Like many physicians and medical administrators, Dr. Bernard Lee understands that health care is both a healing profession and a business. In 2011, Dr. Lee, who is Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, earned his Online MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. During his MBA studies, Dr. Lee was in good company.The online program-ranked 11th in the world by the Financial Times-currently empowers 1300 upwardly mobile professionals,including 230 physicians.

When Dr. Lee joined Beth Israel Deaconess, he was charged with building the hospital’s breast reconstruction program. That, he discovered, entailed organization and business proficiencies that went beyond his med school curriculum. That’s where Isenberg added tremendous value. “The program was so well designed; it was virtually seamless,” he recalls.

Dr. Lee promptly applied his coursework to his professional challenges. He gained an immediate edge in increasing productivity, reducing waste, and building more effective teams. The curriculum also helped him to better understand the role of physicians and patients in the changing landscape of medicine. The Isenberg Online MBA, he emphasizes, was “phenomenal.” “I am proud to be an Isenberg alumnus.”

At Isenberg, Dr. Lee joined a vibrant network of online MBA students from diverse professional backgrounds. They learn best business practices from one another and from our nationally celebrated faculty. Just like our students, Isenberg Online MBA dedicates itself to a singular mission of continuous adaptability and continuous improvement.

To learn more about the Isenberg MBA, visit, www.isenberg.umass.edu/mba.