Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management Master of Business Administration (MBA)

About the MBA in Healthcare Management

Be ready for a strong career in a complex healthcare environment.

The specialized MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management at California University of Pennsylvania puts your business management skills to work in a healthcare setting.

This graduate degree program can be completed 100% online or through a blend of on-campus and online courses. The program combines the core competencies of Cal U's nationally ranked Master of Business Administration program with specialized courses focused on medical and healthcare organizations.

Meet the growing demand for healthcare business professionals.

Finish the 36-credit MBA healthcare management in as little as 15 months of full-time study  or complete the program at your own pace. You'll learn the relevance of business and technology to the provision of health and medical care, and:

  • Explore the changing nature of health and medical care and the implications for medical practice, medical education and research, and health policy.
  • Analyze major challenges healthcare organizations face in managing the adoption and implementation of information technology.
  • Analyze the healthcare delivery system within broad social, political and economic contexts.

U.S. News & World Report annually has ranked Cal U's online graduate MBA programs among the best in the country from 2016 to 2019.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: HEATHCARE MANAGEMENT

Job Opportunities: The rapidly aging population in Pennsylvania and across the United States has increased employment opportunities for management professionals within the healthcare industry.

Balanced Focus: The MBA: Healthcare Management program combines 18 credits of core MBA courses with 18 credits of specialized healthcare management courses, providing a balance between foundational business knowledge and career-focused learning.

 

18 %
Projected annual employment growth for medical and health services management from 2018 through 2028, a rate much higher than average for all occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
$99,730 
Median pay for medical and health services managers in May 2018, with more than 406,100 jobs in this field.
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Degree Benefits

Students in the healthcare management concentration develop these career-ready skills:

  • Use quantitative and financial tools to manage and evaluate healthcare services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of information technology, including medical records systems.
  • Apply healthcare economics principles and policies to make informed business management decisions.
  • Analyze our U.S. healthcare systems compared to offerings in other countries.
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Graduate Outcomes

Students who complete the MBA in Healthcare Management at Cal U are prepared for careers in government, nonprofit and for-profit healthcare organizations, with job titles such as:

  • Nursing home administrator.
  • Physician practice manager.
  • Clinical manager.
  • Health information manager.

Curriculum, Admission Requirements and Related Programs

Curriculum

 

Course Credits
Core Courses  
MBA 700  Business Foundations 3
MBA 710  Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 3
MBA 720  Leading the Enterprise 3
MBA 730  Managerial Decision Making 3
MBA 740  Business, Government and Society 3
MBA 750  MBA Capstone 3
   
Course Options (Specialized Courses)  
ECO 765  Health Economics and Policy 3
MGT 761  U.S. Health Care Policy 3
MGT 763  Health Systems Management 3
MIS 766  Healthcare Informatics 3
Business Electives (500-level or higher ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MGT, MIS or MKT) 6
   
Total 36
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements (Regular) 


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements. Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or foundation courses, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Deficiencies in Foundation Courses

Provisional Admission:
Applicants who have provided unofficial documentation of test scores, prerequisite courses, transcripts or lack of letter(s) of recommendation may be admitted provisionally.

This policy also applies to undergraduate students who apply for graduate admission pending bachelor degree completion. Upon receipt of all official documents, a student will be changed from Provisional Admission to either Regular Admission or Conditional Admission. Provisional Admission students may take classes for one term but will not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Foundation Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following foundation courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Microeconomics or Elements of Economics
    • Business Statistics or Statistics
    • College Algebra (if applicable based on SAT/ACT or Placement Testing scores)
  • To satisfy your outstanding foundation course requirements you may take the courses with Cal U, take the equivalent course at another accredited school, or take the equivalent course with Peregrine Academics.   

 How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave. 
California, PA 15419

For additional information:
Email: calugo@calu.edu 
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Related Programs

Other MBA Concentrations:

  • Accounting: Prepare to manage accounting information within a business enterprise.
  • Applied economics: Learn to apply economic theory and analysis skills to address issues in business, public policy and behavioral analysis.
  • Business analytics: Explore trends in information technology and transform data into meaningful tools that drive business strategies.
  • ManagementEnhance personal leadership competencies and build skills that can be used to solve problems and generate results. 
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On-Point Coursework

Specialized courses address relevant topics such as U.S. Healthcare Management and Policy, Healthcare Information Systems, and Health Economics.

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Focus on the Future

MBA students explore the changing nature of 21st-century medical care and the implications for medical practice, medical education and research, and healthcare policies now and in the future.

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Top Online Program

Cal U was No. 2 on Study.com’s list of Top Accredited Online Colleges in 2019 and Best Accredited Online Schools in 2020. College Factual gives Cal U an “A” grade as a Best Value school for 2020, and MBACentral.org listed its MBA programs among the Best Pennsylvania Online MBA Degree Programs in 2019.

 

Healthcare Management Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler
Professor

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Dr. Elizabeth Jones
Associate Professor

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Todd Kane
Adjunct Faculty

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Dr. Mark Lennon
Associate Professor

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

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