Healthcare Leadership

Master of Business Administration

Empire State College

  • Designated As
    Signature Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    42
  • Degree Level
    Master of Business Administration
  • Contact Us
    518-445-4140

Earn your Master of Business Administration online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

Leaders in today's complex healthcare environment must possess strategic awareness, visionary prowess, and operational expertise. The MBA in Healthcare Leadership from Empire State College is designed for healthcare executives and clinicians seeking to enhance analytical, leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills to effectively manage healthcare organizations.


As a Healthcare Leadership MBA student, you'll take courses in six core areas (economics, financial management, leadership, analysis of healthcare markets, health information systems and informatics, and operations management and quantitative analysis). You'll also be able to tailor the program to meet your professional interests and goals, and you'll have the opportunity to earn up to nine credits through case-based examinations.


The MBA in Healthcare Leadership is ideal for:

  • health care executives and senior managers who seek hospital leadership positions
  • physicians who aspire to hospital or medical practice leadership
  • health insurance, pharmaceuticals, HMOs, and medical supply managers who want to advance their knowledge and competencies
  • clinical professionals who seek to strengthen their management skills


What's a master's degree?
A master's degree is an advanced degree that usually takes two years to complete and typically requires students to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.

Courses you will take online

 Courses in the Healthcare Leadership MBA program are:

  • Mastering Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
  • Analysis of Healthcare Markets and Health Policy Healthcare 
  • Financial Management
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Health Information Management and Informatics
  • Quantitative Methods and Healthcare Operations Management
  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning

  • 100% Online
    This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
  • Same faculty as on-campus
    The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
  • SUNY Online Success Coach
    Success Coaches are available for onboarding, networking, and success webinars with coaches and peers. One-on-one application support is available (no application fee).
  • Personal assistance
    Tutoring support is available as well as additional support from our 7-day-a-week helpdesk.
  • Program elements
    This program has been identified as a high-needs area and has received regional accreditation. Articulation agreements are in place for easy transfer.
  • Additional elements for specific programs
    -Experiential learning opportunities
    -Industry accreditation
  • SUNY Online Signature Program
    In addition to the features listed above, this SUNY Online Signature Program includes 24/7 support, incorporates industry-leading teaching practices, and targets an area of high employer demand in New York State and beyond.
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How do I apply?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  5. Send in your academic records
  6. Apply Now

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