MBA Healthcare Administration

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Why get your MBA in healthcare administration at JBU?

The American College of Healthcare Executives calls healthcare management a “hidden” career since it is one of the last things to come to mind when most people think of medical services. The importance of this work is undeniable and tremendously influential on the availability, accessibility, and quality of healthcare in our nation’s communities. JBU's healthcare administration MBA will teach you to affect change and improve the healthcare industry.

Enjoy a flexible format

Complete your coursework on your schedule 100% online. Every MBA class offers a zoom component with the opportunity to interact with your professor and classmates. The program is 36-45 credit hours long, depending on whether you have undergraduate coursework in a business-related field. 

Enter a growing field

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations." 

Become a healthcare leader

You'll learn to lead and manage different personalities of people in a stressful environment. 

Earn your MBA in Healthcare Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Healthcare Administration combines functional training with teaching that empowers healthcare experts to affect change at a higher level and improve the patient experience. 

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher (4.0=A).
  • Undergraduate coursework in finance, accounting, statistics, and economics (only needed to enroll in the 36-credit hour MBA)
  • No entrance exam is required.

MBA Requirements

  • 36-45 total credit hours, depending on undergraduate coursework.
    • 18 credit hours of MBA core requirements
    • 18 credit hours for the healthcare administration concentration
  • Students typically graduate within 2 years

MBA Classes

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What to expect as a healthcare administration graduate student at JBU


Learn to affect change in the healthcare industry

In JBU's healthcare administration program, you will study the financial management of healthcare organizations, how to effectively design, manage, measure, and improve processes that deliver excellent healthcare, and strategies to create a competitive advantage in the industry. With these skills, you will be able to affect change at a higher level in the healthcare industry by improving the patient experience.


Understand patient care management

You'll learn how to effectively design, manage, measure and improve processes to deliver excellent healthcare. 


Utilize analytics

You'll be able to analyze market structure in healthcare. You'll also leverage business intelligence and decision sciences within the healthcare industry. 

Featured Faculty

Dr. Linda Vytlacil - Professor, Data Analytics | Walton Charitable Support Foundation Endowed Chair of Data Analytics

Dr. Linda Vytlacil is the former vice president for data science/global data & analytics platforms for Walmart Labs, is a recognized people leader and commercial manager with extensive experience in building teams and creating analytics capabilities to harness profitably the power of big data analytics.


Next steps

Choosing a graduate program is a big deal, and our staff and faculty are committed to making this process easy for you.


Our admissions team is here to navigate the application process, so you have all the information to be confident in your decision.

Financial aid

You deserve a transparent, helpful financial aid experience. We'll work with you to ensure you're taking advantage of all of your financial aid opportunities.

Start classes

Most JBU graduate classes happen in 8-week blocks (counseling and education have some 16-week classes). Online and face-to-face class options provide flexibility for your busy schedule. Talk to an admissions counselor for more details on classes in your program.