Top Healthcare MBA Schools: List of Schools

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Top Healthcare MBA Schools

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) in healthcare is a useful degree for those who are interested in a management or business career in the healthcare sector. Students in a healthcare MBA program study economics, legal aspects of healthcare, and healthcare delivery.

School Overviews

Three of the best schools for MBA in healthcare are Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Boston University. Each of these schools was nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2017.

Northwestern University in Evanston, IL

Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, is home to the Kellogg School of Management, where students have access to resources such as the Healthcare Club and a Visiting Executive Program, in addition to scholarships and assistance with job placement. Northwestern's MBA in Health Enterprise Management program is offered through the university's Kellogg School of Management and provides training for a career in either the products or services area of the healthcare business. Classes help students learn all facets of the industry, including management, healthcare economics, legal issues in healthcare, and medical marketing.

The school provides six career tracks to choose from including consulting, insurance, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, health systems management, finance, and medical start-up. For 2017, Northwestern was tied for #5 on U.S. News and World Report's list of the best MBA programs in the country.

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania offers an MBA in Healthcare Management. The percentage of international students in the student body of this program for the 2018 class is at 8%.

The Wharton MBA program offers a concentration in healthcare management, which focuses on health economics and management. Coursework includes traditional classroom study combined with professional development. Students are encouraged to take classes across disciplines through the university's 11 other academic schools, in such fields as social policy, medicine, and law. UPenn's Wharton school was ranked #4 for its MBA program by U.S. News and World Report for 2017.

Boston University in Boston, MA

Students in the Health Sector MBA program at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, have access to international field seminars in India, Europe, Brazil, and Asia. Boston University's Questrom School of Business offers a Health Sector MBA program. The program covers many topics within the field of healthcare management, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, information technology, and medical devices.

Students in this program can also choose a concentration in a separate but related field, including energy and environmental sustainability, international management, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, operations and technology management, leadership and organizational transformation, or strategy and innovation. BU was ranked tied for #41 on U.S. News and World Report's list of the best business schools for 2017.

Top Healthcare MBA Programs

Top healthcare-focused MBA programs are also offered at these schools:

College/University Name Distinction Location
Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Offers an MBA program designed specifically for practicing physicians Indianapolis, IN
Temple University Fox Business School was tied for #41 in the country by U.S. News and World Report for 2017 Philadelphia, PA
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Tied for #12 on U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list of best graduate business schools Ann Arbor, MI
University of Washington - Seattle Campus Offers an executive MBA program Seattle, WA

For students looking to gain advanced business training with a specific focus on the healthcare industry, healthcare MBA programs are available at many top business schools around the country.

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