it’s really a great schedule. It’s much better than trying to do it online. We have real professors in person,” states Tracy Wieder, a Senior Manager at UHealth Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Institute. “So, we get the benefit of that without having to take a lot of time out of work,” she adds.

The Executive MBA in Health Management & Policy offered by Miami Herbert is a 21-month program that promises to transform the healthcare professional’s career. With its distinguished business faculty, close ties to UHealth and the University of Miami’s medical school, and partnerships with health care leaders worldwide, HEMBA offers a rich learning experience that positions graduates for new leadership roles and career paths across healthcare. Classes are small, usually numbering 20-30 and the program is hybrid with online and in-person learning. In-person learning is on weekends to enable students the ability to balance their current job with the academic demands of the program. The next class starts in January 2023. Learn more: