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Online MBA Healthcare Concentration

Become a Leader in Health Services with a Health Care-Focused MBA

AACSB Accredited | Online Coursework

Ohio University's online MBA healthcare concentration readies you for a variety of in-demand leadership and senior management roles in health care. You'll graduate understanding the U.S. health services delivery system, insurance, rules and regulations, and more.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Industry-leading career support that includes individual career coaching, personal branding expert and lifelong career support.
  • Ohio University's business degrees are built for working professionals.
  • OHIO is the largest conferrer of MBAs in the state.
  • We have 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

Meet the Demand for Business Professionals Who Understand the Health Care Industry

Merge business and medical ethics to solve complex problems in health care. In our online and hybrid MBAs with a health care concentration, you'll graduate ready to use your business knowledge to approach issues in the health care field and help your organization run more efficiently. Our master's-level coursework is taught by experts in the field who are committed to supporting your growth. As an OHIO online MBA healthcare management student, you may also qualify for a 15% OHIO Online Incentive Scholarship – contact our enrollment team for more information.


3 Concentration Courses | 9 Concentration Credits
Our health care curriculum gives you a deep dive into the American health system that can be applied to various roles and health care organizations through three focused courses.

  • IHS 5200 Foundations of Leadership in Healthcare (3 credits)

    This course includes the examination of the core leadership competencies required to serve in contemporary healthcare organizations. Explores key concepts in understanding organizational culture(s) and the skills required to build and sustain effective teams.

  • IHS 5201 Quality, Safety & Service in Healthcare Leadership (3 credits)

    This course examines the issues related to the leader’s role in developing and executing quality, safety, and service and the interdependence of these strategies on outcomes in healthcare.

  • IHS 5202 Financial Innovation and Growth Strategies in Healthcare (3 credits)

    This course examines the basic financial management skills and accounting processes unique to the healthcare delivery system and the responsibilities of managers and leaders in applying them. In addition, this course will explore the specifics of revenue-generating strategies through growth and innovation in healthcare.

Career Outlook

Employment of health services managers is expected to grow 32% between 2020 and 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth will result in 139,600 new jobs for business professionals with health care expertise.

  • Health Services Manager


    per year1

  • Top Executive


    per year2

  • Health Informatics Manager


    per year3

Related Programs

  • Online Master of Health Administration

    The online MHA program is a career booster for students who want to obtain the necessary skills to move into leadership roles within healthcare organizations. With multiple specializations the online MHA offers a tailor-made experience to suit your career aspirations.

Answers to Common Questions

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Are the MBA programs accredited?

Yes. The College of Business at OHIO is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Does the MBA program offer concentrations?

The PMBA and the Online MBA feature nine concentrations, including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, Executive Management, Finance, Health Care, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership.

Does the online MBA program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online and Professional MBA students are required to attend this event at least once.

Does Ohio University offer virtual open houses?

You can learn more about OHIO’s Professional MBA from the comfort of your home. Our Virtual Information Sessions are hosted online via Microsoft Teams. You can register here for any and all upcoming PMBA Information Sessions that interest you.

Can't attend an information session? Call us at 740-593-2053 any time, or schedule an appointment with us.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Top Executives. Retrieved from
  3. Health Informatics Manager in the United States. Retrieved from
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