Center for Health & Medical Affairs

Advancing knowledge, innovation and excellence in health care leadership


img300-teachingThe Center for Health and Medical Affairs discovers and develops advanced concepts and skills for the leadership and management of health care organizations. These concepts are embedded in the educational programs of the Opus College of Business.

Graduate Degree Programs

Professionals from all sectors of the health care industry have flexible options for graduate study, including the Health Care MBA, the MS in Health Care Communication, the Part-time Flex MBA and the Executive MBA. Find the program that’s right for you:

Executive Education and Professional Development

Special Events

The William E. Petersen Symposium
This annual symposium is offered as a community asset which recognizes the need for physician executives who possess a keen understanding of the inward journey necessary for effective leadership, as well as a firm grounding in business education. The symposium is named for one of the area’s first full-time physician executives, Dr. William E. Petersen, who was chief medical officer for Allina Health System. Throughout his career, Dr. Petersen has modeled the most positive and valuable aspects of the physician executive and leader.

The ACHE  Lecture Series
In partnership with the Minnesota chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE-MN), CHMA has developed an educational lecture series designed to educate health care leaders, physicians, nurses and students about current issues, trends or innovations in health care management.