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Master of Business Administration


Alvah H. Chapman Graduate School of Business


In life, all great leaps begin with one small step. Take your first step toward increased marketability in the healthcare industry with an MBA in Healthcare Management from FIU Online. This program is fast-paced and stimulating, enabling you to earn your Healthcare MBA fully online in just 18 months.

Designed for the working professional with a minimum of four years of relevant professional/managerial work experience, the online Healthcare MBA is transformative. Graduates will emerge with a broader perspective of the healthcare industry and a clearer vision of how to manage and lead collaboratively. The program is lock-step, cohort-based, and incorporates extensive case study/group project work as a means of strengthening students’ team building and communication skills.  

Take the next step.

Your FIU Online experience is a shared one, with guidance and feedback from world-class faculty, and innovative, collaborative technology that is accessible anywhere.

Our online MBA in Healthcare Management program blends strong healthcare specific knowledge with strategic and analytic management skills to prepare you to lead confidently. In today’s challenging healthcare landscape, there has never been a more urgent need for "big picture" vision. This is your opportunity to be a leader in the healthcare industry.

Why Apply?

Degree Objectives

The fast-track MBA in Healthcare Management can be completed in just 18 months and is fully online. Students interact with world-class faculty and senior healthcare executives to build a powerful network of healthcare industry connections. Upon completion of the program, you should be able to independently:

  • Evaluate the financial position of health services organizations through the examination of balance sheets, cash flow statements and budgets.
  • Use team building and collaborative behaviors to accomplish group tasks.
  • Recognize and analyze ethical problems.
  • Choose and defend resolutions for situations that occur within the healthcare industry.
  • Critically analyze complex business issues and recommend sound solutions, in local and global environments.
  • Demonstrate IT competency as an enabler of business strategies in all functional areas.
  • Make decisions that meet expectations and requirements of an organization’s stakeholders.

Industry Statistics

As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry will see an increase in the demand for medical services, including nursing care facility administrators and managers to organize and manage medical information. As a result, the healthcare industry will create 5.6 million more jobs by 2020, and more than 80 percent of the new jobs will require a graduate degree (Huffington Post, June 2012). In 2010, the median annual wage of medical and health services managers was $84,270, and employment for these managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020 (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics).


Program Curriculum

The online program curriculum consists of high-level graduate business and healthcare courses specially designed for management professionals. The program is designed for the convenience of the student and at the same time fosters learning at an accelerated rate using a cohort-based model. The program requires core courses, master's project management and professional development seminar. It is delivered in an 8-week format and students take two courses at a time.

Accounting for Managers ACG 6026
This course is a presentation of the nature, techniques and uses of accounting from the perspective of people who manage health services organizations. It covers both financial and management accounting.

Corporate Finance FIN 6406
In-depth examination of asset, liability and capital structure management, with emphasis on valuation capital budgeting techniques; risk evaluation; working capital management and methods of short-term, intermediate and long-term financing.
Prerequisite: ACG 6026 or equivalent.

Economic and Decision Analysis in Health Services HSA6156
Using economics as a tool, this course analyzes specific world-wide healthcare problems and functioning of global healthcare markets.
Prerequisite: HSA6176 and MAN6095.

Financial Reporting and Analysis ACG 6175
This course uses a comprehensive treatment of analysis of health services organizations’ financial statements as aid for decision-making; looks at current state of financial reporting practices and impact of published statements on economic systems.
Prerequisite: ACG 6026 and FIN 6406.

Financing & Reimbursement of Health Systems HSA 6176
In this course financing models for health delivery systems are examined. Reimbursement strategy of Medicare, Medicaid, and other third party payers are analyzed.
Prerequisite: MAN 6095.

Health Policy and Economics HSA 6155
This course examines the impact of government, private sector and interest groups on priority setting in global health policymaking and national health strategies using basic economics principles.
Prerequisites: MAN 6095, HSA 6176 and HSA 6156.

Legal Environment of Business BUL 6810
This course studies the importance of law and legal institutions on commerce workings of administrative law, various aspects of employment legislation and other areas of the healthcare environment.

