Type of Degree
MBA in Healthcare Administration
Type of Program
General University Information
Union Graduate College is part of a federation of Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, Dudley Observatory, Graduate College of Union University, and Union College which together form Union University, a historic linkage dating back to 1873.
An MBA in Healthcare Management from Union Graduate College (UGC) prepares you for the rigors of business and the service of healthcare. As one of only 28 programs in the country to offer dual AACSB and CAHME accreditation, ours is a degree that sets you apart with a distinct competitive edge.
Dual accreditation: As one of only 28 programs nationwide to earn accreditation from both the Association to Accredit Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the Union Graduate College MBA in Healthcare Management is uniquely positioned to provide you with a well-rounded education that is suited for the needs of today’s healthcare environment.
An ideal learning environment: Led by faculty who are practiced in their fields, UGC’s small classes encourage both individual and collaborative thought. Our open-door policy ensures access to the faculty’s invaluable guidance and support.
A diverse, urban community: Our diverse, urban setting in Schenectady, NY provides numerous possibilities for rewarding internship and career opportunities. The area is home to widely renowned acute care hospitals, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities, and large-group medical practices. And, as the seat of state government, nearby Albany provides opportunities in an array of New York State health agencies and facilities.
We put theory to work: UGC students have an extensive track record of successfully attaining high-quality paid internships and finding employment with well-known and respected healthcare providers, health plans and health-related firms across the country. Our CAHME accreditation provides you with access to prestigious postgraduate administrative fellowships at some of the nation’s top healthcare systems.
Healthcare is hiring: The UGC MBA in Healthcare Management will prepare you for a leadership position in today’s vibrant healthcare field. Our graduates are enjoying highly visible and successful careers with organizations such as Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, NYU Medical Center, and Veterans Administration Healthcare System.
A grade average of “B” (3.0 cumulative index) or better in undergraduate work is expected for admission. The GMAT is also required unless you can waive due to an approved articulation or joint program. Applicants with advanced degrees may petition the Director of Admission for a GMAT waiver consideration.
The program is designed for those students who may not have had the opportunity to take any course work in the business field or may not have worked in a business environment previously. If you have taken previous business courses you should visit the course waiver/transfer section of the Admissions/Financial Aid pages on this web site.