Today’s health care environment demands more of its leaders than ever before: deep understanding of economics, health policy, information management systems, patient satisfaction, ethics and legal issues and interprofessional collaboration, as well as knowledge of how it all fits together while transitioning to evidence-based accountable care systems. Through the MBA in Healthcare Leadership, you will gain valuable skills and competencies for effective management and executive leadership. Students can also incorporate an advanced certificate into their degree program and earn a second credential.
The 42-credit program consists of three overlapping phases:
Online instruction is blended with three executive retreats in New York City, where students have exceptional opportunities for networking, problem solving and learning from industry experts. Qualified students may obtain up to 9 credits through independent direct assessment.
To be considered for admission, applicants must have undergraduate-level courses or their equivalent in statistics (3 credits), macroeconomics/microeconomics (3-6 credits) and accounting (3 credits).
Applicants should also possess an undergraduate degree in business or a related field, or experience in an organizational setting (business, nonprofit, public sector).
Students in the MBA in Healthcare Leadership attend two executive retreats (usually two days) as part of their program. The retreats will be held in New York City at the Manhattan location of SUNY Empire State College and will include lectures, breakout sessions and industry experts as featured speakers. More details.
You choose six elective courses (18 credits) to reflect your interests and to reinforce the individual focus of your degree. The final project consists of two courses (6 credits): Evidence-based Decision Making and the capstone, Strategic Executive Leadership for Healthcare Organizations.
Students may choose to incorporate an appropriate advanced certificate into their master’s degree to support their focus area.
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