MBA with a Specialization in Health Services

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Master's Advantage: Put your Degree to work sooner! 3 fewer courses and 6 fewer months equals over $6800 in savings

Master's Advantage

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 course waivers1, you can earn your graduate degree with fewer courses, allowing you to put master’s degree to work for you even sooner.

What You'll Learn

The MBA 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:

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    Management Theory and Practices

    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of enterprise-wide functions relevant in the global economy.
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    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
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    Apply analytical tools and technology applications to develop analyses and solutions to address the needs of an organization and its stakeholders.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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 Specialization2. Requesting this embedded option can allow you to obtain a graduate certificate on the way to your master's.

Accreditation Matters

Our MBA with a Health Services Specialization is accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our MBA with a Specialization in 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.

Core Degree Courses

ACCT503 Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
ECON545 Business Economics
FIN510 Corporate Finance
MGMT5912 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS5402,3 Innovation through Technology
MKTG525 Strategic Marketing

Choose any 1

HRM591 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM587 Managing Organizational Change
HRM595 Negotiation Skills

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INTL500 Global Perspectives for International Business
FIN565 International Finance
HRM584 Managing International Human Resources

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MGMT520 Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
MGMT550 Managerial Communication

Program - Specific Courses

HSM5412 Health Service Systems
HSM5422 Health Rights and Responsibilities
HSM5432 Health Services Finance

General Degree Courses

ACCT5002,3 Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
MATH5343 Applied Managerial Statistics
MGMT5013 Organizational Structures and Business Processes


MGMT601 Healthcare MBA Capstone

2Earn your master’s and get a graduate certificate along the way. These six courses make up the Health Services Management Graduate Certificate, which is embedded in this program, allowing you to leave with two credentials in one.
3Students 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.

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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.

How long does an MBA in Health Services program take to complete?

The amount of time it takes to complete an MBA in Health Services program varies depending on the course load you choose to take and how many qualifying transfer credits you have prior to entering the program. At DeVry, you can earn your MBA with a Specialization in Health Services in an estimated 2 years and 8 months, or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits3.

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 program 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 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.

Related Programs

Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
Pennsylvania catalog
Coursework - MBA with a concentration in Health Services for Pennsylvania residents
*Conferral 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.
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.
2For the Health Services management graduate certificate program, every course counts towards the MBA with a Health Services Specialization program. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
3Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.