Health care professionals in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania know that quality care needs to go hand-in-hand with a solid knowledge of business principles. Take advantage of specialized courses in our highly regarded College of Health and Wellness to build your expertise in health care management—an in-demand field in our region’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” economy. Find out how treating employees and patients with dignity and respect can be good for the bottom line.

QUICK FACTS: No GRE or GMAT required. Take courses online and/or in class.



Where Our Graduates Go

Recent Carlow graduates in the MBA program have been employed as Associate HR Advisor, Provider Contract Analyst, Product Manager, Financial Analyst, Payer Specialist, Senior Analyst, Management Contractor, Senior Account Analyst, and Portfolio Manager. 

This is a small sample of where Carlow Graduates have recently found jobs:

  • BNY Mellon
  • Excela Health
  • Pittsburgh Mercy
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • UPMC
  • PNC
  • First National Bank



MBA Healthcare Management Course Information

Course Requirements: 36 credits
Degree: Master of Business Administration
Locations: Main Oakland Campus or Online

Notable 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, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website.