Healthcare Management Concentration | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Healthcare Management Concentration

Chatham University MBA

As practitioners in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other allied health professions move into management positions, they increasingly find that their professional education has not prepared them for their new managerial responsibilities. Tasks such as leading people, developing programs, creating budgets, analyzing information, and planning strategic objectives are essential to those positions but are typically outside the practice of experienced healthcare professionals. The curriculum of Chatham's MBA Healthcare Management concentration is dedicated to helping practitioners strengthen their business acumen while preparing business professionals to succeed in management and executive roles in the healthcare field. This program helps students develop a better understanding of the larger health care environment to deal with the rapid changes that are taking place in the field while providing the important, and in some cases necessary, credentials for upward mobility in the healthcare arena.

The Healthcare Management MBA concentration's courses are available in online or on-campus sessions. Coupled with the online or in-class options of the MBA Core, students can complete the Chatham MBA with Healthcare Management focus entirely online.

Required Courses for Concentration

3 courses - 9 credit hours
BUS 511 Health Policy & Advocacy
BUS 551 Health Informatics: Database Management for Evidence-Based Decision Making
COM 510 Health Communication