Online Healthcare MBA Program

The Intersection of Business and Healthcare


As the healthcare industry evolves, so can your career. Start by forming a clear strategy. At the George Washington University, our online Healthcare Master of Business Administration draws insights from elite faculty leaders based in the nation’s capital. As a pioneer in the business and healthcare management 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 Healthcare 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 ONLINE
Healthcare MBA Program


Our graduates form a diverse, expert network of doctors, executives, health administrators, nurses, pharmacists and other professionals dedicated to improving healthcare management. Experience ranges from less than five years to more than 25 years in their fields, yet the majority agreed: the GW online Healthcare MBA expanded their knowledge and helped them advance.

Which factors helped our graduates reach their goals? Where do they work today? Find out by exploring the results of our graduate survey now.

Completely Online

Earn the premier degree of its kind 100% online. Our Healthcare MBA has helped advance business and healthcare 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 personalized curriculum from an array of robust options. Choose electives from our distinguished schools in business administration, 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 hospital administrators, doctors, nurses, consultants and more. The majority of our graduates report more than 10 years of healthcare industry experience. Your online healthcare 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.

Why Choose GW’s ONLINE Healthcare MBA?


The online Healthcare MBA has a long history of helping today’s most experienced business and healthcare leaders advance their careers. How? We provide more course options, empowering you to better align curriculum with your professional goals. Earning a graduate certificate in

health care quality, health sciences, regulatory affairs or clinical research are among some of those options that position you to graduate with a distinguished MBA and a unique specialty showcasing your refined experience.

The rigorous online Healthcare Master of Business Administration is designed to teach business management basics while challenging students to think strategically. Courses in project management, finance, ethics and other business administration disciplines immerse you in intensive core MBA courses with additional healthcare management related subjects and electives. Students may also choose to complete one of seven 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 Integrative Medicine
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Practice
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical & Translational Research

Program Curriculum Overview

An associate teaching professor from the School of Business, the senior associate dean for Health Sciences and the chair of the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences explain the partnership, the program curriculum and opportunities for students.


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

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 and healthcare administration, decision-making and leadership in their current and future healthcare roles, while also bringing their own real-world situations into the classroom.


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


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

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


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

Who Should Choose A Healthcare MBA?


The online Healthcare MBA attracts professionals seeking to acquire solid business skills with a clear healthcare industry focus. The objective? To help you develop a specialized expertise to pursue leadership roles, including health services manager, hospital administrator and executive.

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, administrator, pharmacist or pharmaceutical executive, business professional, nurse, healthcare director or manager, scientist, dentist or dental hygienist, this program offers options to customize your online Healthcare MBA and align it with your career goals.

Expand Your Horizons in a Growing Industry

Professionals with strong business backgrounds in areas such as health insurance or the regulatory and consulting industries can seek opportunities 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, PharmD, MBA

Online Healthcare MBA Program 2016 Graduate

Senior Consultant at BluePeak Advisors

Learn more about Genevieve here.

Chris Katkocin, MBA, PMP, CHFP

Online Healthcare MBA Program 2011 Graduate

Deputy Director (Business Advisory Services Group) at the Altarum Institute

Learn more about Chris here.

Gain Key Insights to Evolve Your Patient Care

Medical professionals — nurses, doctors, dentists and others — who wish to develop business skills to improve patient care or transition to a leadership role can leverage the online Healthcare MBA to do this more effectively. 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.

Dr. Talal Ghazal, MD, MS, MBA
Online Healthcare MBA Program 2016 GraduatePartner at Holy Cross Anesthesiology Associates
Co-Director at Holy Cross Hospital Pain Center
Learn more about Talal here.

Expand Your Healthcare Management Expertise

Mid-career professionals already working in or looking to enter the healthcare administration field 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 can help you gain a clear healthcare focus, add weight to your MBA, and open your career to growth opportunities

Hassan Mirza, JD, MBA, Ph.D.

Online Healthcare MBA Program 2012 Graduate

Legal Services Consultant at John Muir Health

Learn more about Hassan here.

Kimberly Matthews

Online Healthcare MBA Program 2014 Graduate

Division Manager of Geriatric Medicine & UF
Health Senior Care Clinic at UF Health Gainesville

Learn more about Kimberly here.

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 working in hospital management, 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, professor of management and executive director for the 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.