The MBA for Healthcare Professionals (HCMBA) is the newest MBA program designed “by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals.” The HCMBA represents a joint venture between Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business, Inman College of Health Sciences, and College of Pharmacy.
Like Belmont’s other MBA degree programs, the HCMBA is academically challenging, while maintaining a high degree of professional and contemporary relevance.
Graduate students in the HCMBA are admitted year-round but begin their studies as a cohort each August, with courses offered in a convenient weeknight format (generally two evenings a week: Monday – Thursday), supplemented by one week of concentrated daytime coursework. The HCMBA is designed to be completed in exactly two years and, like all Massey programs, includes an 8-10 day international study-abroad experience that is built into the program near the end of the first year.
Professional Experience. HCMBA students are required to have a minimum of four years of significant full-time work experience after the completion of their undergraduate degree. Furthermore, experience in the healthcare industry is highly-valued, given the importance of informed teamwork collaboration among student participants. One of the defining characteristics of the HCMBA can be found in the quality of peer students and what their combined professional experiences bring to the HCMBA classroom.
Reputation. As a Massey School degree program, the HCMBA is accredited by AACSB International. Belmont University is one of only two private universities in the State of Tennessee to maintain AACSB accreditation, and a review of the faculty credentials for those teaching in this program will help validate why the Massey HCMBA is a cut above other MBA programs that stop at merely offering a “concentration in healthcare” as part of their MBA.
Personal Touch. An additional characteristic that sets The Massey School apart from many of its peers is the personal attention devoted to each student’s learning needs. Enrollments are managed to assure small class sizes (a target cap of 25 students) so that students have significant opportunities to interact with each professor and their peers. All faculty are deeply committed to making sure that each student’s learning environment is an effective one for that individual.
Program Prerequisites. Most prospective students who completed an undergraduate degree in business will find that most if not all of their prerequisite course requirements have already been met. However, for others, Belmont offers courses in financial and managerial accounting, macroeconomics and microeconomics, calculus, and statistics in a variety of formats to meet the scheduling needs of many professionals. The School will also help advise incoming students regarding other institutional avenues to fulfilling program prerequisites. Students may enroll in such courses at any regionally accredited college or university. MBA students who require most, if not all, prerequisites course should consider the Summer Business Institute (SBI). The SBI is a 10 - week program with courses scheduled on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings and Saturdays.Contact The Massey School office prior to enrolling in prerequisites to ensure the appropriate courses are taken that will meet Massey requirements (615-460-6480).