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Healthcare Administration Concentration

With the surge of an aging baby boom generation, demand for healthcare services is expected to grow dramatically over the next ten years. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will expand access and increase regulatory requirements for the entire healthcare industry. The combination of these factors has created a critical need for not only doctors and nurses but skilled healthcare administrators as well. The MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration meets this demand by providing a world-class business degree designed to equip a new generation of leaders with the skills to manage and lead in an increasing complicated environment.

CBU MBA Healthcare Administration concentration students are eligible to attend an international business trip for an additional fee. Please contact the School of Business for more information.

What is the job outlook?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Who is this program designed for?
The entire medical industry needs administrators to organize and manage medical information and healthcare personnel as the baby-boom cohort ages. This program is designed for healthcare professionals who desire to move into leadership roles and higher paying positions. Medical and health services supervisors, managers, assistant department directors or those who wish to enter the medical management field are ideal candidates for this program.

What are the benefits of this degree?
Healthcare management and administration positions require planning, directing, and coordinating of medical and health services. Healthcare administrators may manage an entire facility, clinical area, department or medical practice. Healthcare changes quickly and administrators need to adapt to changes in laws, regulations, and technology. MBA Healthcare Administration students benefit from the unique partnership between the CBU College of Health Science and the Jabs School of Business. CBU's professors bring diverse professional backgrounds and world-class academic credentials into the classroom to equip students with research-driven insights proven to work in the real world.

The curriculum focuses on core business foundations and trade specific skills that cover U.S. healthcare policy, reimbursement and budgeting, cost drivers, ethical decision making, regulatory requirements, healthcare justice and population health issues.


Core Courses

Healthcare Administration Concentration Courses

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Bachelor's degree
• GMAT score
• Essay
• References
• Interview