Online Healthcare MBA Program

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The Intersection of Healthcare + Business

As healthcare evolves, so can your career. Start by forming a clear strategy. At the George Washington University, our online Healthcare MBA draws insights from elite faculty leaders based in the nation’s capital. As a pioneer in the industry, this program is designed to help professionals expand upon decades of experience to hone a specialized expertise — and it has helped graduates succeed for more than 15 years.

Here, you can customize your MBA and build your ideal curriculum online from courses that span our top-tier schools in business, medicine and health sciences, public health, nursing, international affairs or law. Focus your electives and simultaneously earn a graduate certificate that complements your MBA, including certificates in clinical research, health sciences, regulatory affairs and more. You can also take advantage of unique study abroad opportunities.

It all adds up to a personalized approach that is a prominent reason why our online Healthcare MBA attracts a diverse range of professionals, including seasoned healthcare experts, varied business leaders, and international and military students. Join us, and develop skills to support progress in the healthcare industry — and your career.

Experience a Premier Healthcare MBA Program

The George Washington University is ranked in the top 100 among Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. The George Washington University School of Business has also been ranked in the top 100 as a Best Business School and in the top 50 as a Best Online MBA Program and Best Part-Time MBA in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.

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For seven years in a row, the George Washington University has been distinguished as “Military Friendly” by G.I. Jobs and “Best for Vets” by Military Times Edge. We’re also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The George Washington University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB ensures that quality management education is maintained around the world through a rigorous accreditation process.

Located in Washington, D.C., the George Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The commission examines institutions to determine that educational programs maintain and promote the highest standards as part of the accreditation process.

  • Completely Online

    Earn the premier degree of its kind 100% online. Our Healthcare MBA has helped advance business leaders for more than 15 years. It’s designed to be flexible and provide convenient course options that work with your busy schedule.
  • Comprehensive &
    Customizable

    Build your ideal curriculum from our robust options. Choose electives from our distinguished schools in business, health sciences, public health, law and more. Your elective courses can also serve to add a graduate certificate to your MBA.
  • Diverse Network

    Join a diverse network of professionals, including health directors, doctors, nurses, consultants and more. The majority of our graduates report more than 10 years of health industry experience. Your online MBA also provides study abroad opportunities.
  • Prestigious &
    Military Friendly

    Earn a distinguished online Healthcare MBA from one of the best business schools in the nation, as consistently ranked by Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. It’s also a top option for active military members and veterans.

Our Alumni Snapshot

Our graduates are the next generation of healthcare leaders. We have helped them develop their business acumen, experience and authority, and to effectively apply them in the healthcare field. Our students graduate with the complex business and leadership skills needed to advance even further in healthcare with confidence and compassion, and improve patient outcomes worldwide.

outcomes-imgWhich factors helped our graduates reach their goals? Where are they working today?Explore the results of our graduate survey now to find out. »

Why Choose GW’s Online Healthcare MBA?

A True Healthcare MBA

The Online Healthcare MBA program is one of the few MBA programs created to provide business skills to healthcare professionals. The faculty and students of the program bring a wealth of healthcare experience and knowledge into the classroom, allowing the instruction and interaction to focus on applying business principles to the realities of America’s healthcare systems. This allows students to gain a tailored management education that supports their desire to remain in the healthcare industry.

A Rigorous Curriculum.

The Online Healthcare Masters in Business Administration is built as a rigorous program designed to teach its students the basics of business management while challenging them to think strategically about the impacts of their decisions as a healthcare manager and administrator. With challenging courses in Project Management, Finance, Ethics and many others, students are immersed in an intensive set of core MBA courses with additional healthcare-specific coursework and electives. Students may also choose to complete one of six certificates offered by the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences as part of the curriculum:

• Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality
• Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
• Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs
• Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration
• Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Practice
• Graduate Certificate in Clinical & Translational Research

Webinar Highlights

Program Curriculum Overview

Associate Teaching Professor from School of Business, Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Chair of the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership from School of Medicine and Health Sciences explain the partnership, the program curriculum, and opportunities for students.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Hear from Lisa Brancheau, Assistant Director of The Global and Experiential Education at GWSB talk about the unique opportunities for students to add a global perspective to their degree.

A True Healthcare MBA

The Online Healthcare MBA program is one of the few MBA programs created to provide business skills to healthcare professionals. The faculty and students of the program bring a wealth of healthcare experience and knowledge into the classroom, allowing the instruction and interaction to focus on applying business principles to the realities of America’s healthcare systems. This allows students to gain a tailored management education that supports their desire to remain in the healthcare industry.

An Applied Focus.

The GW online Healthcare MBA is more than a traditional, theoretically-based curriculum; it prides itself on being a practical program that emphasizes the applicability of business methodologies and practices to healthcare environments. Students are able to exercise the tools of business management, decision making and leadership in their current and future healthcare roles, while also bringing their own real world situations into the classroom.

