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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Focus your MBA for the healthcare industry.

In partnership with the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the Isenberg MBA with a Focus in Healthcare Administration offers a mix of general business and public health courses that directly apply to the healthcare industry. This focus is ideal for healthcare professionals seeking promotion into management or those looking to transition into the rapidly growing field of healthcare administration.

Note: The focus area is only listed on your transcript, not on your diploma.

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Focus Requirements

MBA students are required to complete a total of 9 elective credits to establish an optional focus area. Students can complete a focus in Healthcare Administration by choosing 9 credits from the courses listed below, with at least one course from Isenberg. Please note that the Public Policy & Health Courses are offered on a rotating basis and are subject to change. Connect with your Academic Advisor for current course offerings.

Isenberg Courses

  • Healthcare Quality & Performance Improvement
  • Negotiations Theory & Practice
  • Project Management
  • Data Management for Business Leaders

School of Public Policy & Health Courses

  • Aging, Policy, Politics, and Law
  • Community Development and Health Education
  • Financial Management of Health Institutions
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Economics and Reimbursement
  • Health Program Planning
  • Health Policy in the United States
  • Healthcare Organization and Administration
  • Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare
  • Intro to US Healthcare
  • Intro to US Mental Health System
  • Program Evaluation in Health and Human Service Organizations
  • Public Health Leadership

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
On-Campus MBA Fall Start
Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
November 1 December 1 February 1 April 1 (U.S. applicants only)


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