Senior Lecturer Julie Carmalt, associate director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration, teaches a class. The program has just been once again ranked as among the top 10 in the nation.

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Sloan Program in Health Administration rises in rankings

The Sloan Program in Health Administration in the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy has risen in U.S. News rankings released today.

The Sloan Program has moved up to the No. 8 program out of 90 U.S. universities ranked in the category of Best Grad Schools in Health Care Management. It was ranked No. 9 in the previous assessment, published in 2019.

“This ranking reflects the enormous skill and care of the faculty and staff in our Sloan Program in Health Administration, as well as the accomplishments of our students and alumni,” said Brooks School Dean Colleen Barry. “The ranking also serves as motivation to continue the crucial work of improving the management and administration of health care in the U.S. and globally.”

The rankings are based on surveys of directors of and faculty at health care management or administration programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Thanking those academic leaders, Sloan Program Director Sean Nicholson said the program is considered one of the nation’s best because its management curriculum allows students to tailor their education, and because it has both an alumni network that supports students and employers who seek out Sloan graduates.

“Because of the steadfast support of Dean Barry, our students, alumni and employers, we can carry out our mission within a culture that is engaging, innovative, astute, and supportive,” Nicholson said. “We are happy to see the way they make us shine resonated with the programs who rank us. We are grateful for the improved ranking and the recognition that comes with it.”

The first of its kind in the U.S., the Sloan Program prepares graduates with strong management skills and a deep understanding of the health care industry. It offers both a two-year residential master’s in health administration degree and an executive master’s through a hybrid learning approach.

The program prepares graduate students for management positions in hospitals, consulting firms, primary care and ambulatory surgery centers, health care tech and pharmaceutical firms. Sloan graduates enter the job market with strong management skills in finance, accounting and marketing, a deep understanding of the health care industry, and connections to the vast Sloan alumni network.

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