Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Healthcare Management


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Program Details

Curriculum

Completion Requirements

In our standard course-based format, your weekly schedule, program tuition, and program length are predetermined. Stay on track with fixed deadlines and costs.

  • 30 semester credits
  • Core courses (18 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone courses (3 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)

View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN.

Transfer of Credit: Students may be eligible to transfer up to 15 credits. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I, II, or III certifications can be applied toward specialization courses.

Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0610.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Tuition and Fees

CURRICULUM COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS COST AMOUNT
Tuition 30 total semester credit hours $1,020 per semester hour $30,600
Technology Fee Per semester $230 $1,150
      $31,750*

*Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 15 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $1,000 to $1,200.

Paying for Your Education

Our Enrollment Specialists can help you outline a plan and find resources for funding your education.

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FAQ About Walden’s Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Healthcare Management

What can I do with an MBA degree with a specialization in healthcare management?

Individuals who choose to earn an MBA with a specialization in healthcare management can enter or work in management and leadership roles within in health organizations, particularly in the areas of financial and operations management. This is also a great choice if you are currently in healthcare or want to move to a healthcare field. Many leadership roles within healthcare fields—such as nursing, medical, and mental health—are ideal for practitioners but require management and business expertise and experience. By earning an MBA with a specialization in healthcare management, individuals with a technical or clinical background in healthcare can gain the management knowledge and skills necessary to gain career mobility and move into mid-level and senior positions in organizational management and leadership.

What are the benefits of earning an MBA with a specialization in healthcare management?

Walden's Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a healthcare management specialization combines the academic training needed to successfully manage the financial and operational components of a healthcare organization. The core MBA program provides students with the opportunity to gain essential business administration skills, and the additional specialization courses allow students to apply these skills to healthcare management situations. Additionally, Walden’s healthcare faculty have real-world experience and provide important insights that help bring the content to life.

Do I have to attend classes on a campus to complete my MBA program?

No, when you choose Walden University, you can complete your entire MBA degree program online.

What is the difference between a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management and a Master of Healthcare Administration?

Both are great degrees, and the selection you make could depend on whether you want a degree focused strictly on healthcare or something more versatile.

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) applies to a variety of industries and usually offers courses on leadership, fostering innovation, competing in a global community, and other subjects designed to help you become a business manager or consultant. Then, the MBA program’s healthcare management specialization courses focus on two main areas of healthcare: financial services and business operations.

With a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree, all of the courses are designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the business of healthcare, as opposed to the broader approach an MBA program takes. The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program introduces you to more healthcare-specific areas, including clinical leadership, legal and policy, human resources, quality, process operations, population health, and general leadership.