Earn an MBA and become a difference-maker in healthcare
- Earn your MBA online or at select campus locations - full time or part-time
- Program length: 20 months when attending full-time
- No GMAT/GRE required for admissions!
- 33 and 36 credit options; transfer up to 9-12 approved semester credit hours
- Earned ranking as one of U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs in 2020
Gain strategic skills to advance into a leadership role in a wide range of healthcare-related organizations with an MBA in Healthcare Management from Herzing University. This MBA concentration builds upon our core MBA courses to provide you specialized knowledge and expertise in modern healthcare issues, trends and tools, and their application. You will gain an in-depth understanding of legal, ethical and compliance issues, healthcare finance, managed healthcare and more.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals, this program is ideal for you to take the step from clinical practice into management.
Additional program highlights:
- Solutions-based curriculum with real-world scenarios to help you make strategic decisions
- Learn from experienced graduate faculty in a student-centered learning environment that supports success
- Earn your MBA online or at select campus locations - full time or part-time
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Dual Concentration Option
To help you build a solid foundation of leadership, problem solving and project management skills, Herzing’s MBA program allows you to tailor your degree to match your career goals. Choose to exclusively earn your MBA in Healthcare Management or pair this concentration with another concentration area to further distinguish yourself. The dual concentration option requires 42-45 credits for graduation.
Healthcare Management MBA program classes and curriculum details
Herzing University’s healthcare management MBA concentration includes healthcare-focused courses in healthcare administration, health information management and health policy and management.
All classes are delivered online. We do offer on-campus courses at select campus locations – please contact us for more details.
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Program availability varies by location
Required Foundation Course(s) 3-6 Semester Credit Hours
* Only required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business, a closely related discipline or its international equivalent.
Required Core MBA Courses - 21 Semester Credit Hours
Additional Required Healthcare Management Concentration Courses
A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required.
Course prerequisites may be waived if the student has prior equivalent coursework or the approval of the Graduate Dean.
MBA program enrollment requirements
Enrollment prerequisites to enroll in Herzing’s MBA program include:
- Completed bachelor’s or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or have completed a three or four year bachelor’s degree at a foreign college or university recognized as equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree by an approved foreign credential evaluator.
- Meet and interview with a Herzing admissions advisor
- Complete an application form
No minimum GMAT/GRE score is required for admission!
What can I do with an MBA in healthcare management?
Jobs you may qualify for with an MBA in Healthcare Management include administrative and executive roles such as:
- Clinical Director
- Health Information Management Director
- Health Manager
- Mental Health Program Manager
- Nursing Director
- Practice Administrator
- Program Manager
The specific jobs you will be prepared to compete for will depend on your previous experience as well as your MBA. For example, an experienced nurse who earns a healthcare management MBA may be qualified to compete for clinical director roles, while an experienced financial manager who switches to healthcare from another industry may focus solely on budget or fundraising leadership.
Frequently Asked Questions
An MBA is a Master of Business Administration. An MHA is a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration.
An MHA program prepares leaders specifically for the healthcare industry. MHA graduates can work in hospitals, care homes, and other related facilities.
An MBA in Healthcare Management teaches a more versatile skillset for business-oriented professionals. Students still receive targeted knowledge and practical skills for leadership in the healthcare setting, but also graduate with broader knowledge that can apply to many industries.
With Herzing you also have the option to pursue a dual concentration. You can make yourself even more competitive by taking on additional coursework in topics such as technology management, human resources or accounting—whatever best suits your personal strengths and professional goals.
Discover the main difference between MBA vs. Master of Science degrees and gain a better understanding of what degree is right for you.
Absolutely! Earning a healthcare management MBA offers you the opportunity to develop broad-based, executive-level business management skills as well as specialized leadership skills for healthcare. In addition to gaining knowledge employers in healthcare are looking for, you’ll also hone your strategic planning abilities, strengthen your professional communication skills, and develop your personal leadership style.
Earning your MBA in Healthcare Management at Herzing is even more worth it, thanks to online flexibility, quality course content, and the opportunity to pursue another concentration that interests you.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the average annual salary for medical and health services managers was $115,160 per year ($55.37 per hour) as of May 2019.* Salaries will vary depending on your experience, seniority, and the local job market. Discover the average healthcare management salary by state.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography and degree field, affect career outcomes. Herzing does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salary.
Healthcare management is the practice of administering the financial and operational aspects of delivering healthcare in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices and other healthcare institutions.
Healthcare management professionals act as a bridge between clinicians and upper management, insurers, and other third parties to ensure patients receive safe, cost-effective care that complies with laws and regulations.
Nurses and other healthcare practitioners can benefit from earning a healthcare administration MBA. The advanced education in finance, accounting, human resource management and other business functions complements their clinical knowledge, equipping them for executive-level leadership.
In addition, the targeted courses in a healthcare MBA offer in-depth exploration of issues facing the healthcare industry, from ethical, legal and regulatory considerations to the impact of technology.
Many traditional MBA programs can take two years to complete. Herzing University’s MBA in Healthcare Management can take as few as 20 months to complete if you study full-time, thanks to year-round online learning.
MBA - Healthcare Management Degree Programs
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This program prepares an existing or emerging organizational or team leader with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for management positions in various business enterprises. These career opportunities may be in areas such as accounting, finance, business administration, sales, marketing, human resources, information systems, project management, production and operations. Application of theory to practice is emphasized through a problem-based/solutions-based curriculum, grounded in a framework of ethical leadership and global competition.
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Accreditations & Disclosures
Herzing University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
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