PCOM and SJU Partner on Alumni EMBA ProgramNovember 6, 2015
Through the partnership with SJU, PCOM’s DO alumni will be able
to take advantage of special, discounted tuition rates.
PHILADELPHIA (November 6, 2015) - Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB), in collaboration with
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), will offer a fully Online Executive
MBA program with a focus on healthcare for alumni of PCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program, beginning in March 2016.
The accelerated two-credit, online course structure was developed by Saint Joseph’s
in partnership with PCOM and was coordinated by Robert G. Cuzzolino, EdD, vice president
for graduate programs and planning at PCOM. Mr. Cuzzolino conducted a survey of alumni
and worked with SJU to craft a format and curriculum that would be relevant and practical
for osteopathic physicians.
“As physicians with an average of 10 or more years of experience, many of PCOM’s graduates
no longer fit the profile of a traditional MBA student,” says Stephen Porth, PhD,
associate dean and executive director of graduate business at SJU. “This customized
program allows them to earn their healthcare-focused MBA in an accelerated online
format along with their peers.”
Through the partnership with SJU, PCOM’s DO alumni will be able to take advantage
of special, discounted tuition rates and receive credit for some coursework completed
during their medical education.
“In this changing world of healthcare, it is incredibly important for physicians to
know not only the clinical side of patient care, but the business side as well,” says
Mr. Cuzzolino. “For more than two decades, we have partnered with SJU to offer those
integral business skills to our DO students, and we are now able to extend that to
our DO alumni as well.”
“SJU has delivered topnotch, specialized MBA programs for over 25 years,” says HSB
Dean Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., EdD. “We are proud to partner with our neighbors at PCOM
to offer this opportunity to their alumni and are confident that the program will
be a success.”
About Saint Joseph’s University
As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in
1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted
in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta
Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the Erivan
K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit
tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus
and online, SJU prepares its more than 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral
students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.
Media Contact (SJU)
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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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