Athabasca University and Canadian College of Health Leaders Renew Three-Year Strategic Alliance

March 8, 2021

Renewed partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field

Edmonton/Ottawa – Athabasca University (AU) is excited to announce a renewed strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). The Faculty of Business’ Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Health Leaders program at AU will help to enhance the leadership capabilities of healthcare managers in Canada.

Through this agreement, participants in the MBA for Health Leaders program will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership, assistance with career advancement, peer recognition and also serves as an essential career designation.

“We are excited about this collaboration with Athabasca University,” said Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL. “They show their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their students.”

“The renewal of our partnership with the CCHL is great news,” said Farid Noordin, Manager, Strategic Recruitment and Enrolment with the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University. “Both AU and CCHL are committed to developing strategic business leaders who are lifelong learners and become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.”

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills, and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system.

About the Athabasca University Master of Business Administration for Health Leaders program

The Athabasca University Master of Business Administration for Health Leaders program is designed to fit individual schedules, the only MBA program can be successfully completed from home, work, or even while travelling. No need to move or leave a fulltime job to achieve your MBA. 

The AU online MBA uses a paced, asynchronous course schedule that has a specific beginning and end date for each course. It’s a rigorous and internationally recognized program with a structure that’s purposefully designed for the online world, giving students a better learning experience and greater breadth of knowledge than they would receive in a classroom alone. 

More information on Athabasca University’s Master of Business Administration for Health Leaders program is found on the website.

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Robyn O’Neill
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Athabasca University 

Brenda Lammi
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215