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Top 20 Part-Time MBA Degrees with a Specialization in Healthcare Management in 2015

Part-Time Degree Programs for Master’s of Business Administration with a Specialization in Healthcare ManagementBy Kristen Fescoe
Posted March, 2015

As more and more working professionals seek out Graduate Healthcare Management Degree Programs, more colleges and universities are offering part-time options for these busy working professionals. Recent changes to the healthcare system have created a large number of openings for healthcare management and administration. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, the field of Healthcare Management and Administration is expected to increase by at least 23 percent over the next ten years. With this rate of growth, there will be thousands of new positions available to trained Healthcare Managers, Executives and Administrators. While some medical facilities hire individuals with a bachelor’s degree, many require that Healthcare Managers hold a master’s degree. One of the particular degrees that many employers look for is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization or concentration in Healthcare Management (HCM). Individuals with this business degree have received the training needed to navigate the complicated business aspects of running a hospital or medical facility, while also understanding the unique elements of the healthcare industry. A part-time MBA opens the door for working professionals, parents of young children and many others to further their career.

Ranking Methodology

In order to be considered for this ranking, an institution must be regionally accredited, offer a part-time MBA focusing on healthcare or healthcare management, and be ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s top part-time MBA programs. Our final selection was made after careful review of the following factors.

1) The school’s appearance in other major rankings, such as those by Kiplinger and Bloomberg Businessweek
2) The length of time to degree completion, prioritizing shorter-term programs
3) Additional specialized accreditations
4) Program cost, prioritizing lower-cost programs

Ranking the Top Twenty Part-time MBA Programs in Healthcare Management

#20 – University of Alabama – Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama Part Time MBA

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Collat School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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The University of Alabama MBA program is decision-oriented, focusing on critical aspects of modern business administration. Students in this program are prepared for leadership roles in business, industry, government, or social services. In order to deal efficiently with complex problems within organizations and businesses, managers must be properly trained in advanced analytical techniques, have an appreciation for the behavioral aspects of management as well as an ability to anticipate and adapt to changes in the organizational environment. Students can opt to take evening classes that meet once a week and on-line courses in order to meet other obligations while advancing their education and career. Completion of the Healthcare Concentration requires students to take an additional class, resulting in a 39-hour degree program.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #39
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #149 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #78 Top Public School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #14 Most Up-And-Coming School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #45 Best School for Veterans
Average Time for Program Completion: 24-36 Months
Cost of Attendance: $440 per credit, part-time, in-state / $920 per credit, part-time, out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Healthcare Management Specialization
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#19 – Rutgers University – Newark, New Jersey

Rutgers University Part Time MBA

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Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick

Master of Business Administration

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The Flex MBA program allows students to customize their academic experience. An MBA student in the Flex Program may take a part-time load or a full-time load, depending upon their needs and schedule. This program is an excellent option for professionals who plan to advance their career but also want to continue working while earning their MBA degree. Bloomberg Businessweek recently ranked Rutgers #9 in the Mid-Atlantic region for its part-time MBA program. The unique Pharmaceutical Management MBA offered by Rutgers University is a leading MBA program for healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotech professionals. MBA students in this program receive an education strengthened by the school’s proximity and connections to the hub of industry activity in New Jersey. The Rutgers MBA in Pharmaceutical Management was recognized as one of the top 10 programs in the world by Find-MBA.com. The curriculum is taught by academic experts, including Professor Michael Santoro, as well as former top industry executives like Thomas Gorrie, who held positions in the upper echelons of management at Johnson & Johnson. Students will complete coursework in two areas: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Pharmaceutical Marketing.

US News and World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #39
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek: 61st Best Business School
Bloomberg Businessweek: 9th in the Mid-Atlantic region for the part-time MBA program
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #60 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #126 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #61 Top Public School
Average Time for Program Completion: 24-36 Months
Cost of Attendance: $985 per credit, part-time, in-state / $1,693 per credit, part-time, out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Pharmaceutical Management
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#18 – Villanova University – Villanova, Pennsylvania

