Health Care Master of Business Administration

Offered in a distance learning format, the master of business administration degree program in health care (Health Care MBA) is designed for working health care professionals who wish to develop the practical business skills and leadership expertise needed to take an active role in transforming the future of the health care industry. The 55.5 credit program can be completed in as little as two years and as many as five.  

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program website for additional information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 55.5 credits, including 31.5 credits in required courses,12 credits health care-focused elective courses, and 12 credits in general elective courses. Additional information regarding curriculum requirements is provided below.

Required
MBAD 6202Foundational Management Topics in Health Care
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6213Cases in Management Accounting
MBAD 6223Operations Management
MBAD 6224Decision Making and Data Analysis
MBAD 6235Finance
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy
MBAD 6245Global Perspectives
MBAD 6263Organizations and Human Capital
MBAD 6274Marketing
MBAD 6288Strategic Management
MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy
Health care-focused electives
12 credits in health care-focused courses taken in the School of Business (GWSB) and School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). A list of approved courses is available on the Health Care MBA Program website and in DegreeMAP.
General electives
12 credits of general electives in courses offered by any GWSB department; courses must be numbered 6000 and above.

Students may apply to waive up to 6 credits in designated required courses. If approved, the student does not need to complete the waived course at GWSB. However, the total number of credits required to complete the program will not be reduced and the student must replace the waived course with general elective credits to fulfill graduation requirements. See the course waiver policy for details.

Health care-focused and general elective courses must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of courses taken in the Law School; Law School courses are given a letter grade, which is converted to a grade of CR on the transcript.

Up to 12 credits in general electives may be completed in courses taken outside of GWSB/SMHS; up to 6 of those credits may be taken outside of the University. This 12-credit maximum may include approved transfer credit, credit earned through the Consortium, and credit earned in graduate-level courses completed at GW outside of GWSB/SOMHS.