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Online MBA in Health Administration & Leadership

Take the first step toward an administrative or leadership role in the healthcare industry with a focused track of study at WCU.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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Online MBA-Health Administration & Leadership Highlights

<p>Earn your MBA-Health Administration & Leadership degree in as few as 12 months at the accelerated pace</p>

Earn your MBA-Health Administration & Leadership degree in as few as 12 months at the accelerated pace

<p>100% online coursework, with mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning</p>

100% online coursework, with mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning

<p>Multiple starts throughout the year and accelerated and working professional program pacing options</p>

Multiple starts throughout the year and accelerated and working professional program pacing options

<p>Complementary courses in healthcare administration, strategic planning, and more</p>

Complementary courses in healthcare administration, strategic planning, and more

Why an MBA Health Administration and Leadership Degree?

All successful businesses and organizations function through effective administration and leadership. WCU’s MBA-Health Administration & Leadership track is built to help foster new administrators to facilitate a high standard of care for patients, and a positive and effective work environment for caregivers.

Our students study toward both business acumen and leadership skills that can be applied across the healthcare ecosystem, from hospitals to clinics to insurance to nonprofits.

WCU MBA graduates conclude their education with the skills and expertise to tackle complex organizational challenges and take on decision-making and forward-thinking strategy with confidence.

At WCU, our curriculum also includes access to LinkedIn Learning with the ability to choose some of the available courses as your assignments.

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Additional Information About our MBA Health Administration and Leadership Program


We believe in end-to-end support. Throughout our advanced health administration program, you will:

  • Build a solid background in managing a successful business
  • Take courses specialized in health administration
  • Learn about management and leadership in the healthcare industry
  • Gain strategic organizational insights to guide high-level decisions
  • Acquire knowledge of use of data analytics to drive business choices through critical thinking and practices
  • Learn to apply best business practices and ethics to leadership
  • Understand the critical issues facing your industry
  • Analyze competitors and industry trends and market opportunity

MBA Health Administration and Leadership Curriculum

Our curricula are aligned with the highest standards for an MBA degree. Below you can access a preview of the number of credits needed, and the number of months your degree will take (depending on whether you choose an accelerated or working professional pace). We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect.

MBA Health Administration & Leadership

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks. You can review and consider an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

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Tuition & Aid

Total program cost varies between the accelerated and working professional paces. Either way, if tuition is an obstacle, WCU financial aid and/or scholarship options might be available to help you move forward. Adjusted tuition is also available to active and former military members. To see tuition breakdowns and estimated supply costs, click here to learn More.

To apply for financial aid assistance or scholarships, we recommend applying alongside your admissions application in order for your consideration to be processed on your intended timeline. Learn More.

Support for Students Beyond Graduation

We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers, and our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance designed for our online students and graduates.

Whether you are enrolled in or have completed the advanced health administration program, we offer support to help you leverage your degree as you apply leadership strategies in healthcare.

Placement Opportunities

With competencies in both management and healthcare, our MBA-Health Administration & Leadership graduates are positioned to take on a variety of roles in leadership in the healthcare industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers work in a range of settings, including:

  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government facilities
  • Outpatient care centers1

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, at

How does the MBA-Health Administration and Leadership program prepare me for today’s healthcare administrator needs?

All our programs deliver a student-centric, evidence-based education that includes topics relevant to an evolving healthcare environment. As an MBA student, you can expect in-depth learning in the intersection of business and healthcare. Our curricula also address strategic planning in healthcare organizations, hospital administration and management, and leadership models in healthcare.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the MBA-Health Administration and Leadership program?

We can evaluate your previous coursework for credit. WCU may accept credit for previous courses taken from other academic institutions as long as the course meets the requirements of the specific academic program for which it is being considered and a grade of B- (80%) or better was achieved for a graduate course as documented on official transcripts. Each program maintains its own transfer credit requirements.

How long does it take to complete the MBA program?

Our accelerated program pace allows you to earn your degree in as few as 12 months. The Working Professional pace lets you take fewer classes per semester, completing the program in 24 months and providing flexibility when you need it. Your admissions advisor can help you determine which option is right for you.

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WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

WCU distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.