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Prepare for Leadership in an In-Demand Field

Quality healthcare is driven not only by the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who work directly with patients. It is also driven by thoughtful, strategic leaders who can manage the business of healthcare.

If you are looking to stand apart in a growing field that needs ethical leadership, earning your MBA in Healthcare Management at Carlow University could be the right fit for your career goals. And, you'll stand out from the crowd because you will have built your expertise in our highly regarded College of Health and Wellness, where students learn to make a difference and make career moves.

Healthcare MBA Program Highlights

Get the flexible, reputable education you need to advance as a leader in the healthcare industry. At Carlow University, you'll benefit from:

  • Courses offered online and/or in person on campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh
  • Practical, hands-on learning experiences
  • Ethics-driven curriculum
  • Simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to apply
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Earn an MBA that will show you how ethical leadership can be good for the bottom line. Request information today.

 Wondering which of Carlow's MBA programs is best for you - traditional MBA or E-MBAContact us to discuss your educational goals and qualifications.


What Can You Do With an MBA in Healthcare Management?

If you're considering whether or not to make a move into the healthcare sector, the numbers are in your favor. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20% between 2016 and 2026. And, the financial rewards are similarly favorable.

Median salary (2017)

$98,350, with highest 10% earning more than $176,130

Healthcare Industry Connections

Carlow's location in Pittsburgh makes it an ideal place to earn your MBA and grow your network. The Western Pennsylvania region's "Eds, Meds, and Tech" economy is full of industry-leaading healthcare organizations looking for dynamic leaders.

Potential job titles
  • Healthcare Marketing Manager
  • Practice Administrator
  • Clinical Director
  • Health Information Management Director



What You'll Learn

Every course in the Carlow MBA program (36 credits) weaves in themes of corporate and social responsibility. You'll get an understanding of how ethical decision-making can contribute to business success - particularly in the healthcare field. And, because the curriculum follows the scholar-pracitioner model, you'll receive academically rigorous, yet practical, knowledge through a mix of scholarly and hands-on experiences.

MBA Core Curriculum

Every Carlow MBA student completes core curriculum that covers both the hard and soft skills needed for management and executive roles across industries and organizations.

Examples of core courses include:

  • Business Writing
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Decision Making for Leaders
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Advances in IT and IT Management

MBA - Healthcare Management Courses

NU-709 Leadership Styles

Focus on universal principles that form the basis of the study of change in health care organizations. The class will examine change processes in contemporary health care organizations as well as the evolving roles of management and leadership. Students will develop skills to lead change, encourage resilience, and manage transitions.

NU-711 Healthcare Innovation and Quality

Study current initiatives and innovations in health promotion and disease prevention, patient safety, and quality environment. Examine strategies for creating a culture of quality and safety. Apply principles of management with an emphasis on defining, measuring, and evaluating outcomes to become effective leaders and change agents.

NU-737 Healthcare Ethics and Policy

The focus of this course is the confluence of ethics and policy in health care in general with specific application to nursing. General principles of ethics and those principles most often applied in health care will be considered. This course will include an overview of health care policymaking in the United States, as well as the role of the leader as advocate in ethics and policy.

Note: this is just a small sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking. For more details about these classes and more, review the Course Catalog.



MBA Admissions Requirements

Our graduate program admissions process happens on a rolling basis, meaning you can submit your MBA application any time of year. Applicants are asked to apply for free online, and submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the applicant attended
  • Personal essay that describes their academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant's leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible for students who do not meet all of the admission criteria, but who exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Have questions about applying to enroll in Carlow's MBA program? Contact our office of graduate admissions.