Medical Careers Aren’t Just for Doctors Anymore

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MBA Program Spotlight: Health Care Administration

Health care is a booming industry and shows no sign of slowing down.  Just look at the projections from the US Department of Labor While many of those jobs will be for doctors, nurses, and medical support staff, hospitals and clinics need skilled business professionals as well. Working in health care, you will be able to combine a passion for public health and community engagement with your business acumen. Here are some great options to help you acquire the skills you need to be a leader among medical personnel.

University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey)

 

What’s so great about this school?  Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, there has been much comparison between the health care system in the US and that in Canada. As a future MBA student who is interested in health care administration, why not study in Canada and experience the differences for yourself? And if you need further incentive to attend a Canadian school, consider this: Ivey is the top ranked business school in all of Canada and Ivey graduates enjoy the greatest percent increase in their salaries after receiving their MBAs. Studying in Canada also makes obtaining a work visa very simple, so if you want to stay after your studies, you can.

School Type: Public

Median GMAT Score: 669

Average Incoming GPA: not available

Percent of Applicants Accepted: 48%

Student to Faculty Ratio: 6:1

Average Student Age: 28

 

University of Colorado—Denver

 

What’s so great about this school?  Not only is the University of Colorado one of the best MBA programs for Health Administration, but the program also allows students to specialize within that program. The specializations include International Health Management, Financial Management, and Health IT Management. This means that students study in courses that are as closely tailored to their professional interests as possible and have more knowledge to bring to the table when applying for jobs in health care than will most other MBAs. In addition, Denver is one of the top 10 cities for health care careers, so you will have fantastic networking and internship opportunities while in school.

School Type: Public

Median GMAT Score: 600

Average Incoming GPA: 3.2

Percent of Applicants Accepted: 46%

Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Average Student Age: 28

 

 

University of Utah – David Eccles School of Business

 

What’s so great about this school?  The Health Administration specialization at the David Eccles School of Business is a dual degree program in which students can also obtain an MA in Public Administration or Public Health. The extra qualification gives students a wider knowledge base and more opportunities for employment. Students participate in community service health projects and internships that require them to serve in multiple positions to get the widest range of real-world health care experience possible.

School Type: Public

Median GMAT Score: 560

Average Incoming GPA: 3.4

Percent of Applicants Accepted: 99%

Student to Faculty Ratio: 4:1

Average Age: 30

 

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