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Student Experience


Small Class Size

Small classes between 15-25 students foster a highly engaging learning environment of mutual respect in which ideas, knowledge and experiences are readily exchanged.

Diverse Roles

Within each cohort there is a diverse mix of clinical, management, and consulting professionals from a variety of organizations – all of whom have a passion for making a difference in healthcare.

Team Collaboration 

 Through group discussions, activities, and projects, executive students engage deeply and gain insights from each other. 

Tight Community

From the first week of classes through years after graduation, executive students rely on their tightly connected community for professional and personal support and camaraderie. 

Blended Learning with On-Campus Residency



On-Demand Interactive Video Lectures

Created by EMHA professors, on-demand video lectures are chunked in 5-15min segments, available on your mobile device, and able to play at slower or faster speeds – all to help busy professionals optimize their time and stay on track. Often these segments have interactive breaks to help you immediately reflect on what you learned, and to help your professor be more responsive knowing at all times where you and your classmates could use some clarification and/or more in-depth discussion. 



Live VideoConference

In each class, live videoconference sessions are scheduled weekly or bi-weekly to build on assignments, video lectures, and readings completed prior to the week’s session.  Prepared with questions students ask during on-demand video lectures and/or other communications, professors are highly responsive to your learning needs.  Sessions emphasize interactions that answer direct questions, explore course materials in more depth, and require students to reflect on current problems in the health care delivery system.


Class Discussions

In familiar discussion board and social network formats accessible by web and mobile device, students regularly engage in formal and informal discussions -- just as they would in class or hallways. Professors frequently pose questions that encourage students to integrate course materials, or extend the course materials in new directions.  The discussions are designed to solicit questions among the cohort that expand student understanding across different health care organizations, geographic region, or line function within an organization.


Individual & Group Assignments

Each class incorporates a variety of assignments that demonstrate individual and group mastery of the material.  These assignments may be dynamic, in response to new developments in the field, and may require further integration of classics in the field.  At the start of each term, students know exactly when assignments are due. 


On-Campus Residency

The two on-campus residencies allow students to intensively engage face-to-face with their peers, faculty, alumni, and key professionals within the field.  Students also appreciate the opportunity to see USC and Los Angeles.