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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 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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Healthcare Administration Courses

MBA students are required to complete a total of 9 elective credits to establish an optional focus area. The following list of courses are a sampling of Healthcare Administration electives. Please note that these electives are offered on a rotating basis and are subject to change. Connect with your Academic Advisor for current course offerings.


Aging, Policy, Politics, and Law

Communication Theory

Comparative Healthcare System

Ecommerce Logistics

Ethical Issues in Public Health

Financial Management of Health Institutions

Globalization and Health

Health Disparities 

Health Economics and Reimbursement

Health Program Planning

Healthcare Data Analytics

Healthcare Organization and Administration

Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement

International Health, Population, and Development

Intro to Health Politics and Policy

Intro to US Healthcare

Intro to US Mental Health System

LEAN Management

Program Evaluation in Health and Human Service Organizations

Public Health Law

Public Health Leadership

Services Marketing Management (if not taken as MKT core)

Strategic Technological Innovation Management

Flex Focus Courses

Students may substitute up to 3 credits of Healthcare Administration electives with a “flex” designated elective. These flex electives are applicable to all industries and can be applied to all focus areas.

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Career and Professional Development Workshop

Data Management for Business Leaders

Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Business 

Negotiations Theory & Practice

Personal Finance - Basics

Personal Finance - Cash Management

Personal Finance - Insurance

Personal Finance - Investments

Project Management

Survey Development and Analysis

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Fall Start

Priority: June 1
Final: July 15

Spring Start

Priority: October 1
Final: November 15

Summer Start

Priority: February 1
Final: March 15

Priority Deadline Benefits

If you apply by the priority deadline for your chosen start term, you will receive several educational and financial benefits:

  • $85 application fee reimbursement on your first tuition invoice.
  • ​Priority access to course registration.
  • Additional time to plan finances.
  • ​Early access to upcoming career and professional development opportunities
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Follow our step-by-step process to complete your online application.

  1. Once you click Apply Now, you will be taken to the University's secure online student information system, SPIRE.
  2. Follow the “Go to Application” link to create your user account to begin your application process.
  3. Complete the admissions requirements and submit your application. Note: you can save and resume your application process as you gather required materials.
  4. After submitting, track your application at the Graduate School Status of Application page.
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