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Why Choose New England College of Business?
New England College of Business has been educating successful finance and business professionals for over 100 years. Our online learning platform is ideal for today's busy working adult. We understand the need for access to high-quality online degrees and provide programs that are:
Lowest tuition among all private four-year colleges in New England (U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center, 2011-2017).
Courses are 100% online, allowing you to study anytime and anywhere.
Career-focused coursework is led by faculty with real-world experience.
Our degree programs are regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Our interactive online learning environment was recognized with a 2014 Gold Award for Best Practices (USDLA) and the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology, and our degree programs are consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report.
Online Master's Degree in Healthcare Management
Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 18 million people* and accounting for about a fifth of the nation's economy.
Today's healthcare system has undergone tremendous change with the implementation of new legislation and policy on the state and national level that have created tremendous implications for healthcare organizations, as well as for individual healthcare professionals. The Master of Healthcare Management (MHM) curriculum was created at the nexus between policy implementation and business management. This online business degree program is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to evaluate the implications of policy on organizational structure, marketing, finance and strategy.
Since I started the program, I have advanced and been promoted not only in my full-time job in the healthcare industry, but also in my government responsibility as a National Guard officer.
What You Will Learn in the Online Master of Healthcare Management Degree Program
The curriculum for the online healthcare management master’s degree is designed to prepare graduates to address healthcare industry challenges related to health policy, health operations management, risk and regulatory compliance and more. The in-depth, online business courses are designed to equip graduates to:
- Understand the unique policy, regulatory, and legal issues facing U.S. healthcare industry participants and address these complexities in planning and decision-making
- Analyze financial statements and statistical data to understand the financial health of the organization, opportunities for growth, or cost containment and use this detailed and high-level data to inform decision-making, plan, and manage risk
- Construct and apply analytical and performance improvement tools including information technology, that help healthcare executives and managers solve complex operations problems and make efficient and effective healthcare operations decisions
- Compose effective strategies in the management contemporary healthcare operations issues such as process improvement, patient flow and quality improvement
- Design interprofessional teams to create a strategic planning process to address quality improvement initiatives in a healthcare setting
“One in four jobs is in healthcare and in order to have that competitive advantage in my current industry I wanted to make sure that I was working with an industry that was very relevant.”
Is the Online Master of Healthcare Management Degree Program Right for You?
This online healthcare management degree program is designed for individuals who may or may not already be in the healthcare profession but are interested in advancing to healthcare management positions in critical business disciplines within organizations. These leadership positions are often found in for-profit and nonprofit entities related to healthcare delivery, clinical practices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare services, insurance and investment firms.
The program also serves students pursuing their business degree online who are interested in exploring entrepreneurial opportunities within healthcare.
Nearly all of our students are working adults who recognize New England College of Business as a good fit for its convenience and flexibility. Sixty-three percent of them are employed at organizations which have a Corporate Partner relationship with New England College of Business.
We accept admission applications for our online Master of Healthcare Management program throughout the year. Evaluation of each candidate's application is based on the following:
- Online application for admission
- Payment of $75 application fee (one-time, non-refundable)
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or foreign credential equivalent established by a third party evaluation agency
- Official copies of all college/university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) along with program and course descriptions if student is seeking to transfer credit
- Essay (approximately one to two pages) describing how the Master of Healthcare Management (MHM) will help the student achieve long- and short-term personal and professional goals
- Current resume
- Required personal interview, generally conducted via telephone
Neither the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) nor the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required. However, you can submit those scores to strengthen your admission application.
Students that do not already have foundational coursework in business may be conditionally accepted, subject to satisfactory completion of one prerequisite course: Statistics.
Foreign language students must submit TOEFL or IELTS testing scores that meet the New England College of Business admissions requirements for admittance to Graduate Programs found in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.
For more information and detailed admissions requirements, consult the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.