MBA in Healthcare Administration (Online)

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Prepare to be a business-savvy healthcare administrator. 

The MBA in Healthcare Administration degree educates students to efficiently manage the business functions of a healthcare facility, whether it’s a small office, a clinic, or a large hospital.

The curriculum places emphasis on developing, planning, and directing operations and services within healthcare facilities and across healthcare systems. Course topics include healthcare finance, public relations and decision making, compliance and risk management, human resource management, healthcare law and ethics, and related subjects.

All courses within the program stress the importance of: 

  • developing critical thinking skills to analyze situations;
  • evaluating technological innovation opportunities for organizations;
  • utilizing effective communication techniques;
  • and analyzing and solving situations that present legal and ethical issues.

Faculty are industry practitioners; they draw from their years of business experience to integrate real-world case studies and business challenges into the coursework. Students bring their work experiences to the classroom, as well, enriching the education experience.

Classes are offered online. Online courses are asynchronous, which allow students to access and complete coursework at any time of the day or night.

Rivier’s MBA in Healthcare Administration is a 36-credit program. Courses are offered in 7-week terms. There are a total of six 7-week terms per year (two terms in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters).

Many Rivier MBA students are employed full-time and attend the University on a part-time basis. Most students complete their degree within 24 months.

Department of Business Administration
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Business Administration.

Rivier MBA in Healthcare Administration graduates can pursue leadership roles as:

  • Healthcare organization administrators
  • Insurance company executives
  • Public relations and hospital communications directors
  • Pharmaceutical company directors and vice presidents
  • Risk management analysts
  • Healthcare quality directors and specialists
  • Hospital CEOs

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with resume development and career planning, and job search information. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the Center’s web page.


Student/Alumni/Faculty Profiles

Manjola Cronstrom '10/'11G, Business

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