MBA: Healthcare Management Specialization
Improve healthcare delivery at the organizational level.
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- Duration 2 years
- Cost per Credit $965
- Credit Hours 36-48
- Demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 18% between 2018 and 2028
- No GMAT/GRE required and no application fee
- Median salary for medical and health services managers is $99,730
Navigate an Ever-Evolving Healthcare Industry
With your AACSB-accredited MBA from Scranton specializing in Healthcare Management, you’ll learn to apply advanced business skills within the healthcare setting.
Successful delivery of patient care depends on the sustained operational excellence of the medical setting. With The University of Scranton’s AACSB-accredited MBA specialization in Healthcare Management, you’ll gain the skills to supervise healthcare facilities, plan and direct operations and manage healthcare teams.
You’ll master both the theory and the skills needed to maintain a sustainable, successful organization. Lead with an approach to decision-making that emphasizes ethics using the Triple Bottom Line theory — an emphasis on sustainable development as it relates to social, fiscal and environmental responsibility.
And with tuition rates much lower than similarly top-ranked competitors, we’re proud to provide you an exceptional value for your investment.
Career Outlook: The Business of Modern Healthcare
Demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 18% between 2018 and 2028. These critical administrative positions currently earn a median salary of $99,730, with the top 10% of earners making more than $182,600 annually.1
An MBA with a Healthcare Management specialization could also serve you well in many corporate settings, including the medical device or pharmaceutical industries.View Career Outlook
Curriculum: Business Skills for Healthcare Leadership
You’ll gain the advanced business skills you need to navigate the financial, legal, and professional intricacies of the healthcare industry, so you can become an invaluable leader for your organization.
The Kania School of Management is among a small number of institutions accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This specialization is taken as part of the 36 total credits required for the MBA degree.Curriculum
Program Outcomes: Tackle the Big Issues
The Healthcare Management specialization of Scranton’s MBA curriculum will prepare you to:
- Navigate the financial realities of the healthcare industry and how they impact the financial health of your own organization.
- Negotiate the hierarchy of healthcare personnel, including middle management, governing board, medical staff and administration.
- Tackle major healthcare issues confronting your organization and understand how hospital administration affects healthcare delivery.
- Work with a consideration for the practices, processes and technologies of the healthcare industry.
We offer eight robust specializations and a customizable general MBA option, so you can gain exactly the skills you need to succeed in the area you’re passionate about.
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To apply for Scranton’s Master of Business Administration program, you’ll need:
- Completed application
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
- Professional résumé
- 3 years of professional or supervisory experience
- Statement of intent
- 3 letters of reference — at least 1 from a supervisor or other professional reference
- A written response to a case study*
- No GMAT/GRE required
*May be required for some applicants. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.
Find more details on the MBA Admissions Requirements page.Admissions Info
The MBA program at The University of Scranton consists of 36 credit hours and costs $965 per credit hour.
We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.2See Tuition
Faculty: The Kania School’s Team of Specialized Experts
As a student of the Kania School of Management, you’ll have access to industry experts, each with a focused background that aligns with our specialized curriculum.
No matter what you’re passionate about in business, you’ll connect with a network of mentors who share your enthusiasm and can teach you exactly what you need to know.Kania School Faculty
Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.Scranton Online
Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.Financial Aid Details
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.
Yes, three years of professional or supervisory work experience is required, along with an affidavit of work experience signed by a supervisor or employer. To learn more, contact a recruitment team representative by calling toll-free at (866) 373-9547.
The University of Scranton does not require any entrance exams. Three years of management experience is required for admission.
The online Master of Business Administration program accepts up to six transfer credits with program director approval. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.
Yes, the online MBA program offers eight specialization options, including accounting, business analytics, enterprise resource planning, finance, healthcare management, human resources management, international business, and operations management. Learn more about our selection of MBA specializations here.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.
- U.S. News & World Report (2019). The University of Scranton Rankings. Retrieved November 25, 2019, from https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/university-of-scranton-3384/overall-rankings.