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Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months* Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $30,147.60


MBA in Healthcare Program

Academically respected and AACSB accredited, the UT Tyler Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online program enables students to earn an advanced degree from one of the most trusted university systems in the country for healthcare degrees.

Designed for individuals seeking advancement to administrative, facility management, or leadership roles in the healthcare industry, as well as those seeking to formalize their strategic business knowledge, the MBA program will prepare students to excel in the rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Students will acquire a foundational knowledge of the American healthcare system, with an emphasis on the business of healthcare—such as managing costs while maintaining patient care, keeping up with and adapting organizational practices to legislative changes, and more.

  • Gain a practical understanding of the major facets of business operations, including financial, human resources, and operations management, with emphasis in the healthcare field
  • Analyze current industry trends with a focus on managed care and the implication for business and marketing practitioners
  • Examine ethical issues and learn to navigate the healthcare system through contemporary healthcare reform
  • Explore current topics, such as the influence and impact of psychological, sociological, and cultural aspects on consumers' actions in the healthcare marketplace
  • Enhance your knowledge, managerial skills, and perspective to lead effectively in an increasingly complex and dynamic global society

Students employed by corporate partner organizations may be eligible for a tuition discount of up to $5,000 for this program.**

Career Opportunities:

An MBA in Healthcare Management can prepare you for a variety of careers in the clinical and private corporate sectors, including positions in hospitals, nursing homes, private health businesses, medical staffing agencies, research labs and pharmaceutical companies.

  • Hospital Administrator or CEO
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Hospital or Residential Care Facility Executive Director
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Medical Practice Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manager
The healthcare management job market is expected to grow 17% between 2014 and 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Average completion time is 18-24 months.

**Students enrolled in the MBA in Healthcare Management online program who are employed by a partner organization may receive up to $5,000 off the total program cost. If you are not sure if your organization is a participating partner, please call 877-588-3286. In order to qualify for the discount, all required documents must be submitted by the posted deadline. Discounts are not retroactive.


In order to earn the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online, students must complete 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 27 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of concentration courses. All courses are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of MBA in Healthcare Management online courses, view courses.


Applicants for the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, along with a satisfactory GMAT score (or accepted GMAT waiver). The Graduate Programs Coordinator and the College of Business and Technology Graduate Admissions Committee will determine acceptance into the program.

To learn more about the MBA in Healthcare Management online admission requirements, view admissions.


Students in the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online degree program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $50 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Costs are the same for students in Texas or from outside the state.

To learn more about our MBA in Healthcare Management online tuition, view tuition.


With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online degree program is convenient and accessible. Before starting, students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MBA in Healthcare Management online, view calendar.

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For the MBA in Healthcare Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 12 courses covering 36 credit hours, including 27 hours of core courses and nine hours of concentration courses.

View course schedule.

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Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on leadership and development issues addressed by members of the top management team and other upper-level managers. Topics include coordination between and among units, managerial control systems, and the development of management talent within the firm.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Use of accounting data in the decision-making process and in the analysis and control of business operations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Financial management of the firm with special emphasis on financial planning, capital concepts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of the operations management functions from a manager's perspective. Quantitative techniques related to decision making such as linear programming, statistics and selected operational models are applied to operations management problems in both the service and manufacturing industries.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Investigation of issues managers face when trying to lead individuals and organizational units to achieve corporate objectives. Focus of the course emphasizes the individual and group levels of analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focus is on the role of HR managers and practices in developing competitive advantage for the firm. Considers the role of both specific HR practices and the overall HR architecture in enhancing firm performance.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An analysis of contemporary problems in marketing with emphasis on dynamic market characteristics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students adopt the top management’s view of the firm and focus on positioning the firm to gain strategic advantage in the competitive marketplace. Industry analysis, planning and implementation of competitive strategy, evaluation of strategy alternatives, utilization of appropriate controls, and the evaluation of the administrative process are emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An intensive study of the different aspects of international business including, but not limited to, international politics, culture, economics, finance, technology, marketing, ethical decision-making, strategic planning and management, and human resource development in a global environment.

Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An exploration of current health management topics that are not covered in other courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the American healthcare system, its components, organizations, and management in the system. Subjects will include the historical development, structure, operation, and current and future directions of the American healthcare delivery system and healthcare ethics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A review and analysis of current trends in the health care field with a focus on managed care and the implication for business and marketing practitioners.

Online Testing Policy

The College of Business & Technology is pleased to offer MBA courses online in an asynchronous environment in order enhance their accessibility. In order to preserve academic integrity in these online courses, we observe the following testing policy:

  • Classes offered online may have up to two tests/examinations offered in a proctored setting.
  • These proctored exams should have meaningful impact on a student's grade in class.
  • Exams administered online should be proctored live using a proctoring service approved by the University. The use of services which only record the exam administration but do not offer live monitoring is not acceptable.
  • Students must register for the proctoring service using information provided by the instructor.
  • Exam proctoring will be at no cost to the student provided that the exam is scheduled in a timely manner per the course instructions. Students may be billed for cancelling or rescheduling an exam per the provider's fee schedule.

