MBA in Healthcare Administration

The rising demand for healthcare brings with it a need for professionals in healthcare administration. In addition to being one of the world’s fastest growing industries, the healthcare field offers unique challenges for business professionals seeking a career in healthcare administration. Carroll University’s MBA in healthcare administration delivers the tools and experiences that will equip you for a rewarding career in this booming field.

Graduates with an MBA in healthcare administration move on to rewarding careers in such positions as hospital and clinic administrators, medical department management, health information managers, medical facility chief financial officers (CFOs), policy analysts and pharmaceutical brand managers. In our MBA in healthcare administration program, you’ll learn about the particular demands of information management in the healthcare setting, navigate the ethical and policy landscapes of the healthcare industry, finance and budgeting issues and measuring quality of care and patient satisfaction.

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MBA Curriculum

The Carroll MBA consists of eight graduate classes, plus a capstone applied business project (33 total graduate credit hours). Courses are offered in a convenient, eight-week format, so you can earn your MBA while you work. You may elect to complete two courses during the 16-week semester while being able to focus on each independently. You'll meet one evening per week in a traditional classroom setting, in addition to completing a flexible, online component for each course. The MBA includes a core curriculum of 8 courses dealing with topics such as economics, accounting, decision making and business law. Your coursework will include practical, real-world examples that will immediately benefit you at work.

Value-Added Format

Carroll’s MBA programs are delivered in a hybrid format, combining the convenience of online learning with the personal attention found only in a classroom setting. You’ll meet as a class once weekly, providing the opportunity to get to know your classmates, cultivate teamwork and leadership skills, develop a working relationship with faculty and add to your professional network. The remainder of your coursework can be completed online — providing the flexibility you need to be successful in achieving your MBA goal.

The Carroll Healthcare Administration Emphasis

In Carroll’s healthcare administration program, you’ll select from several elective courses specifically focused on your interests. Zoom in to study the unique legal, ethical and political issues facing healthcare today or study the financial and budgeting challenges particular to the healthcare industry. Other courses examine the intricacies of information management in the healthcare setting and focus on the latest models to measure and assess quality of care and patient satisfaction. The course offerings have been designed to meet industry needs, giving you a decisive advantage in the field of healthcare administration.

Admission Requirements

Are you ready to place a priority on your academic and professional goals? We’ll be with you every step of the way. Each MBA program candidate is evaluated individually, with an emphasis on ensuring readiness to successfully perform graduate-level work.

Applications and credentials for admission to the Master of Business Administration program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and as decisions are made on applications, applicants are notified through the Office of Admission.

Admission credentials must be submitted for processing to:

Carroll University
Office of Admission
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Applicants must be eligible to return in good standing (be free of academic or disciplinary probation) to all institutions previously attended. Please note that at this time the Carroll University MBA program does not offer scholarships to graduate students.

Carroll MBA Program Requirements

Requirements for admission into the Master of Business Administration program include:

Domestic MBA Admission Process

Applicants must comply with all admission requirements listed above. Selection decisions will be based on submission and evaluation of:

  1. Graduate Studies Application
  2. Professional résumé
  3. All official post-secondary transcripts, including both graduate and undergraduate coursework. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Carroll University Office of Admission.
  4. If the cumulative GPA is below a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), additional admission criteria apply and additional admission materials may be required.

International MBA Admission Process

Applicants must comply with all admission requirements listed above. Selection decisions will be based on submission and evaluation of:

  1. Graduate Studies Application
  2. Professional résumé
  3. All official post-secondary transcripts, including both graduate and undergraduate course work. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Carroll University Office of Admission.
  4. If the cumulative GPA is below a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), additional admission criteria apply and additional admission materials may be required.
  5. If academic work is from outside the U.S., an official course by course evaluation report from WES or ECE is required.
  6. English proficiency — If the applicant’s native language is not English, an official proficiency exam (TOEFL or IELTS or MELAB) is required and must be sent directly from the testing agency to Carroll University. The Carroll University institution code is 1101. Score results must be from a test taken within the last two years. Applicants who are citizens of or who have received a bachelor's degree from one of the following countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, the U.S. and Wales.
    • Minimum required TOEFL score:
      • 79 (internet-based test) —or—
      • 213 (computer-based test) —or—
      • 550 (paper-based test)
    • Minimum required IELTS score:
      • 6
    • Minimum MELAB score:
      • 85
  7. Students in F-1 visa status must complete the Statement of Financial Support and submit a bank statement.

MBA Foundational / Prerequisite Coursework

Please see below for the specific courses that are required under each discipline. Applicants are not required to complete the prerequisite courses at Carroll.

Applicants may choose to test out of the subjects below by taking a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam. For full details on examinations and equivalencies, visit the CLEP page.

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