Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University

MBA in Health Administration



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MBA in Health Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

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 management. 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 as leaders. • 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 environment. • 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 global perspectives. • Understand the relationships of government, business and economic systems within society. • Exercise informed social responsibility within organizational and community frameworks. Program Outcomes Upon successful completion of this Health Administration program, graduates will achieve these additional outcomes: • 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

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