Health Sector Management Concentration

Health Sector Management Concentration

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The Suffolk MBA Online is an immersive experience, which means you won’t just learn about business; you will be part of it. You will learn from professionals in the healthcare sector and leaders from premier companies in Boston and around the world. The live interactive learning sessions will immerse you in real-world business and deepen your understanding of business. If you aspire to be a leader in healthcare, Suffolk’s MBA Online with a concentration in Health Sector Management will help you cultivate advanced business competencies.

The MBA in Healthcare Management concentration is designed for students with a business-related undergraduate degree. No Business undergrad? Our Business Essentials pathway develops the business acumen to solve complex everyday challenges and allows specialization in Healthcare with our MBA Plus certificates. Speak with admissions to learn more.

In the Health Sector Management concentration you will learn:

  • To understand and assess the U.S. Healthcare System, its licensure, regulatory, accreditation, and compliance issues related to the healthcare industry
  • To assess and apply the future of the healthcare business and its impact on the organization and stakeholders
  • To evaluate the role of big data and analytics for health and healthcare to arrive at data-driven decisions
  • To develop strategies to improve the delivery and quality of healthcare services, improve patient experience and patient safety
  • To apply understanding of global, community, and public health to healthcare management decisions


Potential Careers in Health Sector Management

The healthcare segment is witnessing rapid growth; as a result, the demand for healthcare professionals is on the rise as well. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that healthcare occupations will grow 14 percent through 2028, adding close to 1.9 million new jobs. This is considerably faster growth than average for other occupations in the U.S.

  • Hospital Chief Executive Officer
  • Health Care Association Director
  • Product Managers in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Health Services Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Quality Improvement Manager
  • Healthcare Consultant 
  • Hospital Operations Manager

Health Sector Management Curriculum

View our sample courses from the Health Sector Management concentration below. For additional course information, please download a program guide.

Innovation: The Future of Healthcare

Introduces students to a wide range of current innovations as well as innovations that are expected in the future. The course builds students' skills to anticipate, adopt and manage innovation in healthcare. It covers innovation in the organization and delivery of healthcare services as well as in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and healthcare information technology. In particular, the course explores how innovation happens -- i.e., how players across the healthcare industry create, identify, pursue, and support or impede opportunities for innovation.

Health Systems I: The U.S. Healthcare System

This course explores the origins, components, organization, and operation of the U.S. health system. It prepares students for subsequent healthcare administration courses that delve more deeply into key aspects of the health system. opics include major current health and health system issues; the history and trends underlying those issues; and the organizations, professions, laws and policies, patients and consumers, payers and other aspects of the health system. Learning activities focus on the relationships among the many parts of the health system.

Community and Public Health

This course revisits the health system as a diverse set of public and private entities working together to build and sustain health at the community and population levels. It prepares students to be boundary-spanners within that system and to plan and manage services that optimize community and population health. The traditional ""caring and curing"" mission of healthcare delivery organizations is expanding toward prevention.