Villanova University Part Time MBA

Villanova University School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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The MBA at Villanova’s School of Business is offered in a Fast-Track, Flex-Track or Online format. Each student can choose the program that best suits his or her individual needs. All students receive the same support from the nationally recognized staff and faculty. Students in this program have access to business seminars, experts in the field of Healthcare Management, and the option to work with career consultants who assists with everything from resume writing, interviewing, and salary negotiation to career planning and networking. The Health Care Administration Specialization prepares MBA graduates for exciting careers in the Healthcare Industry.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #34
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #1 University in the Northern US Region
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #1 Best Value School
Average Time for Program Completion: 21-36 Months
Cost of Attendance: $1,000 per credit, part-time
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Health Care Administration Specialization
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#17 – Boston University – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University Part Time MBA

Boston University School of Management

Master of Business Administration

Program Website

Offered in a convenient part-time evening plan of study, the Health Sector MBA at Boston University School of Management is preparing the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. As the Healthcare Industry undergoes constant transformational growth and change, there are more and more opportunities and challenges for emerging managers and leaders. With the Health Sector MBA (HSM), Boston University prepares students for leadership roles throughout the health industry, including bio-technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health information technology, health systems management, consulting, and public policy. The core MBA experience provides a thorough, cohesive management education only available in a top business school. The main goals of the HSM Program include:

  • To provide a strong education in the fundamentals of leadership and management as embodied in the Boston University MBA
  • To provide courses tailored to the unique issues, skills, and content relevant to filling key management roles in the broad and expanding health sector
  • To equip students with the skills, credibility, contextual understanding, and contacts to obtain desirable positions reflecting their particular areas of interest.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #34
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek: 39th Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #45 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #42 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #8 Best Online Graduate Business Program
Average Time for Program Completion: 3-4 Years
Cost of Attendance: $1,574 per credit, part-time
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Health Sector MBA
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

#16 – Babson College – Babson Park, Massachusetts

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Olin School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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Students enrolled in the Babson MBA program are expected to have full competency in the following areas before graduation:

  • Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting – Babson MBA graduates create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.
  • Social, Environmental, and Economic Responsibility – Babson MBA graduates make decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders, ethical considerations, and an attempt to create and sustain social, environmental, and economic value.
    Self and Contextual Awareness – Babson MBA graduates understand their sense of purpose, identity, and context, and use this understanding to inform their decisions.
  • Functional Depth with Integrative Ability – Babson MBA graduates draw upon deep functional knowledge and multiple functional skills and perspectives concurrently to shape comprehensive responses to business challenges and opportunities.
    Managing in a Global Environment – Babson MBA graduates recognize and evaluate global opportunities while incorporating cultural context and complexities associated with managing in a global environment.
  • Leadership and Teamwork – Babson MBA graduates exercise appropriate leadership, value diverse perspectives and skills, and work collaboratively to accomplish organizational goals in a changing environment.

The faculty at the Olin School of Business realizes that Life Sciences and Healthcare (LS&HC) is currently the largest sector of the US economy and among its biggest employers. In addition to the students taking this concentration, the elective courses in the curriculum are open to students who opt to complete one or two courses in this realm for intellectual curiosity or to gain some competence in the sector. Students opting for the full Life Science and Healthcare Concentration will be required to take one of two foundation courses as well as a minimum of twelve credits beyond the completion of the core curriculum.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #34
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 42nd Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #65 Best Business School
Average Time for Program Completion: 3 years
Cost of Attendance: $1,498 per credit, part-time
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Life Sciences and Healthcare Concentration
Accreditations:
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

#15 – University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona

University of Arizona Part Time MBA

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The Eller School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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The Eller School of Business offers its MBA degree in a full-time, evening, executive or fully online program. This means that for every MBA candidate, there is an ideal program. Students pursuing an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management work alongside The Center for Management Innovations in Health Care (CMIHC). This is an interdisciplinary enterprise with the mission “to develop and contribute new human, strategic, and technological resources to the organization and management of healthcare delivery systems through education, research, and community partnerships.” With specific attention being paid to how important the role of healthcare is in the U.S. economy, the CMIHC will help coordinate extended academic opportunities for students, including the Healthcare Management concentration. The Center draws upon the information and expertise of Eller College faculty in all departments and programs, in keeping with its multidisciplinary approach.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #25
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #48 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #121 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #58 Top Public School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #31 Best School for Veterans 14-24 Months
Average Time for Program Completion: 24 months (evening program)
Cost of Attendance: $22,500 per year, part-time, in or out-of-state / $56,000 total program, executive degree, in or out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Healthcare Management Concentration
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#14 – University of Texas – Dallas, Texas