Online Healthcare MBA: Leadership

Dr. Christopher Kayes
Chairman, Department of Management
The George Washington University
School of Business

Online Healthcare MBA: Translational

Dr. Joseph Bocchino
Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences
The George Washington University
School of Medicine & Health Sciences

A True Healthcare MBA

The Online Healthcare MBA program is one of the few MBA programs created to provide business skills to healthcare professionals. The faculty and students of the program bring a wealth of healthcare experience and knowledge into the classroom, allowing the instruction and interaction to focus on applying business principles to the realities of America’s healthcare systems. This allows students to gain a tailored management education that supports their desire to remain in the healthcare industry.

A World-Class Faculty

The George Washington University online Healthcare MBA degree program is taught by a faculty of acclaimed scholars, practitioners and educators.
Students in the program benefit from the exceptional research and publication activities of this group of business and healthcare experts, which creates a rich, challenging environment for high-level dialogue and instruction. The esteemed faculty of the program also brings an abundance of practical healthcare and business experience into the classroom.

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy
Program Director, Online Healthcare MBA
The George Washington University
School of Business

The Learning Healthcare System: Data & Business Model

Dr. John M. Young
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research & leadership
The George Washington University
School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Future: Business of Healthcare Service Delivery

Dr. Rhea Cohn
Assistant Director of Clinical Education
The George Washington University
School of Medicine & Health Sciences

  • A Rigorous Curriculum
  • An Applied Focus
  • A World-Class Faculty

Who Should Choose a Healthcare MBA?

Manage More in a Growing Industry

Professionals with strong business backgrounds in areas such as health insurance or the regulatory and consulting industries can seek more opportunity in the expanding healthcare market, where a range of skills can lead you down alternate career paths. The online Healthcare MBA can help diversify your expertise to acquire key insights into global regulations, the clinical research industry, trends that affect today’s health systems and more.

Genevieve Regal

Genevieve Regal, PharmD, MBA

Online Healthcare MBA Program
2016 Graduate
Senior Consultant at BluePeak Advisors

Chris Katkocin

Chris Katkocin, MBA, PMP, CHFP

Online Healthcare MBA Program
2011 Graduate
Deputy Director (Business Advisory Services Group) at the Altarum Institute

Gain Key Insights to Evolve Your Patient Care

Medical professionals who wish to develop business skills to improve patient care or transition to a leadership role can leverage the online Healthcare MBA to do that and more. This includes nurses, doctors, dentists and other experienced healthcare professionals. Your Healthcare MBA includes core business courses in strategic decision-making in a changing environment, managing people and organizations, managing information resources, and other foundational business concepts. It also offers options to take elective courses at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and gain expanded insights into specialized areas such as the clinical research industry, clinical investigation, healthcare enterprise, and more.

Expand Your Healthcare Management Expertise

Mid-career professionals already working in or looking to enter the healthcare administration can expand upon and specialize their expertise through the online Healthcare MBA. Advanced business courses in operations management, decision-making and data analysis, and global perspectives help you hone modern leadership skills. Diverse electives in patient safety systems, health information, quality and outcomes, and more help you gain a clear healthcare focus to add weight to your MBA and open your career up to more management opportunities.

Hassan Mirza

Hassan Mirza, JD, MBA, Ph.D

Online Healthcare MBA Program
2012 Graduate
Legal Services Consultant at John Muir Health

Kimberly Matthews

Kimberly Matthews, MBA

Online Healthcare MBA Program
2014 Graduate
Division Manager of Geriatric Medicine & UF
Health Senior Care Clinic at UF Health Gainesville

Precise Skills to Support Your Unique Priorities

Both business and medical professionals can gain skills through the online Healthcare MBA to help you succeed as an entrepreneur. Whether that’s running a private practice, consulting firm or other healthcare business, your career goals can align with our robust MBA course options. Pursue the precise skills you need to support your unique priorities as an entrepreneur, with specialized graduate certificates and your choice of elective courses in business, medicine and health sciences, public health, nursing, international affairs or law.

The Future of Entrepreneurship and Healthcare

Listen to Professor Ayman El Tarabishy, Associate Professor of Management and Executive Director for International Council for Small Business (ICSB), GW School of Business talk about the future of entrepreneurship in healthcare. Learn more about the dance of entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship in healthcare.

Designed for the Healthcare Professional

Experienced healthcare professionals looking to gain business skills needed to become health services managers, administrators and executives are choosing the George Washington University online Healthcare MBA program.

Your background in healthcare makes you particularly well-suited to pursue the online Healthcare MBA at the George Washington University.  Whether you are a practicing physician or administrator, pharmacist or pharmaceutical executive, business professional, nurse, healthcare director or manager, scientist, dentist or dental hygienist, this program will provide you with the healthcare acumen necessary to succeed at an administrative level.

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The George Washington University’s online Healthcare MBA blends business and healthcare concepts in a rigorous and experiential program. The program provides traditional MBA core courses and specialized healthcare electives to help tailor the curriculum to your goals.