Healthcare MBA
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MBA in Healthcare Management

Developing graduates who are well-prepared to lead within the complex 21st century healthcare industry.

TestShannon Housh, Ed.D Adjunct Professor, Healthcare Administration and Business Administration
Are you a recent college graduate seeking to launch a career in the rapidly growing field of healthcare management? Welcome to Assumption University’s Accelerated MBA in Healthcare Management. What Makes Assumption’s Program Unique? In addition to taking cutting-edge courses in business and healthcare management, students participate in professional internships and mentoring. This program was designed with you and your career aspirations in mind. In just 14 months, you can graduate with an MBA and relevant real-world experience complemented by a network that will accelerate your career progression to become a leader in the 21st-century healthcare industry. Our classes are small, allowing you to receive personal attention and develop relationships with both faculty and fellow students Values-based with a Real-World Focus Like our other [four MBA programs, our curriculum is grounded in imparting ethical business practices that seek to improve the human condition. In addition, each of our accelerated MBA programs includes professional practicum and mentoring courses, which competitively position you for a career after Assumption. Our goal is to help you launch your career. Our entire team, from our Graduate Admissions to our Student Success Representative, and our incredible faculty, are ready to do what it takes to create for you a transformative experience. We look forward to you becoming part of our community and making meaningful contributions to the campus and global communities.

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MBA in Healthcare Management Program Contact

Susan M. Cahill

Sr. Associate Director of Post-Bachelor and Graduate Admissions
508-767-7365 Admissions House - Room 205

Shannon Thibault, EdD, MBA, MHA

Program Coordinator, MBA in Healthcare Management, Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare Administration and Business Administration

Shelley Walsh

Student Service Representative
508-767-7426 Tsotsis Family Academic Center - Room 338

An Ideal Place to Learn

Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Online
Program developed with healthcare experts

Program Curriculum

    • Ethical leadership skills that enable graduates to develop principled approaches to inspiring, influencing, and guiding others;
    • An in-depth understanding of the concepts and theories, as well as technical and professional skills in the “core” areas of business;
    • Critical thinking and communication skills that enable graduates to develop and articulate logical, coherent, and persuasive arguments; marshal supportive evidence; and distinguish fact from opinion;
    • Integration skills that enable graduates to make decisions based on multiple, often conflicting, perspectives; and
    • A global perspective that enables graduates to identify, analyze and practice how best to manage when faced with difference.
  • This 30 credit/10 course program is offered fully online, however MBA courses can be taken on campus in a blended format. If you have a bachelor’s degree in business, your C.G.S. program would be 18 credits/6 courses (you will be waived from taking the four foundation courses).

    Required Courses

    Foundation courses: 3-credit accelerated courses (waived for students with a bachelor’s degree in business)
    MBA 562 Foundations of Marketing
    MBA 563 Finance for Managers
    MBA 564 Decision Analytics
    MBA 565 Foundations of Accounting
    3 MBA courses in key business areas which represent the essential components of a business administration degree, combined with 3 Health Advocacy (HAP) courses, which provide the necessary depth of knowledge of the unique healthcare context.
    HAP 505 A Systems Approach to Delivering Health Care in America
    HAP 525 Critical Issues in Health Care Ethics
    HAP 600 Management and Supervision for Health Care Professionals
    MBA 602 Marketing Decision Analysis
    MBA 603 Financial Decision Analysis
    MBA 605 Accounting Decisions for Managers
  • This 45 credit/15 course program is offered fully online. If you have a bachelor’s degree in business, your MBA in Healthcare Management program would be 36 credits/12 courses (you will be waived from taking the four foundation courses).

