MBA Healthcare Leadership Concentration

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With the ongoing development of new technologies and regulatory changes, no contemporary business model in healthcare will survive. To avoid being left behind, leaders not only need a fundamental understanding of markets and organizations but also should have a deep understanding and insight into today’s healthcare challenges. The MBA Healthcare Leadership concentration curriculum with a contemporary approach to traditional business issues provides the knowledge and tools necessary to not only compete but excel in the changing healthcare industry. This program is provided by a collaborative effort between the Mitchell College of Business and College of Medicine. 

Read about two of our MBA students with the Healthcare Leadership Concentration and their stories behind why they chose to do their MBA at the University of South Alabama.


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Dr. Seema Singh

Dr. Seema Singh is a professor of pathology at the Mitchell Cancer Institute, part of the University of South Alabama’s USA Health system in Mobile, Alabama.

After earning her Ph.D. in India in 2000, Singh moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she began laboratory work focused on breast cancer. In 2009, she relocated with her family to Mobile to join the Mitchell Cancer Institute, where she moved up from instructor to her current position of full professor.

Driven by her ambition, Singh decided to pursue an MBA at the Mitchell College of Business.

"It had always been a long-term dream of mine to pursue an MBA," she said. "However, I was initially apprehensive due to my background in science, and the thought of dealing with math was intimidating. Nevertheless, I gathered the courage to take a leap of faith and go for it. As it turns out, it was the best decision I ever made."

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Matthew Berg

Matthew Berg is a health system distribution manager at USA Health.

Berg learned all about logistics and supply chain management from his 12 years in the U.S. Army.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Supply Chain Management at Mitchell College of Business in 2019 and his MBA this spring.

“I learned so much in my undergraduate program,” said Berg. “All of the experience I got in the Army all made sense once I studied it at school. It let me know the Army wasn’t just making stuff up.”

Berg decided to get an MBA to further his understanding of the business of healthcare.

“I heard about the MBA healthcare concentration, and I knew that would be helpful for me," he said. "One of the best things I learned was to see things from the doctor's perspective. I feel like I can help more from the supply side, and now I feel comfortable having conversations about what the doctors need.”

▼   Features

  • Student-friendly seven-week courses
  • Electives focusing on healthcare leadership and other contemporary concepts
  • Interaction with healthcare professionals
  • Emphasis on experiential learning with practical application
  • Public health administration focused electives are also available


For questions please contact us at or (251) 460-6418.  This is the link for additional information on the preparation materials MBA Prerequisite Course Material.

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