Health Care Management & Leadership


This specialization was created to provide students with both the theoretical knowledge associated with health care management and leadership plus a set of practical tools to aid them in the challenges they face or may be facing in this dynamic industry. Through real world scenarios of how to incorporate solutions and weekly health care related current events discussions, students are able to gain more than a clinical perspective into the world of healthcare management.

Classes within the Health Care Management & Leadership specialization are organized in a way that allows for the student to gradually build upon their knowledge in the field. First, students take a course to better understand the health care organization, then a course that discusses managing the health care organization (financial aspects), and finally, a course on how to improve the health care organization. The three courses offered through this specialization work together to present a unified experience unlike other offerings from other institutions.

Who Will Benefit From This Program:

This specialization is designed not only for the professionals currently working in healthcare who want to move into a management role, but also individuals working outside of the healthcare field and are seeking a career change.

Courses & Structure:


  • MBA 575 – THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION – The Health Care Organization is the first course in a MBA specialization focused on Health Care Management and Leadership. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the health care system in the United States by examining the various components that collectively define the health care industry. The course will prepare the MBA student for subsequent courses by developing a global understanding of health care management and leadership.
  • MBA 577 – MANAGING THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION – THE FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE – Part of a two-course MBA specialization focused on Health Care Management and Leadership. The course is designed to provide the student a set of strategies and techniques from managerial finance and economics that can be applied to financial and operational problems.
  • MBA 579 – IMPROVING THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION – Improving the Health Care Organization is part of a three course MBA specialization focused on Health Care Management and Leadership. The course focuses on the application of business analytics, informatics, performance, and quality improvement in the health care sector with the goal of integrating each of the factors into the overall improvement of a health care organization.

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