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Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

Complete Coursework: in as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $12,510

Overview

The Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online program helps graduates develop a broad range of skills to identify and implement effective solutions for challenges across the evolving healthcare landscape.

From hospitals and healthcare practices to biotech firms, graduates will be prepared for leadership roles in a high-growth marketplace. Students will study topics such as healthcare marketing, finance, and legal issues.

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.

Courses

Within the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online program, students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), comprised of 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 9 hours of required healthcare management concentration courses and a 3-hour elective course.

To see the full list of MBA in Healthcare Management courses online, review courses.

Admissions

Applications for the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online degree program are reviewed continuously for the next available term. We evaluate candidates using a holistic approach, taking into account both undergraduate GPA and professional work experience. You must submit undergraduate transcripts and a professional resume as part of the admission process. However, no GMAT is required for the Fitchburg State University online MBA.

To learn more about our MBA in Management online admission requirements, review admissions.

Tuition

Cost for the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online degree program is the same affordable price for students who reside in state or out-of-state. To help make the cost more manageable, students can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $50 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

To learn more about our MBA in Healthcare Management online tuition, review tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, our Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online degree program provides convenience for students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date from the calendar.

For more information, go to the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MBA in Healthcare Management online. Review calendar.

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Courses

For the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management, 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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Students must take the following courses.

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: at least 21 graduate hours completed or permission of chair.

Students must take the following courses.

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 must take the following course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course presents the principles, concepts and tools of economic analysis that are necessary for proper management planning. Its aim is to improve the understanding of how a market economy operates and to familiarize students with the tools that are useful in making economic decisions and in solving economic problems.


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Admissions

Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Learn the requirements for the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online program, along with information on required documentation.

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management Online Requirements

Individuals with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a professional resume can apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online degree program.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • 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 for the Fitchburg State University online MBA.

If you need 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:

Students are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed:

978-665-4399

intladmissions@fitchburgstate.edu

US 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 recipients.

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Tuition and Fees

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online:

Tuition for this program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. The tuition shown below includes all fees.

Visit the student accounts website for a breakdown of tuition and fees.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA in Healthcare Management $417 $1,251 $12,510

Application fee: $50

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

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Intent to Enroll Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Drop For Non Pay
Fall A 2019 September 3, 2019 August 2, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 26, 2019 August 27, 2019 August 28, 2019
Fall B 2019 October 28, 2019 September 27, 2019 October 7, 2019 October 14, 2019 October 21, 2019 October 22, 2019 October 23, 2019
Spring A 2020 January 21, 2020 December 20, 2019 December 30, 2019 January 6, 2020 January 13, 2020 January 14, 2020 January 15, 2020
Spring B 2020 March 16, 2020 February 14, 2020 February 24, 2020 March 2, 2020 March 9, 2020 March 10, 2020 March 11, 2020
Summer A 2020 May 18, 2020 April 17, 2020 April 27, 2020 May 4, 2020 May 11, 2020 May 12, 2020 May 13, 2020
Summer B 2020 July 13, 2020 June 12, 2020 June 22, 2020 July 29, 2020 July 6, 2020 July 7, 2020 July 8, 2020
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International Accreditation Council for Business Education

The Master of Business Administration program at Fitchburg State University is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE is the premier professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Michael Leamy, Instructor

Dr. Michael Leamy

“I believe that key skills most employers are looking for today are the abilities to communicate, work with a group, innovate and adapt to change. These are all skills highlighted in our program. I focus on them in my classes.”

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Dr. Renee Scapparone, Assistant Professor

Dr. Renee Scapparone

“I have been passionate about wanting to teach since an early age and find fulfillment to my passion when I see my students succeed from their academic and professional efforts.”

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