University of Texas Dallas Part Time MBA

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Naveen Jindal School of Management

Master of Business Administration

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Students pursuing their MBA at the Naveen Jindal School of Management have a variety of program options to suit the needs of the working professional. MBA students can choose between the Full-Time (Cohort), Professional MBA Evening Cohort, Professional MBA Flex, Professional MBA Online or Executive Education programs. Students can choose to complete a concentration within the MBA degree plan. These concentrations are a selected cluster of elective courses of at least twelve credit hours. These courses will help address each student’s personal interests and career goals. The Healthcare Concentration is multi-functional and healthcare industry-focused with a curriculum that teaches management skills to tackle healthcare issues and organizations. School of Management faculty as well as healthcare executives who have extensive expertise and experience teach the courses in this concentration.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Ties for #22
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #37 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #145 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #76 Top Public School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #4 Best Online Graduate Business Program
Average Time for Program Completion: 21-72 Months, depending upon the program
Cost of Attendance: $12,714 per year part-time, in-state / $21,759 per year, part-time, out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Healthcare Concentration
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#13 – University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland

University of Maryland Part Time MBA

Smith School of Business

Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management

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Offered in an online format, University of Maryland’s MBA students can choose from a variety of dual degrees to help enhance their educational experience. All MBA Students who complete the program should be able to:

  • Make effective management decisions that exhibit high ethical standards in a global and culturally diverse environment
  • Use oral and written communication skills to express ideas effectively and persuasively with all organizational stakeholders using a variety of tools including synchronous and asynchronous technologies
  • Develop comprehensive solutions to business problems by synthesizing and evaluating information using qualitative and quantitative analytical reasoning.
  • Manage the effective use of technology in an organization to achieve superior performance and operational effectiveness
  • Apply proven management theories and practices to resolve a wide range of organizational issues

Those students pursing an MBA and Master of Science in Management with Specialization in Healthcare Management will be equipped to understand the intricacies of the healthcare industry.This inexpensive graduate Healthcare Management Degree program is an excellent option for students both in-state as well as out of state.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #22
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #41 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #62 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #20 Top Public School
Average Time for Program Completion: 24-36 Months
Cost of Attendance: $1,425 per credit, part-time, in-state / $1,695 per credit, part-time, out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Healthcare Management Specialization
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#12 – Rice University – Houston, Texas

Rice University Part Time MBA

Jones Graduate School of Business

Master of Business Administration

Program Website

The Jones Graduate School of Business provides several MBA program options to suit the needs of a variety of students. The MBA with Health Care concentration was created as a way to face the changing needs of healthcare as a business enterprise. Students must complete a combination of the general MBA program requirements, courses led by healthcare specific courses, projects, as well as specialization specific internships. There is a strong focus on key topics that drive the current healthcare industry. Upon graduation from the program, Graduate Health Care Management Degree graduates are prepared for careers in the healthcare, biotechnology, life science, and managed care industries. During the first year, students complete the core classes offered in the Full-Time, Professional, or Executive MBA program. During the second year, students will enroll in healthcare elective courses. The curriculum is continually reviewed to ensure its relevancy in the current market climate and reflects healthcare specific topics in operations, cost, quality, finance, information technology, marketing, and strategy.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #18
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 34th Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #33 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #18 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #14 Best Value School
Average Time for Program Completion: 22 months
Cost of Attendance: $95,500 total program, part-time
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Health Care Concentration
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#11 – Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Arizona State University Part Time MBA

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W.P. Carey School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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The Carey School of Business offers a range of options for busy working professionals. MBA students can choose from an evening, weekend or online MBA degree program to suit their needs. Students can also choose to specialize in an area of concentration. The Health Sector Management MBA prepares future executives, administrators and leaders in the healthcare industry. With a rising need for business leaders in health-related fields, there is a growing need for professionals who are prepared to work at the cross roads of business and the ever-changing healthcare industry. MBA students can add this area of emphasis in Health Sector Management to their MBA degree to gain more in-depth knowledge of the health sector. Elective courses in Health Sector Management will help students better understand the healthcare industry as a businessperson looking to make a difference in a health-related field.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #18
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #27 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #142 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #73 Top Public School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #2 Most Up-And-Coming School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #2 Best Online Graduate Business Program
Average Time for Program Completion: 18-21 Months
Cost of Attendance: $30,082 per year, part-time, in-state or out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Health Sector Management Specialization
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#10 – University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Part Time MBA

