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MBA in Healthcare Management

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Format: Part time

Alumni Scholarship Eligible

Maximize your leadership potential in healthcare or life sciences with an MBA in Healthcare Management from Massachusetts of College and Health Sciences (MCPHS). Whether you are looking to advance or realign your career, you’ll be ready to lead with critical thinking and practical approaches with a focus on innovation. Improve your workability, elevate your visibility, and accelerate your career trajectory with an MBA in Healthcare Management from MCPHS.

Earn an MBA in Healthcare Management to enhance your business acumen and leadership skills to advance to a more senior role, or to realign your functional expertise or industry experience. With the flexibility to engage with online coursework each week around your schedule, you can balance learning and working. Our faculty teach with an applied approach grounded in deep industry experience in corporate and clinical settings.

The MBA in Healthcare Management prepares the next generation of business leaders in a variety of health-sector pathways, including payer, healthcare service provider, non-profit, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biomedical device organizations. Shape the industry through expert instruction and hands-on experiences in the business-related aspects of healthcare service delivery, clinical management, drug development, and biotech innovation. Our business curriculum includes leadership in healthcare administration, entrepreneurship and innovation, data analysis, capital finance and accounting, operations management, value chain, supply chain, and revenue cycle considerations.

Meet the complex challenges of an evolving environment by gaining the skills and hands-on experiences you will need to successfully serve diverse stakeholders and make informed decisions through careful consideration of policy, practice, and in consideration population-driven outcomes.

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 to accelerate your career. Combine your passion for healthcare or life sciences with your business acumen to improve health outcomes and drive innovation. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to make your mark as a leader.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the MBA in Healthcare Management will be able to:

  • Lead with critical thinking and applied approaches with a focus on innovation
  • Develop and demonstrate practical approaches to population-level health that include innovation, technology, and entrepreneurial values
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making that is informed by critical thinking and evidence-based approaches
  • Apply analytical skills in evaluation and dissemination of solutions to core challenges in the delivery of health care including value, revenue, and health outcomes
  • Demonstrate strategy in aligning and balancing the competing priorities of the health system stakeholders
  • Communicate and disseminate critical information to multiple audiences
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Management experience in healthcare or closely aligned field preferred

For consideration for admission, the following application materials must be submitted:

  • Completed MCPHS Application
  • Official college transcripts from every colleges attended
  • Resume (may be included within application or as a separate document)
  • Essay that demonstrates an interest in and/or passion for healthcare business

Once all supporting documents are received, your application will be complete and ready for review by the Admission Committee. Application materials can be mailed to the address below:

Online Programs
MCPHS University
Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

HCM 710 Health Systems: Policy and Management 3
HCM 720 Organizational Dynamics 3
HCM 734 Value-based Healthcare 3
HCM 740 Managing Teams, Performance, and Human Capital 3
HCM 738 Revenue Cycle Management 3
HCM 810* Value Chain Management 3
HCM 730* Operations and Supply Chain Management  
HCM 760 Applied Business Law and Ethical Practice 3
HCM 820 Informatics and Data Analysis 3
HCM 763 Managing Crisis, Conflict, and Change 3
HCM 718 Leadership in Healthcare Administration 3
HCM 815 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3
HCM 850 MBA Capstone 3

*These courses are interchangeable. Students may choose either of these courses to fulfill their curriculum requirements.

Additional courses for non-business majors

(Waived for undergraduate business students with proper undergraduate business courses)*
HCM 701 Intro to Healthcare Business Management for Non-Majors 3
HCM 722 Business Statistics 3
HCM 742 Finance and Accounting for Healthcare Organizations 3
HCM 715 Healthcare Economics 3

Total Semester Hours: 36 credits for business undergraduate students, 48 for non-business undergraduate students.

*For previous undergraduate business courses to be applied as a waiver, they must have been completed at regionally accredited colleges and universities, and have a grade of B or better. No P/F courses will be accepted.

Our students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and are committed to the success of each student. See the full list of the School of Healthcare Business faculty.

Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.

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