Master Degrees in Healthcare Management
The study of healthcare management – or healthcare administration – directly relates to how the concepts and practices of leadership, management, and organizational administration relates to hospitals and healthcare networks, along with the healthcare professionals that work within the field.
What is this degree/program of study about?
The typical MBA in healthcare management traditionally encompasses the basic tenets of a master of business administration degree, but with additional coursework and directives specifically relating to managing in the healthcare field. Obtaining this particular MBA allows the candidate to see the healthcare field from both its role as a social imperative, and its need for sound business practices in order to operate in a successfully prudent manner.
What does it take to earn this degree, and what will it result in for graduates?
Students seeking an MBA in healthcare management will be expected to hold a bachelor’s degree prior to admission; an undergraduate business degree is not necessary, although business experience may be of assistance upon admission. In addition to typical business coursework in global financial management and managerial marketing, such a program will also include the study of health policy and healthcare administration. Successful candidates, upon graduation, will be prime for opportunities as hospital administrators or managers of private practice settings; other opportunities may exist in the consulting field as well. Careers as hospital administrators may include median annual salaries of greater than $80,000 (BLS.gov).