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Isenberg School of Management

Master of Business Administration

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Offered online, the Isenberg School of Management MBA program allows students to choose a specialization that caters to their career aspirations. The Graduate Healthcare Management Degree is offered in partnership with the UMass School of Public Health. The specialization in Healthcare Administration offers a combination of business and public health courses that directly apply to the healthcare industry. This MBA specialization is suited for working healthcare professionals who are seeking promotion into management or looking to transition into the rapidly growing field of healthcare administration. The Isenberg MBA is both rigorous and flexible to provide cutting edge knowledge and skills for today’s complex healthcare environments. This degree is taught completely online by nationally recognized faculty and prepares graduates for senior managerial positions in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, insurance companies, and government policy organizations. In order to complete the Healthcare MBA, students must complete two foundations courses, eleven core MBA courses, and 3 electives (9 credits) in Public Health.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: #16
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #91 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #40 Top Public School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #27 Best Online Graduate Business Program
Average Time for Program Completion: 2-3 years
Cost of Attendance: $825 per credit, part-time, in-state and out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Healthcare Administration Specialization
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

#9 – University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Carlson School of Management

Master of Business Administration

Program Website

Students enrolled in the Carlson School of Business Management can choose from various specializations, including an MBA with a specialization in Health Care. This specialization offers MBA students the chance to tailor their curriculum with coursework through Carlson as well as the University of Minnesota’s Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI). Because of the booming Healthcare Economy throughout Minnesota, MILI was created to place healthcare executive, doctors, students and educators in touch with innovations, changes and trends in the healthcare industry. By drawing upon the University of Minnesota’s scientific, technical, policy, legal and ethical expertise, students have the chance to prepare for positions in leadership throughout many areas of healthcare, including finance, marketing, consulting, operation and information technology.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: #15
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 35th Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #33 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #69 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #25 Top Public School
Average Time for Program Completion: 3.5 years
Cost of Attendance: $1,235 per credit, part-time, in-state / $1,235 per credit, part-time, out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Health Care Specialization
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#8 – University of Southern California – Los Angeles, California

University of Southern California Part Time MBA

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Marshall School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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The Health Care Advisory Services concentration guides MBA students in preparation for careers in analytical or advisory capacities within the healthcare industry in settings such as hospitals, health maintenance organizations, government agencies or consulting firms. This concentration is offered in conjunction with the Health Services Administration Program in the School of Policy, Planning and Development. All students are required to complete the course Problems and Issues in the Health Field, as well as choose three of the following courses: Service Management: Economics and Operations, Six-Sigma Methods and Applications, Application of Lean Six Sigma, Health Care Operations Improvement, Designing High Performing Organizations, Financial Management of Health Services, Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery, Management of Managed Care Organizations, Management of Long-Term Care Organizations
, or Seminar in Hospital Administration. All of the Graduate Healthcare Management Degree courses are offered in the evening to provide the flexibility needed for working professionals to continue in their career.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #11
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 28th Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #27 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #23 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #37 Best Value School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #10 Most Up-And-Coming School
Average Time for Program Completion: 32-36 Months
Cost of Attendance: $1,576 per credit, part-time
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Health Care Advisory Services
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

#7 – Emory University – Atlanta, Georgia

Emory University Part Time MBA

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Goizueta School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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Students enrolled in the MBA program at Goizueta Business School can capitalize on the close professional ties to the staff and faculty of Emory Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading health systems located in Atlanta. Since the early 1900s, Emory University has been one of the leaders of medical knowledge and research. As part of that rich tradition, Emory Healthcare was founded to provide better access to the physicians, resources and facilities that have grown with Emory through the years.

