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The Intersection of Healthcare + Business

Experience an online Healthcare MBA designed for working healthcare professionals who want to develop the practical business skills and leadership expertise needed to take an active role in transforming the future of the healthcare industry. Build your foundation in the business of healthcare while gaining the applicable knowledge to address complex challenges using a combination of real-world experience and critical thinking.

Around the world – in every hospital, clinic, laboratory and healthcare related organization, there are teams of highly skilled healthcare professionals focused on the business practices that drive the healthcare industry. They are administrators, managers, and executives who take an active role in shaping the world of healthcare through their leadership.

At the George Washington University, the online Healthcare MBA assists professionals in achieving that delicate balance of healthcare and management. It is the premier degree program of its kind.

Experience a Premier Healthcare MBA Program

AACSBLocated in Washington, DC, the George Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is a unit of 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. To learn more, visit: http://www.msche.org/

In addition, 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. To find out more, visit: http://www.aacsb.edu/

  • Completely Online Balancing life, work, and school can be difficult for established professionals. GW’s digital learning format is designed to make the pursuit of a degree a realistic option for those with busy schedules.
  • Healthcare Focused Gain skills more sharply focused on the business of healthcare through specialized electives such as service line and project management, managing the skilled nursing facility, physician practice management, and more.
  • Ranked Benefit from a dynamic education at one of the best business schools in the nation, as consistently ranked by Business Week, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.
  • Prestigious Institution The George Washington University is recognized across the globe as a prestigious academic institution, providing the highest quality education from the heart of the nation’s capital.
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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 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.

Hear what the faculty have to say about our program.

Associate Dean Liesl Riddle

Professor Robert Dyer

Liesl Riddle, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs
The George Washington University School of Business

Associate Dean Liesl Riddle walks you through the mission and vision of the GW School of Business, unique features and long-term vision of GW’s Online Healthcare MBA program. In addition, she shares her insight on how GW builds a thriving online community at a local and global level. Finally, you will learn how this program helps build entrepreneurial spirit for the healthcare professional and why GW is a great environment to learn about the “business of healthcare”.

Professor Robert Dyer
Healthcare MBA Online Program
The George Washington University

Watch Professor Robert Dyer share his experience teaching and interacting with online graduate students in GW’s Healthcare MBA online program. In addition, Robert explains what makes this program unique, how healthcare practitioners balance the business bottom line and ensure quality patient care, and what the traits of a successful online student are.

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.

Webinar Highlights

Faculty Panel on Curriculum & Study Abroad

Listen to Assistant Teaching Professor of International Business Anna Helm, Ph.D. and Associate Director of Healthcare MBA Stephanie Clark talk about the GW School of Business, Online Course Highlights, and the International Study Abroad Program.

Course & Program Highlights

Listen to Professor Robert Dyer, Professor of Marketing and Professor Ernest Forman, Professor of Decision Sciences talk about the characteristics of successful healthcare professional. In addition, they will share a snapshot of the online courses and the student experience.

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.

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Professor Ernest Forman
Healthcare MBA Online Program
The George Washington University

In this video, Professor Ernest Forman explains how his focus on decision sciences can help students develop critical thinking skills and innovative processes to improve patient quality care in the healthcare industry. In addition, Ernest shares how the GW Healthcare MBA online program can help healthcare professionals and what makes this program unique.

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Who Should Choose a Healthcare MBA?

Intersecting with the Business Professional

Professionals with strong business backgrounds in areas, such as, health insurance or pharmaceutical businesses are also excellent candidates for the program. Combine your knowledge of business with the nuance of healthcare administration.

Ellen Dowling, MBA, 2012 Graduate
Healthcare MBA Online Program, The George Washington University

Current Career: IT Professional in Hospital Setting

Listen to Ellen’s experience as a student in the GW Healthcare MBA online program and how it benefited her career as an IT professional in a hospital setting. Ellen shares why she choose this program, what surprised her most about online learning, the impact of the program on her career, how she balanced school and other obligations, and her favorite course.

Watch a video from 2011 Graduate, Rhonda Corprew, MBA

Rhonda Corprew, Online Healthcare MBA 2011
The George Washington University School of Business

Current Role: Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Listen to Rhonda Corprew explain how GW’s Online Healthcare MBA program has made her a more focused and confident pharmaceutical sales representative for her company and allowed her to broaden her skill set for future career choices in consulting and entrepreneurship. In addition, listen to Rhonda’s memorable moments in the program, how she balanced school, work and other obligations, and her experience in the program’s business case competition.

Watch a video from 2012 Graduate, Ellen Dowling, MBA

The Clinician.

As an experienced healthcare practitioner, the Clinician is looking to make the transition towards a management or executive position in a healthcare organization, or gain significant insight into the business side of healthcare delivery. They have built a track record of success as a practitioner and now want to complement this practical experience with the applied and theoretical tools of business. GW’s Healthcare MBA online provides them with an opportunity to develop a global perspective of healthcare and understand the “whys” behind the decisions being made.

Leonard Caputo, MD, MBA, 2012 Graduate
Healthcare MBA Online Program, The George Washington University

Current Career: Physician / Surgeon in Private Practice

Watch Dr. Leonard Caputo explain how this program prepared him to understand and participate in healthcare reform in American medicine as a private-practice physician and physician executive. Leonard shares how interaction between fellow students and faculty works, his goals now that he has completed the program, and why he recommends this program to his friends and colleagues.

The Entrepreneur.

As an ambitious idea generator, the Entrepreneur see opportunities to build new and exciting businesses, and develop products that meet the world’s growing healthcare and medical demands. As confident and ambitious soon-to-be and current entrepreneurs, GW’s Healthcare MBA online program provides an opportunity to acquire solid business management skills needed to build, or continue to run, a successful organization and strategically plan the growth of product line(s).

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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GW’s online Healthcare MBA blends knowledge of the business of healthcare in a rigorous and experiential program.  The two-year program blends traditional MBA in the core courses and specialized healthcare electives to help tailor the curriculum to your goals.