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Department of Business Administration

Healthcare MBA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • 30 Hours / Full or Part Time
  • Online
  • Completed in 3-6 semesters
  • Start in Fall
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100%
OF OUR HMBA GRADUATES WERE
PLACED POST GRADUATION IN 2022

Our Center for Career Development is dedicated to assisting students secure placement. 

Some graduates are employed by:

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LEAD IN A GROWING PROFESSIONAL FIELD

The healthcare industry in the United States accounts for a staggering $3.65 trillion, equivalent to 17.9% of the total US GDP, with projections indicating it will rise to 19.4% by 2027. This growth is accompanied by significant disruptions, including technology-driven changes, shifts in payer dynamics, an aging population, location-based health crises, evolving government regulations, and rampant fraud.

In this evolving landscape, the healthcare sector urgently requires well-trained leaders. These leaders must be capable of managing diverse teams, navigating the complexities of healthcare business, guiding organizations through challenging transitions, and providing innovative solutions to enhance the healthcare system, ultimately leading to improved health outcomes.

Professional opportunities within healthcare, especially for medical and health service managers, are set to grow by a remarkable 20% in the next decade. Our HMBA program is tailor-made for individuals aspiring to enter the healthcare industry or current healthcare professionals looking to formalize and expand their business acumen to take on leadership roles within their organizations.

Military
Friendly

Whether you are a veteran, a reservist, a National Guardsman, or still serving on active duty, West Virginia University is a great place to further your education. The Military Times ranked WVU as the 14th Best College for Vets in 2023. At WVU you will find faculty, staff, and students who want to support you and help you succeed.

WVU offers several resources for current and former military personnel and incentives for online programs as well.

Affordability.

West Virginia University has worked hard to make its programs affordable for military personnel and veterans. WVU is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, meaning that the university agrees to waive a portion of tuition not covered by the GI Bill. Unlike most universities, WVU participates in the program for all graduate and professional programs. Additionally, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics offers a $100 discount per credit hour to all current and former service personnel pursuing the Healthcare MBA program.

Program Highlights

30

Hours / Full Time
Completed in 3 - 6 Semesters

POPULAR POSITIONS

  • Medical Director
  • Sr. Manager
  • Medical Education
  • Division Manager
  • Nursing Director

WHAT DOES IT COST

$965
/CR HOUR

More Info

Application deadlines:

  • Fall – July 1
  • Late applications accepted as space is available
  • HMBA 611- Healthcare Management Information Systems
  • HMBA 612 - Managerial and Team Skills
  • HMBA 621- Healthcare Analytics
  • HMBA 622- Financial Statement Analysis & Financial Management
  • HMBA 626 - Health Economics
  • HMBA 633 - Healthcare Leadership and Cultural Competency
  • HMBA 634 - Healthcare Services Marketing
  • HMBA 656 - Law and Medicine
  • HMBA 661 - Healthcare Innovation
  • HMBA 638 - Operations Supply Chain
Current as of 2023

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