The curriculum that makes up the Graduate Healthcare Management Degree provides students with a strong theoretical and analytical approach to better understand the complex interactions among participants within and between the different sectors in the healthcare system. Courses in this concentration abide by healthcare delivery system operational activities and incorporate real world managerial and business problems by partnering with Atlanta-area healthcare organizations and firms, including Emory Healthcare. Students completing the Healthcare concentration can anticipate opportunities and be a part of transformations of the healthcare system from positions in consulting firms that specialize in the healthcare sector, information technology firms, health services delivery organizations, pharmaceutical, biotech and device firms, health insurance organizations, and government agencies.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: Tied for #11
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 22nd Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #20 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #20 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #19 Best Value School
Average Time for Program Completion: 24-32 Months
Cost of Attendance: $70,200 total program, part-time
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Healthcare Concentration
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#6 – Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University Part Time MBA

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Tepper School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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Students interested in a career in the Healthcare Management industry should consider a Healthcare Policy and Management MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. The university offers both a Part-Time Online/On Campus Program as well as a Part-Time Fully On Campus program. The Online Healthcare Management Graduate Degree program allows working professionals the opportunity to earn the same Tepper School MBA as Full-Time and Part-Time students through flexible, part-time online and on-site learning opportunities. The program is typically completed in just under three years of study. Online students can complete their work anywhere and participate remotely in weekly synchronous and asynchronous classroom sessions. The Online MBA program is intentionally small in order to complement the Tepper School learning format, which promotes access to and interaction with professors. Class sizes for the Online MBA format are approximately 50 to 60 students.

The part-time, on-campus program is commonly referred to as a “FlexTime” program. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks this Part-Time MBA program Number 1 in the United States. Busy working professionals who can complete the program in approximately three years of study often seek this program out. Part-Time MBA students study on campus (the main campus is in Pittsburgh) and have small class sizes (approximately 70 to 80 students) that often include full-time MBAs.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: #10
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek #1 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #18 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #23 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #39 Best Value School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #14 Most Up-And-Coming School
Average Time for Program Completion: 32 Months
Cost of Attendance: $1,845 per credit, part-time
Degrees or Specializations Offered
Healthcare Policy and Management Concentration
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

#5 – The Ohio State University – Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State University Part Time MBA

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The Fisher School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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Students enrolled in the MBA program at the Fisher School of Business can create a program of study that works in their busy schedule. The Health Care Management career track was created to provide MBA students with the skills and information required to understand the various parties, policies, and procedures that have influenced the evolving healthcare environment. This specific track will allow students to use their business knowledge to take advantage of the array of opportunities provided by this growing industry. Students will complete courses at both Fisher College of Business and Ohio State University’s College of Public Health. The required Courses for this track include: Healthcare Organization, Introduction to Health Policy, Legal Environment of Healthcare and The Business of Healthcare. Upon graduation, health services firms actively recruit students in the Health Care Management career track. Some of the positions graduates have recently accepted include healthcare consultant, senior financial analyst, manager of patient satisfaction, global logistics planner, and associate brand manager. This program is an affordable Graduate Healthcare Management Degree option.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: #9
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 27th Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #27 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #52 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #16 Top Public School
Average Time for Program Completion: 2-2.5 Years
Cost of Attendance: $1,470 per credit, part-time, in-state / $2,451 per credit, part-time, out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Health Care Management Career Track
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#4 – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan

University of Michigan Part Time MBA

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Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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Offered in both an evening and a weekend format, the Ross School of Business Healthcare MBA prepares students for the ever-changing healthcare industry. Students enrolled in this program are provided with the skills and experience needed to start a career in a top healthcare firm. Because the University of Michigan is home to nationally recognized medical, public health, public policy, and pharmaceutical engineering graduate schools, students can benefit from these unique strengths. Students can choose electives throughout the many schools in order to gain a multi-disciplinary understanding of leading research and practice across many healthcare fields. This means that Ross Healthcare Management Graduate Degree graduates are highly competitive candidates for jobs with top firms in the healthcare industry.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: # 7
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 8th Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #11 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #28 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #4 Top Public School
Average Time for Program Completion: 2-2.5 Years
Cost of Attendance: $1,721 per credit, part-time, in-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Healthcare Management Concentration
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

