Become a health care leader with an MBA in Healthcare Management 

Carlow’s MBA in Healthcare Management will give you the flexible, reputable education you need to advance as a leader in the health care industry. You will gain an understanding of how ethical decision making can contribute to business success.

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit:


Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months


On campus or online

MBA in Healthcare Management curriculum 

Every course in the Master of Business Administration program weaves in themes of corporate and social responsibility. Because the curriculum follows the scholar-practitioner model, you will receive academically rigorous, yet practical, knowledge. The core curriculum covers both the hard and soft skills needed for management and executive roles across industries and organizations.

Quick facts

  • Take courses on campus or online
  • Gain practical, hands-on learning experiences
  • Apply via simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to apply

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.


Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Healthcare managers

Medical and health services managers work in health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and group medical practices. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth of 32% from 2019 to 2029 for health care managers as the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life. Job titles can include health care marketing manager, practice administrator, clinical director and health information management director.

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The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

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



Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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

Healthcare Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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