M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration & Leadership

A Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Leadership (MBA-HAL) is a graduate degree program aimed at providing graduates with the competencies necessary to excel in a variety of health care-focused businesses, such as hospitals, medical practices, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, medical device companies, digital health, and in entrepreneurship.


About the Program

The Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Leadership (MBA-HAL) is an interdisciplinary program that supports the interdisciplinary tenet of Stockton University’s mission.  Although the program will be housed in the school of business, the MBA-HAL will be jointly staffed and led by faculty from both the school of business and the health science program.  These two programs will integrate to develop a degree program that meshes the sciences with management and leadership, to provide a gateway for students desiring to enter leadership and management positions within the field of healthcare. 

The program provides students with increased opportunity to pursue professional education in healthcare administration and leadership beyond the current undergraduate curriculum.  Through advanced graduate studies, the program supports the lifelong learning and professional education tenets of Stockton University’s mission.

MBA-HAL Mission Statement

The Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Leadership (MBA-HAL) program provides high quality, affordable graduate education that prepares students for leadership and management positions throughout the healthcare industry.  The program features an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates business theories and techniques, while considering current approaches to healthcare leadership.

The MBA-HAL program delivers project-based courses that merge theory with practice and utilize evidence-based teaching techniques to create engaging learning experiences. By offering an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates business theories and techniques with the social and ethical aspects of healthcare leadership, the program strives to educate leaders who will positively impact the southern New Jersey community and beyond. 

Curriculum

The MBA-HAL degree is composed of 14 classes at 3 credit hours per class, totaling to a 42 credit hour MBA.  Those 42 credit hours include 12 classes at 3 credit hours each of core classes (36 credit hours), and 2 classes at 3 credit hours each of electives (6 credit hours).

Prior to entry into the MBA-HAL program, students must take these prerequisites or their equivalent (Stockton equivalents are in parentheses):

  1. Statistics (CIST 1206) or Statistics for Health Professionals (HLTH 2305) or Statistical Methods (PSCY 2241);
  2. Intro to Management (MGMT 2110);
  3. Macroeconomics (ECON 1200) or Microeconomics (ECON 1400) or Health Care Economics (ECON 2104); and
  4. Financial Accounting (ACCT 2110) or Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2120).

Note, students that graduate with a business minor from Stockton University still must complete the Statistics (#1) and Economics (#3) courses in addition to their core minor requirements.

Work experience may fulfill some prerequisite requirements based on the discretion of the selection committee. 

If you have not yet fulfilled the prerequisite requirements and are interested in taking these courses conveniently online, visit our MBA-HAL Guidance Worksheet.

 

Year 1- Fall Semester Year 1- Spring Semester

MHAL 5000 Mgmt & Leadership Development in Health Care (3)

MHAL 5005 Health Systems (3)

Total Semester Credits: 6

MHAL 5010 Financial Analysis for Healthcare Decision Making (3)

MHAL 5015 Healthcare Policy (3)

Total Semester Credits: 6

Year 1- Summer Session

MHAL 5020 Law & Ethics for Healthcare Leaders (3)

MHAL 5025 Healthcare Leadership (3)

Total Semester Credits: 6

Year 2- Fall Semester
Year 2- Spring Semester

MHAL 5030 Healthcare Operations and Financial Management (3)

MHAL 5035 Healthcare Informatics (3)

Total Semester Credits: 6

MHAL 5040 Healthcare Analytics (3)

MHAL 5045 Population Health for Healthcare Leaders (3)

Total Semester Credits: 6

Year 2- Summer Session

MHAL 5050 Healthcare Economics (3)

MHAL 5055 Healthcare Strategy and Leadership Capstone  (3)

Total Semester Credits: 6

In addition to the core curriculum students are required to take two three-credit hour general MBA electives from the following programs:  BUSN, MGMT, MKTG, FINA, ACCT, MHAL or PLAW. Students could alternatively take any of the following courses to fill this requirement:  

CRIM 5210 Forensic Psychopathology & Treatment
CRIM 5348 Drugs, Crime & Criminal Justice
CRIM 5460 Organizational Psychology
CRIM 5509 Fundamentals & Theory of Emergency Mgmt.

For course descriptions, please visit The University's Course Catalog.

Admissions Criteria

Application Deadline

Fall 2020: July 1, 2020

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • The MBA-HAL program is designed for incoming students who have completed the following undergraduate pre-requisite courses (information in parentheses give the Stockton equivalents). Please note: work experience may fulfill some prerequisite requirements based on the discretion of the selection committee:

    1. Statistics (CIST 1206) or Statistics for Health Professionals (HLTH 2305) or Statistical Methods (PSCY 2241);
    2. Intro to Management (MGMT 2110);
    3. Macroeconomics (ECON 1200) or Microeconomics (ECON 1400) or Health Care Economics (ECON 2104); and
    4. Financial Accounting (ACCT 2110) or Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2120).

Admissions Requirements

  1. Discover Stockton Online Application (you must create a Discover Stockton Account)
  2. Application fee: $50 (non-refundable), submitted with your online application
  3. Graduate application essay
  4. Three letters of recommendation sent electronically via the Discover Stockton Application
  5. Applicants below a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA must submit either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores, sent electronically to school code: 2889 
    • Scores must have been taken within the last 10 years
    • Testing waived for master's degree holders
    • Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher,  the GRE or GMAT is recommended, but not required
  6. Resume
  7. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including Stockton) e-mailed by the institution or clearinghouse, mailed or dropped off directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Classes will be delivered executive-style, meaning the courses will be held on Saturdays. Classes may be hybrid, online or face-to-face (at the Stockton Atlantic City campus).

The program is 2 years of full-time study.

No, but the prerequisite courses must be taken prior to starting classes. 

The MBA-HAL program is designed for incoming students who have completed the following undergraduate prerequisite courses (information in parentheses give the Stockton equivalents):

  1. Statistics (CIST 1206) or Statistics for Health Professionals (HLTH 2305) or Statistical Methods (PSCY 2241);
  2. Intro to Management (MGMT 2110);
  3. Macroeconomics (ECON 1200) or Microeconomics (ECON 1400) or Health Care Economics (ECON 2104); and
  4. Financial Accounting (ACCT 2110) or Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2120).

Note, students that graduate with a business minor from Stockton University still must complete the Statistics (#1) and Economics (#3) courses in addition to their core minor requirements.

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Students who have received credit for graduate-level study in business, health, or related fields at another college or university may receive transfer credit for a maximum of 6 graduate-level credit hours (two courses) if those courses correspond to courses at Stockton, and provided the student earned a grade of B or better. The 6 graduate-level credit hours may be used in place of up to two elective courses in the MBA-HAL program, but not the core classes. 

The student requesting transfer credit must complete the Graduate Transfer Equivalency Form, provide a catalog description of the course, and provide a course syllabus. If the syllabus does not contain a sufficient description of course content, additional materials may be requested.
Your application must be completed by July 1, 2020 for Fall 2020.
About 6-8 weeks after the application is complete. All decisions are mailed to the address listed on the application.

 

Apply today. If you have further questions you can Request More Information or call the Office of Graduate Studies at (609) 626-3640 or E-mail gradschool@stockton.edu.

Dr. Keith Diener
Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Law
School of Business