All students will be required to provide their own webcam.



Let's begin! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online program, along with information on required documentation.

MBA in Healthcare Management Online Requirements

  • Complete an online application.
  • Pay the $50 application fee. The non-refundable fee must be paid before the application will be processed.
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Satisfactory GMAT score (or accepted GMAT waiver)
    • Quantitative measures are integrated into an index that multiplies the applicant's 60-hour GPA times 200 and adds the total GMAT score (60-hour GPA X 200) + GMAT => 1000. An index score of greater that 1000 is typical of a successful candidate.
    • If the student's 60-hour GPA is above 3.25, the GMAT may be waived
    • If below a 3.25 GPA, applicants with three or more years of extensive healthcare work or executive managerial experience earned in the U.S or with a U.S. government entity may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the Graduate Coordinator. A formal resume must be submitted to
    • In rare instances, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT

After reviewing all credentials (official transcripts, GMAT score, other relevant information), the Graduate Programs Coordinator and the College of Business and Technology Graduate Admissions Committee will determine if the student is accepted into the program. A degree plan will be prepared by the Graduate Programs Advisor with the student. Students will be notified of official acceptance into the program. Full admission must occur prior to enrollment beyond nine semester credit hours.

Students may request that the original institution send the transcripts electronically to Transcripts sent electronically will only be reviewed if they are received directly from the original school.

Provisional Admission

Provisional admission will be offered if unofficial transcripts showing proof of a baccalaureate degree with the required GPA is submitted prior to the first start date. Provisional admission status is good for two start periods—whether or not you attend. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to the third start date in order for full admission to be granted. A student who is not fully admitted by the beginning of the third start date will not be allowed to continue in the program.

For information about financial aid opportunities and payment options.

Documents and official, sealed transcripts should be mailed to:

The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions, ADM 345
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

Have a question? Call us at 877-588-3286.



The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management $837.43 $2,512.29 $30,147.60

Tuition & Fee Refund Schedule

If a student formally drops one or more courses through the Registrar's Office, the University will refund applicable tuition and fees collected for courses a student drops within the first four days of the session, provided the student remains enrolled at the institution for that session. Refunds for courses dropped by a student who withdraws later in the session from the University will be calculated according to the following schedule:

Partial Withdrawals

  • From registration through fourth class day: 100%
  • After fourth class day: no refund

Complete Withdrawals

For refunds, the effective date of withdrawal will be the date when the withdrawal is officially completed and recorded by the Registrar's Office. If the University cancels a scheduled course of instruction, all fees will be refunded. No refunds will be made unless applied for in the same school year as the withdrawal. Immediate refund will not be made to students who withdraw during the refund period. Normally, a refund will be made within 30 days from the last day of scheduled refunds to the student's chosen refund preference (check, direct deposit (ACH) or P2 card).

Session Start Date 100% Refund 80% Refund 50% Refund Census Date Withdrawal Deadline
Fall 7W2 Oct. 23, 2017 Oct. 22, 2017 Oct. 23 - 25, 2017 Oct. 26 - 28, 2017 Oct. 27, 2017 Dec. 1, 2017
Spring 7W1 Jan. 16, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018 Jan. 16 - 18, 2018 Jan. 19 - 22, 2018 Jan. 22, 2018 Feb. 19, 2018
Spring 7W2 Mar. 19, 2018 Mar. 18, 2018 Mar. 19 - 21, 2018 Mar. 22 - 24, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018 Apr. 20, 2018
Summer 7W1 May 11, 2018 May 10, 2018 May 11 - 14, 2018 May 15 - 17, 2018 May 16, 2018 Jun 11, 2018
Summer 7W2 Jun 27 ,2018 Jun 26, 2018 Jun 27 - 29, 2018 Jun 30 - Jul 03, 2018 Jul 2, 2018 Jul 27, 2018

All policies regarding the payment or refunding of tuition, fees and charges comply with applicable statutes and are approved by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System. If a person desires clarification of any matter relating to payment or refund of such charges, or believes special circumstances warrant exceptions to the published policy, the Office of Business Affairs at UT Tyler should be contacted.



For the MBA in Healthcare Management Online

Session Program
Start Date
Registration and
Payment Deadline
Spring I Jan. 16, 2018 Dec. 19, 2017 Jan. 3, 2018 Nov. 1, 2017 Jan. 12, 2018
Spring II Mar. 19, 2018 Feb. 26, 2018 Mar. 5, 2018 Nov. 1, 2017 Mar. 14, 2018
Summer I May 11, 2018 Apr. 20, 2018 Apr. 27, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018 May 8, 2018
Summer II Jun. 27, 2018 Jun. 6, 2018 Jun. 13, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018 Jun. 26 , 2018



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