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MBA with an Emphasis in Healthcare

Earn a MBA and Increase Your Career Options in Healthcare

Healthcare and health services are experiencing unparalleled growth and change. As a result, the demand for well-rounded healthcare providers to oversee all aspects of healthcare facilities and the services they provide continues to increase.

Urbana’s MBA with an Emphasis in Healthcare (MBA-Healthcare) integrates the functional areas of business with issues specific to healthcare administration. In this unique online program, you’ll build your knowledge of healthcare strategy and planning, operations, finance, accounting, economics, and global insurance models to position you for management and leadership in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.

Discover a Graduate Program with Courses on Healthcare Policy

Urbana’s Healthcare Administration MBA is designed specifically for individuals working in the healthcare industry, including medical students. Equipped with the MBA-Healthcare, you will become more than a physician – you will obtain the skills of a business-savvy professional who understands the administrative aspects of a healthcare organization.

Our flexible and convenient MBA-Healthcare can be completed online in as little as two years depending on applicable transfer credit and the number of courses taken at one time. Urbana’s accessible healthcare faculty are committed to broadening and enriching your managerial perspective on the needs of today’s dynamic healthcare industry.


Manage Your Career in Healthcare 

The MBA-Healthcare equips healthcare professionals for leadership positions with a variety of agencies including hospitals, clinics, health centers, rehabilitation centers, physician’s practices, nursing homes, schools and insurance and pharmaceutical companies. 

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of all functional business areas and relate them to healthcare issues

  2. Demonstrate well-developed problem solving skills including the ability to recognize problems; analyze uncertain situations; interpret and use data and evidence to draw conclusion and solutions

  3. Develop professional skills of report writing and oral presentations

  4. Develop leadership and team skills

  5. Use management theory to solve organizational problems within healthcare environment

MBA with an Emphasis in Healthcare Requirements

Each graduate applicant is evaluated based upon program admission factors. These factors include but are not limited to the undergraduate education experience, which should demonstrate strong academic performance and previous work and learning experiences. These factors help to identify those students who possess the ability and motivation to benefit from enrollment in Urbana University’s graduate programs.

MBA with an Emphasis in Healthcare Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed graduate application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
    • As an alternate to having earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, admission will be granted upon successful completion of 90 semester credit hours of college-level baccalaureate degree-level courses (no developmental-level courses will count towards bachelor degree-level) and admission to a medical school. Graduation Requirement: Student must successfully complete the equivalent of 120 hours baccalaureate-level courses in addition to the Urbana MBA-Healthcare curriculum requirement (36 hours), for a total of 156 hours (not including developmental work).
  • Official college transcripts from any college or university previously attended, demonstrating a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Essay
  • Resume

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