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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN health care

Create global impact as a health care leader

The Duke Executive Leadership Program in Health Care (Duke ELPH) is a 7-month multi-modular program for senior health care professionals who seek to lead and drive transformative change in the industry. Led by Fuqua’s distinguished faculty, this comprehensive program offers an immersive journey with deep insights to navigate the challenges of modern health care. You will gain the leadership skills, expertise, and best practices to push forward your organization and your career through the dynamic frontiers of health care leadership. With this program, you will evolve into a visionary health care leader armed with strategic foresight, advanced innovation, and leadership capabilities necessary to succeed in the multifaceted health sector.

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    54,700

    openings for medical and health services managers are projected each year between 2022 and 2032.

    USD 115.6 bn

    is the projected population health management solutions market size by 2032.

    USD 5.7 bn

    is the projected global healthcare workforce management system market size in 2031.

    Program Benefits

    Upon completion of the Duke ELPH, apart from becoming part of the Duke ELPH community, you will become an integral part of the global Duke Executive Education network. Additionally, you will receive select premier benefits as part of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business*:

    • The Duke ELPH certificate from Duke Executive Education and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
    • Inclusion in The Fuqua School of Business alumni LinkedIn network – a private group with 15,000+ alumni members
    • Inclusion in Fuqua’s alumni directory with access to online searching for networking opportunities
    • Receive the monthly alumni e-newsletter, Team Fuqua Flash, from Fuqua’s Alumni Relations team
    • Access to Fuqua’s alumni events and webinars
    • Access to Fuqua’s Ford Library while on campus
    • Ability to post targeted career opportunities for your organization through Fuqua’s Career Management Center job portal – accessible by Fuqua students and alumni only
    • Inclusion in the Duke University alumni directory and the ability to join Duke’s affinity, industry, and regional groups
    • Access to create a Duke lifetime email address
    • 30% discount on future Duke Executive Education program registrations (Global partner programs excluded)

    *All benefits are subject to change.

    Duke Fuqua Advantage

    Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business was founded in 1969 and, since then, has come to be known for attracting and nurturing a new kind of leader. One who has the power to bring out the strength in others and move teams forward toward a common purpose. Our global community is prepared for and thrives in an environment with differing viewpoints.

    We foster a leadership style that inspires entire organizations to do better while doing what’s best. As a business school, we don’t just teach societal leadership, which is a core function of business; we live it through our own business practices.

    With internationally renowned thought leaders on our faculty, research centers, and a collaborative culture, Duke Fuqua has quickly risen to become one of the world’s premier business schools.

    Key Takeaways

    Upon completing the Duke ELPH, you will emerge as a highly skilled health care leader equipped with the strategic acumen and innovative mindset necessary to drive transformative change in the nuanced and evolving health care landscape. With this program, you will be able to:

    • Develop a strategic vision for gaining competitive advantage in the health sector
    • Understand how social determinants of health influence health outcomes
    • Delve into health sector strategies such as build, borrow, buy decisions, value chain integration, and acquisition opportunities
    • Formulate a roadmap to explore insurance and payment strategy in a competitive marketplace
    • Nurture a digital transformation mindset and deploy disruptive technologies such as AI/ML in order to reshape health care organizations in various aspects such as patient engagement and experience, precision medicine, etc.
    • Understand pharma and biomedical innovation strategy for the next-gen health care leader
    • Cultivate exceptional communication and interpersonal proficiencies to become an effective health care leader and navigate the complexities of the health care sector
    • Exhibit agile leadership skills to navigate ambiguity and uncertainty in the health sector
    • Build a world-class health care organization – innovations in health care delivery
    • Develop growth strategies by leveraging health care value drivers and a strong focus on innovation through user-centricity and design thinking
    • Critically analyze and navigate the complex intersection of health care innovation, policy development, and ethical considerations

    Who Should Attend

    The Duke ELPH is designed for senior health care professionals working in sectors such as health systems, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, telemedicine and health informatics, health IT, medical equipment, health care consulting, health insurance, policy, and government relations.

