MBA in Health Administration
With the remarkable changes in the health care industry in recent years, the challenge of
delivering high quality health care has increased the need for excellent administrators.
Franklin Pierce University’s M.B.A. in Health Administration program prepares students to
apply best practices in business to health care settings ranging from large hospitals to small,
community-based organizations. Students learn to look at situations from a system-wide
perspective and apply critical leadership skills such as collaboration, inquiry and critical
analysis. With the M.B.A.’s action-based curriculum, students apply their coursework to
real-world problems encountered daily in their organizations.
Graduates of the M.B.A. in Health Administration program can enhance their organization’s
ability to provide high quality care through more efficient health care administration and
The M.B.A. in Health Administration program is designed for the busy working adult.
Students can enroll year-round; classes are presented in multiple formats for maximum
flexibility. Hybrid classes (a combination of classroom and online learning) are offered on
weekday evenings at several centers throughout New Hampshire and online classes are
accessible 24/7 from any location with Internet access. This degree can be completed
100% online, if desired.
Graduates of the Franklin Pierce University M.B.A.
program will develop the abilities to:
• Understand classic leadership theory, and
analyze diverse organizational cultures from
different frames of reference.
• Articulate their concept of leadership and
management to advocate for and effect
meaningful change, and demonstrate their skills
• Apply knowledge, values, disposition and critical
thinking skills to business environments.
• Identify, gather, organize, interpret and
synthesize information, making use of an expert
body of knowledge to become competent
problems solvers and decision makers.
• Communicate persuasively and coherently using
oral, written and electronic methods.
• Recognize ethical dilemmas in the business
• Use valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative
methods of inquiry and decision making.
• Understand, analyze and employ data and results
of financial statements and reports.
• Appreciate cultural relativism as it relates to
• Understand the relationships of government,
business and economic systems within society.
• Exercise informed social responsibility within
organizational and community frameworks.
Upon successful completion of this Health Administration
program, graduates will achieve these additional
• Broad and extensive knowledge of small community-based health care systems and complex health care
facilities within a regional or national context
Accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) Standards:
Each of the eleven Standards articulates a dimension of institutional quality. In applying the Standards, the Commission assesses and makes a determination about the effectiveness of the institution as a whole. The institution:
has clearly defined purposes appropriate to an institution of higher learning;
has assembled and organized those resources necessary to achieve its purposes;
is achieving its purposes;
has the ability to continue to achieve its purposes.
International Student Requirements:
Same as Domestic students, plus English language competency
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 40
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 565 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD
Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts
Locale: Fringe Rural Area
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999