The College of Business offers a specialized MBA in Health Care Administration (MBA/HCA) which provides academic training, internships, and career guidance for students interested in career opportunities in the health care industry.
E-mail inquiries about the MBA/HCA and requests for application materials may be directed to email@example.com. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to consult the Graduate Business Advising Office at 216-687-3730.
The Health Care Administration specialization within the Master of Business Administration program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The program is designed to provide graduate education for individuals interested in preparing for or furthering their careers in the management and administration of all health care delivery entities, such as integrated systems, hospitals, and managed care organizations. The program also provides training that leads to careers in consulting, health planning, policy analysis, and long-term care administration.
The Health Care Administration specialization provides a comprehensive academic background in management theory and practice, together with the knowledge and skills associated with the field of health care administration, planning, and policy analysis. Through this specialization, students develop an awareness of the interaction and interdependence of management, finance, economics, medicine, politics, and the social sciences. The program also provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable practical experience through professional site visits, shadowing, and an intensive administrative work experience, referred to as the internship. Both full-time and part-time students are able to complete the program through courses offered during the day and in the evening. Full-time students usually are able to complete the program in two or two-and-one-half years, while part-time students have up to six years to earn the degree.
In addition to holding a baccalaureate degree, applicants for admission to the Health Care Administration specialization must meet the following requirements:
- A GMAT or GRE score that meets minimum requirements.
- The GMAT/GRE may be waived for those applicants with an earned U.S. doctorate (Ph.D., DBA, or MD). International applicants with an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or MD) must present proof of U.S. equivalency. Medical doctors must be licensed to practice in the United States in order to be considered for this waiver.
- Students scoring below the 20th percentile on the verbal section of the GMAT/GRE are required to take the following remedial courses in business communication: GAD 502 (16th through 19th percentile); or GAD 501 and GAD 502 (below the 16th percentile). Students scoring below the 25th percentile on the quantitative section of the GMAT/GRE are required to take a two-credit course, OSM 500.
- An official transcript from each college and university previously attended must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
- A current resume and a statement explaining why the applicant wishes to enroll in the Health Care Administration MBA must be provided before an admissions decision can be made.
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As with the regular MBA, students awaiting admission to the Health Care Administration MBA are allowed to take a maximum of twelve credit hours while in non-degree status. Since the prerequisite requirements for the MBA in Health Care Administration are somewhat different from the regular MBA, students should enroll in the prerequisite courses only after consultation with a health care program advisor.
Non-degree students wishing to be accepted into the Health Care Administration MBA are cautioned that they cannot be admitted as a regular student with a graduate grade point average below a B (3.0) average (this is a policy of the Graduate Studies College), and the grades for any coursework taken while in non-degree status are not considered in the admissions decision.
Financial aid is available through the University. Graduate assistantship positions are available throughout the College of Business Administration departments and programs, including the Health Care Administration MBA. Assistantships are generally reserved for students with the highest demonstrated potential for graduate level success based on grade point average and admissions test score. Students may apply for an assistantship by checking the appropriate box on the graduate application and by submitting a completed assistantship application form to the Graduate Business Advising Office.