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Drive Meaningful Change in Your Health Care Organization

Mini MBA in Health Care Management

The U.S. health care system is complex, and constantly evolving. The St. Thomas Mini MBA in Health Care Management gives you a foundation in both business and health care principles, so you can be a more effective, agile leader.

Do you want to improve patient care, process flow and make the system more efficient? Before you can influence these positive changes, you need a big-picture understanding of the U.S. health care system and key business factors. The Mini MBA in Health Care Management program gives you the knowledge and tools to be an effective change agent, and teaches you how to navigate:

  • Financial and productivity pressures
  • New organizational structures and professional relationships
  • Public reporting of quality and pay-for-performance
  • Rapid responses in an industry that resists change

The curriculum covers challenges that today’s health care leaders may face. These, along with in-class exercises, give you a chance to practice your new skills, so you’re better prepared to use them in real, high-stakes situations at work. Small class sizes create a collaborative learning environment and help you build your network of fellow health care administrators. Sessions are held on the downtown Minneapolis campus, and parking is available within one block. There are no prerequisites for this program. 

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Contact Sandy Bauer, senior program manager and health care programs liaison. She can help you determine if this program is the right fit for you, and answer any questions you have.


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Is This Program Right For You?

The Mini MBA in Health Care Management program is ideal if you are a health care professional looking to:

  • Deepen your knowledge of business and health care
  • Offer more value to your organization
  • Advance your career

Common program participant job titles include:

  • Physician
  • Medical Officer
  • Clinical Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • HMO Manager
  • Compliance Director
  • Contract Specialist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Marketing Manager
  • Program Director
  • Public Health Planners
  • Hospice Administrator
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Health care industry entrepreneurs and business owners

Benefits of This Program

Understand the Big Picture.

Gain a foundation in business and health care to meet today’s challenges and opportunities.

Guide your organization into the future.

Identify the necessary steps of the strategic planning process and how your management and leadership roles fit into the big picture.

Gain a Competitive Advantage.

Learn how to align quality and operations with organizational strategy to improve execution, performance and patient care.

Speak the language.

Learn the terminology and perspectives from all areas of the industry to make stronger decisions with a systems thinking approach.

Turn Innovative Ideas into Successful Outcomes.

Discover what it takes to create, plan for and maintain innovation across teams, functions and departments.

Bring new tools back to the office.

With every session, you will gain you will gain new tools that can be implemented immediately.


The Mini MBA in Health Care Management program consists of 14 modules, which emphasize the professional skills that you need to be competitive in this field. Take the evening program, and complete one module per week for 14 weeks. If you’d like to fast-track your studies, complete our five-day bootcamp.

In the 14 modules, you’ll learn about:

  • Finance and spending in the U.S. health care system
  • Health care policy
  • Organizational behavior
  • Human resource management
  • Ethical decision making 
  • Organization and governance
  • Operations management
  • Functional finance for leadership decisions
  • Marketing management
  • Legal issues
  • Strategic planning
  • Innovation
  • Leadership in health care

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