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Executive & Professional Education

Business in Health Industry

Leading Business Transformation in Health

Spring Session: May 23, 2024 - June 27, 2024 | Fall Session: October 17, 2024 - November 21, 2024

Unlock Your Potential: Emerge as an Ethical, Agile, and Innovative Health Business Leader

This 6-week, accelerated program, Leading Business Transformation in Health, equips aspiring leaders and teams with the durable skills needed to drive meaningful change. Meeting virtually, 1x per week, for a 90 minute session over 6 weeks, learners will combine broad business competencies with deep, health industry-specific topics in a highly engaging virtual learning environment.

Strategic Skill Development

Acquire the essential and durable skills necessary for driving meaningful change in the health industry, strategically designed for aspiring leaders and teams.

Dynamic Learning Experience

Engage in a dynamic virtual learning environment, meeting once a week for 90 minutes over 6 weeks, where you will seamlessly blend broad business competencies with in-depth health industry-specific topics.

Empowerment as Transformational Leaders

Emerge from the program with a holistic skill set, positioning yourself as an ethical, agile, and innovative leader capable of positively transforming the complex landscape of the health industry.

Why Bentley?
  • Future-proof your career with digitally-enabled, evidence-based learning approach in health sciences
  • Purpose-built curriculum that supports active learning and industry-relevant durable skills acquisition
  • Partnered with center for health and business, a network of thought leaders and field practitioners
  • The core of innovation at the intersection of health and business
Who Should Attend?

Health industry professionals seeking to become innovative, agile, and ethical leaders. The program provides an interactive learning experience, offering participants tools and frameworks to navigate complex business environments and build foundational business competencies. Recommended for mid-career professionals preparing for the next level in the organization. 

Program Outcomes

Participants will emerge from the program with a holistic skill set, at the intersection of health + business, positioning them as ethical, agile, and innovative leaders capable of driving positive transformation within the complex landscape of the health industry.

Program Highlights
  • Dive deep into the complexities of health systems and uncover innovative solutions. 
  • Develop ethical leadership skills through real-world case studies and governance exploration.
  • Cultivate emotional intelligence and self-awareness for effective team dynamics.
  • Master agile problem-solving to address specific challenges in your healthcare organization.

How you will Learn

Week 1 & 2

Unit 1: Complex Business Systems in Health

During two 90-minute sessions:

Learners will analyze workplace system dynamics and develop process maps to enhance workplace functionality through identifying complexities of the workplace while analyzing the dynamics of complex human systems.

Week 3 & 4:

Unit 2: Leadership & Team Dynamics in Health:

During two 90-minute sessions: 

Learners will review an in-depth case study and build self-awareness through assessment and personal reflection to refine their leadership style and improve their collaboration style.

Week 5 & 6:

Unit 3: Agile Problem Solving and Decision Making:

During two 90-minute sessions:

Learners will apply agile problem-solving strategies to address challenges in health organizations through a project and collaborative exercises.  

Meet Your Facilitators

Effie Stavrulaki headshot
Effie Stavrulaki
Associate Professor, Management

In her research Dr. Stavrulaki aims to understand the strategic and operational implications of optimizing the supply chain as well as integrating the supply chain with other important functional areas such as marketing and new product development. She also investigates how sustainable and socially responsible supply chains can operate profitably. Her work spans both manufacturing and service organizations. Dr. Stavrulaki also holds a certificate in positive psychology and positive psychology coaching from Whole Being Institute. She is interested in exploring how positive psychology can be used to improve the well-being of individuals, employees and organizations, as well as to improve supply chain processes. Dr. Stavrulaki has published articles in many peer reviewed journals such as Management Science and the European Journal of Operational Research. She has also served as an area editor of IIE Transactions and has presented her work in many national and international conferences. Prior to joining the faculty at Bentley, she held a tenure track faculty position at the Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Art Ream III
Art Ream III
Lecturer, Computer Information Systems

Arthur stands at the forefront of healthcare IT security as a seasoned delivery leader, assistant chair of the Computer Information Systems Department, and esteemed professor at Bentley University. With an extensive healthcare application implementation, development, integration, and audit background, he has been instrumental in steering the organization through the complexities of a dynamic regulatory landscape. 

His tenure as Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director of Applications at Cambridge Health Alliance is marked by visionary leadership in cybersecurity, managing a comprehensive portfolio of applications to bolster the institution's strategic objectives. Arthur's advocacy has reached the halls of the Massachusetts State House and the United States Congress, where he has lent his voice to crucial discussions on the opioid crisis, underlining his commitment to public health and safety. In the academic sphere, Arthur enriches the minds of future IT and Management professionals, blending his rich industry experience with his teaching in Information processing and Management and Cyber Security. His dedication extends beyond the classroom through his active role in community engagement, notably with the Perkins School for the Blind and Carroll Center for the Blind, where he fosters professional growth and inclusivity. 

Arthur's academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, a Master of Business Administration from Bentley University, and a Master of Science in Cyber Security at the University of Southern Maine. His expertise is certified by several esteemed bodies, including ISACA and Scrum Alliance, and he is a registered practitioner for CMMC in the DoD space, showcasing a relentless pursuit of excellence. Arthur's journey is a testament to his pioneering spirit in healthcare IT security and education, marked by significant contributions to policy development, operational management, and community service. He embodies a unique blend of professional rigor and community-mindedness, poised to inspire the next generation of healthcare IT professionals.

Program Details

Program Dates

  • 6-week program with weekly, 90 minute virtual sessions
  • Project work in between sessions (1-2 hours of experiential assignments)
  • Spring 2024 Schedule

    Thursday, May 23rd 5pm-6:30PM EST
    Thursday, May 30th 5pm-6:30PM EST
    Thursday, June 6th 5pm-6:30PM EST
    Thursday, June 13th 5pm-6:30PM EST
    Thursday, June 20th 5pm-6:30PM EST
    Thursday, June 27th 5pm-6:30PM EST

  • Fall 2024 Schedule

    Thursday, October 17th 5pm-7:00pm EST
    Thursday, October 24th 5pm-6:30pm EST
    Thursday, October 31st 5pm- 6:30pm EST
    Thursday, November 7th 5pm- 6:30pm EST
    Thursday, November 14th 5pm- 6:30pm EST
    Thursday, November 21st 5pm- 6:30pm EST

  • Optional in-person networking during the program

Program Cost: $4,950

  • Program fee includes delivery and program materials.
  • Register 30+ days in advance to receive a 20% discount automatically.
  • Register 14 days in advance to receive a 10% discount automatically.
  • Bentley Alumni receive a 50% enrollment discount.

For information regarding the alumni discount, contact:

Bentley University Executive Education


Group Enrollment - 30% Discount

Empower your leaders to learn together and grow together. Bentley offers a special 30% group rate discount to companies that send five participants or more. 

Bentley Refund Policy

Bentley University will grant a full refund for cancellations received at least 30 days before the program start date. A 50% refund will be given for those cancellations made prior to fourteen days of the program start date. No refund will be granted for those cancellations received after that time.

Transcend Functional Expertise, Become a More Transformative Leader: Accelerate Your Impact in Business Transformation for Health