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Healthcare Management Master’s Degree (M.B.A.)

  • Team of doctors and businesswoman having a meeting in medical office

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) in health care management is designed to develop and enhance business knowledge and skills that are appropriate for health care executives, administrators and managers in either public or private health care organizations

The program aims to equip students with critical knowledge while giving them a unique opportunity to combine best practices with highly focused health care principles, concepts and systems.


Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management


  • Hospital chief executive officer
  • Hospital administrator
  • Pharmaceutical product management
  • Hospital chief financial officer
  • Practice manager
  • Health informatics management
  • Health care consultant
  • Strategic project management

Admission Requirements

  • A GMAT score of 430 or higher, or an equivalent score on the GRE
  • *The GMAT/GRE score requirement will be waived for those students who have an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0 or better, or for those with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better for the last 60 hours, or for those with an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.50 or better and at least three years of meaningful business experience.
  • All university and college transcripts
  • Résumé
  • No essay required


Those students who hold an undergraduate business degree should be prepared to start the MBA curriculum without any foundation courses. Those who hold an undergraduate degree in an area other than business may be required to complete one or more of the following foundation requirements: 

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Understanding Corporate Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Math and Statistics
  • Excel for MBA Students

Each of these foundation requirements can be met by successfully completing the appropriate IVY online modules. The self-paced IVY modules can be found online at the mbapreworks website. Once each module has been completed with a minimum grade of 80, a completion certificate will automatically be sent to the department by IVY.

Some of these foundation requirements may be waived by the MBA director for those students who can demonstrate successful prior course work in these areas. The foundation requirements for each student are determined on a case-by-case basis. It is generally expected that students will complete all the necessary foundation requirements before they will be permitted to enroll in an MBA core or specialization coursework.

Application Deadlines

Spring: Dec. 1

Fall: August 1

International Student Spring: Nov. 1

International Student Fall: June 10

Summer: April 1

Degree Plan

Students must complete 12 required courses for a total of 36 credit hours. There are no elective courses in the program. The required courses are:



Course Title



Advanced Management Accounting



Managerial Economics



Healthcare Financial Management



Management of Information Systems



Advanced Data Analytics



Organizational Behavior and Leadership



Operations and Supply Chain Management



Healthcare Communications in a Diverse Workplace



Healthcare Operations



Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare



Marketing Management



Strategic Management in a Global Environment (Capstone) *

*The ETS Major Field Test for the MBA must be taken in conjunction with this course as a graduation requirement.

  • Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Academic Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No application is required.


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