    The program is suitable for participants with:

    • Significant responsibilities and a demonstrated career progression
    • A strong drive to succeed and aspirations for reaching beyond the obvious career milestones
    • Experience in leading teams and managing projects, products, or people preferred but not required
    • A minimum of 10 years of work experience
    • Fluency in written and spoken English

    Faculty

    The program is delivered by Fuqua’s distinguished faculty, who are recognized leaders in their respective health care disciplines. They ensure a transformative educational experience for participants by bringing to the program a wealth of knowledge and a passion for shaping tomorrow’s health care leaders.

    Academic Program Director

    Prof. Barak D. Richman

    Professor Barak Richman is a health sector management faculty at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. He is also the Katharine T. Bartlett Distinguished Professor of Law at the Duke University School of Law.

    Barak Richman’s primary research interests include the economics of contracting, new institutional economics, antitrust, and health care policy. His work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Law and Social Inquiry, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs.

    He won Duke Law School’s Blueprint Award in 2005 and was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. He has had visiting appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and Stanford.

    Richman has an A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University, a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied under Nobel Laureate in Economics Oliver Williamson.

    Program faculty may include*:

    • Ashleigh Shelby Rosette
      James Vincent Professor of Leadership
    • Arti K. Rai
      Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law; Co-Director, The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law
    • David Ridley
      Professor of the Practice and Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick, Jr. Research Fellow
    • R. Alta Charo
      Emerita Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin at Madison
    • Sim Sitkin
      Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor of Leadership
    • Daisy Lovelace
      Associate Professor of the Practice and Executive Director, Management Communication Center
    • Laura Smart Richman
      Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences, Duke Margolis Centre for Health Policy
    • Joseph Blake Long
      Adjunct Professor of Business Administration
    • Tony O'Driscoll
      Adjunct Professor of Business Administration
    • Matthew (Matt) Eyles
      Former President and CEO; America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

    *Program faculty is subject to change

    Curriculum

    The Duke ELPH is thoughtfully crafted for health care professionals aspiring to enhance their health care leadership capabilities and shape organizational success. The curriculum includes health ecosystem immersions and focuses on topics vital to health care management, optimizing business, and fostering patient-centered care and innovation.

    Health Care Strategy Fundamentals

    • Health Sector Strategy, Strategic Vision, & Competitive Advantage
    • Competitive Analysis & Market Position
    • Acquisitions, Build, Borrow, Buy (BBB), Value Chain Integration (VCI), Business Creation, & Network Markets
    • Insurance & Payment Strategy in a Competitive Marketplace: Choice, Quality, & Innovation
    • Outsourcing & Pipeline Strategy
    • Strategic Finance for Health Sector Leaders
    • Social Determinants of Health

    Innovative Problem Solving in Health Care Organizations

    • Building a World-class Health Care Organization: Innovations in Health Care Delivery
    • Systems of Innovation & Opportunity Recognition in Health Care
    • Innovation Through User-centricity & Design Thinking
    • Growth Strategies: Leveraging Health Care Value Drivers

    Ethics and Health Care Policy

    • Biomedical Ethics & Regulators
    • Basic Science, Ethics, and Innovation Policy
    • Human Reproduction Ethics & Innovation Policy
    • Therapies & Cost

    Pharma & Biotech Innovation Strategy

    • Vaccine Launch & Product Launch
    • Pharmacy Benefit Managers & Pharmaceutical Financial Model
    • Generics & Biosimilars
    • Neglected Diseases & Diagnostics

    Digital Transformation in the Health Sector

    • Unlocking the Future of Health Care Through Digital Transformation
    • Digital Transformation: AI/ML in Health Care
    • Digital Transformation: Patient Engagement & Experience
    • Precision Medicine
    • Navigating Health Care Disruption

    New Frontiers in Health Care Leadership

    • Agile Leadership Through Ambiguity & Uncertainty
    • Executive Presence & Influence
    • Strategic Negotiations
    • Leading Change
    • Leadership, Ethics and Driving Dynamic High-performing Teams
    • Leading Through Crisis

    Capstone Project

    This program culminates with a capstone project designed to empower participants in the practical application of the knowledge acquired throughout the program. The project topic could include a specific business challenge at your workplace, a business plan proposal for a new idea, or an interesting opportunity in the health care landscape. Participants will work to identify impactful projects and execute it in three phases:

    1. Project initiation, planning and research
    2. Project review
    3. Final presentation and feedback session

    This application-oriented approach is designed to instill practical problem-solving skills, strategic foresight, and innovative thinking.