    Required Courses

    Foundation courses: 3-credit accelerated courses (waived for students with a bachelor’s degree in business)
    MBA 563 Finance for Managers
    MBA 564 Decision Analytics
    MBA 565 Foundations of Accounting
    3 MBA courses in key business areas which represent the essential components of a business administration degree, combined with 3 Health Advocacy (HAP) courses, which provide the necessary depth of knowledge of the unique healthcare context
    HAP 505 A Systems Approach to Delivering Health Care in America
    HAP 525 Critical Issues in Health Care Ethics
    HAP 600 Management and Supervision for Health Care Professionals
    MBA 602 Marketing Decision Analysis
    MBA 603 Financial Decision Analysis
    MBA 605 Accounting Decisions for Managers
    Upper level HAP and MBA courses to advance key skill areas and understanding of leadership for quality outcomes within a healthcare context and a capstone course where learning is applied in a final comprehensive project
    HAP 610 Research in an Evidence-Based Health Care Environment
    HAP 630 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Policy Analysis
    MBA 718 Management Information Systems
    MBA 721 Healthcare Project Management
    MBA 726 Organizational Development and Change
    MBA 743 Leadership
    MBA 800 Business Strategy Capstone
    Must also take 2 non-profit electives (MBA 901 – MBA 907)
  • The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) in Healthcare Management imparts the knowledge, skills, competencies, and critical thinking necessary for aspiring and established healthcare professionals to secure high-impact careers in healthcare management. The Program is designed to provide MBA graduates with advanced knowledge of management in the healthcare context to prepare them to meet the demands and opportunities confronting healthcare organizations and systems.

    Course Sequence:
    HAP 505 A Systems Approach to Delivering Healthcare in America
    HAP 525 Critical Issues in Healthcare Ethics
    HAP 610 Research in an Evidence-Based Healthcare Environment
    HAP 630 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Policy Analysis
    MBA 721 Healthcare Project Management
    MBA 900-907 Non-Profit Elective

Faculty

Michael S. Lewis, Ph.D.
Program Co-director Department Chair, Management and Accounting MBA Director Assistant Professor of Management
Shannon Thibault, EdD, MBA, MHA
Program Coordinator Program Coordinator, MBA in Healthcare Management, Adjunct Faculty Healthcare Administration and Business Administration
Zachary Jeremy Daniels
Associate Professor of Practice, Mgmt, Mktg, Org Comm
Ledia Dilo
Lecturer, MBA Programs
Susan Eramo
Lecturer, MBA Programs
Michael Hebert
Adjunct Faculty, Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies Graduate
Patrick Malone
Adjunct Faculty, Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies and MBA
Joseph Meichelbeck
Lecturer, MBA Programs
James Monette
Lecturer, MBA Programs
J. Bart Morrison, DBA
Associate Professor of Management
Brett Murphy Hunt, EdD
Lecturer, MBA Program
Jennifer Niece, CPA, MBA
Lecturer, MBA and Undergraduate Business Programs
Kristen P. Quinn, MSA
Associate Professor of Practice, Accounting
Carol Richmond
Lecturer, MBA Programs
Christine Carol Sawicki, R.Ph
Lecturer, Health Advocacy and MBA Programs
Christopher Webber
Lecturer, MBA Programs
Stephen Willand
Lecturer, MBA Programs
Jessica Zinger
Lecturer, MBA Programs

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Admissions Requirements

General Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English (Please note: This program is fully online therefore International students can only apply if they plan to take the program from their home country. Online programs are not eligible for the F1 Student Visa.)

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MBA-specific Requirements

GMAT Scores: The GMAT is not required. Personal Statement The Admissions Committee will consider the match between your professional interests and Assumption’s program offerings. We recommend that you give considerable thought to the content of your essay as it is an important part of the evaluation process. Success in the MBA program and in the field requires high levels of responsibility, integrity, and interpersonal skill, as well as mastery of theory and research methodology. We are seeking candidates who have thought deeply about their reasons to pursue an advanced degree in business. We encourage you to reflect this thought and to describe your preparation thoroughly in the essay you submit.  Your personal statement should answer each of the following questions:
  1. Describe the academic preparation and skills that you have that you believe qualify you for the rigorous training involved in our master's program in Business.
  2. Describe what you hope to accomplish academically during your graduate program and the career goals you have for yourself. Focusing on the actual job you would like to have five years after completing your graduate study will bring specificity to your essay.
  3. Describe your strengths and other qualities that you see as essential to be successful in business.
Recommendation Letters (3): Submit three recommendations from individuals in a position to assess your potential performance in an MBA program. At least one, and preferably more of these references, should be from former professors or other academics. Only letters that are academic or professional in nature will be considered. Recommendations may be submitted using the recommendation form. References from friends, relatives, or peers/colleagues at work are generally not helpful to the Admissions Committee. Multiple references from the same employer are also discouraged. If you are relying on work references because of the unavailability of academic references, anyone you ask to complete a reference should focus directly on your ability to meet the demands of a graduate program in business, and not merely report on your employment. Tuition & Financial Aid


Graduate Research Symposium

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