Healthcare Management MBA Program
The MBA Healthcare Management specialty is designed to create a balance between business knowledge and the unique aspects and demands of the health care field. The specialty provides future leaders with a wide range of competencies and skills needed to advance or develop their careers in the rewarding field of health care management.
The mission of Walsh’s MBA in Healthcare Management program is to prepare graduates for a variety of leadership positions in all aspects of healthcare, including hospitals, ambulatory care, physician practice management, long-term care, managed care, pharmaceutical sales, and the like.
Graduates of Walsh’s MBA in Healthcare Management program will be able to take advantage of increasing convergence of the different sectors within the healthcare industry. Our graduates understand the broader healthcare environment and have the competencies and skills to advance the goals of our nation’s healthcare organizations. The Walsh MBA in Healthcare Management program also develops leadership practices focused on ethical and socially responsible decision making.
Healthcare Management MBA Degree Requirements
Walsh University's MBA degree can be completed in 36 semester hours of coursework for a student who demonstrates all required competencies upon entry. All MBA degrees include foundation and common body of knowledge (MBA Core) classes. The remaining credit hours are fulfilled with healthcare management concentrated courses. Full course descriptions are available in the online Academic Catalog.
Six (6) core courses:
MBA 621 Sustainable Ethical Leadership 3 credit hrs.
MBA 622 Organization Behavior and Communication 3 credit hrs.
MBA 623 Financial Accounting & Management 3 credit hrs.
MBA 624 Marketing 3 credit hrs.
MBA 625 Information Systems 3 credit hrs.
MBA 626 Applied Organizational Research & Analysis 3 credit hrs.
Total Core Requirement Credit Hours:18 credit hrs.
Following successful completion of the MBA Core courses, students in the Healthcare specialty may enroll in the following specialty courses. These provide an in-depth study in this particular area of interest.
Four (4) specialty courses:
MBA 702 Quality & Performance Management 3 credit hrs.
MBA 721 Legal & Policy Aspects of Healthcare 3 credit hrs.
MBA 722 Healthcare Organizations & Systems 3 credit hrs.
MBA 723 Healthcare Finance & Economics 3 credit hrs.
Total Specialty Requirement Credit Hours: 12 credit hrs.
One (1) elective course from this selection:
MBA 683 Non-Profit Accounting 3 credit hrs.
MBA 744 Services Marketing 3 credit hrs.
MBA 761 Entrepreneurship & Innovation 3 credit hrs.
Total Elective Requirement Credit Hours:3 credit hrs.
The final course for completion in this program, the capstone, builds on and encompasses all previous coursework.
One (1) capstone course:
MBA 739 Healthcare Strategy 3 credit hrs.
Total Capstone Requirement Credit Hours:3 credit hrs.