MBA, Health Care Management

Study Format Online, On Campus

This two-year MBA is offered in these three formats:

  • 100% online
  • 100% on campus
  • Blend of online and on-campus classes.
Program Length 39 credits, 2 years

 

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If you are interested in advancing your career and obtaining a management position within a health care-related organization, an MBA with a concentration of health care management will help get you there. The health care industry continues to evolve and face challenges that are well suited for MBAs. You will be qualified to pursue health-care management positions related to human resources, finance, information systems, and patient care.

Learning Objectives

This program addresses the unique attributes of health care organizations while providing a solid business foundation in areas such as management, finance and marketing. Students are prepared to take on leadership roles and address specific managerial issues encountered in today’s health care economy. Students will develop critical thinking and fundamental business analysis skills. They will leave the program proficient at problem solving the operational and financial challenges that health care administrators face.

Career Possibilities

  • Hospital CEO, CFO
  • Head of Quality Improvement
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Health Care Association Director
  • Health Care Consultant

Career Outlook

The health care industry, including pharmaceutical firms, health care providers and hospitals, have an increasing need for MBAs who are knowledgeable about the health care system and skilled at management and administration.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The 2012 median pay for health care health services managers, also called health care executives or health care administrators, was $87,760.

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