What is the difference between MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration or management, or a Master of Healthcare Administration degree?

Depending on the schools that you are considering, you’ll have several options. One common option is the MBA healthcare management concentration. In a program like this, you’ll study basics that apply to all businesses to build a foundation of knowledge, and for your electives, take several courses that relate to healthcare. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and lead in a healthcare facility, but it will be focused more on the business aspects of healthcare – finance, budgeting, marketing, etc.

Degree programs that lead to a Master of Healthcare Administration, on the other hand, are completely devoted to healthcare. You will take courses in the business of healthcare, but also in subjects such as ethics, law, issues and trends, as well as the leadership and organization found within healthcare environments.