Master’s Degree

MBA in Health Care Management

With a master's degree in health care management, you'll prepare for a career as an effective health care leader in one of the largest and fastest growing industries.

Health Care MBA

Program Overview

Prepare for a greater leadership role in the thriving health care industry with our MBA in health care management program. As you draw on powerful courses—from health economics to human capital management—you'll feel the flexibility of 7-week courses designed for busy adults. Often taught by management and health care insiders, these courses will equip you to confront and overcome the industry's greatest challenges. You'll rise in your career as you learn state-of-the-art concepts and acquire core competencies in health care management.

Our master of business administration in health care management degree program is dually accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.



Program Options

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In the administrative residency, you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate management competencies by applying your knowledge and skills to real world issues in health care organizations. You'll learn the ins and outs of the workplace by attending executive meetings, and completing one or more management projects. Before you graduate, you'll complete at least 360 hours of part-time or full-time experience.

If you plan to work in a health care management role while you complete the MBA program, you may fulfill the residency requirement with your current organization. Or, if you enter the program with health care management experience, you may request a residency waiver.

Complement your in-class learning with powerful workshops led by health care consultants. You'll develop a personal career development plan and learn to build a network of industry insiders. Along the way, you'll have an opportunity to connect with local recruiters by participating in a health care career panel.

PsyD/MBA in Health Care Management

In this interdisciplinary program, students earn an MBA in healthcare management and a doctor of clinical psychology (PsyD) degree at the same time. Students train to be clinical psychologists while developing a deep understanding of the healthcare system in which they will practice. By complementing the development of clinical psychology expertise with competencies related to running the business of health care, students graduate ready to run their own practices or take on leadership roles in a variety of health care settings.

Learn more about the PsyD/MBA in health care management dual degree program.

Admissions Information

Your application to our MBA in Health Care Management program consists of the following components:

For admission consideration, we require you to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 and a minimum GMAT score of 450 (If you took the GRE, we will convert your score into an equivalent GMAT score).

If you earned an undergraduate GPA less than 2.7 or a GMAT score lower than 450, we will evaluate your whole applicant profile to determine admission.

*We waive the GMAT or GRE requirement if:

  • You have 5 years of relevant work experience after graduating from a bachelor’s program (proof of experience must be submitted).
  • You graduated from an accredited U.S. institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • You hold a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
  • You completed a related certificate and earned a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher.

We use a rolling admission format, meaning you can apply when it's convenient for you. We do recommend that you apply multiple weeks prior to the semester you'd like to begin the program; this will give us enough time to process your application.

You can start during any semester: fall, spring, or summer.

We're committed to making your graduate degree affordable by offering financial assistance. Assistantships and scholarships are available to qualified individuals enrolled in the MBA in healthcare management degree program.

Dean’s Scholarships

  • A limited number of Dean’s Scholarships are available to enrolled students who meet merit and experience criteria. Contact the student success advisor for details on how and when to apply.

Graduate Assistantships

  • Enrolled students can apply for a limited number of graduate assistantships. The selection process is competitive. Graduate assistants receive tuition assistance and have service requirements in the School of Business Administration. Contact the student success advisor for details on how and when to apply.

Additional Ways to Make Your MBA in Healthcare Management More Affordable

  • Explore tuition remission benefits through your employer.
  • Check out our employer partnerships for discounted tuition rates for local organizations and corporations. If you don't see your organization listed, reach out to your HR department to advocate for a partnership.

Widener’s graduate tuition rates are competitively priced. Loans and payment plans—along with flexible full- and part-time study options—make it easier to finance your degree.  

Schedule an appointment with our Graduate Admissions staff to explore your options.

Program Highlights

As you partner with industry insiders and expert consultants, you'll transform your health care career.

Top 5

Ranked as a top school for health care management in Pennsylvania.

Only Dual-Accredited Program in Region

Accredited by both CAHME and AACSB


100% of recent health care MBA graduates found employment within 90 days of graduation

1 of 4

programs in Pennsylvania accredited by CAHME


Graduation rate for 2019-2020 academic year

Health Care Faculty

Industry-Shaping Faculty

You'll partner with faculty who bring extensive industry experience into the classroom. As you prepare to elevate your health care career, you'll learn from professors who infuse the latest trends, thinking, and technology into their teaching. 

Career Development

Built-in Professional Development

Here, you'll benefit from countless opportunities to build a lasting network, from professional development workshops to health care career panels. You'll graduate with a team of industry insiders by your side. 

Health Care Advising

Personalized Attention & Support

One-on-one advising, dedicated career support, faculty mentors—as you navigate our MBA in Health Care Management program, you'll achieve your career goals by levering powerful, personal relationships. 

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

With our MBA in Health Care Management, you'll go further than you ever imagined. Greater leadership awaits.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Hospital Administrator
  • VP of Care Management
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Operations Manager

Industry Growth

Employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow 32% by 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recent Employers

  • Penn Medicine
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Aetna
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Christiana Care Health System

Pride Perspectives

Hear from our students about their experience in the MBA in Health Care Management program.

Jason Beiriger stands in front of Quick Center with a stethoscope around his neck

Having an MBA from Widener and being exposed to health care management will allow me to help even more patients than I would in an eight-hour, in-person shift.

Jason Beiriger

Jason's Story

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