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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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.

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.
Alisha Ahmed '17 healthcare mba headshot
"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


All students applying for Business School programs will automatically be considered for merit based scholarships and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. Tuition or course waivers may also be awarded based on undergraduate work. 

David D. Reh School of Business Graduate Programs Scholarship Levels:

  • Fellowship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) - $10,000
  • Dean's (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) - $15,000
  • Presidential (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) - $25,000
  • Trustees (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) - $50,000

*Students will be assigned the appropriate scholarship level based on the criteria listed. GRE scores can be considered for scholarship. All GRE scores are converted to a GMAT equivalent score to be evaluated.

Additional merit based scholarships may be awarded.

Learn more about financial aid, costs and scholarships:

General Admission Requirements

Admission is based upon evidence of intellectual achievement, motivation and aptitude. All students must have, or be a candidate for, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college before applying for graduate admission status. A grade average of B (3.0 cumulative index) or better in undergraduate work is expected for admission. Students with advanced degrees or substantial graduate work will also be judged on the record of previous graduate accomplishments.

Application materials for all MBA programs:

  • official college transcript(s)
  • three letters of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores (may not be needed for applicants with work experience, graduate degrees or other practical/applied skill sets; the LSAT may be used in lieu of the GMAT for students applying to the JD/MBA program)
  • statement of purpose
  • resume

International Students

  • TOEFL or IELTS score (see additional details below)
  • certificate of finance to receive an I-20

English Language Ability:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — Must score a minimum of 213 on the computer-based test, 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the Internet-based test. Non-U.S. applicants who have not studied for at least two years in an English-speaking program must also submit an official TOEFL score.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) — Must have an overall score of 6.5 (with a potential request for a telephone interview).

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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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