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MBA With a Concentration in Healthcare Online

12 Months

36 Credit Hours

$42,250 Tuition

7 Week Courses

MBA With a Concentration in Healthcare Online

Quick Facts

12 Months*

36 Credit Hours

$42,250 Tuition*

7 Week Courses

About the Program

Prepare to solve problems unique to the healthcare industry with the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare online at UTA. This rigorous MBA program is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and abilities to assume administrative roles in various organizations in the healthcare industry.

Gain the business skills you need to evaluate, plan, organize and supervise the many elements of healthcare delivery. Explore health industry trends, regulations and advances in research and technology and learn how to apply financial management principles and concepts to healthcare organizations. Coursework also includes examining statutory and case law of the healthcare industry including insurance and claims, patient rights and malpractice, and government regulations. Expand your practical business knowledge and leadership skills and prepare to lead in the healthcare industry.

We offer flexible admission options, allowing students with or without an undergraduate degree in business to excel in the program, and you can complete our competitively priced MBA with a concentration in Healthcare in as few as 12 months.

Accreditation Information

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

*Price and duration do not include any foundational courses that may be required.


Online Courses

In order to earn your Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare online, you must complete 12 courses totaling 36 credit hours. Additional Foundation Pathway Courses may be required if your undergraduate degree is not in business, if your GMAT score is lower than 500, or if you do not take the GMAT exam. Talk with your Enrollment Specialist if you have questions about required courses.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of providing the organization with funds necessary for its operation and for achieving effective utilization of funds. Primary emphasis on financial decision-making within organizations, and techniques for financial analysis and forecasting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey of activities involved in marketing. Emphasis is on developing a managerial point of view in planning and evaluating marketing decisions of the firm. Analyzes decisions with respect to products, price, channel and promotional variables and considers questions relating to cost efficiency, demand, social responsibility and regulations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to concepts and problem-solving techniques important in production management and operations management. Topics include demand forecasting, capacity management, resource allocation, inventory management, supply chain management, quality control, and project management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to concepts, purposes, problems, methodology and terminology of managerial accounting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Strategic management uses a general management perspective in addressing issues related to the formulation and implementation of corporate and business level strategy. The course involves developing the ability to identify issues, evaluate strategic options and understand the organizational process by which strategies get formed and executed. It builds on the knowledge gained in functional area courses and uses case studies and projects to improve students' analytical and decision-making skills. Prerequisite: must be taken in last semester or with permission of the Graduate Advisor. Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the Comprehensive Examination.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Application of economic analysis in formulating business decisions based on the theoretical foundations of demand, cost, production, profits and competition. Macroeconomic topics of particular relevance to managers are included.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The basic structure and processes of the legal system are reviewed, followed by coverage of key common law areas and major regulatory rules that impact business. The focus is on a working knowledge of the law that has the greatest impact on business today, as well as the social and ethical issues that may be related to legal issues.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers topics on the management of information technologies (IT) from the viewpoint of senior managers. Subjects discussed include the strategic role of IT to gain competitive advantage, internet-based business models, building a lean and agile organization through IT, managing IT security and reliability, evolving models of IT service delivery—such as cloud computing and open source, management of outsourcing, IT governance, and ethical issues in the digital era. In addition to classroom lectures, the course relies heavily on case analysis and discussion to provide a real-world perspective of issues related to IT management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

One of the most difficult challenges that organizations face is acquiring, developing and retaining high talent human capital. This course is concerned with effective leadership, team-based work systems, and talent management for building high performance organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to health care; legislation; reimbursement systems; characteristic administrative and clinical roles' responsibilities and education; public healthcare structures; regulatory agencies; health industry trends; advances in research and technologies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Coverage of statutory and case law of the health care industry. Topics include patient rights and malpractice, employment and compensation matters, insurance and claims, and government agencies that regulate aspects of health services delivery.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Economic analysis applied to current health policy issues, including health expenditures, public and private insurance, incentives, provider education and labor markets, hospitals, prescription drugs, malpractice, long-term care, the internet, and various proposals for reform.

These courses may be required if your undergraduate degree is not in business, if your GMAT score is lower than 500, or if you do not take the GMAT exam.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to concepts, purposes, problems, methodology and terminology of financial accounting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides an overview of microeconomic foundations of economic analysis with a focus on business applications. Topics include supply and demand, marginal analysis, pricing issues and theory of the firm. An overview of macroeconomics is also provided, covering monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, growth and international trade.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to statistics, designed to prepare graduate students to become competent consumers of statistical information that they will encounter in their professional and personal lives. Students should be able to perform basic statistical analyses and to think critically when interpreting statistical results. Topics include probability, random variables, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, and simple regression. May not be counted as an MBA foundation course or elective.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Basic exploration of organizations in their environments. The elementary tools of management, which include: organizational objectives, social responsibility and ethics, policies, plans and decision making; the design of organizations and jobs; the production and technology aspects of organization; the elements of leadership, behavior and communication; and the elements of control and performance evaluation.



