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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – MBA in HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
Students who earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management at Florida Tech equip themselves with the knowledge necessary for real-world business environments. An MBA in healthcare management prepares graduates for careers in the health care industry such as chief executive in a hospital, finance director in a senior services agency, or the chief marketing officer at a health insurance company. The healthcare management option is geared toward the medical aspects of information management, with courses such as Legal Aspects of Healthcare, Healthcare Planning and Healthcare Marketing.
The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business values innovation, diversity, ethics and leadership as the cornerstones of a 21st century business education. Florida Tech MBA in healthcare management graduates have competency in accounting, economics, finance, marketing and organizational behavior, as well as expertise on the inter-relatedness of business functions with executive decision-making and corporate leadership.
In addition to classroom learning, students have an opportunity to interact with business leaders and successful entrepreneurs through class lectures, mentoring and public talks, learning first-hand about the diversity of job opportunities and salary potential available with an MBA in healthcare management.
What Can You Expect?
The value of an MBA at Florida Tech is the environment and culture students enjoy. Faculty, business leaders and experienced entrepreneurs strengthen students' entrepreneurial spirit and foster creativity, innovation, teamwork and leadership through community service and social corporate responsibility.
In addition, students working towards an MBA in Healthcare Management are challenged to solve complex problems spanning multiple business disciplines and tackle real-world issues on a global scale that will help them once in their healthcare career.
Experienced "Real World" Faculty
In addition to their doctoral degrees and extensive teaching experience, our faculty members' experience spans multiple industries and positions, including project management, consulting, engineering, investing and marketing. Many of the faculty have an entrepreneurial background and are actively engaged in the community, serving as consultants and advisory board members. Florida Tech faculty members play a vital role in the vision of "Excellence in Educating Future Entrepreneurial Leaders" for every student seeking an MBA in healthcare management.
We Empower Future Leaders
The Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business Development pushes the boundaries of entre-preneurial education, innovation and research in pursuit of new venture creation, sustainability, social value creation and more. Professors utilize best practices from today's corporate healthcare environment, involve students in personal research projects and encourage students to participate in an ethics and leadership conference, further illustrating the value of an MBA in healthcare management degree at Florida Tech.
Student Business Incubator
Whether earning an MBA, or choosing the MBA in healthcare management specialization, students hone business plan skills, practice their pitch and launch a business vetted by a faculty member while being mentored by industry experts through the Student Business Incubator. Students get involved in a semester-long consulting project with local companies doing market research, analysis and customer discovery.
Research Enhances Our Curriculum
Hands-on experience plays a huge role in an MBA education at Florida Tech. Course work involves researching solutions, solving complex problems, and applying critical thinking in areas such as business proposals, marketing plans and financial reports. Students working towards an MBA in healthcare management benefit from Florida Tech's close proximity to a thriving health care community including several hospitals, health centers and institutes. These close medical center ties, combined with faculty expertise, enable students to work with seasoned healthcare management individuals to formulate strategic business proposals, marketing plans and financial reports.
Students easily see the value of an MBA in healthcare management when they discover the employers who are likely to hire them. Graduates of Florida Tech's MBA program have gone on to work for organizations such as Department of Healthcare and Human Services, New Vision Systems, Inc., The Eye Institute and more.