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MBA - Healthcare Management

Walden University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program with a specialization in Healthcare Management can give students the opportunity to develop their understanding of hospitals, clinics, and other organizations providing health services. Students can learn economic principles useful for managing different aspects of healthcare in fiscally responsible ways. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a specialization in Healthcare Management

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Walden University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program with a specialization in Healthcare Management is designed to provide individuals with knowledge and skills they can use to work in organizations providing health services. Students in this course of study can learn about economic principles and management methodologies that are a factor in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities to help operate them in financially responsible ways. In addition to specific training on issues related to health organizations' finances and delivery of services, individuals have the opportunity to explore general business principles. Some of the topics addressed include marketing, accounting, leadership, innovation, and operations management. In addition to academic classes, the curriculum features mentoring partnerships, field experiences, and networking opportunities. Individuals also complete capstone projects designed to show what they have learned. Projects address real-world issues that can affect the performance of healthcare organizations, with students working to identify solutions for industry challenges.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

Learning Format:


Estimated Program Length:

24 months: Time to completion for this program may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.

Total Credits Required:

37 semester credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.

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Courses for a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a Specialization in Healthcare Management:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Course Title Credits
Semester 1
Success Strategies in the Online Environment 1.5
Jump-Start Your Future in the Borderless World 1.5
Leading People 3
Semester 2
Business Operations in the U.S. and Abroad 3
Marketing 3
Semester 3
Innovation and Technology 3
Accounting for Business Management 3
Semester 4
Financial Management 3
Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage 3
Semester 5
U.S. Healthcare Delivery System 3
Health Economics 3
Semester 6
Financial Management 3
Capstone: Becoming a World-Class Manager 4

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Walden University's MBA - Healthcare Management program can prepare individuals for work within health organizations. Designed to provide students with economic expertise and management skills, the program can help individuals pursue wide-ranging positions in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and other care facilities. The foundational financial expertise the program offers can also qualify prospective professionals for employment in business, education, and other fields.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • Care Manager
  • Program Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Strategic Accounts Manager
  • Business Development Associate
  • Risk Manager
  • Health Care Consultant