health care mba

Announcing the TCU Health Care MBA

The TCU Health Care MBA provides in-depth, well-rounded knowledge to help health care professionals improve customer satisfaction, create better outcomes and lower the cost of services. 

February 10,  2016

By Elaine Cole

The health care industry is complex, competitive and facing critical challenges.

To help health care professionals step up and lead the way, the TCU Health Care MBA will provide the knowledge and skills they need to weigh market strategies, lead teams, improve performance, understand financials and operating systems, and ultimately provide better value to patients.

The new TCU Health Care MBA will study the health care industry from multiple perspectives, delving into challenges in operations, finance, accounting, marketing, information systems and supply chains. The TCU Neeley School is partnering with the University of North Texas Health Science Center for expert faculty to teach health care courses and research seminars, and collaborate on events and curriculum.

“Why is a health care MBA more vital now than at any time in health care? Everything is changing,” Bill Cron, senior associate dean of graduate programs at the TCU Neeley School, said. “Look at payment systems, for example. Approximately 93 percent of a provider’s revenue today comes from fees for services. As health care changes, fees and services will become a minimum part of their revenue. How can they make that transition? It requires an intricate understanding of policy and financing.”

Classes will be held in the evenings on the TCU campus beginning August 2016.

The 48-hour TCU Health Care MBA includes the skills and strategies taught in the TCU MBA program by TCU faculty members ranked second in the world by The Economist. Included are 10.5 hours of health care courses taught by health care professionals and certified faculty members from UNT Health Science Center.

Application, curriculum and tuition information are available at http://www.neeley.tcu.edu/healthcaremba or by calling the TCU MBA Admissions office at 817-257-7531 or 1-800-828-3764, ext. 7531.

Other Health Care Initiatives at the TCU Neeley School of Business

  • The full-time and part-time TCU MBA offer an industry emphasis in health care with electives designed to prepare MBA students for careers in health, medicine and pharmaceuticals.
  • In 2011 the TCU Neeley School partnered with the School of Public Health at UNT Health Science Center so students in both graduate programs can take courses on each other’s campus to better prepare them for management careers in health care.
  • TCU Neeley Executive Education delivers a program for Cook Children’s Health Care System and its physician network that focuses on the changing health care environment.
  • TCU Neeley faculty members are participating in organizational, cultural and systems research at JPS Health Network.