Create better health care
through better management.
With the remarkable changes in the health care industry in recent years, the challenge of
delivering high quality health care has increased the need for excellent administrators.
Franklin Pierce University’s M.B.A. in Health Administration program prepares students to
apply best practices in business to health care settings ranging from large hospitals to small,
community-based organizations. Students learn to look at situations from a system-wide
perspective and apply critical leadership skills such as collaboration, inquiry and critical
analysis. With the M.B.A.’s action-based curriculum, students apply their coursework to
real-world problems encountered daily in their organizations.
Graduates of the M.B.A. in Health Administration program can enhance their organization’s
ability to provide high quality care through more efficient health care administration and
The M.B.A. in Health Administration program is designed for the busy working adult.
Students can enroll year-round; classes are presented in multiple formats for maximum
flexibility. Hybrid classes (a combination of classroom and online learning) are offered on
weekday evenings at several centers throughout New Hampshire and online classes are
accessible 24/7 from any location with Internet access. This degree can be completed
100% online, if desired.
For more information, contact the College of Graduate & Professional Studies at
1.800.325.1090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
College of graduate & Professional studies
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN
The Program Program Outcomes
The Master of Business Administration in Health Upon successful completion of this Health Administration
Administration consists of 13 courses and awards 40 program, graduates will achieve these additional
credits. Students focus on acquiring the knowledge outcomes:
and skills of health care managers to assume their • Broad and extensive knowledge of small community-
roles in health administration, public health and based health care systems and complex health care
patient/client advocacy. Topics include ethics, facilities within a regional or national context.
research, statistics, finance, organizational behavior
as well as community development and relations with • Quantitative and inquiry skills necessary to analyze
an emphasis on the financial aspects of managing in a the practices’ needs and the community needs
health care environment. and then develop and implement appropriate
strategies to meet and manage those needs.
M.B.A. Objectives • Oral, written and information technology skills
Graduates of the Franklin Pierce University M.B.A. required for effective communication with
program will develop the abilities to: colleagues, health care providers, key community
• Understand classic leadership theory, and leaders, organizations, and consumers.
analyze diverse organizational cultures from • Leadership skills as well as applied knowledge
different frames of reference. needed to successfully participate as a member of
• Articulate their concept of leadership and a health care team and as a mid-level manager.
management to advocate for and effect M.B.A. Core Credits
meaningful change, and demonstrate their skills
as leaders. GM 510 Seminar in Leadership 3
GM 520 Legal and Ethical Issues in 3
• Apply knowledge, values, disposition and critical
thinking skills to business environments.
GM 542 Quantitative and Research 3
• Identify, gather, organize, interpret and Techniques for Leaders
synthesize information, making use of an expert GM 543 Economics for Managers 3
body of knowledge to become competent GM 561 Financial Management 3
problems solvers and decision makers. GM 564 Operations Management for Leaders 3
• Communicate persuasively and coherently using GM 691 Strategic Management Seminar 4*
oral, written and electronic methods. * This course is traditionally taken last.
• Recognize ethical dilemmas in the business
environment. Health Administration Track
• Use valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative GM 525 Management Information Systems 3
methods of inquiry and decision making. GM 541 Managerial Accounting 3
GM 562 Marketing Management 3
• Understand, analyze and employ data and results GM 592 Health Policy 3
of financial statements and reports. GM 594 Health Care Payment Systems 3
• Appreciate cultural relativism as it relates to GM 596 Quality Improvement Models in
global perspectives. Health Care 3
• Understand the relationships of government, Total Credits 40
business and economic systems within society.
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