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Why the BW Health Care MBA?

Health care in America is a complex and rapidly changing industry. The rising cost of services, and rapid proliferation of new technologies contribute to creating complex challenges for consumers, providers, business and government. The BW health care MBA gives you the knowledge and skills to navigate this complexity and contribute to sound business solutions.

Program Highlights

The health care MBA is built on the foundation of an innovative MBA curriculum integrated with health care issues and applications. Students gain the knowledge and practical skills to lead and to find solutions and success in the healthcare industry.

A flexible schedule designed for experienced professionals, this cohort program enables students to expand their leadership roles and/or advance their careers. Students develop a wide range of skills while exploring current and emerging trends.

A new optional track in Applied Analytics provides further coursework to prepare students to leverage data to design growth strategies, manage change, and make more informed business decisions.

The diversity of student backgrounds, both clinical and professional, small class sizes, and emphasis on team learning creates a unique and dynamic educational experience. A typical class may include students who work as:

  • Physicians
  • Advanced practice nurses and nurse managers
  • Administrators
  • Sales representatives
  • Allied health professionals

Program Format

The program schedule is ideal for working professionals who seek a graduate degree without interrupting their careers. Classes meet on alternating weekends from 4-6:45 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays in the fall and spring (8-10:45 a.m. in the third and fourth semesters). The program does not meet in the summer.

Classes meet nine times each semester. The program is offered at the Berea campus and at Corporate College East. Using collaborative technology, students can attend the seated class or participate real time from a distance. The cohort is designed to be completed in two years, but can accommodate an individual plan over a longer period of time.

Curriculum

First Year — Fall

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
MGT 702Organizational Theory & Systems Approach to Management3
FNC 746Financial Management3
MGT 772Health Economics3

First Year — Spring

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
ACC 706Accountability/Financial Resources3
MGT 705Leadership & Teams3
BUS 749Operations Management3

Second Year — Fall

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
MGT 770Health Informatics3
MKT 761Strategic Marketing3

Second Year — Spring

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
MGT 759Health Care Policy1
MGT 758Health Care Law & Ethics2
MGT 871Strategic Mgmt. of Health Care Orgs3

Applied Analytics Track

These optional, additional courses enable students to manage projects that involve complex data; make effective, data-informed decisions; and utilize analytics to better understand the impact of internal and external changes that affect the cost, quality, and provision of care.

COURSE NUMBERCOURSE NAMECREDITS
BUS 623Data Visualization3
BUS 626Applied Analytics3
BUS 627Predictive Analytics3

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions and additional information about the curriculum can be found in the University catalog.

Alumni Success

With a health care MBA, career mobility takes many different forms. Many graduates have moved from clinical positions to management and administrative roles. For others the move has been to a new department within the organization or to a new organization such as an insurance or pharmaceutical company.

Health care MBA alumni are working in a variety of settings including many leading health care organizations in Northeast Ohio. You can be sure BW graduates are addressing the health care challenges and making the health care system more responsive to the needs of consumers and the community. The BW health care MBA can give you the knowledge and skills you need to take the next step in your career.

TUITION, FEES & FINANCIAL AID

Program Costs

  • Program: 30 credit hours
  • Tuition: $948 per credit hour
  • Books are additional and may be purchased at the BW Bookstore.

Financial Aid

MBA students can explore loan options such as Federal Direct Student Loan program and Graduate PLUS loans.

ACCREDITATION & MEMBERSHIP

Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The School of Business is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

LEARN MORE

Interested in the Business Analytics MBA track? Schedule a time to meet with an advisor, or contact us today at (440) 826-2191 or business@bw.edu.