    To enrich the collaborative experience, the project unfolds within a team framework, amplifying the impact through peer learning and cooperation.

    *These topics are illustrative and subject to change.

    Program Experience

    The Duke ELPH delivers an enriching program experience designed for seasoned health care professionals by incorporating classroom modules and live online modules. Renowned faculty from Fuqua and industry experts guide participants through the intricacies of health care organization fundamentals, innovation, and leadership. The program is designed to create a collaborative, industry-oriented learning experience while the capstone project seamlessly integrates theoretical insights with practical applications. The program not only equips you with strategic leadership skills but also fosters meaningful connections with professionals who share your vision, establishing a robust network crucial for your evolution as a transformative leader in the intricate domain of health care.

    Program Highlights

    Blended Format

    Immersive live-online sessions and classroom sessions at Duke University to enhance learning and networking.

    Exclusive Network

    Be included in the exclusive Fuqua and Duke Executive Education networks.

    Elite Credentials

    Receive credentials from a world-renowned business school.

    World-Renowned Faculty

    Gain insights from distinguished faculty and industry experts.

    Leading-Edge Curriculum

    A holistic curriculum focused on vital areas in the health care sector.

    Real-World Application

    The carefully designed learning approach promotes the immediate application of key concepts in health care management.

    Admissions

    The program follows a simple 3-step application process. The step-by-step process is outlined below.

    Submit Application

    Candidates can apply to the program online and attach all required materials as outlined in the requirements below.

    Apply Now

    Rolling Admission

    The Admissions team will assess your application as soon as it is received.

    Interview

    Candidates might be required to give an interview before being accepted into the program. Once all the requirements are completed, the Admissions team will notify the candidate with a decision.

    Application Requirements

    Applicants for the program are required to have:

    • A resume in Word or PDF format
    • Two professional references to discuss your candidacy in detail

    Program Fees

    The program fee is inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, all academic materials, lunches, and select dinners (one hosted dinner during each campus immersion module).

    The fee does not include transport expenses (domestic and international), any associated visa fees, etc., nor accommodation for modules and/or workshops. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned.

    USD 2,000 early registration benefit

    Round 1

    PROGRAM FEE

    USD 24,000

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    March 23, 2024

    1

    USD 1,600 early registration benefit

    Round 2

    PROGRAM FEE

    USD 24,400

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    April 20, 2024

    2

    USD 1,200 early registration benefit

    Round 3

    PROGRAM FEE

    USD 24,800

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    May 25, 2024

    3

    USD 800 early registration benefit

    Round 4

    PROGRAM FEE

    USD 25,200

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    June 22, 2024

    4

    USD 400 early registration benefit

    Round 5

    PROGRAM FEE

    USD 25,600

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    July 20, 2024

    5

     

    Round 6

    PROGRAM FEE

    USD 26,000

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    August 24, 2024

    6

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    Please note:

    • The application fee for the Duke ELPH is USD 200.
    • The application fee is refunded only in the case an applicant is not offered admission to the program.

    About Duke University

    Duke University traces its origins to a small school that opened in 1838 in Randolph County, North Carolina. The university has changed in many ways since its founding, and today, the ever evolving Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

    Our vision for the next decade is “to grow, connect, and empower diverse and inclusive communities of excellence to enhance the creation, delivery, and translation of knowledge for a rapidly changing world.”

    About Northwest Executive Education

    Duke Executive Education collaborates with Northwest Executive Education on program design, outreach and delivery to build this program into a transformational experience for global participants. Northwest works in close collaboration with prominent universities and schools to deliver high-quality executive education programs that offer relevant, contextual, and global learning experiences.

    About Duke University

    Duke University traces its origins to a small school that opened in 1838 in Randolph County, North Carolina. The university has changed in many ways since its founding, and today, the ever evolving Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

    Our vision for the next decade is “to grow, connect, and empower diverse and inclusive communities of excellence to enhance the creation, delivery, and translation of knowledge for a rapidly changing world.”

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