Many EMBA for Healthcare Leadership students are fully or partially funded by their employers. While this is not always the case, we recommend that candidates start the conversation with their employers highlighting a few key points.
Return on Investment
Our EMBA graduates report an average of $6.5 million in return to their organizations through course of the program. The majority of this comes from the thesis-like Organizational Action Project, in which students examine a key area in need of change at their company and build a plan to improve it.
Haslam’s EMBA centers around direct application in the workplace and the formality of a degree program forces employees to invest time in executing major projects. Sending top talent to Haslam’s EMBA often costs less than professional consultation fees that companies pay to address such issues, and the projects are approached with greater insight and long-term vision.
Sponsoring students in the EMBA for Healthcare Leadership program is a leadership development and talent retention tool for employers. Companies and hospitals note that employees are grateful and loyal as a result of their support, and students’ project work increases organizational ties.
Global Network of Experts
Pursuing an EMBA ensures participants engage with peers at the same stage of their career during the program. Haslam’s industry-specific EMBA for Healthcare Leadership ensures that graduates build a network of 20-30 colleagues who face the same challenges of rapidly changing healthcare regulations and an ever-growing patient base.
Haslam’s Physician Executive EMBA has been ranked as the premier program of it’s kind since it’s inception almost 20 years ago. The EMBA for Healthcare Leadership builds on this same foundation, relying on faculty that have studied the field and addressed more than two decades of emerging challenges with its professionals.
Haslam’s EMBA for Healthcare Leadership takes employees out of the office for fewer than 40 days. Participants earn their degree in a single year.
We accomplish this by assigning homework on the job. Students do not follow the traditional approach of learning in a classroom then practicing on paper at home then finding ways to apply their learning after graduation. Our students discuss best practices and strategies in the context of their organization and analyze their own business as part of their assignments.
Disclaimer: This letter is meant to be a starting point for candidates pursuing employer sponsorship. It is not applicable or ideal for all situations. Candidates should know the unique context of their company and disposition of their manager and edit the letter accordingly or even pursue a different approach to negotiations.