The Power of an MBA, the Passion of Healthcare

The Clarkson MBA in Healthcare Management is designed to help students understand the complexities of the healthcare system and to manage health and health-related facilities more effectively. Our graduates establish highly visible and successful careers in hospitals, health systems, health insurance companies, medical practices, technology and consulting firms, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and healthcare policy development institutions. Our MBA in Healthcare Management is one of only 28 programs in the country to offer dual AACSB and CAHME accreditation. Clarkson’s MBA in Healthcare Management is a degree that sets you apart with a distinct competitive edge.

Complete your healthcare management MBA on a part-time or full-time schedule, online or in a more traditional on-site classroom setting. On-site or online, you can keep working and earn your degree. Evening on-site classes are conveniently located on Clarkson’s Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, New York. And of course, online classes are available anywhere!

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Curriculum

The MBA in Healthcare Management consists of 48 credits, which are used on seven core courses, seven advanced courses and two electives. Full-time students generally complete the healthcare management MBA program in two years or less, whereas part-time students generally complete the program in two to four years. Many students accelerate their completion through accepted waivers for courses completed at other schools.

MBA in Healthcare Management Curriculum

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We also offer joint programs with our partner colleges in the fields of healthcare and pharmaceuticals. More information on these programs can be found on our Joint Program Page.


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Career Outcomes

Healthcare is one of the world's fastest growing industries. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that employment for medical and health service managers will grow by 22% over the next decade.

Healthcare MBA students percentage of students complete or continuing
Among MBA in Healthcare Management Graduates looking for jobs:
  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Percent placed by time of graduation 89% 86% 74% 62% 84% 80%
Percent placed by three months post graduation 91% 95% 85% 85% 95% 90%
Percent placed by six months post graduation 97% 100% 91% 93% 95% 90%
The total graduating class is defined as all MBA students graduating during the 12 months ending June 30th.

General Admission Requirements

An application includes:

  • Completed online application
  • Transcripts from all institution(s) attended
  • GMAT/GRE scores (see full checklist for information about substitutions and waivers)
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation

International applicants also need:

  • English Proficiency Testing (see full checklist for options)
  • U.S. Bachelor’s equivalency 
  • Certificate of finance to receive an I-20

For a comprehensive review of application requirements, please visit the full checklist of Admissions Requirements for Graduate Business Programs.

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Scholarships

Merit-Based Graduate Business Program Scholarships

All students applying for Reh School of Business graduate programs will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on academic achievement (GPA) and GMAT (or equivalent) results.* Additional consideration may also be given based upon the overall merits of an application.

There are four award levels associated with Reh School of Business programs. These guaranteed levels range between at least 15% and up to at least a 75% tuition discount**, based upon the overall merits of a candidate’s application. Awards are based on a percentage of the total cost of the specific program to which you are applying.***

Award Levels

  1. Fellowship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) – at least 15%
  2. Dean's (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) – at least 25%
  3. Presidential (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) – at least 40%
  4. Trustees (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) – at least 75%

Clarkson students are expected to keep a satisfactory academic status to maintain scholarship status. Accelerated BS/BA/MBA students who wish to qualify for merit scholarships should take the GMAT regardless of their grade point average. 

*Candidates who have the GMAT (or equivalent) requirement waived as part of their application may still be considered for a merit-based scholarship. Levels will be based upon overall merits of the application, with a minimum award of at least 15%.
**Scholarship awards are for the full duration of enrollment in the program of study, and actual awards each semester are prorated based on credits pursued.
***Applicants who are receiving an employer benefit must select either the corporate discount rate or the merit-based scholarship award (the higher of the two), but not both.

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"I truly believe that earning my Healthcare Management MBA at the same time as my PharmD helped me stand out among the ever-growing candidate pool. It showed my employer that I was proactive in understanding all aspects of the drug development business."

Alisha Ahmed '17, PharmD/Healthcare Management MBA

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
graduate@clarkson.edu
518-631-9831

CAHME

Clarkson University's Healthcare MBA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, whose accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers to ensure integrity of graduate healthcare management education. CAHME accreditation provides you with access to prestigious postgraduate administrative fellowships in some of the nation's top healthcare systems. 

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