New Mini-MBA in Senior Living to address emerging needs in healthcare

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In 2021, 54 million of the 328 million U.S. residents were over the age of 65. By 2030, that number is projected to rise to 74 million. This means that healthcare spending will rise, and a large portion of the healthcare workforce will be required to transition into roles centered around senior care. While this presents concerns for healthcare systems worldwide, the opportunities this emerging reality offers to business- and impact-minded professionals are unmatched. In the coming years, employers and investors in the healthcare space will take notice of management-level professionals who are aware of, and prepared for, the emerging industry challenges.

Announcing a new type of program in senior living management

In an extension of our partnership to address industry needs in workforce development, OpusVi and The University of Arizona’s Eller Executive Education are announcing the launch of an innovative Mini-MBA in Senior Living. This new 12-week certificate program will provide a comprehensive, MBA-level foundation in business principles and administration practices specifically applied to the senior care sector. 

In this groundbreaking program, coursework will be delivered entirely online and facilitated by top-tier industry experts and academic professionals specializing in business foundations and the essentials of person-centered senior care. World champions and Olympic medalist athletes will be featured as speakers on performance management and achieving one’s personal best.

Seniors will continue to comprise the fastest growing segment of our population for the next three decades, thus OpusVi has created a mini-MBA designed to understand the unique challenges for a career in senior living and post acute care.  As the industry engages in a new paradigm centered around alternative care options for seniors and the need to age in place, this program guides individuals in learning the complexities of both a highly regulated and rewarding field.

Prentice O. Lipsey, MHSA, LNHA

President and CEO of CHI Living Communities, Chair of OpusVi’s Senior Care Advisory Board

The Mini-MBA for Senior Living teaches a foundational framework in the business of healthcare, with special features focused on the unique challenges of healthcare for seniors. The concepts presented embrace the daily realities of those professionals in leadership positions, as well as those aspiring to leadership positions. Discussions and exercises are all designed to focus on the unique challenges and practical insights specific to delivering care and wellness support for older adults. The program includes a capstone project that will help learners synthesize what they have learned throughout the program on design thinking and empathetic innovation, and will be guided by an industry expert, putting their learning into practice.

Julie DeLoia

Chief Academic Officer of OpusVi

Tailoring MBA-level business foundations for the senior living sector

Graduates of the Mini-MBA in Senior Living will complete 12 units covering different areas of essential content and receive an official certificate from The University of Arizona's Eller Executive Education. With specialized lessons in talent recruitment, agility in a fast-changing environment, and empathetic innovation, this contemporary 12-week Mini-MBA will prepare those working in or aspiring to work in senior care for success by educating them on critical business concepts and their application to the senior care space.


Transforming the Healthcare Workforce

About Eller Executive Education

Eller Executive Education is passionate about disrupting traditional executive education. By exploring the latest science in leadership development, modern business management theory, and contemporary learning design, they help organizations in over 93 global locations discover new ways to lead, manage, and innovate. Eller Executive Education is the fastest progressing executive education provider and holds a No. 5 ranking in the U.S. and No. 15 ranking globally for Customized Executive Education in the Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2019.

As the non-degree leadership development arm of the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management, Eller Executive Education is connected to leading institutions that are internationally recognized for pioneering research, offering an innovative curriculum, working with distinguished faculty, their social responsibility, and their excellence in management information systems and entrepreneurship.

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