St. Kate's MBA: Healthcare

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St. Kate's MBA: Healthcare

Building on a tradition of excellence in healthcare education

The healthcare sector is one of the most dynamic and complex parts of our economy. Demand is high for managers with the business acumen needed to steer healthcare organizations through rapidly changing times and deliver patient care efficiently and effectively.

With an MBA-Healthcare degree from St. Catherine University, you’ll graduate with the skillset you need to advance in healthcare management. Our unmatched connections among regional healthcare providers will position you for leadership.


The MBA program at St. Catherine has really launched my career. In the past 18 months, I earned two significant promotions and was recognized with two leadership awards. Each course, the personal connections, and student support systems have help me become a more effective leader.”

– Caroline Portoghese, MBA ‘15 | Administrator, Transitional Care Unit, Fairview Health


St. Kate's MBA-Healthcare students

Some students in St. Kate’s MBA-Healthcare are experienced clinical care providers — nurses, medical doctors, rehabilitative therapists, imaging professionals, technicians — who are adding management to their professional portfolio. Others are seeking to advance from within compliance, financial management, reimbursement systems, clinic management and other non-clinical sectors.

Practice-ready skills for innovation in healthcare management

In 11 core courses, you’ll develop the practice-ready skills to move ahead as a manager, informed by the innovative spirit that characterizes a St. Catherine education.

Four additional courses will help you gain insight into the complexities of the healthcare industry — how to improve service delivery and the efficiency of healthcare systems, increase access to care, develop cost-management strategies, understand healthcare finance, and apply essential insights from healthcare informatics and analytics.

Courses for the Healthcare concentration

  • Healthcare Systems and Policy
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement and Innovation
  • Healthcare Economics and Policy
  • Operational Excellence
  • Financial Management in the Global Economy
  • Informatics and Analytics in Healthcare

Core MBA courses

  • Managing Teams for Quality and Competency
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Management Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Marketing Management
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques for Business Decision Making
  • Strategic Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Business Strategy
  • Practicum: Applied Capstone Project

For detailed course descriptions, see the St. Catherine University graduate catalog.

Courses are offered through blended online and face-to-face instruction. You’ll take one course at a time, learning alongside a cohort of other students in accelerated 7.5-week sessions. Classes meet face-to-face once per week on either Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings on our St. Paul campus. Find out more about how the 24-month St. Kate’s MBA is offered.