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Health Administration MBA

The MBA in Health Administration at CU Denver's Business School is a degree program designed for the health professional who would like to add an MBA to their skill set. It prepares you for senior and C-level management in the health care industry.

The program teaches analytic and decision-making processes used by top-level executives in selecting broad strategies and by managers in administering units within health care organizations.

Medical and health services managers earned an average annual salary of over $94,000 in 2015. Senior health executives can earn $200,000 or more.


The curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Students entering our program are assured of appropriate content, high standards of quality, and membership in a network of professional colleagues .

Alliance Affiliation

The Health Administration programs have joined the prestigious Business School Alliance for Healthcare Management (BAHM), in the company of a small group of other top-ranked institutions
From across the country including Boston University, Harvard, Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania – Wharton, Yale, among many others.    

Read more about the Business School's alliance affiliation.

Healthcare is the largest industry in the U.S. and the second largest employer with more than 11 million jobs. Virtually all new private sector jobs over the past 5 years came from healthcare and the sector continues to grow faster than most other segments.

Flexible Schedule

With our evening options, you can tailor this degree to fit your busy schedule. Complete your degree at your own pace, either full time or part time. Depending on your work and life demands, you can finish in as little as 16 months or take up to five years to complete the degree.

The on-campus courses are offered twice a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. or once a week (Monday-Thursday) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Although the MBA in Health Administration degree is not a degree that can be completed entirely online, there are a handful of MBA core classes and electives that are available online. You may combine these online classes with on-campus classes during the same semester.

Specializations & Dual Degrees

Your MBA in Health Administration degree can be unique by selecting one of several specializations that will give you an edge in the job market. Modern career paths are in constant flux, so it is an advantage to have a degree that grows with you.

To switch to any of these specializations or to apply for the specialization initially, see your graduate advisor.


Dual Degrees

The dual degree allows students to obtain the generalist MBA degree and the specialization of the MS with fewer courses than it would take to earn them separately. This is accomplished by recognizing required and elective courses common to both programs.

As the largest Business School in the region, we offer several different choices for a dual degree within the Business School and some in collaboration with other schools and colleges. Work toward both an MBA Health Administration and a specific Master of Science degree. Dual degree programs combine the career advantages of the MBAs broad knowledge base with the specialized skills of an MS degree.

When pursuing a dual degree, you are no​t permitted to waive any of the MBA core classes.​​


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