Master of Business Administration Specialization In Health Care Leadership

An MBA with a Health Care Leadership specialization prepares entrepreneurs and individuals seeking promotions within competitive health care organizations with the skills and confidence needed for transitioning into mid-level executive positions and higher. Students in this program acquire the tools and insights necessary for working in management and leadership positions in health care settings, not just hospitals and health systems. Graduates of this program can be successful in many healthcare-related sectors such as public health, health insurance, post-acute care, pharmaceuticals, medical-legal services, venture capital, and more.

36 Total credits
$695 Cost Per Credit Hour
Jan 2 Next Start Date

What is an MBA?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to develop knowledge of the business concepts and practices required for careers in business and management. Advanced instruction is delivered across a broad range of business-related disciplines – including accounting, ethics, management, marketing and more. Through case studies and other activities based on real-world business situations, students can develop the critical thinking and strategic decision-making skills required to succeed in today’s complex business environment. The Master of Business Administration is the most sought-after graduate degree among U.S. college students.

  • 36 Credit Program
  • Full-time & part-time options
  • 100% online – no residency
  • January, February, May, June, August & October start dates
  • Complete your degree in as little as 12 months
  • Credit hours in concentration vary

Skills & Benefits Union Students Gain

  • 100% online format: flexibility for your busy schedule.
  • One-on-one mentoring with professor.
  • Be part of a vibrant learning community made up of other MBA students.
  • Build a professional portfolio in the Capstone Course.
  • Real-world assignments allow you to start applying what you’ve learned immediately.

What can I do with an MBA with a specialization in Health Care Leadership

An MBA with a Health Care Leadership specialization prepares individuals to advance their careers within competitive health care organizations. It opens the door for graduates to pursue management and leadership opportunities in hospitals, long-term care, health care systems, pharmaceuticals, physician practices, health insurance companies, rehabilitation services, public health, and so many other health care areas that need the application of sound business principles and practices. Health care is one of the most complex and fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy. This sector includes health insurance, supply chain management, compliance and risk management, medical-legal services, information technologies, pharmaceuticals, and venture capital, which are just a few of the possibilities.


Many institutions require MBA applicants to complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). At Union, we recognize that the previous education and experience you bring into the MBA program says more about you than a test score. We’re committed to making higher education more accessible to busy adults like you – so no GMAT is required.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts detailing an earned bachelor’s degree (preferably in Business) with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. If conferred GPA is less than 3.0, transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended must be provided.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in the major field of study and in all subsequent graduate work. An official transcript with the baccalaureate degree noted from the school(s) attended must be sent directly from the undergraduate school to the admission office. Candidates who do not have a 3.0 GPA may be considered for admittance to the program. Such exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis and may require additional coursework.
  • Students enrolled in the MBA program will be required to have two (2) foundation courses at the undergraduate level: General Business (BUS 101) and Accounting or Finance (ACC 235 or ACC 236). Students must have passed with a grade of “B” or better. These courses must be passed prior to beginning the MBA graduate courses and are typically part of undergraduate programs in Business. If students do not have their undergraduate degree in Business, they can take these courses with Union prior to starting the MBA program.
  • Students with international transcripts are responsible for obtaining an evaluation of their transcripts through an international evaluation service.
  • A personal statement of purpose that describes the applicant’s reasons for applying to the MBA program. The statement of purpose should also demonstrate graduate-level writing skills and command of the English language.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who know the applicant academically or professionally and who can speak to their potential to succeed in graduate study.
  • An updated resume demonstrating at least three years of work experience (five or more years is preferred).
  • English proficiency is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). At both the graduate and undergraduate levels, our TOEFL requirement is 79 on the Internet-based test. See and Students may also demonstrate English proficiency by successfully completing a valid undergraduate or master’s level degree for which the language of instruction was English.

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