Significant changes in the global health care industry have increased the need for dynamic problem solvers and leaders who can manage and motivate a diverse workforce in order to deliver quality outcomes, sound business practices, and enhanced patient care.
Today, the health care industry demands more of its leaders than ever before: deep understanding of economics, finance and budget control, health policy, information management systems, patient satisfaction, ethics and legal issues, and inter-professional collaboration, as well as how all of these elements work together to produce effective results.
The Cleary MBA in Health Care Leadership prepares students to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills, assess ethical decision-making in the health care environment, practice applicable management strategies, and apply cross-departmental and business communication skills to health care industry business situations.
Project work is an essential component of this program to ensure practical application and value for students. Most project work is done in virtual team settings, mirroring contemporary business practices. Graduates are able to apply collaboration, strategic thinking, and critical analysis processes to strategic business challenges and opportunities.
CAREER BENEFITS AND OPTIONS
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.”
- Dental practices
- Health insurance organizations
- Health care associations
- Nursing homes
- Physician practices
- Mental health departments
- Rehabilitation centers
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Universities and research institutions
- Home health care organizations
Health care leaders will be required for many disciplines, both clinical and non-clinical, and in many areas, including health information technology, finance, marketing, insurance, biotech, post-acute care, hospital systems, and ancillary services.
Students admitted to the program will take courses together throughout the duration of the program. This creates several distinct advantages of group membership, networking and consistency during graduate study which are intentionally fostered in the program.