The MBA in Health Systems Leadership prepares future executives to make a meaningful difference in a wide range of healthcare delivery and financing organizations. In addition to administrative managers, the program is well suited for physicians, pharmacists and other clinicians, lawyers, accounting professionals, and other consultants and advisors serving health system clients.
The 42-credit curriculum was designed in close collaboration with The Henry Predolin School of Nursing and local healthcare system experts, and based on the Commission on Accreditation of HealthCare Management Education (CAHME) competency criteria. It includes courses such as Managerial Health Economics, Health Policy and Law, Healthcare Service and Clinical Quality, taught by highly qualified health professionals and faculty.
The School of Business is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and students in the MBA Health Systems Leadership program are eligible for a free membership in both AUPHA and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
As an alternative to the full MBA, we offer a stand-alone 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Management and an MBA with a concentration in Health Systems Management. Middle managers aspiring to leadership roles such as CEO and COO would enroll in the MBA degree program options. Individuals aspiring to middle management roles such as director level positions may be attracted to the graduate certificate option. Learn more about these programs.