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Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration (EMBA HCA) Degree Requirements 

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

  • Developing executive students’ analytical and decision-making skills; 

  • Helping them build a strong foundation in business; and 

  • Providing them with thorough, current knowledge of the healthcare industry. 

This is an accelerated part-time program designed to be completed in 28 months. 

The Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration program leads to a Master of Business Administration degree. 

Admission Requirements 

  • Five or more years of professional/managerial experience, preferably in the healthcare industry. Generally, this experience should be post-undergraduate. 

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university or foreign equivalent. 

  • Appropriate quantitative skills acquired via academic training or professional experience. These skills may also be demonstrated through a satisfactory score on the Executive Assessment (EA), GMAT or GRE. 

EMBA HCA Curriculum 

The program has a total of 49.5 credits. 




Required Courses (22.5 credits) 

STA 9708 

Managerial Statistics 

ZEP 9623 

The US Healthcare System: Law, Politics, and Policy 

ZEP 9530 

Legal Aspects of Healthcare 

ZEP 9617 

Strategy and Competitive Advantage in Healthcare 

MGT 9301 

Managing People and Organizations 

ZEP 9415 

Economics of Health and Healthcare 

ZEP 9210 

Communication Skills for Executives 


ZEP 9720 

Perspectives on Global Business 




Functional Skills Courses (9 credits) 

The executive degree programs are cohort programs in which all students take the same courses that are selected for them by the program’s Academic Director in consultation with the program’s faculty. Accordingly, at least three courses will be selected from this list: 

ZEP 9120 

Financial Reporting for Executives 

ZEP 9425 

Financial Analysis and Decision Making 

ZEP 9710 

Marketing Management for Business Development 

ZEP 9622 

Operations Management and Analysis in Healthcare 

CIS 9000 

Information Technology Strategy 

MGT 9330 

Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness 




Electives/Topical Courses (15 credits) 

Elective courses are traditionally courses that students select individually. The executive degree programs are cohort programs in which all students take the same courses that are selected for them by the program’s Academic Director in consultation with the program’s faculty. These courses may include: (1) additional Functional Skills courses not included among the three required Functional Skills courses above; (2) any ZEP courses not included above; and (3) any 9000-level courses offered by academic departments in the Zicklin School of Business for which students in this program meet the prerequisites. 

The following is a non-exhaustive sample of ZEP courses that may be offered as electives. 

ZEP 9130 

Managerial Accounting and Applications in Healthcare Administration 

ZEP 9420 

Population Health Assessment 


ZEP 9640 

Healthcare Analytics and Quality 

ZEP 9650 

Emerging Issues in Healthcare 

ZEP 9230 

Special Topics in Business for Executives (1.5 Credits) 


ZEP 9240 

Special Topics in Business for Executives (3 Credits) 




Capstone Experience (3 credits) 


ZEP 9645 

Healthcare Ventures and Entrepreneurship 




Total for Program 


The program reserves the right to amend, modify, and change the courses offered and/or the sequence of courses. 

Degree Requirements 

tudents must earn 49.5 credits, maintain a cumulative 3.00 grade point average (GPA), and satisfy all Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, and Executive Programs policies, rules, and regulations. 

A student whose GPA falls below 3.00 after taking 9 or more credits in the program will be on academic probation. He or she must comply with all Baruch College requirements of academic probation status to continue in the program. Please refer to the current Baruch College Graduate Bulletin, discussion of General Academic Regulations, 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 28 months. 

Students taking all of the courses offered in this cohort program will be registered for either 7.5 or 9 credits in the Fall semester. 

Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration Program Learning Goals 

Executive Leadership and Teamwork 

Executive students will develop an analytical and entrepreneurial mindset that prepares them to function effectively in teams and guide their organizations in the face of innovation and disruptive changes in the business and social environments. 

Executive Knowledge & Competencies 

Learning Sub-goal 2.1: Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment 

Executive students will know the health insurance and delivery systems in the US, its major payers and providers, and its myriad incentives so as best adapt business skills to the provision of healthcare services to diverse populations. 

Learning Sub-goal 2.2: Business Knowledge and Strategy 

Executive students will build on their prior business and organizational experience to further develop and integrate their knowledge of the functional areas of business and strengthen their competencies as executive leaders. 

Executive Communication 

Executive students will demonstrate the effective, persuasive (1) oral and (2) written communication skills needed to articulate and convey shared meaning that leads to commitment and successful action. Executive students will effectively tailor their communication to different audiences in the healthcare environment, such as clinicians or patients. 

Global Awareness 

Executive students will be knowledgeable about healthcare systems in other countries and will be able to apply their understanding of differences among global healthcare systems and institutions in their leadership and decision making. 

Ethical and Social Awareness 

Executive students will be sensitive to ethical issues in medicine and business and will understand the importance of behavior and their responsibilities as professionals to uphold ethical principles and social awareness in their dealings. 


Contact Information 
Office of 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