As a health care manager, you’ll keep health services organizations competitive by increasing efficiency and quality of patient care while striving to eliminate costly practices. The business and leadership skills you’ll gain in our program, combined with the comprehensive knowledge of health care laws and regulations, make you an indispensable leader in a doctor’s office, hospital, long-term care facility or government agency.
Each day, you’ll play a vital role, from budgeting and billing strategies to overseeing a range of personnel issues. Advanced course work in health care policy, financial management, information systems and decision making prepare you for a job as a practice manager and health care consultant upon graduation. Your MBA additionally provides upward mobility for a future career as a medical facility director, department administrator and hospital CFO.
Our MBA program also is available through QU Online, allowing you the flexibility to balance your education with responsibilities of family and career. Internships in settings such as hospitals, assisted-living facilities, private practices and rehabilitation centers give you practical experience in an area of your professional interest.
Curriculum and Requirements
MBA–HCM Program of Study
|Foundational Course Work|
|MBA 601||Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start)||1|
|Decision Making Tools:|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Information Systems Strategy|
|Business Decision Analysis|
|Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 1)|
|MBA 615||Managing the Decision Making Process||3|
|Core Business Disciplines|
|MBA 620||Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)||3|
|MBA 625||Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers||3|
|MBA 635||Decision Making for Business Operations||3|
|MBA 640||Financial Decision Making||3|
|MBA 645||Marketing Decision Making||3|
|MBA 660||Decision Making in a Global Economy 1||3|
|Health Management Required Courses|
|HM 600||Foundations of Health Care Management||3|
|HM 621||Quality Management in Health Care Facilities||3|
|HM 663||Integrated Health Systems and Managed Care||3|
|HM 664||Financial Management in Health Care Organizations||3|
|HM 668||Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Epidemiology and Population Health|
|Corporate Compliance in the Health Care Industry|
|Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration|
|Health Policy and Politics|
|Organization and Management of Long-Term Care Facilities|
|Internship I (degree Students Only) 1|
|Internship II (degree students only)|
& HM 784
|Consulting Practicum I (degree students only)|
and Consulting Practicum II (degree students only)
|Supply Chain Management|
|Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 2)|
|MBA 690||Decision Making Capstone||3|
BS/MBA students must complete HM 780 as their elective.
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Quinnipiac University's School of Business offers an MBA program that is consistently ranked among the best in the U.S. The program regularly attracts a very high quality of prospective students and admission to the program is competitive.
Applications for the MBA program are accepted throughout the year. Students interested in full-time study can begin their studies in January, May or August. Students interested in part-time study can only begin their studies in August. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired.
All prospective students must submit the following:
1. Appropriate application form for either the online MBA or the part-time or full-time on-campus program.
2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended, one professional letter of recommendation and two other letters of recommendation (professional or other), a current resumé and a personal statement/letter of intent.
3. Scores obtained on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), unless one or more of the conditions discussed below apply.
4. A request for GMAT/GRE waiver may be submitted as part of the application process. In general, applicants meeting any of the criteria below may be eligible for such a waiver with documentation of the specific circumstances under which the waiver is being requested. These include, but are not limited to:
a. Completion of a minimum of five years of post-bachelor's, professional and progressive work experience that reflects increasing levels of responsibility, particularly in such areas as budgets, finance, operations and staff supervision.
b. Completion of a master's or doctoral level degree from an accredited institution within 10 years of the application to the QU MBA program. This includes the JD, MD, PhD and other related degrees.
c. Passage of the CPA or CMA exam series and possession of a license to practice.
d. Completion of all CFA examinations and designation as a CFA charter holder.
Eligibility for a GMAT/GRE waiver does not guarantee admission. Applicants granted a waiver and subsequently denied admission may request reconsideration of their application with the inclusion of GMAT or GRE scores.
The final determination of a testing waiver is made by Quinnipiac's School of Business. This will be done as quickly as possible, but students are encouraged to submit their applications and any accompanying waiver requests as early in the admissions cycle as possible in case there are questions, additional information is needed or the standardized testing requirement is not waived. The admission decision is made by Quinnipiac's School of Business.
5. Prospective International students must submit certified translations of official transcripts prepared by World Education Services (WES) or another acceptable organization that is approved by Quinnipiac for this purpose. In addition, prospective international students must submit the materials covered in #1, #2 and #3 above.
6. All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must indicate that they have the language capability to understand business instruction in English and must provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. In general, a minimum TOEFL Internet-based score of 90 is required for admission (or 233 for computer based, or 575 for paper based). In lieu of TOEFL, applicants may submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum score of 6.5 on this exam, a B or above on the Certificate of Advanced English or a C or above on the Certificate of Proficiency in English is required. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.
7. International applicants are required to submit proof of adequate funds to complete their study at Quinnipiac University before an eligibility form (I-20) can be issued. Complete the Statement of Financial Support and submit along with supporting documentation. In addition, a copy of a passport or national ID is required.
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Enrollment and Graduation Data
Enrollment and number of graduates
Student enrollment in the MBA program (on ground) in 2015-2016: 154
Number of MBA program (on ground) graduates:
- 2015-16: 111
- 2014-15: 97
- 2013-14: 87
- 2012-13: 106
- 2011-12: 94