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.
The curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The MBA and MS in Health Administration are the only accredited health administration programs in the Rocky Mountain region.
The CU Denver Business School's Health Care programs have recently joined the prestigious Business School Alliance for Healthcare Management (BAHM), in the company of other top-ranked institutions from across the country. Dedicated to raising the profile and improving the quality of health care management education, the alliance benefits students by giving them opportunities to gain real-world management skills while participating in case-specific competitions as well as encouraging hospitals to hire alliance graduates.
Read more about the Business School's alliance affiliation.
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.
You may combine on campus health courses with online MBA core courses during the same semester, or take all of your coursework on campus. You will receive the same high-quality education online as you will in the classroom, on a schedule that is convenient to your busy life. With the online option, your learning environment may be in your own living room, a hotel room, an airport or another country.
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.
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 not permitted to waive any of the MBA core classes.