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MBA with a Specialization in Health Services

Pursue Your Passion for Healthcare

Take your knowledge in the healthcare industry to the next level with an online Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Health Services from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. An online MBA with a Health Services Specialization can help you learn and develop business and leadership skills in healthcare management, directing cross-disciplinary endeavors and integrating functions across the healthcare enterprise. An online healthcare MBA can build on your skillset by examining the legal and ethical issues in healthcare, health insurance trends and- finance to assist you in the pursuit of the future career advancement you want.

Get to Know the MBA with a Specialization in Health Services

Our MBA program with a specialization in Health Services dives into many of the high-level issues facing healthcare economics and public policy today. You’ll learn the fundamentals of insurance and risk-management, as well as the evolution of health insurance. Our experienced faculty will offer real-world examples and scenarios to provide a well-rounded look into this ever-changing industry and help you to prepare to become a future business leader.

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Course Waivers at Keller

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Are you eligible?

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in business, technology or a degree with a technology specialization you may be eligible to waive up to three courses (or nine credit hours). We call this our Master’s Advantage. With these prior learning credits1, you can earn your graduate degree with fewer courses, allowing you to put your master’s degree to work for you even sooner.


Accelerated Schedule*
1 year
4 months
Average 10 credits per semester
2 years
8 months
Average 6 credits per semester


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. With at least 9 credit hours, of qualifying Prior Learning Credit and an accelerated schedule, you can earn your Master's Degree in as few as 1 year 4 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years 8 months.**

*Accelerated schedule requires at least 9 credit hours of Prior Learning Credit. Assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in an average of 10 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks per 12-month period.

**Normal schedule does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in an average of 6 credit hours per semester per 12-month period. 

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The MBA program with a Health Services Specialization from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management covers the following topics in order to help you deepen your understanding of the healthcare industry:

  • Management Theory and Practices
    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of enterprise-wide functions relevant in the global economy.
  • Collaboration
    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
  • Technology
    Apply analytical tools and technology applications to develop analyses and solutions to address the needs of an organization and its stakeholders.
  • U.S. Healthcare Policy
    Apply an understanding of the overall US healthcare model and the history of legislation and available public/private programs to issues in the contemporary healthcare field; also, apply an understanding of the US model as compared to other models around the globe.
  • Ethics in Healthcare
    Analyze the evolution of legal and ethical aspects of healthcare to determine the moral responsibilities of healthcare workers. Examine how today’s legal system affects the types of care provided to the patient.
  • Public and Private Healthcare Plans
    Assess the value of available health plans and explain the value-proposition of different types of health plans to patients, synthesize the business of healthcare relative to the patient care and analyze how each affects the other.

Accreditation and Recognition Matter

Accredited2 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Student Achievement
Embedded Programs

Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Acquire an additional credential with our unique 2-in-1 design. All courses in our online Health Services Management graduate certificate are embedded within the MBA Health Services Specialization3. Requesting this embedded option can allow you to obtain a graduate certificate on the way to your master's.

Credit Hours*
Graduate Certificate
Credit Hours*


*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.


Career Opportunities in Health Services

Graduates of our MBA with a Specialization in Health Services program may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:
  • Administrative Services Management

  • Health or Medical Services Management

  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance

Keep in mind that these career options may not be available at all employers. Job titles and job requirements are not standardized across the healthcare industry. For example, while you may meet the requirements to apply for a Medical Services Manager position at one company, it does not mean that you will meet the requirements for that position for all potential employers.

Program Courses

MBA in Health Services

Program Core
Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
Business Economics
Corporate Finance
Applied Managerial Statistics
Strategic Business
Innovation through Technology
Strategic Marketing

One Human Resource Course Selection:

Managing Organizational Change
Strategic Human Resource Management
Negotiation Skills

One International Course Selection:

International Finance
Managing International Human Resources
Global Perspectives for International Business
Leadership and Technology
Organizational Structures and Business Processes

One Leadership Course Selection:

Digital Leadership
Leadership and Organizational Behavior

One Elective Course Selection:

Application of Business Analytics I
Negotiation Skills
Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
Managerial Communication
AI Applications for Business
Project Management Systems
Health Services Concentration

+ Choose three below:

Health Service Systems
Health Rights and Responsibilities
Health Services Finance
Health Policy and Economics
Managed Care
MBA Capstone

^Students who hold an undergraduate business degree, a technology degree or a degree with a technology specialization may be eligible to waive up to three courses (nine credit hours). Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible to waive select courses upon review of their undergraduate transcript. Course waiver availability varies by location. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.

FAQs: MBA with Specialization in Health Services

How is an MBA in Health Services different from a Master’s in Health Administration?

The primary difference between an MBA in Health Services and a Master's in Health Administration is found in the coursework for each degree program. All MBA programs are business-focused, so an MBA with a healthcare specialization would include both health services and business courses to provide a well-rounded education. A Master's in Health Administration focuses almost exclusively on healthcare administration related topics and would also feature the words "Health Administration" on your degree.

What are the prerequisites for the Health Services MBA specialization?

The main prerequisite to enroll in the Health Services MBA specialization program at DeVry are a bachelor's degree in a related field, and a proficiency in math and verbal skills. Please visit our graduate admissions page for more information.

Can the MBA with a Specialization in Health Services program be taken online at the Keller Graduate School of Management?

Yes! You can earn your MBA with a Specialization in Health Services online through DeVry's Keller Graduate School of Management. This makes it a great option if you have a job or family commitments that may make it more challenging to devote time to in-person courses.

What are some benefits to earning an MBA in Health Services?

Some of the benefits of earning an MBA with a Specialization in Health Services include adding a graduate-level credential to your resume, which may help you stand out to potential employers. Another benefit is that the business education that an MBA offers can help you prepare to pursue additional career paths that may not be available to those with only a healthcare-focused degree.

Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Course Waivers at Keller
Program Guides
Program Overview

1Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.
2Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
3Future programmatic changes could impact the ability to earn additional credentials en route to an eligible degree program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.