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 100% online graduate degree 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 healthcare management MBA in as little as one year, or complete the online program at your own pace. You'll learn the relevance of business and technology to the provision of health and medical care, and prepare to adapt to changes in:

  • Healthcare policy.
  • Healthcare laws and regulations.
  • Healthcare technology and record-keeping.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Cal U's online graduate MBA programs among the best in the country in 2016 and 2017.


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 21 credits of core MBA courses with 15 credits of specialized healthcare management courses, all delivered entirely online for the convenience of busy, working professionals.

17 %
Projected annual employment growth for medical and health services management professionals through 2024, a rate much higher than average for all occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Median pay for medical and health services managers in 2015, with more than 330,000 jobs in this field.
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Degree Benefits

Students in the online 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.
  • Assistant administrator.
  • Clinical manager.
  • Health information manager.
Healthcare Management (MBA)
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On-Point Coursework

Specialized courses address relevant topics such as U.S. Healthcare Management and Policy, Healthcare Information Systems, Health Economics, Managerial Accounting, and Corporate Finance and Marketing.

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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 #2 on Philadelphia Business Journal's list of Top Online Degree Programs in Pennsylvania for 2016. has ranked Cal U among the top 10 Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania.

MBA: Healthcare Management Courses

Example Courses
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Nursing Administration and Leadership Role
  • Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Policy in Nursing

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Healthcare Management Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

Dr. M. Arshad Chawdhry
Dr. Paul Hettler

Todd Kane
Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Mark Lennon
Associate Professor