Admissions Requirements

The Vanderbilt Master in Management in Health Care program is designed for working professionals who are managers, health care practitioners, clinicians and executives who are in—or will be moving into—management roles within a private or a public health care delivery organization including clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities and pharmacies.

It is also suited for non-clinicians and other health care professionals who are tasked with managing clinical employees. With few exceptions, we expect these individuals to be sponsored or endorsed by their current employers.

Candidates should have at least five years of relevant work experience and a demonstrated track record within the organization to fully benefit from this program.

How to Apply

You are about to take the first step toward enhancing your career, developing yourself as a leader in the healthcare industry and discovering a close-knit community of colleagues and alumni.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed, submitted online application including fee 
  • Undergraduate transcripts (and graduate transcripts, if applicable) 
  • GMAT or GRE Score (recommended, not required)
  • Employer endorsement 
  • Personal interview 

More detailed instructions on the application process can be found here. Join our community today by beginning your application.  To check the status of your completed application, click here

Tuition, Financing & Scholarships

Business school is a significant investment in your personal and professional development. Master of Management in Health Care students often receive some level of financial support from their employers. Sponsoring organizations enjoy many benefits from this investment. Typically about four percent of students are fully self-funded. Learn More

Master of Management in Health Care 2017 Class Profile

  • 33 Average Class Size
  • 41 Average Age
  • 55 Percentage of Women
  • 10 Under-represented Minoritoes
  • 16 Average Years of Work Experience
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Application Deadlines

RoundApplication Deadline
1stMay 1
2ndJune 6
RollingThrough July 31

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FAQ

MMHC Program Information

Q. Can students apply the Vanderbilt Master of Management in Health Care credit hours to the MBA or Executive MBA degree?
A.

No. The curriculum has been designed specifically for this program and for those employed in health care delivery.

Q. Does the Master of Management in Health Care program offer CME credit?
A.

No. This is a degree program; as such, Continuing Medical Education credit is not awarded.

Q. Does the schedule allow for breaks and holidays?
A.

Yes.

Q. How much time will students need to devote to the program?
A.

Classes will be held 3 hours on Thursday nights and roughly 14 hours over one weekend (Friday and Saturday) per month. In addition, students should expect to spend an additional 10 hours per week outside of class on self study and work related to the Capstone Project.

Q. What is the class size for the Master in Management in Health Care program?
A.

The Master of Management in Health Care program admits between 30 to 35 students per year.

Admissions Requirements

Q. If I'm sponsored, do I still need to meet admission requirements?
A.

Yes. All applicants - sponsored or unsponsored-will be reviewed by an admissions committee, and considered individually.

Q. Who should attend this program?
A.

This program is designed for working clinicians, physicians, and nurse managers who are in or will be moving into management roles within a private or public health care delivery organization. It is also suited for non-clinicians who are tasked with managing clinical employees. With few exceptions, we expect these individuals to be sponsored by their current employers. Candidates should have at least five years of relevant work experience and a demonstrated track record within the organization to fully benefit from this program.

Q. Why does the program require five years of work experience and a demonstrated track record?
A.

The program is designed for working professionals who seek to advance their careers within the sponsoring organizations; admission standards are designed to ensure a student's success while in as well as after the program. Having demonstrated promotion or progression or supervisory responsibility reflects a student's likelihood of influence and upward mobility within the organization as well as their ability to contribute to the classroom interaction and project team.