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Master of Business Administration
Concentration in Health Care Management

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US economy, emphasizing a growing need for business professionals to lead these organizations. Like any other business, the healthcare industry has financial, promotional, legal, and operational needs, but their unique structure and regulations require leaders with an understanding of both general business practices and the industry. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Health Care Management can give you the training you need in both sectors to make a difference in health care.

Why study MBA Health Care?

Here’s what makes the Mount’s MBA Health Care program unique:

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  • Healthcare hub: The Hudson Valley is a growing hub for health care. Given our clinical relationships with more than 40 area hospitals and dozens more clinics and medical groups, the Hudson Valley is the prime spot in which to learn about and work in health care.
  • Continued study: The Mount’s major in Healthcare Management, housed within the School of Business, leads perfectly into this MBA Health Care. Get your bachelor’s and master’s degree from the same great institution without having to transition to a new school with unfamiliar professors.
  • Healthcare legacy: The Mount has long been renowned for its excellence in training future healthcare professionals in the field of Nursing. Now, we seek to expand that legacy to also provide administrative professionals ready to support this important work.

“The MBA degree concentrating in healthcare management includes a rich array of business courses coupled with a strong healthcare curriculum. These aim to inspire critical thinking, as these skills are essential in today's dynamic healthcare industry. While I have been working in healthcare for two decades, obtaining my MBA degree has helped me apply contemporary business solutions to modern healthcare problems.”

Damaris Lopez-Diaz MBA '20
Damaris Lopez-Diaz MBA '20

What to expect as an MBA Health Care student at the Mount

37-55 credits

Learn about MBA Health Care academic requirements and courses here.

The number of credits you will have to take as an MBA student will depend on your undergraduate major as well as work experience. Prior to beginning the program, you will meet with our graduate Business advisor or program coordinator to discuss your personal path to degree completion.

Our graduate courses run on 8-week sessions instead of 15-week semesters, with six session start dates per academic year. We typically recommend that students take two courses per session, but you can take one course instead if that better fits your schedule. The majority of our students (70%) complete the MBA program within three years, but the time it will take for you to complete the program may be more or less depending on your prerequisite requirements and how many credits you wish to take each year. Some students are even able to complete the program in just over a year, so your course schedule will be adjusted based on your unique experiences and goals.

In addition to our traditional MBA courses, you will also take several courses specific to the operational management of healthcare facilities, such as Health Care Industry Analysis, Issues and Trends in Ambulatory and Acute Care, Financial Management in the Health Care Sector, and Public Policy and Health Care.

Due to the nature of health care, this program revolves around giving back and seeks to prepare you for the life of service you’ll lead following graduation with plenty of service experiences integrated into the curriculum.

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Be prepared for your future

With an MBA Health Care degree, you’ll be prepared to take on leadership and managerial positions in the healthcare sector. Overseeing finances, marketing, operations, and more, your training will give you the flexibility you need to be successful in a number of aspects of this field.

Here’s how some of our MBA students are using their degrees in health care:

  • Daniel Maughan ’05 MBA ’09 MS in Nursing ’09, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall
  • Christian Plaza ’14 MBA ’18 MS in Nursing ’18, Clinical & Business Director at Cross Valley Health & Medicine PC
  • Damaris Lopez-Diaz MBA ’20, Senior Director of Quality Transformation at Cornerstone Family Health and Vice President of Population Health for Community Health IPA

Michael Fox

Assistant Professor of Business Law and Business Graduate Program Coordinator
Email Address
Aquinas 100-A15
Office Hours

Cathy Rehfus-Wilsek

Associate Professor of Healthcare Management
Office Hours
By appointment

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