Online MBA in Health Administration

Get Program Details
. When are you looking to enroll?
When are you looking to enroll?

Give your healthcare career a shot in the arm.

Do you feel like you have the knowledge and leadership skills, but can’t seem to secure a top administrative position in the healthcare industry? You might be missing a crucial yet often-overlooked credential — an MBA.

Maryville University offers an online MBA with a specialized focus in health administration that can help give you that extra boost you need. Study advanced topics including:

  • Healthcare industry and practice management
  • Healthcare practice operations
  • Medical law
  • Ethics
  • Risk management
  • Quality and population health management
Computer Monitor and Mobile Phone Icon

Study 100% online

No Exam Icon

Apply with no entrance exams

Stopwatch Icon

Choose from multiple start dates

Transfer Icon

Utilize eligible transfer credits

Why choose Maryville for your online MBA in Health Administration degree?

Your choice of where to get an online MBA in health administration isn’t something to take lightly. This is a business decision. Which program offers the most value for you? Which program can help you get what you want out of your career in health administration?

The answer often comes down to two things: convenience and quality. How does the program work around your schedule? Are you getting the best education for your money?

Our MBA program is designed with working professionals in mind. From 100% online coursework with 24/7 technical support to financial aid and transfer credit options, it’s built to work for you in every way.

Flexibility and convenience are great, but if you’re going to put in all the work, you want to be sure you’re getting an exceptional education. Rest easy, because Maryville has been consistently recognized for excellence by some very impressive sources.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Forbes America's Top Colleges
Kiplinger Best College Values
ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

What does our online MBA in Health Administration degree curriculum cover?

Before you make the decision to pursue your online MBA with a concentration in Health Administration, you want to know what’s involved. So, here’s how ours works.

The program comprises 39 credit hours, including 24 core credit hours and a three-credit capstone course. The remaining 12 credits are designed to give you a concentrated overview of health administration leadership and management.

  • Healthcare Industry and Its Impact on Healthcare Management. You’ll have the opportunity to learn business practices throughout our curriculum. This course gives you the chance to specialize that knowledge in the healthcare industry. Learn about leadership in the U.S. health services system, financial management, regulatory compliance issues, coding and billing, and theory behind healthcare leadership.
  • Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Risk Management. This course gives students the opportunity to examine the legal and ethical ramifications of decision-making and practice management in healthcare. It focuses on development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures to prevent or minimize the impact of adverse events. Students also will get an overview of the processes relating to practices, licensing, and certification of healthcare professionals.

  • Population Health Management. The value of healthcare is determined first and foremost by the quality of patient care and the ability to maintain or improve health in a community. This course is designed to expose students to concepts such as the principles related to management of healthcare quality, the control of disease, and theories that reinforce promoting community health.
  • Healthcare Operations. In this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the major functions of operations management, governance, and organizational structures. It allows you to examine operational concepts related to delivering quality, consistent, and cost-effective patient care across the healthcare system.

What careers can you pursue
with your online MBA in Health Administration degree?

Did you know that demand is increasing for business roles in healthcare environments? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 20% increase in demand for medical and health services managers from 2016 through 2026.

An online MBA in Health Administration from Maryville can open up a world of career opportunities that offer excellent salaries in thriving industries. You can prepare for high-demand, high-impact roles in project management, administration, finance, and even the executive suite in hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, and more.

Take a look at some of the positions and median salaries that are possible with your degree:

Medical and Health
Services Manager*

Median Salary:


Median Salary:

Project Manager**

Median Salary:


Median Salary:

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Meet the faculty committed to helping you excel.

To become a leader in health administration, it makes sense to learn from those who have been there before. That’s what we offer at Maryville. The faculty in our online health administration MBA program are leaders in the industry with the real-world experience to back their knowledge. They know what it takes to prepare you for success on the business and administration side of healthcare, and they’re committed to helping you excel beyond the classroom.

Check them out for yourself.

Admissions requirements for our Healthcare MBA

We’re all about rewarding highly motivated individuals who’ve bravely decided to pursue more. That’s why we make our online MBA in Health Administration degree as open and accessible as possible. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official academic transcripts
  • A completed online application — no fee required
  • Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants only: official Test of English as a Foreign Language
    • TOEFL IBT 79 or higher; no subscore lower than 18
    • The test date must be within two years of application

Learn more at our admissions page.

Start dates

When you choose to earn your online MBA in Health Administration at Maryville, you choose a program committed to helping you succeed on your terms. That’s why we offer six start dates every year — so you can start classes when it works for you.

We have start dates available at the beginning and in the middle of our spring, summer, and fall terms, so you’re never more than a couple months from a chance to take your next step.

Credits to completion

By taking two courses per eight-week session, completing your online MBA in Health Administration is possible in as few as 14 months. Your curriculum comprises 39 credit hours, broken down as follows:

  • 24 credit hours for core courses
  • 12 credit hours for Health Administration concentration
  • 3 credit hours for your capstone

How much does our online MBA in Health Administration cost?

At Maryville University, we are committed to providing top-quality graduate education at an affordable price. Tuition for our MBA with a specialization in Health Administration is $714 per credit hour, or about $27,846 in total. For those who qualify, scholarships, financial aid, and other tuition assistance may be available.

Apply to the online master’s degree in business administration program at Maryville University.