Baldwin Wallace’s Carmel Boyer School of Business Healthcare MBA prepares graduates to step into leadership roles in the healthcare industry through extensive coursework, a community capstone project and university network connections. The program is designed with healthcare issues and applications at the forefront. The foundational business courses that make up the core of a BW MBA have been redesigned, enabling students to implement their knowledge in the context of current and emerging trends in healthcare. The program is designed for professionals working in the healthcare industry to earn their graduate degree without interrupting their careers or interfering with weekday office or travel obligations.
Class sizes are small (no more than 25 students) and organized into interdisciplinary, professionally diverse teams. Participants learn through interaction with classmates who bring widely varied backgrounds to team projects and class discussions.
Classes meet on alternating weekends from 4-6:45 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays in the fall and spring at BW’s Corporate College East. The program does not meet in the summer. While this is primarily a seated program, using collaborative technology, students can also participate in real-time from a distance or by watching the recorded class session.
Ten courses are required to complete the Healthcare MBA program. The program can be completed in two years, or students can work at their own pace. Classes are offered in a blend of weekend and evening formats.Course Descriptions
Curriculum & Capstone
The curriculum follows an intensive MBA structure that has been fully integrated with healthcare issues and applications, enabling students to implement their knowledge in the context of current and emerging trends in healthcare. Students work with a local business to complete their final capstone project. The capstone allows students to apply their classroom knowledge to consult and work with clients on a real-world business problem.
Renowned Faculty and Instruction
The Healthcare MBA faculty are experts and industry leaders who bring real-world skills and impressive academic credentials into the learning environment to ensure their students’ success. BW plans for student success and focuses on giving graduates the mobility to move into leadership and executive roles through goal setting, executive coaching and mentoring from experts in northeast Ohio.
Is there an application fee?
There is no application fee.
When is the application deadline?
Admission to the Healthcare MBA program is rolling, and the admission committee reviews application materials upon submission. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application materials at least six weeks prior to the program’s start date.
Is there a minimum GPA requirement to apply to the Healthcare MBA program?
The central concern of the admission committee is selecting candidates who will be successful in the program. A minimum cumulative grade point average in undergraduate work of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 is one of several criteria on which the committee will base its decision.
Is the GRE or GMAT required for admission to the Healthcare MBA program?
The GMAT and GRE are waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better. However, an advising session with an MBA director is required for all such applicants.
Is previous work experience required for admission to the Healthcare MBA program?
A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in a professional or entry-level managerial position.
I am an international student. Are there any additional application requirements?
International students applying to the Healthcare MBA program must meet the following minimum requirements: GMAT of 500 and TOEFL (IBT 79, CBT 213, PBT 550), or IELTS (composite 6.5). The score levels mentioned are recommended but not required. Students whose English language skills need development may be conditionally admitted and placed in BW’s ESL program provided by the LADO international institute.
In addition, they must also submit official transcripts, a current resume, two letters of recommendation and a financial statement. Candidates with degrees earned from foreign institutions must have their academic transcripts translated and verified by World Education Services (WES)https://www.wes.org/ as part of the application process.
Can the program be completed in less than two years?
No. The program is designed to be completed in two years, though students can work slower or take a semester off as it fits their schedule.
Can students transfer coursework to the Healthcare MBA program?
Candidates who have already completed graduate coursework may work with the Healthcare MBA program director to determine eligibility. Up to six credits of graduate coursework may transfer depending on course content.
How will I find a company to work with for my capstone project?
Students can work with their existing employer, tap their own networks, or leverage the contacts of faculty and university to land an opportunity that is aligned with their studies and career aspirations.
Can this program be completed online?
If a student needs to miss a class for any reason, they can attend virtually or asynchronously, though this is intended to be a primarily seated program.
Are there any prerequisite courses required for the Healthcare MBA program?
Prerequisite classes emphasize the basic knowledge required to succeed in an MBA program. MBA applicants must demonstrate foundational knowledge in financial accounting, statistics and Excel as noted on official transcripts. Students without these courses will be required to complete equivalent courses as a condition of admission. Students with a high-level of professional proficiency in Excel may be eligible for an Excel waiver (this is determined in the admission interview).
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