The ACHS MBA program in advanced practice fosters a holistic, integrative approach to business in support of more sustainable practices for traditional and integrative healthcare practitioners, entrepreneurs, and those in large, multinational, public, private, and nonprofit corporations. The cornerstones of the ACHS MBA program are the development of critical thinking, ethical reasoning, social responsibility, global citizenship, and civic engagement with the overlay of sustainability in all business operations.
This program prepares students to recognize and make decisions based upon the interconnectedness that exists between organizational actions and the financial, environmental, and social well-being of our complex and dynamic global society. The MBA curriculum emphasizes a commitment to sustainability in all aspects of business and aims to cultivate compassionate competent leaders in health and wellness practices and a diverse range of business organizations.
The ACHS MBA program provides two pathways to satisfy program requirements:
The Sustainable Business Pathway provides an opportunity to deepen both the understanding and the practical application of sustainable principles in three key areas: Human Capital, Operations and Value Chain Management, and the development and care of Sustainable Community Economies. This pathway rounds out a thorough examination of business topics and functions, then applies them to create and maintain communities that are resilient, regenerative, and well-positioned to thrive over the long term.
The Integrative Health and Wellness Pathway provides training to develop an integrative health and wellness skillset while achieving education and training in business administration. Students who select the Integrative Health and Wellness Pathway for electives complete an intensive program designed to develop advanced practice holistic health professionals who will, upon graduation, be able to start, manage, and grow a satisfying and successful, sustainability-based practice in the field of holistic and integrative medicine.
Development of a global mindset equipped to solve complex challenges, at a community level or in an international setting
Preparation for and practice making decisions through a sustainability lens
Practical application in every course, culminating in an applied Capstone project aligned with students’ interests
Faculty members with a passion for sustainability, terminal degrees, and current professional experience
Curriculum designed for application by an entrepreneur, or in a corporate, government, or nonprofit organizational environment
Creation of a portfolio of projects suitable for outward-facing use
An ability to create appropriate performance analytics and effectively communicate results across an organization
The ability to study from anywhere, with synchronous interactions scheduled when and as needed
Core Requirements – All MBA students complete the following courses and select a pathway:
Integrative Health and Wellness Pathway – Select 9 credits from the following courses:
Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.
To estimate the program tuition and fees, click on the required course name to view each Total Course Price. Information is also provided in the Program Fact Sheet.