Program Benefits

Why consider an Executive Doctorate in Administration-Health Services?
  • Increase your value to your organization and open new doors to advancement
  • Obtain advanced problem-solving skills and depth of knowledge in subject areas of vital importance to healthcare leaders
  • Network with healthcare leaders who have similar intellectual and personal development interests
  • Develop highly refined organizational leadership skills that are more advanced than what can be obtained exclusively in a master's degree program
  • Benefits to the Individual:
    Advancement
    Students interested in an Executive Doctorate generally progress well in their careers and seek advanced education to enhance career development. The program equips students to perform more effectively in their existing positions and better prepares them for career advancement.
    Knowledge
    Students acquire new knowledge for healthcare system leadership by learning from experts and pioneers in the field. The subject matter studied in this program is relevant to solving current and future problems that leaders face in healthcare organizations.
    Skills
    Students develop valuable analytical and strategic management skills and have an opportunity to perfect those skills by conducting action learning assignments and applied research.
    Network
    The program admits students in a cohort model, meaning they enter and progress through the entire curriculum with other executives at the same pace. One benefit from this model is the continuity it produces and the strong network students build with fellow executives from diverse backgrounds.
    Benefits to the Healthcare Organization:
    Convenience
    Students can continue in their executive roles throughout the program, remaining productive leaders for their organizations while engaging in an advanced educational experience.
    Problem-Solving
    The program prepares leaders to apply sophisticated analytical skills to solve problems within their organizations and to develop managerial recommendations based on application of course principles and concepts. Applied research is supervised by our faculty, some of the top experts in the healthcare field.
    Investment
    Investing in executive doctoral education for its leaders is an investment in the future success of the organization. The program enriches the skills of senior leaders to better demonstrate depth of knowledge in a variety of functional areas, plan strategically from a system-wide perspective, conduct applied research, and utilize evidence-based practices to make management decisions. Tuition covers all books and learning materials, a laptop computer, equipped with course management software, and meals while on campus.
    Leadership
    Developing leadership skills specifically targeted to healthcare organizations is a primary objective of this program. UAB has a history of producing leaders who are respected on both a national and international level. Alumni have received numerous awards from professional associations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives for their leadership in the field.