Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Online; Alexandria, MN; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Dickinson, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND

Master of Business Administration: Concentration in Healthcare

Graduate degree; Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Develop the skills to lead and manage in a complex and constantly changing healthcare business environment. In the MBA with a concentration in Healthcare program at the University of Mary, you will gain expertise fundamental to healthcare management and administration. Graduates of this MBA program are prepared to lead in a wide range of business healthcare settings, as administrators, managers, and executives.

The MBA with a concentration in Healthcare degree is offered as a convenient evening program that meets one night a week at University of Mary campus locations in North Dakota and across the Midwest. You can also complete your MBA online, or in a blended format that combines online and on-site classes. The MBA with a concentration in Healthcare degree is offered in an accelerated program format, enabling students to earn an MBA in as few as 20 months.

MBA (Concentration in Healthcare) Program Highlights

We recognize the major obligations of family, work, and community as you pursue advanced study. Designed for working professionals, the MBA program at the University of Mary offers the flexibility you need to achieve your graduate degree — along with an outstanding curriculum and a world-class team of educators dedicated to helping you succeed:

  • Complete your MBA with a concentration in Healthcare in as few as 20 months in an accelerated program with convenient evening classes.
  • Pursue your MBA degree with a group of adult student peers, with whom you can connect academically, professionally, and even socially.
  • Work closely with expert faculty who are recognized as business leaders in their communities and the region, and bring a real-world business perspective to the classroom.
  • Learn in a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values that provides for individual needs and growth.

Career Outlook for MBA Graduates

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for healthcare managers, especially those with advanced degrees, is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the coming years. Hospitals will continue to be the biggest employers. However, MBA graduates with a concentration in healthcare will also find growing job opportunities in a range of healthcare business settings, including medical practices, healthcare management companies, biotech firms, and pharmaceutical companies.

Course Requirements: MBA (Concentration in Healthcare)

MBA Healthcare

Required Core Courses for the MBA  
The following courses are core content for the MBA and are completed by all MBA students:  

MGT 504 Management and Organizational Behavior
MGT 555 Managerial Finance
MGT 571 Executive Economic Analysis
MGT 605 Managerial Accounting
MGT 610 Marketing
MGT 635 Law in the Managerial Environment
MGT 701 Strategic Decision Making
In addition to foundation and core courses, students enroll in the following courses which are focused content for their particular program.  
MBA in Healthcare  
MGT 505 Human Resource Management
MGT 630 Current Issues in Healthcare Administration
NUR 648 Healthcare Law and Policy
MGT 653 Healthcare Organizations and Finance

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Individuals holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 overall, or 2.75 during the last two years of the undergraduate degree, or 3.0 in a major field will be admitted to begin graduate study. To complete the application process, please submit:

  • Completed application (to include goal statement)
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of reference
  • Resume
  • Application/enrollment fee

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

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We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.

If you are considering an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare, you might also be interested in the following graduate programs offered at the University of Mary: