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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 10 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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Future of Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program

Clarkson University and the MBA in Healthcare Management program would like to invite you to apply for the one year fellowship program at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY.

As part of the program, students selected will take part in the following schedule and benefits:

  • Receive a 30% tuition scholarship towards your MBA in Healthcare Management program
  • Complete the program in either one calendar year (taking 4 classes per quarter) or over two calendar years (2 classes per quarter)
  • Attend all classes in person (when available) at Clarkson's Capital Region Campus (CRC) campus in Schenectady, NY
  • Receive potential waivers from your undergraduate coursework (up to 9 credits!)

For more information and details on how to apply please download this information sheet.

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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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Hear from our Professor Emeritus and Former Program Director John Huppertz & Alumni

 

 

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.

Among MBA in Healthcare Management Graduates looking for jobs:
  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Percent placed by time of graduation 97% 78% 92% 91% 89% 86%
Percent placed by three months post graduation 100% 92% 100% 94% 91% 95%
Percent placed by six months post graduation 100% 94% 100% 97% 97% 100%
 

General Admission Requirements

School of Business Graduate Admissions Requirements

Update: all standardized test score requirements will be waived through December 31, 2023.

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
  • 2 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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Students applying that satisfy ONE of the below criteria are eligible for automatic admission into our graduate business programs:

1) An undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher from a regionally accredited college.

2) An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND a GMAT score of 500 or higher.

3) A master's degree or above from a regionally accredited college.

*Auto-admit criteria are for admissions purposes only. Full scholarship considerations should include a complete application. Applies only to regional accredited institutions in the United States. All other applicants will follow the prescribed requirements.

Scholarships

All students applying for Reh School of Business graduate programs will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships (degree programs only) and do not need to fill out a separate scholarship application. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on overall merits and strengths of the application.

Early Decision Award for Residential Business Programs

If you are an applicant who commits to Reh for a residential, cohort-based business one-year program (e.g. Potsdam-based MBA and CRC based Healthcare MBA) by the deadlines listed below, you will be eligible (upon enrollment in the program) to receive an additional “Commit to Reh” award. Commitment Deadlines:

  • Summer and Fall Quarter Start (Healthcare MBA): March 1st
  • Spring Semester (Potsdam-based MBA): November 1st
  • Fall Semester (Potsdam-based MBA): March 1st

Additional Scholarship Policies

  • 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 the overall merits of the application.
  • Scholarship awards are for the full duration of enrollment in the program of study. Actual awards each semester/quarter are prorated based on credits pursued for that semester/quarter. 
  • Applicants who are receiving an employer benefit must select either the discount rate available through Clarkson’s agreement with their employer, or the merit-based scholarship award (the higher of the two), but not both.
  • If a candidate receives course waivers, merit scholarships may still be awarded however the award will be adjusted based upon actual total credits pursued for that program.

Merit-Based Graduate Business Program Scholarships

All students applying for Reh School of Business graduate programs will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships (degree programs only) and do not need to fill out a separate scholarship application. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on overall merits and strengths of the application.

Early Decision Award for Residential Business Programs

If you are an applicant who commits to Reh for a residential, cohort-based business one-year program (e.g. Potsdam-based MBA and CRC based Healthcare MBA) by the deadlines listed below, you will be eligible (upon enrollment in the program) to. receive an additional “Commit to Reh” award.
Commitment Deadlines:

● Summer and Fall Quarter Start (Healthcare MBA): March 1st

● Spring Semester (Potsdam-based MBA): November 1st

● Fall Semester (Potsdam-based MBA): March 1st

Additional Scholarship Policies

● 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 the overall merits of the application.

● Scholarship awards are for the full duration of enrollment in the program of study. Actual awards each semester/quarter are prorated based on credits pursued for that semester/quarter.

● Applicants who are receiving an employer benefit must select either the discount rate available through Clarkson’s agreement with their employer, or the merit-based scholarship award (the higher of the two), but not both.

● If a candidate receives course waivers, merit scholarships may still be awarded, however the award will be adjusted based upon actual total credits pursued for that program.

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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.