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Healthcare Business

The business of health.

Healthcare is a business that, like all businesses, depends on innovative leaders to tackle the challenges of an ever-evolving market. Combine your passion for healthcare with your business acumen to positively impact the many sectors of the healthcare field, including payer and provider organizations, global health organizations and non-profits, and biotechnology and medical device companies.

Healthcare leaders make the difference at hospitals, group practices, health management organizations, community health settings, and government agencies. They are focused on streamlining the efficiency of process, and they work to empower healthcare specialists to deliver personalized, high-quality patient care at lower costs. They oftentimes work behind the scenes with medical staff, insurance representatives, and other administrators to ensure current legal, ethical, and regulatory standards are being met, oversee the financial health of the organization, optimize operations to improve healthcare outcomes through data analysis, and develop market opportunities.

Become a healthcare leader.

A successful healthcare manager is typically detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Because you will work with a variety of stakeholders, including medical staff, patients, and other administrators and business leaders, strong interpersonal and communications skills are vital. And, with the explosion of technology in healthcare, a keen understanding of the technical side of the business and a focus on the future of the digital landscape is a must.

Working with highly trained faculty with years of experience in some of the industry’s top companies and institutions, you will hone these skills and more through experiential learning and internship opportunities. With access to world-class hospitals, research facilities, and one of the largest biotech clusters in the world, you will gain the insight and the connections you will need in your future career as a healthcare leader.

Questions about our healthcare business programs? Connect with our Admission Office. Boston: 617.879.5964, Online: 508.373.5657.

Blended Curriculum

Combine business courses with a focus on healthcare to gain an industry-specific knowledge and set of skills that will set you apart from graduates of other business programs. And, because MCPHS is solely dedicated to the health sciences, you will immerse yourself in an environment uniquely focused on the advancement of healthcare leaders.

Highly Trained Faculty

MCPHS professors are industry executives, entrepreneurs, and healthcare leaders who provide robust avenues for internships and employment.

Global Healthcare Center

Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area is a global center for healthcare delivery, research and education, giving our students access to world-class hospitals and research facilities.

Biotech Hub

Massachusetts’ reputation as the largest biotech cluster in the world is ideal for professionals looking to take advantage of the ever-expanding healthcare, biotech, pharma, and medical devise industries.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities in leading healthcare facilities prepare students to enter their careers with confidence.

Advantageous Connections

Connections to industry leaders and alumni provide unique networking and mentoring opportunities.

Field of Growth

The healthcare industry has a growing need for business professionals with the skills to manage operations, develop market opportunities, find innovative business approaches, and improve healthcare outcomes through data analysis. From hospitals and group practice to healthcare management organizations and government agencies, there are countless business opportunities grounded in the health sciences. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of medical and health services managers to grow 18% through 2028. Although salaries can vary by region and responsibility, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that professionals in these occupations earned a median annual salary of $99,730 in May 2018.


The healthcare leaders of tomorrow must have the medical and management knowledge to navigate the complex business problems of an ever-evolving industry. Depending on the program, graduates are prepared for a leadership role at the highest levels of the organization, including Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Medical Officer, as well as a role as a marketer, salesperson, executive, analyst, consultant, entrepreneur, or educator/lecturer within organizations such as hospitals, healthcare consulting firms, medical startups, universities, and public health and global health agencies.


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