Graduate Online Program
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The Healthcare MBA Overview

Transform the business of healthcare

The Healthcare MBA is an executive program that challenges you to explore its business curriculum entirely through the lens of healthcare. You’ll emerge ready to advance your leadership skills, grow your impact, and lead innovation.

Develop a leadership mindset and a comprehensive understanding of the business side of healthcare that will set you up for long-term success in a dynamic industry. The coursework is immediately applicable in your work environment and focuses on these five areas:

  • Understanding the Industry
  • Leadership and Management
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Finance, Marketing, and Strategy
  • Capstone and Application Projects

You’ll learn from outstanding faculty as well as your peer cohort of experienced healthcare professionals who share your passion for transforming healthcare.

Designed for busy working professionals, the program is offered part-time in a hybrid course format: 80% online, 20% in person.

At the intersection of business and healthcare, you’ll benefit from the combined expertise and network of Oregon Health & Science University Division of Management and Portland State University’s School of Business, two top-ranked schools that align on their commitment to building healthy communities.

Degree Details

Location Definitions:

On campus:
100% on campus
Online:
100% online
Flexible:
Combination of online and on campus
  • M
    Masters
    Locations
    Online
    Total Credits
    72
    Start Term
    Fall

The Healthcare MBA: Why PSU?

  • Deep industry connections. PSU has built a robust business network over the last 50 years to ensure our curriculum meets industry needs. Focused on innovation. PSU’s MBA program is educating next-generation business leaders to match Portland’s pioneering business models. With courses in pioneering innovation and applied, immersive learning opportunities, you’ll earn a graduate business degree that equips you to anticipate (or generate) trends before your competitors do.
  • Values-based. PSU's MBA emphasizes skills that employers desperately need. It’s imperative that businesses become more environmentally conscious and culturally diverse to stay competitive. You'll be prepared to redefine the status quo alongside a diverse cohort of professionals who share your drive and your passion for business that creates positive change. PSU is a leader in social innovation, proven by our rare and prestigious “Changemaker” designation from Ashoka U.
  • World-class faculty. You’ll learn from experts who combine real-world business acumen with groundbreaking scholarship and leading-edge research that changes business for the better. Connected and accomplished, our supportive and engaged MBA faculty are incredible resources, helping you advance in your career as well as your graduate business education.

What can I do with The Healthcare MBA?

The Healthcare MBA delivers a comprehensive and leadership-focused business curriculum for healthcare executives. Taught entirely through the lens of healthcare, our MBA prepares healthcare executives, managers, and leaders to meet the unique conditions and challenges of the industry.

The Healthcare MBA Curriculum

The program consists of 72 credit-hours focused on five thematic categories:

  • Healthcare Industry
  • Leadership and Management
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Finance, Marketing, and Strategy
  • Application Projects and Capstone

Featured Courses

The Healthcare MBA is a cohort structured program that follows this 33-month schedule of classes.

  • MGT 560 Organization, Financing, and History of Healthcare Delivery in the US
  • MKTG 511 Pioneering Innovation in Healthcare
  • MKTG 544 Marketing, Research, and Strategy in Healthcare
  • FIN 514 Healthcare Economics
  • ISQA 511 Managerial Decision Making
  • MGMT 560 Ethics in Healthcare Organizations
  • BA 506 Capstone Integrative Consulting Engagement
  • MGT 562 Healthcare Program Management
  • MGT 536 Legislation and Regulation of Healthcare

Accreditation & Rankings

Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

One of fewer than 200 business schools worldwide — top 1% — to be accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is the elite business school accreditation known internationally.

U.S. News & World Report - Best Online MBA