Healthcare MBA

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Earn a Healthcare MBA and shape the future of the industry.

Portland State University's nationally ranked business school and the world-renowned Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) offer a Healthcare MBA that has won national recognition from U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation's top 50 online MBA programs.

Designed for working professionals from all parts of the healthcare industry, The Healthcare MBA offers a robust business curriculum designed for the changing healthcare industry. Students in this program develop mindsets and networks that transform the business of healthcare.

You'll acquire the knowledge you need to exercise leadership in a rapidly changing industry. And you'll earn a career-building master of business administration degree offered jointly by two nationally ranked graduate schools.

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Choose Portland State for your Healthcare MBA degree, and you can:

Complete the Healthcare MBA program in less than three years.

  • Get superior academics in a hybrid format.U.S. News & World Report ranked Portland State's online Healthcare MBA program among the top 15 in the nation for 2015/2016. We also hold rare dual accreditation in accounting and general business from the AACSB, placing us in the top 5 percent of business schools. Oregon Health and Science University ranks among U.S. News & World Report's top 10 medical schools in multiple categories, including Primary Care and Family Medicine.
  • Work with top-notch faculty online and in-person. You'll take courses from accomplished leaders in finance, marketing, operations, management, and other key areas of the healthcare industry. The program pairs online courses with two visits to campus per term, enabling you to build relationships face-to-face.
  • Take collaborative hybrid MBA courses. Portland State's online Healthcare MBA program uses simple Internet tools to create an interactive environment. You'll collaborate with faculty and team up with other students for assignments, study sessions, class discussions and more.
  • Build professional skills you can apply immediately. You'll gain practical expertise in finance, organizational development, strategy, marketing and other areas of business administration.

Hybrid Format

Designed as a part-time program, Portland State's Healthcare MBA offers a cohort of courses to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals. Participants come from numerous locations and represent  a wide variety of healthcare roles, including clinic managers, nurses, dietitians, lab specialists, medical technologists, doctors and dentists.

Our hybrid model (80% online and 20% in-person) provides students the flexibility to complete an MBA while working full-time. In-person classes take place two Fridays and Saturdays per term. Classes are held at Oregon Health & Science University.

Student Profile: Dan Woodward '12

Healthcare MBA Curriculum

Courses cover six major thematic areas:

  • Understanding Healthcare Industry.
  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare.
  • Financial Management in Healthcare.
  • Operations and Quality in Healthcare.
  • Marketing, Business Planning and Strategy.
  • Application Projects and Capstone.

The Healthcare MBA degree can improve your performance and career potential whether you're just starting out in healthcare business administration, or already hold a leadership position in the industry.

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Financial Aid


Federal Financial Aid (FFA) is available through OHSU. Please visit OHSU's Financial Aid website for additional information.

The Healthcare MBA is also eligible for Veteran Benefits. Please contact the OHSU Registrar's Office for additional information.


Portland State's School of Business holds a rare dual accreditation in accounting and general business from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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

For more information visit the Healthcare MBA program website. 


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