MBA: Executive Healthcare

This program is for physicians or mid-career healthcare executives who wish to acquire a graduate degree in healthcare administration to advance their understanding and preparedness to perform at a high level. Ideal students for this programs include clinicians who manage departments, physicians who aspire to departmental or organizational leadership, are serving on organizational leadership committees, or manage private practices or other entrepreneurial ventures. Additionally, healthcare administrators who desire to expand their knowledge base and academic preparation, or advance to higher levels of career rank will find this program appealing.

Students will be automatically registered for their courses unless the student notifies the Heider College of Business Graduate Program's Office.

MBA: Executive Healthcare requirements (45 credits):

Term I
EMBA 771Executive Leadership and Organizational Behavior3
EMBA 762Strategy for Healthcare Organizations3
EMBA 755Introduction to Healthcare Management3
EMBA 764Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare3
Term II
EMBA 782Finance for the Healthcare Manager3
EMBA 761Healthcare Marketing3
EMBA 774Management of Human Resources in Healthcare3
EMBA 781Legal and Ethical Considerations in Healthcare Management3
EMBA 799Capstone1
Term III
EMBA 791Healthcare Accounting3
EMBA 775Health Policy and Economics3
EMBA 765Information Systems and Data Analytics in Healthcare3
EMBA 797Quantitative Methods Evidence Based Decision Making in Healthcare Management3
Term IV
EMBA 798Independent Study6
EMBA 799Capstone2
Total Credits45

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field from a regionally accredited college or university OR a terminal degree in medicine or another advanced clinical discipline;
  • Minimum of five years of management experience or clinical practice in a healthcare organization;
  • Undergraduate or professional school GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended;
  • Current resume or Curriculum Vitae;
  • Statement of purpose and professional aspiration (2-3 pages, double-spaced) outlining the reasons for applying for admission, professional goals, and intended utilization of degree;
  • Three professional letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic background, professional achievements, and personal qualities;
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 577 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based) for students for whom English is not their first language;
  • Evidence of the ability to pay for the program (typically a FAFSA)