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Healthcare MBA

Aug. 17, 2022

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Become a Leader in the Healthcare Industry

The Healthcare Master of Business Administration, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, is for those seeking a career in the field, or for current healthcare professionals who want to expand their skillset to take on leadership roles within their organization. The healthcare industry in the United States is projected to grow to 19.4 percent of the GDP by 2027. Professional opportunities are also expected to grow by 20 percent over the next decade. The industry needs trained leaders to manage diverse teams, to successfully navigate the business of healthcare, to lead across the many challenging transitions, and to provide innovative solutions that improve the healthcare system in order to more readily support positive outcomes.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous

Start Date

August 17, 2022
August 16, 2023

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Degree Awarded: Healthcare MBA

Program Details

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The Healthcare MBA is a 39-credit-hour program, delivered fully online, and can be completed in under two years. The flexible format allows students to maintain momentum in their career while pursuing their degree.

The program includes 33 credit hours of core courses that represent graduate-level course work in all the functional areas of business, delivered with a healthcare lens. Students will take deep dives in cases, assignments and real word applications of the business of healthcare. The program is taught by expert faculty who understand the intersection of business and healthcare and executive professionals who are industry leaders. The remaining 6 credit hours are made up an elective and an application course. The program offers electives in the areas of business intelligence, business cybersecurity and strategic communication. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they’ve acquired through the program in either an applied executive project or an innovation course. The online courses are delivered in 8-week segments that offer students the opportunity to work in talented teams and participate in virtual asynchronous experiential learning.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.


Applicants must be admitted to WVU as a graduate student.

Online, not-for-credit classes in Financial Accounting, Economics, and Statistical Concepts through Ivy Software are recommended for those without a strong background in these disciplines.

  • Enter the WVU Application portal.
  • Create a username and password.
  • Once an account has been created, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.
  • When selecting a start term, choose "fall."
  • Upload an up-to-date resume.
  • Request 1 letter of recommendation through the online portal. Individual letters should not exceed one page.
  • Create a Statement of Purpose (not to exceed one page).
  • Pay application fee.
  • Submit application.
  • Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU's Office of Admissions. If the applicant's undergraduate school offers "e-script" (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to: West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment PO Box 6510 Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
  • International Students are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score. The John Chambers College of Business & Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University's--applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper prior to July 27) or 68 (paper after July 27), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS, the minimum score must be 6.5, and the minimum Duolingo score is a 105. English language exam scores should be sent to:
    Office of Admissions
    West Virginia University
    P.O. Box 6009
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6009.

The above-mentioned items are required for admission review. Additional documents may be requested after initial evaluation of a student’s admission application.

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Healthcare MBA requires 39 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $820.

Total Degree Cost

$31,980 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $820
3 $2,460
6 $4,920
9 $7,380

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Financial Aid

WVU has a strong comprehensive financial aid program to help you finance your education. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed before March 1. For more information, visit the Student Financial Aid Office website or call (304) 293-1988.

Effective summer 2020, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics will not accept summer GA University tuition waivers for master's level students. For more information about WVU's summer GA tuition waiver policy and restrictions, please visit the graduate education site.

Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Healthcare Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Medical and Health Service Manager
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Administrative Service Manager
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Business Intelligence Analyst
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Treasure and Controller
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Education Administrator, Postsecondary
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Information Technology Project Manager
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Financial Manager
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Human Resource Specialist
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Business Continuity Planner
Projected Growth: 4-6% *Bright Outlook

Business Professor
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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