LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s College of Business and Public Administration in August will begin offering an executive MBA degree aimed at building entrepreneurial skills among health care professionals and others interested in the field.

    Receptions and information sessions are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, and Thursday, May 24, at U of L’s University Club. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (502) 852-6440.

    Building on the strength of the college’s nationally acclaimed focus on entrepreneurism, the executive MBA program is designed to teach a wide range of skills including technical, management and legal aspects of health care.

    Professionals who may benefit include physicians, dentists, nurses, business managers of medical practice groups, executives in health care companies, and professionals whose clientele includes health care companies. The curriculum is designed to help graduates make informed decisions, recognize and manage new venture opportunities within organizations and perhaps launch their own businesses.

    Students will meet one weekend a month for 24 months, which will allow them to continue their careers. The weekends will begin with dinner and a speaker on Thursday. Classes will be Friday and Saturday and a half-day on Sunday.

    The curriculum will include existing MBA core courses. Throughout the program, lectures, discussions, projects and cases will examine different facets of health care. Topics will include the business of health care, health care marketing and health law.

    For more information, call program director Lyle Sussman at (502) 852-4679 or check the Web site at: A href=”http://cbpa.louisville.edu/emba”>http://cbpa.louisville.edu/emba.