MBA in Healthcare Administration (Online)

Become a leader in the healthcare industry with an online MBA in Healthcare Administration. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to enhance operations to best meet patients’ needs.

Why Study Healthcare Administration at Rivier?

Healthcare administration is one of the fastest-growing fields in healthcare. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment of medical and health services managers to grow 23 percent, which is much faster than the national average.

Rivier’s MBA in Healthcare Administration delivers proficiency in managing core business functions with an emphasis on developing, planning, and managing healthcare operations and services within healthcare facilities and across healthcare systems.

This program will enhance your understanding of information management, compliance, risk management, policy development, healthcare law and ethics, healthcare finance, and related subjects. With the fully online format, you can learn in a flexible, convenient format that meets the needs of their professional and personal schedules.


In this program, you will:

  • Learn the operational side of managing a healthcare facility, whether it is a small office, a clinic, or a large hospital
  • Develop critical thinking skills and effective communication techniques
  • Learn the importance of resolving legal and ethical issues

With a focus on applied learning, students learn how to apply business theories to current events–especially on the global stage. Our MBA graduates leave Rivier prepared to serve as business leaders and professionals around the world. Rivier’s online MBA in Healthcare Administration program includes not only core business courses but healthcare-related courses to prepare students to be business-savvy administrators in the healthcare industry.

Flexible Format

  • Next Start Date: October 23, 2019
  • Est. Program Length: 2 years
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

A Commitment to Quality

Rivier’s undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Business Management, Finance, and Marketing, as well as the Master of Business Administration programs, are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Ted Dudley, Class of 2000G, had established a successful career in hospital administration before he enrolled in Rivier’s MBA in Healthcare Administration program. His goal was to break into the C-Suite, and his mentors encouraged him to pursue an MBA. He credits his Rivier education with advancing his critical thinking and decision-making skills—in both his personal and professional life—and enhancing his appreciation of others’ talents. Currently, Ted serves as Executive Vice President and CFO at Catholic Medical Center, as well as on the Board and Finance Committee at Catholic Charities NH. Giving back to his alma mater, Ted recently joined Rivier’s Board of Trustees to help guide the University’s vision and future growth.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

Graduates are prepared for careers in settings such as hospitals, medical offices, and clinics.

Potential Job Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Consulting firms
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Pharmaceutical organizations
  • Mental health organizations
  • Public health departments
  • Colleges, universities, and other research institutions

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Rivier's Healthcare Administration program prepares graduates to become business-savvy administrators in the healthcare industry.

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Advance your career with an online MBA in Healthcare Administration from Rivier University.