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The Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration

The Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration (EMBA-HCA) prepares individuals for leadership positions in a wide variety of healthcare organizations. It achieves this by:

  1. developing executive students’ analytical and decision-making skills,
  2. helping them build a strong foundation in business, and
  3. providing them with a thorough, current knowledge of the healthcare industry.

This is an accelerated part-time program designed to be completed in 30 months. It also meets the educational requirements of The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Since this program is only offered on a part-time basis, it may not be taken by international students whose visas require full-time study.

Students are registered for a total of 49.5 semester credits. This includes MBA core requirements and several required courses outside the core.


Candidates for the EMBA-HCA program should have:

  • Full-time experience in healthcare
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • Appropriate quantitative skills (demonstrated via GMAT/GRE score or our in-house Admissions Test). To see if you qualify for our in-house admission test please email


More admissions information is available online here.

Information on the application process is available here.


Curriculum of the EMBA-HCA Program

Course  Title  Credits 
Managerial Statistics3
Societal and Governmental Environment of Business3
Financial Reporting3
Corporate Finance3
Managerial Accounting3
Marketing Management3
Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration3
Managing Business Operations3
Specials Topics in Sustainable Business: Emerging Issues in the Healthcare Industry
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Healthcare Ventures
Special Topics in Economics: Population Health Assessment1.5
Strategy and Competitive Advantage3
Managing People and Organizations3
Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness3
Special Topics in International Business: International Study Tour1.5
Healthcare Economics3
Healthcare Informatics and Quality3
Global Perspectives in Healthcare Assessment1.5

Degree Requirements

Students must earn 49.5 credits for the Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration degree, maintain a cumulative 3.000 grade point average, and satisfy all Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business and Executive Programs policies, rules, and regulations.

A student whose GPA falls below 3.000 after taking 6 or more credits in the program will be on academic probation.  He or she must comply with all Baruch College requirements of grade probation status to continue in the program.  Please refer to the current Baruch College Graduate Bulletin, discussion of General Academic Regulations (here), for information on these requirements.

Because this is a cohort program, all students take the same courses together and in the same order.  Any student who enters grade probation status may not be able to complete the EMBA-HCA program within the period of 30 months.

Due to the trimester format of the program, please refer to your enrollment contract for the program payment schedule and for the program’s refund policy.

Students taking all of the courses offered in this cohort program are, by definition, considered to be full-time students.

Contact Information

Executive Programs
Zicklin School of Business
Baruch College/CUNY
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B13-282
New York, NY 10010-5585

Phone: (646) 312-3100
Fax: (646) 312-3101


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