Health Industry Leadership Degree Overview
The MBA degree with a specialization in Health Industry Leadership curriculum is structured to facilitate skills and knowledge such as leadership, management, critical thinking, strategy development and economics, which are directly tied to healthcare administration and related industries including regulatory agencies, insurance firms, medical device manufacturers, medical supply distributors, pharmaceutical firms, information technology firms and more. The program is offered jointly by the College of Business and Economics, and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. Both on-campus (one weeknight per week) and online (asynchronous) courses are offered.
The healthcare industry is in the midst of undergoing some dramatic changes, forcing many business models to be re-evaluated in order to accommodate legislative changes, while continuing to deliver high quality services. As the industry evolves to meet these new demands, healthcare leadership opportunities will also evolve and develop.
As a student specializing in Health Industry Leadership, you will learn how to apply marketing and management principles to business decisions within your organization, develop analytical skills in assessing business opportunities in the healthcare field and acquire the research skills to continually monitor changes in industry standards as a result of evolving technology, new products and services and other factors impacting the industry worldwide.
Potential Careers for MBA in Health Industry Leadership Graduates
- Health Services Program Director
- Health Services Entrepreneur
- Business Manager
- Consultant (Marketing, Finance, etc.)
- Health Services Administration
- Medical Practice Manager
- Manager and leader in any industry that interacts with the health services industry including pharmaceuticals, engineering, finance, law, real estate, regulatory affairs, insurance, medical devices/supplies and more.
For information on MBA prerequisites and the MBA Foundation Suite, click here.
Program Start Dates
January, March, May, June, August, October (courses taught in 8-week terms, start dates every 8 weeks)
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Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Prospective students, the best source for the most current information is an Admissions Counselor. (Current students, contact an Academic Advisor in the Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions.)