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Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management (MBA)

School of Healthcare Business and Technology

Maximize your leadership potential in healthcare or life sciences with an MBA in Healthcare Management.

Build Leadership Skills with a Focus on Innovative, Critical Thinking

Location: Online | Start Term: Fall, Spring | Format: Part-Time

This online MBA program prepares you to meet the complex challenges of an evolving healthcare environment by giving you the skills and hands-on experiences you will need to successfully serve diverse stakeholders. You will learn to make informed decisions through careful consideration of policy and practice while considering population-driven outcomes. With access to world-class hospitals and research facilities and one of the world’s largest biotech clusters, you will gain the experience and connections to accelerate your career. Start the program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Merging Two Influential Worlds

Combine your passion for healthcare or life sciences with your business acumen to improve health outcomes and drive innovation.


Top Online Master's Programs

As ranked by Online Master's Colleges


Growth in Employment

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare management is projected to grow 32% by 2030.


Best Value Master’s Degree

As ranked by College Factual for Hospital & Healthcare Facilities Administration and Management in Massachusetts.

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MBA in Healthcare Management Frequently Asked Questions

Although the MBA in Healthcare Management from MCPHS provides graduates with a foundation in business administration that can be applied to any industry, our graduates are agile leaders with the skillset to manage people, processes, and resources across healthcare. Graduates of our MBA in Healthcare Management program have climbed the corporate ladders at their current places of employment, have been promoted to management positions, opened healthcare clinics, attained competitive positions at lucrative healthcare consulting firms, and much more.

Asynchronous online education means that, for the most part, students are not required to “attend” live, virtual lectures. Students entering the MBA program and taking asynchronous courses should not expect lengthy recorded lectures from their faculty each week. Graduate coursework is usually comprised of required weekly readings, discussions through an asynchronous discussion forum, graded assignments, academic or reflection papers, and individual or group projects. Students are expected to login and begin classes on schedule and actively engage in their coursework several times each week.

No. Although courses in the MBA program are “flexible,” meaning that students can complete their coursework each week at a time convenient for their schedules, courses are not “self-paced,” so students cannot work ahead or fall behind on weekly deadlines and deliverables. Weekly participation is tracked and assessed by each instructor.

Course instructors post their meeting availability and contact information in the course syllabus. Although some faculty offer drop-in Zoom sessions, students most commonly schedule 1:1 virtual Zoom appointments or phone calls with their faculty member, as needed.

Yes. This program is designed for continuous, year-round enrollment, and summer enrollments are required to complete the MBA.

No. The MBA in Healthcare Management program at MCPHS was designed for healthcare professionals with full-time employment seeking a part-time, online option to earn a master’s degree. Students are advised to take 6 credits/semester year-round. Advising plans are created based on current and future course offerings. For students who achieve academic excellence, the School may entertain requests from current students to increase their credit loads to 9 credits; however, these requests are granted on a course availability/space available basis and are not guaranteed.

Sometimes. Since the MBA in Healthcare Management program was designed to be completed at a pace of 6 credits/semester, year-round, many courses in this program are only offered once a year. Taking one class may not be an option every semester and will impact a student’s timeline to completion. Admitted students may contact to inquire what their course plan may look like if taking just one class per semester.

Students in the MBA in Healthcare Management program are registered for prescribed first-semester coursework. However, students are advised to self-register for future semesters following a prescribed plan that has been custom-designed for each student by the MBA Advising Coordinator. Since all courses in the MBA program are online, asynchronous, deviating from the prescribed course plan is not advised and doing so may impact graduation. Students should always discuss any desire to change their timelines/course plans with the MBA Advising Coordinator before proceeding.

No. Per the University catalog, transfer credits are not accepted into the MBA in Healthcare Management program.

Candidates interested in the concentration in statistics and data science should contact for more information.

No. Tuition and fees for the Certificate in Statistics and Data Science at MITx are not covered by the MCPHS Alumni Scholarship.

In order to achieve academic progression in this program, students are required to earn a B- or better in each course and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Questions about tuition, scholarship eligibility, and financial aid can be directed to

Related MCPHS Programs

MCPHS offers multiple programs in healthcare management to suit your life and your professional circumstances.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Four-year, full-time program that you may begin in the fall or spring.

Master of Science in Clinical Management

Part-time, online program that you may begin in the fall or spring semester.

Master of Science in Health Informatics

Part-time, online program that you may begin in the fall or spring.

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)

Part-time, online program that you may begin in the fall or spring.

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

Part-time, 12-credit program that you may begin in the fall, spring, or summer.

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