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MBA in Strategic Healthcare Administration

Unlock a world of opportunities with our online MBA concentration in strategic healthcare administration. Our program is crafted to equip aspiring leaders like you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Whether you desire to lead healthcare organizations, drive policy change, or innovate in healthcare technology, our MBA in strategic healthcare administration will empower you to make a meaningful impact in this vital and ever-expanding field.


Why Choose Mount Union’s Online MBA in Strategic Healthcare Management?

Our flexible online program attracts students with diverse backgrounds, industry insights, and education. With a seven-week course structure, you can tailor your education to fit your personal and professional commitments, achieving your goals at your own pace. Here's what sets us apart:

Integrated Learning Experience

Surrounded by peers who share your passion for healthcare, our holistic approach integrates business strategies with in-depth examinations of healthcare policy, ethics, and technology, offering a comprehensive understanding of industry complexities. Through real-world projects and case studies, you'll gain practical insights and the confidence to tackle challenges head-on.

Comprehensive Skill Development

Develop advanced strategies tailored to the healthcare industry. From strategic planning to quality management, learn to effectively navigate the complexities of healthcare organizations and drive positive outcomes.

Enhanced Leadership and Collaboration

Develop essential leadership, team building, conflict resolution, and communication skills tailored to healthcare settings, empowering you to lead and collaborate effectively. Benefit from mentorship opportunities and real-world insights through our healthcare industry partnerships, enriching your learning experience and fostering valuable professional connections.

  • 36 Credit Hours

    Structured for two, seven-week classes per term (*credit hours)

  • $695 per credit hour

    The 2023-2024 cost per credit hour for the online M.B.A. is $695. (discounts available)

  • 6 Starts

    MBA has rolling admission in the May, August, and January terms

Courses in Strategic Healthcare Administration

The curriculum in our online MBA in strategic healthcare administration integrates business strategies with explorations in healthcare policy, ethics, and technology, providing a holistic understanding of industry challenges. Through dynamic coursework and practical applications that reflect the complexities of the healthcare industry, you will be prepared to navigate the landscape with confidence and expertise.


  • Current Trends in Healthcare Administration

    The course is designed to expose students to significant current issues that impact the healthcare professional. Topic areas will include current issues as they relate to the Healthcare Administrator. Topics will vary as changes to the industry environment dictate.

  • Healthcare Finance and Budgeting

    This course is designed to develop knowledge of the complex and changing aspects of health care fiscal management and the impact on processes associated with health care services in a variety of health care settings. Students will investigate the application of fiscal management strategies in the areas of social justice issues of quality, access, and cost for healthcare services. 

Career Paths with an MBA in Strategic Healthcare Administration

With an MBA in strategic healthcare administration, you can pursue various career paths such as healthcare administration, consulting, health information management, policy analysis or research, pharmaceutical or medical device project management, quality improvement management, or corporate development. This degree equips you with the skills to lead, innovate, and make a positive impact on healthcare delivery.

Learn More About How to Elevate Your Career in Healthcare Administration

Mount Union’s online MBA in strategic healthcare administration degree prepares you to navigate the complexities of the field. Gain the skills to assess facilities using financial, clinical, and operational data, strategically plan for improvement, and become a leader capable of driving positive change and innovation within the healthcare sector. Learn more about Mount Union’s MBA program and see if it is the right fit for you.

MBA in Strategic Healthcare Administration Requirements

  1. All Applicants:
    • Degree/Credentials: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
    • Undergraduate Achievement: Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate study.
    • Experience: Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé.
    • Essay and Writing Ability: Applicants will submit an essay of a maximum of 500 words outlining the following: 1) career aspirations, 2) qualifications, and 3) rationale for applying to the program. This piece should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to write at a graduate level.
    • Professional Recommendation: Provide one recommendation from an employer or a former professor who is in a position to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate level study and research.
    • Consideration for Conditional Admission: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis and will be asked to submit additional documentation in an attempt to gain conditional admission.
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Equivalent:
    • Students with a bachelor's degree in business (or those who have completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will not be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2.
  3. Applicants with Non-Business Bachelor’s Degree:
    • Students with a non-business bachelor's degree, or those who have not completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2. The undergraduate CPC may also be satisfied by completing appropriate undergraduate courses



Transfer Credit Policy: A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate transfer credits will be considered for transfer credit. The course(s) must have been taken at an accredited institution and be aligned with the objectives for the University of Mount Union course(s), and only coursework earning a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit. Additional credits may be transferred on a case-by-case basis.

A candidate wishing to transfer credits must submit an official transcript, along with a copy of the appropriate course description from the graduate catalogue of the respective institution; and may be asked to offer additional documentation (such as a course syllabus). To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, contact Dr. Anne Christo-Baker, Director of the School of Business at

TOEFL Requirement: Applicants whose primary language is not English must have a recent IBT (Internet- Based TOEFL) score of 100 or more in addition to meeting other program requirements.

Enrollment Deposit: If admitted to the program, candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250. This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges.

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