There are a number of MBA and graduate programs that focus on the health care system. If you want to get involved in medical management or if you hope to influence health policy, then perhaps you'll want to invest in some more education to get an MBA, MPA, MHA, or MSHM. If you go through an online program, then you can receive your degree while you're still working.
Here are several graduate degree programs (and of course there are many others) that focus on health care:
Northeastern University (Online)
MBA - Healthcare Management
The Northeastern MBA program has been specifically designed and structured for working professionals. To accommodate your schedule, there are eight start dates available throughout the year, so you can get started almost immediately. Once enrolled in the program, most students spend from 15 to 20 hours a week studying. A specialization, made up of 5 courses, is available in Healthcare Management.
Champlain College (Online)
Master of Science in Healthcare Management
Champlain College's online Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students for leadership positions in contemporary healthcare organizations. Theprogram focuses on the critical areas of management from the strategic, tactical, and operational perspectives. Champlain's MSHM is one of the few programs that melds content in business, management, healthcare, and information technology to focus on the non-technical aspects of managing healthcare.
Ohio University (Online)
Master of Health Administration
Ohio University's online Master of Health Administration program is a dynamic, interactive online learning experience based on the school's successful, on-campus MHA program. This program is offered by an institution known for over 200 years of quality education. The program prepares students for leadership positions in contemporary health organizations and systems. It can be completed in less than two years.
Quinnipiac University (Online)
MBA – Healthcare Management
Quinnpiac's Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management program (MBA/HCM) includes critically important business courses combined with courses providing a thorough grounding in health care administration. The program prepares students to function effectively in any area within health care including insurance companies, government agencies, hospitals, physician practices, health centers, diagnostic facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It focuses on developing important professional skills required of entry level and mid-career administrators.
Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
MBA - Healthcare Management
Loyola's MBA in Health Care Management (MBA-HCM) is ranked 2nd in the Midwest and 8th in the nation by BusinessWeek. The program offers the leadership and analytic skills consonant with a rigorous MBA program, as well as specialized curriculum in the areas of health care finance, ethics, risk management, informatics, and economics. The program consists of 16 equivalent graduate courses taught by experienced, nationally- recognized faculty.
Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, FL; Online)
MBA - Healthcare Administration
Saint Leo University has provided world-class academic degree programs to its students since its founding in 1889. Saint Leo offers a MBA in Healthcare Administration, completely online. Courses include: Healthcare Organization, Health Law, Healthcare Management, Community Health Evaluation, Quality Improvement Methods in Healthcare, Contemporary Issues in Healthcare, and more.
Argosy University (Chicago, IL)
MBA – Healthcare Administration
The MBA program consists of eight core courses and four concentration courses, for a total of 12 courses or 36 semester credit hours. After completing the core course requirements, students develop expertise and specific insights in the Healthcare Administration concentration. The MBA program culminates in a Capstone Project that integrates the core competencies with the concentration area applications.
Norwich University (Online)
MBA – Health Care Management
This concentration is designed to prepare students with an understanding of current topics and issues facing the heath care industry. Courses cover areas such as health care strategic and financial management as well as health care policy analysis and legal and ethical considerations. Norwich's MBA program is made up of six, six-credit seminars for a total of 36 credits. There are four start dates per year: March, June, September or December.
Fairleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey, near New York City)
MBA - Pharmaceutical Management
FDU, Silberman College of Business is ranked 19th in Entrepreneurship among U.S. business schools (Entrepreneur), and was featured in Princeton Review's Best Business Schools guide. The MBA in Pharmaceutical Management Program excels in integrating academic rigor with real-world experience. Currently enrolled students represent more than 40 leading pharmaceutical companies.
Upper Iowa University (Online)
Master in Public Administration, with emphasis in Health & Human Services
Upper Iowa's Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Health and Human Services can be completed online. Courses include Public Policy & Healthcare, Public Sector Administration, Legal Environment, Healthcare Financial Management, and more. Flexible start terms are offered in August, October, January, March, May, and July.