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.There is an expected high demand for highly trained and experienced leaders in health care organizations, and graduates of advanced degree programs in health care leadership have excellent earning potential. Learn more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports a positive outlook for Medical and Health Services Managers. And the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) projects growth in health care management related career options and compensation.
“As the health care industry becomes more complex and competitive we require exceptionally skilled talent. The demand for graduate level professionals has never been more evident. The Edgewood College MBA in Health Systems Leadership delivers the interdisciplinary learning required of health care executives today. The professional connections the program draws are deeply attractive for the students and the organizations that wish to employ them.”
CEO, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
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 program receives ongoing guidance and support from a distinguished group of local health care system leaders who serve on the MBA-HSL Advisory Council.
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). AUPHA also offers several scholarships to students pursuing graduate degrees in Health Systems Leadership. Learn more.