#3 – University of Texas – Austin, Texas

University of Texas Part Time MBA

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McCombs School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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Upon completion of four courses (twelve credit hours) students can earn a Healthcare Concentration along with their MBA degree. Some of the available courses include Managing Complexity, Marketing High-Tech Products, Advanced Pharmaceutical Administration: Contemporary Issues, Pharmacoeconomics, Budget and Finance in Healthcare, Theories and Critical Issues in Public Health, Managing Health Information, Information Resources in Health Sciences, Health Law and Health Innovation and Policy. The Healthcare Concentration prepares graduates for careers in the healthcare, life science, and biotechnology industries. Companies are in search of MBAs with both strong business skills as well as a solid understanding of the technology and policy aspects affecting their industry. The Healthcare Management Graduate Program at McCombs School of Business offers students the chance to combine courses across various schools and disciplines to best prepare for meeting their individual career goals. McCombs MBAs have the opportunity to connect with Austin’s growing Biotechnology industry through the Austin Technology Incubator, American College of Healthcare Executives, and a variety of on- and off-campus opportunities.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: #6
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 19th Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #15 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #52 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #16 Top Public School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #2 Best University for Veterans
Average Time for Program Completion: 2.5 Years
Cost of Attendance: $97,020 total program part-time, in-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Healthcare Concentration
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

#2 – University of California – Los Angeles, California

University of California Los Angeles Part Time MBA

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Anderson School of Management

Master of Business Administration

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The MBA Master’s in Healthcare Management offered by the Anderson School of Management at UCLA is a student-focused program designed to help working professionals further their career. The “forward-facing, flexible scheduling” puts students directly on the path to immediate success. Each student can design their core curriculum course schedule in order to best meet their individual career goals and prepare them for recruiting season as early as the first quarter. In order to earn a specialization in Healthcare Management students can choose from courses such as:

  • Business of Healthcare – Global
  • Perspective
  • Health Law
  • Quantitative Analysis for
  • Health Systems

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: #4
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 4th Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #16 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #23 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #2 Top Public School
Average Time for Program Completion: 3 years
Cost of Attendance: $38,943 per year, part-time, in-state or out-of-state
Degrees or Specializations Offered:
Healthcare Management Concentration
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

#1 – Northwestern University – Evanston, Illinois

Northwestern University Part Time MBA

Kellogg School of Business

Master of Business Administration

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Northwestern University’s Kellogg School’s Part-Time MBA Program offers working professionals the opportunity to earn a Kellogg MBA while continuing to pursue their career full-time. Students can choose to attend on weeknights or Saturdays. Students can also choose to major in one subject area or several to complement their career path. The program can be completed in as little as 2-5 years, or even sooner with the new accelerated option. The program is fully customizable with dozens of courses in twenty fields of study. This allows each student to cater their education to meet the needs of their career. Part-Time MBA students begin their studies with the solid core curriculum in general management, which provides a general overview of how the business world operates, and how all the disparate disciplines work together. Then students choose their major or majors and complete advanced coursework in that area of interest.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Part-Time MBA Program Ranking: #3
Additional Rankings or Commendations:
Bloomberg Businessweek 5th Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #6 Best Business School
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #12 Best National University
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked #21 Best Value School
Average Time for Program Completion: 2.5 years
Cost of Attendance: $5,739 per credit, part-time
Degrees or Specializations Offered
Health Enterprise Management
Management & Organizations
Management & Strategy
Managerial Analytics
Managerial Economics
Accreditations:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

Opportunities for a Part-time Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Management

With busy lives and packed schedules, it can be very difficult for working professionals to earn their MBA degree in a traditional full-time setting. This is why more and more programs are offering Part-time options to suit the needs of more people. In as little as two years, students can earn their MBA through evening, weekend and online classes. An MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management or Administration can be the start of a new and exciting career. These degrees prepare graduates for work in hospitals, medical facilities, nursing homes, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and many more. By completing a Graduate Healthcare Management Degree, students are prepared for a rewarding and exciting career.

For More on the Best Graduate Programs in Healthcare Management, Please Refer to the Following Articles:

Top 20 Degree Programs for Master’s of Business Administration with a Specialization in Healthcare Management

Top 20 Best Doctoral Degree Programs in Healthcare Management

About the Author

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and then a Master of Science in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Drexel University, Kristen Fescoe began a career as a therapist at two prisons in Philadelphia. At the same time she volunteered as a rape crisis counselor, also in Philadelphia. After a few years in the field she accepted a teaching position at a local college, where she currently teaches online psychology courses. Kristen began writing in college and still enjoys her work as a writer, editor, professor and mother.

 

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