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Online MBA: Healthcare Management Concentration

Program Overview

Apply principles of business to the practice of healthcare.

Effectively run day-to-day operations and coordinate patient-centered care and organizational efficiency with the Healthcare Management concentration.

You’ll prepare to manage all aspects of the business side of medical practice and support doctors, nurses, and other practitioners as they treat and prevent illness.

Effectively run day-to-day operations and coordinate patient-centered care and organizational efficiency with the Healthcare Management concentration.

You’ll prepare to manage all aspects of the business side of medical practice and support doctors, nurses, and other practitioners as they treat and prevent illness.

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Ensure Effective Health Services Delivery

In the MBA Healthcare Management concentration, you’ll pair masters-level business knowledge with focused expertise in healthcare management.

Learn how to address ethical challenges, apply up-to-the-minute healthcare laws, understand how the healthcare employee lifecycle affects staffing, and more.

From budgeting and scheduling to managing human resources, you’ll complete this concentration with the skills to lead an impactful healthcare practice.

Career Outlook: 18% Growth Through 2028

Demand for health administrators is growing just as rapidly as the demand for healthcare, driven by baby boomers living longer, more active lives than generations before.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 18 percent job growth for health administrators through 20281, a rate that’s four times the national average.

Health Services Manager


As a health services manager, you’d lead health services teams, departments, entire hospitals, or even hospital networks. You’d verify your organization complies with healthcare laws and policies; hire, train and review new team members; and ensure your organization effectively serves the public.1

Hospital Administrator


As a hospital administrator, you’d be tasked with running a medical facility, such as a hospice, drug-abuse treatment clinic, dentist’s office, or radiology center. That could mean setting rates, designing budgets, evaluating staff, creating and implementing organizational policy, and more.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Nursing director or manager
  • Medical Practice Manager
  • Drug-abuse treatment center director
  • Health and human services administrator
  • Physician office manager

Curriculum: The Business of Exceptional Care

The courses in this concentration are drawn from Queens’ online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, which is based on core competencies defined by the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) Higher Education Network.

Like the MHA, this concentration is built on universal business practices, principled leadership, and a hands-on approach to meeting the U.S. healthcare system’s growing needs.

Course Spotlight: MHA 500 Health Services Organization and Delivery

Understand the structure and functions of the United States’ healthcare system, including the ways stakeholders, resources, industries, financing, coverage, and other forces come together locally, regionally, and nationally to impact how health services are delivered.


Course Spotlight: MHA 625 Quality Improvement for Healthcare Organizations

Develop and enhance your skills in leadership, communication, quality improvement, outcomes management, root cause analysis, and data design. You’ll learn the skills you need to define, assure, and measure quality outcomes in healthcare organizations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens’ online MBA Healthcare Management Concentration, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete the Master of Business Administration program in approximately two years if you take two courses per semester, which is considered full-time.

You can also take longer to complete the program if needed. Select students may opt to take on more courses at once, completing the program on a shorter timeline, depending on concentration.

The number of management occupations is projected to grow by 7% between 2018 and 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That amounts to more than 700,000 new jobs for qualified candidates. The median annual wage for these positions is the highest of all major occupational groups, sitting at $104,240.

Management is just the beginning when you have your MBA. You can also tailor your degree to your career aspirations with our four concentrations: Executive CoachingFinanceHealthcare Management, and Leadership & Change.

Explore your career opportunities on our Career Outlook page.

No work experience is necessary to apply, but you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Official GMAT/GRE scores are also required, though you may be eligible for the GMAT/GRE waiver if you have relevant full-time work experience.

See the Admission Requirements page for more information.

The estimated tuition for this program is $41,940 to $45,435 depending on your chosen concentration.

Please note this amount doesn’t include other costs you might incur, such as textbooks, school supplies, personal expenses, and loan fees.

Find more details about tuition, scholarships, and financial aid options on our MBA Tuition page.

If you take two courses per semester, that would be considered full-time. You can also study on a part-time basis if you prefer.

The Queens MBA program includes 36 credit hours of foundation, core, flexible core, and elective courses. You’ll explore coursework in leadership development, strategic planning, organizational development and international business. The foundation and core courses are mandatory for all MBA students, but your electives and flexible core courses may vary.

Outside of the curriculum, we also offer an optional, immersive two-day experience on the Queens campus in Charlotte, N.C. where you’ll get insights into leadership and personal learning style.

You also have the opportunity to benefit from mentorship, executive coaching, an unmatched business network, and a special leadership challenge in the mountains of Western North Carolina

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from
  2. Payscale (2019 August 28). Hospital Administrator Salary. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from