Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management

The healthcare industry is in need of management-level healthcare specialists, due to an expected increase in demand over the next ten years. Specialists with a deep understanding of the complex systems that govern day-to-day operations and ensure safe and efficient patient care will be increasingly sought after. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of medical and health services managers will grow 17% by the year 2024.1 Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management (MBA-HM) degree program offers students with professional experience the opportunity to gain expertise in this growing field.

The MBA-HM curriculum takes a core set of business administration principles and teaches students how to apply them in the unique field of healthcare. The program promotes critical and creative thinking when managing and working to implement change within various health care systems. CTU’s MBA degree program was named a Tier One program among North American universities in 2015 by CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum.2 For the second year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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  • Program Outline

    CTU’s Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management degree program includes 48 total credit hours of required instruction. These include 32 hours of core classes and an additional 16 hours of concentration credits. In total, the MBA-HM degree consists of:

    • Core Education: The core Master of Business Administration coursework provides a broad foundation of essential business administration concepts, theories and practices. Core education courses in the program include Applied Managerial Accounting, Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making, and Strategic Human Capital Management.
    • Concentration: Students who pursue the Healthcare Management concentration will also complete 16 hours of coursework that specifically address management strategies and concepts pertinent to this field. Concentration courses in the MBA-HM program include Managing the Healthcare Organization, Systems in Healthcare and an additional 600-level business elective.
    • Capstone: During the last quarter of the program students will complete a Management Capstone. This final project allows students to apply the skills learned in both core and concentration courses to a healthcare management scenario relevant to their chosen industry.
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    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting4
    ECON616Applied Managerial Economics4
    MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments4
    HCM640Applied Healthcare Managerial Finance 4
    HCM641Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making in Healthcare4
    MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making4
    HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management4
    MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing4
    Total Credit Hours:32
    Courses: Concentration
    HCM612Managing the Healthcare Organization4
    HCM632Systems in Healthcare4
    HCM650MBA Healthcare Management Capstone4
    ELE 600-level Elective4
    Total Credit Hours:16

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    MBA Foundation Requirements

    The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.
    Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.
    If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.
    MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501 prior to starting INTD670 and complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of CTU’s Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management program may be prepared to:

    • Synthesize ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking and reasoning skills in a business environment
    • Integrate professional applied research in order to validate and justify decision making
    • Formulate information in order to communicate effectively across the appropriate channels
    • Utilize appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives
    • Combine the major functional areas of business administration including the critical skills necessary to solve business problems individually and collaboratively
    • Apply sound business principles and practices to the unique field of healthcare
    • Demonstrate visionary leadership skills by creating innovative solutions
    • Interpret and implement regulations affecting healthcare within ethical constraints

    Students who complete the degree program may consider a number of different career tracks, including3:

    • General Manager
    • Regional Director
    • Business Analyst
    • Business Development Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Administrative Director
    • Director of Sales
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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at (visited April 27, 2016).


3; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.