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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.

2/12/21 Apply by
3/15/21 Start classes

Overview

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.

$12,510 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Our online 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.

International Accreditation Council for Business Education

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

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Tuition and Fees

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.

$417 Per Credit Hour
$12,510 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA in Healthcare Management $417 $1,251 $12,510
  • Application fee: $50
  • Visit the student accounts website for a breakdown of tuition and fees
  • If you are applying for financial aid, please use School Code 002184. For further information, please contact Financial Aid at (978) 665-3302 or finaid@fitchburgstate.edu.
 

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Calendar

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

2/12/21 Apply by
3/15/21 Start classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Intent to Enroll Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Drop For Non Pay Last class day
Spring A 2021 01/19/21 12/18/20 12/28/20 01/04/21 01/11/21 01/12/21 01/13/21 03/07/21
Spring B 2021 03/15/21 02/12/21 02/22/21 03/01/21 03/08/21 03/09/21 03/10/21 05/02/21
Summer A 2021 05/17/21 04/20/21 04/30/21 05/03/21 05/10/21 05/11/21 05/12/21 07/05/21
Summer B 2021 07/12/21 06/11/21 06/21/21 06/28/21 07/05/21 07/06/21 07/07/21 08/29/21
Fall A 2021 09/02/21 07/30/21 08/09/21 08/16/21 08/23/21 08/24/21 08/25/21 10/20/21
Fall B 2021 10/28/21 09/20/21 10/01/21 10/08/21 10/18/21 10/19/21 10/20/21 12/16/21

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Admissions

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:

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

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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:

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores required for natives of non-English speaking countries
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
  • General Foreign Credit Evaluation
  • 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 admissions decision. Graduate applicants are required to submit a "general" evaluation. Following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

You are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed at 978-665-4399 or intladmissions@fitchburgstate.edu.

U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (TOEFL excluded). Students with the following visa are not eligible for the program:

  • I-20
  • F1

TOEFL Code: 3518

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

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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.

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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: 18 credits of core courses completed and a total of 24 program credits completed.

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

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 healthcare delivery, universal health coverage, impact of technology and human rights issues.

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.

Students may choose one 3 Credit Elective from any of the available MBA Concentrations

Note: Students cannot re–use a course that was already taken to satisfy elective requirements

Course rotation:

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