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
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
- 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
Earn an MBA that will show you how ethical leadership can be
good for the bottom line. Request
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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?
office of graduate admissions.