The MBA Graduate Studies Committee has a set of conditions that allow applicants to be unconditionally admitted without review by the MBA Admissions Committee. The MBA Graduate Advisor reviews all applications and determines if they qualify for admission under this criteria. Applicants who do not satisfy the following conditions for unconditional admission are referred to the MBA Admissions Committee for consideration.

Unconditional Admission

Applicants qualify for unconditional admission if they meet the following criteria: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate* work and GMAT total score of at least 500 with verbal and quantitative scores at the 30th percentile or higher (on both). An equivalent GRE score will be accepted in lieu of the GMAT.

*A graduate grade point average is used when it is 3.0 or above and is based on at least 24 semester hours.

Foundation Pathway courses will be required for students who do not have a business undergraduate degree.

An applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate a sufficient level of skill with the English language to assure success in graduate studies as defined in the TOEFL and IELTS Test Score Minimums section under Admissions Requirements and Procedures in the Graduate Catalog.

Provisional Admission

Applicants can qualify for provisional admission if an official test score or transcript has not been submitted.

Probationary Admission

Probationary admission is considered by the MBA Admissions Committee upon a holistic review for an applicant who does not meet unconditional or provisional admission. Items below will be used to indicate potential for successful academic performance and identify positive indicators for a probationary admission. The Admissions committee will ask for these additional documents if needed.

  • A resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise and leadership experience. Applicants with two to five years of experience are preferred.
  • Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics or statistics, for example). The focus is on the last 60 hours of coursework.
  • Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the 200-word application essay. This essay should be completed in the application process and should express to UTA your story. Use this opportunity to explain GPA, employment gaps and any other information that you feel will help the Admissions Committee in considering your application.
  • Letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and/or work experience who can assess the applicant's potential success in graduate school are not required, but can be helpful as the Admissions Committee reviews your application.
  • General and specific program accreditation status of degree-granting institution.
  • Professional certification or licensure (on a case-by-case basis).

All students taking the Foundation Pathway courses are admitted on probation. Those enrolled in the Foundation Pathway courses must earn a 3.0 GPA, with only one C grade allowed. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Pathway courses, admission is changed to unconditional. If the GPA is less than 3.0, students will not be able to continue in the online MBA program. All students earning a 2.5 GPA or higher will receive a Dean's Business Foundations Certificate.

Deferred and Denied Admission

A deferred decision may be made when an applicant's file is not sufficiently complete to make an admission decision, or when an applicant needs to improve certain criteria to enhance their competitive status for future admission consideration. For an applicant with an academic record and GMAT scores falling substantially below unconditional admission standards, and lacking sufficient evidence to indicate potential for academic success as an MBA student, admission will likely be denied. All applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission denial is made. The decision to defer/deny admission is not based on any single criterion.

There are multiple pathways to admission into the online MBA at UTA. Please speak with an Enrollment Advisor to determine which one is right for you. At a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • A resume detailing previous work experience and responsibilities


Maximize Your Educational ROI

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program**
Master of Business Administration $1,174 $3,522 $42,250

*Per-course tuition based on 3-credit hour courses.

**Textbook costs not included. To view textbooks, please visit the UTA Bookstore.


Tuition Guarantee

The tuition deadline is the Friday (by 11:59 PM CT) before the course begins. If tuition is not paid before the deadline, you will be dropped from your course(s).

For more information about registration and tuition deadlines, please visit Registration and Payment information for Accelerated Online Programs.

If you plan to use the UTA website to make payment, please note that it may be down for maintenance at any time. You may also contact Student Accounts at 817.272.2172 for additional information regarding payment.


All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

Application Fees

A non-refundable fee as indicated below is required:

  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with NO foreign college or university course work: $40
  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants WITH foreign college or university course work: $90
  • H1B International Applicants: $90

Reactivation Fees

To read the Reactivation/Readmission policy, visit the Admission Requirements.

Graduation Fees

$40 for first diploma, $20 each additional diploma plus applicable mailing fees, and $60 for late application.

Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The fee will be billed to the student's MyMav account.

Payment Options

  • Pay by term

Refund Policy

Students wishing to drop a course and maintain no financial responsibility must do so by 11:59 PM CT before the first class day. The official class day begins at 12:00 AM CT.

The refund policy for sessions of five weeks or less is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day: 80 percent.
  • Second class day: 50 percent.
  • After the second class day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions greater than five weeks but less than 10 weeks is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the third class day: 80 percent.
  • Fourth day through the sixth class day: 50 percent.
  • After the sixth day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions 10 weeks or greater is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the fifth class day: 80 percent.
  • Sixth day through the tenth class day: 70 percent.
  • Eleventh day through the fifteenth class day: 50 percent.
  • Sixteenth day through the twentieth class day: 25 percent.
  • After the twentieth day: No refunds.

The Academic Calendar indicates the deadlines to drop a course with a "W."

Cancellation for Non-Payment

If you enroll in and pay for a course or courses in one start date within a term, then subsequently enroll in another start date during the same term, and do not pay fully for that start, you will be cancelled from all classes for the term that have not yet been graded. Reinstatements will not be allowed unless there is documented university error.

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