Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management Online

Develop a broad range of skills to identify and implement effective solutions for challenges across the evolving healthcare landscape.

Apply by: 12/16/22
Start Class: 1/17/23
Overview

See what makes our healthcare management MBA online stand out

$13,080 Total Tuition
12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

As a graduate of our Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online program, you will be prepared for leadership roles in a high-growth marketplace, from hospitals and healthcare practices to biotech firms. You will study topics such as healthcare marketing, finance, and legal issues.

Our online healthcare management courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty who teach on campus, many of whom are working professionals in a region known as a hub for healthcare innovation and research. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

Job opportunities for medical and health services managers are expected to increase by 20% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This includes an urgent need for nursing care facility administrators, health practitioners, and experts in health information technology and informatics.

Upon completion of this healthcare administration program, you will be ready for leadership roles, including:

  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Director of Client Relationships
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Director of Client Relationships

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will understand management course content as applied to the specific area of healthcare, apply management leadership, communication, and motivation and how decision-making impacts and supports various stakeholders
  • Students will apply business and economic thought to healthcare management problems, and analyze controversial legal and/or ethical issues through discussion/defense of a position incorporating legal and ethical reasoning
  • Students will be able to create a meaningful understanding of departmental interdependence; recognize and foster crucial corporate, clinical, and logistical excellence within the healthcare industry; and become aware of social, political, and economic aspects of illness in the industry
  • Students will gain a strong understanding of the importance of practical decision-making using discipline specific case study analyses
  • Students will understand management course content as applied to the specific area of healthcare, apply management leadership, communication, and motivation and how decision-making impacts and supports various stakeholders
  • Students will apply business and economic thought to healthcare management problems, and analyze controversial legal and/or ethical issues through discussion/defense of a position incorporating legal and ethical reasoning
  • Students will be able to create a meaningful understanding of departmental interdependence; recognize and foster crucial corporate, clinical, and logistical excellence within the healthcare industry; and become aware of social, political, and economic aspects of illness in the industry
  • Students will gain a strong understanding of the importance of practical decision-making using discipline specific case study analyses

Upon completion of this healthcare administration program, you will be ready for leadership roles, including:

  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Director of Client Relationships
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Director of Client Relationships

Accreditation

IACBE Accredited

MBA programs at Fitchburg State are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

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$13,080 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

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Tuition

Pay for our online program by the course

Our MBA in Healthcare Management online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$13,080 Total Tuition
$436 Per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$13,080 Total Tuition
$436 Per credit hour
Calendar

Know our application deadlines and class schedules

Fitchburg State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

12/16/22 Apply Date
1/17/23 Class Starts
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineIntent to Enroll DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineDrop For Non PayLast Class Day
Spring A1/17/2312/16/2212/28/221/6/231/9/231/10/231/11/233/6/23
Spring B3/13/232/10/232/20/232/27/233/6/233/7/233/8/235/1/23
Summer A5/22/234/21/235/1/235/8/235/15/235/16/235/22/237/10/23
Summer B7/13/236/13/236/23/236/30/237/3/237/5/237/13/238/31/23

Now enrolling:

12/16/22 Apply Date
1/17/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

See the qualifications for our online healthcare management MBA program

At Fitchburg State, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA in Healthcare Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA not less than 2.8 on undergrad coursework
  • Resume detailing professional experience

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

  • Submit graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with official transcripts
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of not less than 2.8
  • Official transcripts of graduate-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)*
  • Professional resume
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation
  • No GMAT is required

Dual Concentration Options

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are currently enrolled in the MBA program may request to enroll in one additional concentration after their first semester. Students who have been approved for a dual concentration must:

  1. Complete the course requirements for each concentration (completed courses can only be counted once toward one concentration)
  2. Meet the requirements for the catalog year in which their dual concentration is approved
All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option; additional course charges will apply


Dual Concentration Request Form

To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

International Students:

  • An English Proficiency test is required for natives of non-English speaking countries (see testing options below)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
  • International Credit Evaluation for degrees and coursework taken outside of the United States
  • GPA of not less than 2.5
  • Application fee ($50)
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum)

*All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admission decision. We accept evaluations and the respective type of evaluation from one of the following credentialing agencies:

English Language Proficiency - Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores from one of the following approved exams:

  • TOEFL - minimum score requires TOEFL iBT 79, paper based-TOEFL 550
  • IEFLTS - minimum score required 6.5 overall band score
  • Duolingo English Test - minimum score required 105
  • PTE Academic Test - minimum score required 58

U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (English proficiency testing excluded). Students in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa are not eligible for the program. I-20s are not issued for online programs.

TOEFL Code: 3518

IELTS Code: No code; please select Fitchburg State as a recipient.

Courses

Discover our MBA in Healthcare Management online courses

For the MBA in Healthcare Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credit hours, including 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 9 hours of required healthcare management concentration courses, and a 3-hour elective course.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course relates the knowledge of human behavior to the problems of organizational life. It examines individual behavior, as well as group and social behavior, in organizations. The course encourages discussion of the methods of changing behavior through organizational behavior and development.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides insight into the problem of identifying an organization’s informational requirements to facilitate the decision-making process. Topics presented include an analysis or information systems, communication theory, information flow, methods and procedures for gathering, disseminating and controlling information.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course embarks on a detailed study of concepts and procedural alternatives in the delineation of the market target. In addition, the course covers the development and implementation of the marketing mix and the control and analysis of the total marketing effort.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines principles of decision analysis in management of current assets, estimation of requirements for short-term funds, and valuation of capital budgeting and merger proposals.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a study of financial reporting systems. Emphasis is given to the interpretation and uses of information contained in financial reports.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a study of administrative processes dealing with the formulation of policy. Topics covered include strategy formulation, the role of the general manager, and the design of strategic planning systems. Attention is focused on problem identification, problem solving and decision-making. Extensive examination is made of cases involving a variety of institutions in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisite: 24 credit hours in the program (requires 18 credits of core courses completed and a total of 24 program credits completed before students begin the course)
Students must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of the law's impact on public health, role of legal institutions, individual rights, basic principles of medical decision-making, medical liability, basic regulatory aspect of health care delivery, universal health coverage, impact of technology and human rights issues.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
As a graduate level course, the focus is on exploring how marketing principles apply to management decisions in the healthcare industry using case analysis. Topics covered include product development, pricing and distribution, consumer behavior analysis, market definition and forecasting and development of marketing plans focusing on application of these concepts to the healthcare organization.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus is on exploring how cost control principles apply to management decisions in the healthcare industry using case analysis. Topics covered include an overview of financial management, tools such as accounting and cash flow analysis, financial statement analysis, the risks and returns associated with the financial market, capital budgeting and forecasting with a focus on the application of these concepts to the healthcare organization.

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