College Consensus has recently ranked the University of Kentucky Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics No. 15 in their Best Online Healthcare MBA Programs for 2020 survey. Over 570 online and hybrid MBA programs were ranked based upon their affordability, reputation and convenience. Data was collected from leading MBA ranking sources including US News and World Report, The Economist and Businessweek with a scoring rubric that factored in costs, online capabilities and the option of a GMAT/GRE waiver for qualified candidates.
The University of Kentucky's Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics provides the business knowledge to meet today's healthcare management challenges. Healthcare professionals such as physicians, residents, nurses, pharmacists, administrators and military learn from experienced professors and other industry leaders in healthcare-specific class sections alongside core business classes. This year, the Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) program at Gatton represented over half of the incoming Fall cohort in the UK MBA. Healthcare professionals enrolled in this program have the option of completing the program 100% online in real-time in the Real-Time, Online MBA and qualified candidates have the opportunity to apply for a GMAT/GRE Waiver.
According to College Consensus, the job market for skilled and knowledgeable healthcare management professionals has become robust, with no signs of slowing down. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the field of Medical and Health Services Managers will grow 18 percent in the next decade. Over 71,000 jobs are expected to be available to qualified business professionals with the right education and skill set. As a result, there has never been a higher demand for healthcare management professionals.
In 2020, the Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) plans to expand its recruitment strategy to healthcare systems and professionals both within and beyond Central Kentucky with emphasis on healthcare leaders at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Baptist Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, Ephraim McDowell Health, Norton Healthcare, Owensboro Health, St. Claire Regional Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, UK HealthCare and the VA Medical Center.