Healthcare Management, MBA

 

Program Summary

Format: Online, On-site, Hybrid


Locations: Capital Region


Credit Hours:

MBA
16 courses


Cost: per credit hour

Our Program

MBA
The MBA in Healthcare Management prepares graduates for careers as administrators and analysts in healthcare, governmental, and private sector organizations with strong healthcare interests. Typical organizations hiring health systems graduates include hospitals, clinics, health insurance plans, consulting firms, planning and regulatory agencies, and research firms. The curriculum is designed to help students understand the complexities of the healthcare system and to manage health and health-related facilities more effectively.

MBA with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (PharmD)
The MBA in Healthcare Management degree is a 16 course program. The PharmD/MBA joint program reduces the number of required MBA courses to 13. Up to three required courses from the MBA curriculum are waived based on courses taken in the PharmD program at ACPHS. Several MBA preliminary half courses are also met through the PharmD curriculum. In addition, PharmD students meet the MBA Internship Requirement with the selected practicum experiences which are part of the 6th year curriculum at ACPHS. Most joint program students complete the MBA course requirements on a part-time basis over a three year period (years 4-6 at ACPHS).

MBA with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences)
The MBA in Healthcare Management degree is a 16 course program. The BS/MBA in Healthcare Management joint program reduces the number of MBA courses needed from 16 to 13. Up to three required courses and three preliminary courses half courses from the MBA curriculum are waived based on courses taken in the BS program at ACPHS. The remaining courses are usually completed on a full-time basis the year following graduation from ACPHS. In addition to coursework, all MBA students are required to complete an administrative internship.

MBA with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (BS in Pharmacy)
The MBA in Healthcare Management degree is a 16 course program. The BS/MBA in Healthcare Management joint program reduces the number of MBA courses needed from 16 to 13. Up to three required courses and three preliminary courses half courses from the MBA curriculum are waived based on courses taken in the BS program at ACPHS. The remaining courses are usually completed on a full-time basis the year following graduation from ACPHS. In addition to coursework, all MBA students are required to complete an administrative internship.

MBA with Albany Law School (JD)
The MBA in Healthcare Management is designed to meet the management development needs of students enrolled at Albany Law School. Students spend their first year in law studies, their second year in management studies, and their third and fourth years in law and management studies. Four designated law courses transfer into the MBA degree.  Students are required to complete their MBA the winter term of the year they petition to graduate at ALS.  Students may chose either the MBA or the MBA in Healthcare Management degree.

MBA with Albany Medical College (MD)
The Clarkson University MBA in Healthcare Management/Albany Medical College MD is designed to provide students with a business understanding specific to healthcare and move them on to their medical education quickly. While many other medical schools offer a generic MBA, the Clarkson University MBA in Healthcare Management is focused on the healthcare environment. Students study alongside others with a passion for healthcare, and learn how to manage a medical practice, deliver quality care in a cost-containment environment, market a practice, and lead other healthcare professionals.

Advanced Certificate
Healthcare has become one of the fastest growing industries in the US economy, characterized by rapid change and a need for management that will extend into the foreseeable future. The Certificate in Healthcare Management prepares individuals to take advantage of the opportunities in this field by introducing them to important business concepts applied to healthcare.

Curriculum

The MBA in Healthcare Management requires 16 courses in healthcare, business and management. Students can choose to pursue the program online or on-site. Either way, they can expect the same high quality coursework taught by faculty at the top of their fields. Online students participate in three on-site courses; each course is three days long and fulfills one course requirement. All other courses are offered either online or on-site over three 10 week trimesters and during an accelerated summer session.

An internship is required for students who enter the program with little or no prior work experience. Most students who are working full time waive the internship requirement. For others, the internship is a valuable resume builder and can often lead directly to a job offer. The Healthcare Internship is typically performed in the summer between the first and second year of the graduate study program. However, many students opt to fulfill this requirement on a 10 to 20 hours per week part-time basis throughout the academic year.

 

Admission Requirements

General Requirements for Admissions
Admission is based upon evidence of intellectual achievement, motivation, and aptitude. All students must have, or be a candidate for, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college before applying for graduate admission status. A grade average of “B” (3.0 cumulative index) or better in undergraduate work is expected for admission. Students with advanced degrees or substantial graduate work will also be judged on the record of previous graduate accomplishments.

Application Materials for all MBA programs:

  • All official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE Scores (may not be needed for applicants with work experience, graduate degrees or other practical/applied skill sets. The LSAT may be used in lieu of the GMAT for students applying to the JD/MBA program)
  • Essay
  • Resume

International Students

  • TOEFL or IELTS (see additional detail below)
  • Certificate of finance to receive an I-20

English Language Ability:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Must score a minimum of 213 on the computer based or 550 on the paper based or 80 on the internet based TOEFL. Non-U.S. applicants who have not studied for at least two years in an English-speaking program must also submit an official score from the TOEFL
Or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Overall score of 6.5 (with a potential request for a telephone interview).

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply contact:
Erin Wheeler
Director of Admissions Professional Programs
ewheeler@clarkson.edu
518/631-9910

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