Robbins MBA Healthcare Program
Healthcare Administration is a specialization in Baylor's MBA program and is part of the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership, which serves as an interdisciplinary foundation for all healthcare-related initiatives in the Business School, including teaching, external programming and health services research.
- One of over 140 programs to receive national accreditation from CAHME.
- Ranked 17th in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 graduate school rankings of healthcare management programs.
- Completion rate for last three graduating classes: 100%*
- Placement rate (90-days after graduation): 84%*
- Placement rate (180-days after graduation): 84%*
- Further combined MBA and MBA pre-clinical track student outcomes data: https://cahme.org/programs/?baylormba
*(Average of last three years from 2020-2022)
Why offer an MBA in Healthcare Administration?
Today's healthcare leaders must be able to lead and manage complex organizations with a servant's heart, a commitment to their communities and strong business acumen.
Baylor now offers two degree plans in Healthcare Administration:
- The traditional degree plan focuses on building business acumen while also instilling knowledge specific to the healthcare industry. This option is open to all students in the Robbins MBA Healthcare Program.
- The Pre-Clinical Track degree plan is designed for Baylor undergraduates from majors such as pre-medicine, pre-dental or pre-veterinary, who plan to pursue an advanced clinical degree (e.g. medical school, dental school). This option will take just under 12 months to complete.
Applied Learning - Residency
Unlike many healthcare administration MBA programs, the Robbins MBA Healthcare Program requires a nine-month paid Executive Residency with a leading, progressive health organization. This is an integral part of the Robbins MBA Healthcare Program, the residency is designed to supplement your coursework.
With a residency placement rate of 100%, every student has the opportunity to receive guidance from well-qualified, practicing healthcare executives, apply and test administrative theory in practical work situations and develop leadership skills in an actual healthcare organization.
Students prepare an initial residency plan outlining their objectives, activities, projects and readings.
During the residency they also complete:
- Monthly Activity Reports - Progress report of residency plan accomplishments
- Competitive Paper - Professional quality essay with a focus on health management topics that will be submitted to the American College of Healthcare Executives competition
- Major Project - A major management project utilizing skills and competencies gained from the academic portion of the HCA program.
All second-year MBA healthcare students attend the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress, which is the ACHE's largest annual event, with more than 85 seminars, numerous career development programs and unparalleled networking opportunities. Students interact with both senior executives and other students through a variety of events and educational sessions designed specifically for students.
The mission of the Robbins MBA Healthcare Program is to promote academic excellence, stimulate intellectual activity and encourage community excellence in a Christian environment to improve the health of all segments of society.
The vision of the Robbins MBA Healthcare Program is to be a reliable source of motivated, committed and highly trained executive leaders for service to the healthcare industry.