MBA, Health Care Management Specialization

Admission Requirements No App Fee, No GRE Required
Study Format Online, Open Enrollment


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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 specialization in 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. 

Your Business Career with a Specialization

Learning Objectives

This program addresses the unique attributes of health care organizations. 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.

Specialization Outcomes

  1. Understand and analyze accreditation, regulatory, licensure, and compliance issues as they relates specifically to the healthcare industry.
  2. Apply and assess the economic supply and demand aspects of the healthcare service delivery model(s) and the impact on the organization and stakeholders.
  3. Identify and evaluate the major causes of global healthcare delivery, financial, management and political challenges and develop strategies to improve the delivery of  healthcare policy and services.
  4. Apply understanding of diversity, economic, ethical, and fiscal perspectives to healthcare management decision making aligned to healthcare reform initiatives and policy formation as it impacts the business and stakeholders.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in use of technology to make and evaluate data driven decisions.

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 2014 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.



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