School and Ranking Information
Studies in medical office management, health care management, health administration and health services administration can be found at 11 colleges and universities in Philadelphia. Based on ranking, student population and number of degrees awarded in the field of study, the following university is considered a top school for medical office management studies in Philadelphia:
- Winner: The University of Pennsylvania is the largest institution in Philadelphia in terms of student enrollment that offers programs relating to medical office management. It also awards the highest number of undergraduate and graduate degrees in this field compared to all schools in the city. Students can pursue a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in health care management or health administration through the university's Wharton School of Business.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Pennsylvania|
|Ranking||#8 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $45,890**|
|Medical Office Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Medical Office Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||92**|
|Most Popular Medical Office Management Degree in 2012-2013||Master's (73 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||96%**|
|Noteworthy|| Graduate health care management programs ranked #4 among national universities (2011)*;
health care management MBA program the first of its kind in the nation***;
Wharton School of Business the first college business school in the world***
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
- 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Annual health care conference draws top leaders in the field
- Students can join the Wharton Health Care Club and become linked to the Wharton Health Care Alumni Association
- Mentoring program for health care management students available
The University of Pennsylvania, one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States, enrolls more than 24,000 students in four undergraduate and 12 graduate schools. The Wharton School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Business Administration, both of which offer concentrations in health care management. Students can also pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Care Management.
All undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Business earn a Bachelor of Science in Economics. The program offers 21 concentration areas, including one in health care management and policy. Students in this concentration take courses in health care management strategies, health services delivery systems, health care management clinical issues, health insurance and health policy development.
In the Health Care Management concentration of the school's MBA program, students will take courses in health care financial management, health care management for elderly patients, managed care and health care systems. Extensive studies in health care services issues and health care businesses are presented in a project seminar sequence. These courses are supported by a core curriculum in marketing, management, finance and accounting.
The Ph.D. in Health Care Management and Economics program offers seminars in health care services and health care cost analysis. Studies also focus on health care research, health care policy and health care economics. Students must also complete a dissertation.