Management of Healthcare Organizations in the 21st Century MAN 6095
This course explores the use of evidence-based management for effective planning and decision-making by today’s healthcare managers. Topics include management concepts and theories as they apply to emerging issues in the healthcare industry and the use of data to improve organizational decision-making. 

Marketing Management MAR 3023
This course is the analysis and application of theory and problem solving for marketing management in the healthcare environment. Emphasis will be on the role of marketing in an organization; including planning, management, control and evaluation of marketing efforts.

Master’s Project in Management MAN 6974
Each student will conduct a research project on a specific healthcare management problem in a community or institutional setting. Students are expected to demonstrate the application of the theories, concepts and skills acquired during the didactic portion of their graduate healthcare management education.

Operations Management MAN 6501
This course covers analysis, design and operations organizational systems. The system approach is used to provide a framework or general model of analysis, to which specific concepts, quantitative techniques and tools can be related.

Organizational Behavior MAN 6245
This course examines individual, interpersonal and small group behavior in healthcare organizations. Focus is on behavior, its causes and management interventions to improve organizational effectiveness. Research methods to study organizational behavior are used.

Organization Information Systems MAN 6830
This course provides an introduction to information systems and their role in health services organizations from a user's viewpoint; includes surveys and reviews applications of the basic concepts necessary for understanding information systems.

Professional Development Seminars MAN 6356
Three non-credit seminars will focus on soft skills such as leadership, team building, oral presentation, writing skills and career exploration.

Strategic Management MAN 6726
The use of cases, guest lectures and gaming to integrate the analysis and measurement tools, the functional areas and health policy issues. The objective is to develop skill in broad area of rational decision-making in an administrative context of uncertainty.


To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.

Admissions Guidelines

  • Four years of professional work experience.
  • An undergraduate degree equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended universities and proof of degree.
  • GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 3.0 on upper-division coursework. Applicants with less than a 3.0 with strong work experience may be considered.
  • Statement of Purpose (one-page essay describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing a master’s degree).
  • Résumé.
  • Two recommendation letters.
  • The TOEFL, a comprehensive test of English language proficiency skills, is required of all applicants whose primary language is not English and did not graduate from an English-speaking university.
  • If you are an international student living outside the U.S., you do not need an F-1 student visa to complete the program. You may complete the program completely online at your home country.
  • Although the GMAT or GRE is not required for this program, you may be asked to take it to strengthen your admissions package.

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the online Healthcare MBA program.

For application inquiries, contact us: 
Phone: 305.348.3125 or 1-(855)-FIU-Online
E-mail: hcmbaol@fiu.edu

Admissions Documents

To complete the online graduate programs admissions form, select Professional MBA with concentration Healthcare Management Online.

Applicants should submit all supporting admissions documents to:
FIU Online Enrollment Office
Florida International University
6303 Blue Lagoon Drive
Suite 350
Miami, FL 33126


Tuition Information

Pursuing your graduate degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support to help you reach your goals.

The total cost of the online Healthcare MBA program is $59,892 for Florida residents and non-Florida residents.

Students pay for courses at the beginning of each semester. Every semester has two 8-week terms and during every 8-week term students complete two courses. Students pay for a total of four courses at the beginning of each semester. Each course costs $4,278. Please note, tuition and fee amounts vary by term and all amounts stated are subject to change.

Included within the tuition cost are the following benefits:

  • All books and required supplementary course materials
  • Memberships to select  professional associations
  • Registration to varied professional and networking events

Read more about financial aid options for this program. 

Top Faculty

Min Chen

Min Chen

Dr. Chen is an applied microeconomist whose research interests include the industrial organization of healthcare markets, the impact of public interventions on product cost and quality, and market microstructure.

Jean Gordon

Jean Gordon

Dr. Gordon holds a doctorate in business administration and a master’s in nursing. She has published extensively in the areas of human resource management, talent strategy for retention and knowledge management.  

@ A Glance

45Credits Required

  • 18-month program
  • Online with three residency requirements
  • Intense Curriculum