The MBA degree in Health Industry Leadership is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators and other medical professionals who already have knowledge of the modern healthcare industry.
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MBA Health Industry Leadership

Health Industry Leadership Degree Overview

The MBA degree with a specialization in Health Industry Leadership curriculum is structured to facilitate skills and knowledge such as leadership, management, critical thinking, strategy development and economics, which are directly tied to healthcare administration and related industries including regulatory agencies, insurance firms, medical device manufacturers, medical supply distributors, pharmaceutical firms, information technology firms and more. The program is offered jointly by the College of Business and Economics, and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. Both on-campus (one weeknight per week) and online (asynchronous) courses are offered.

The healthcare industry is in the midst of undergoing some dramatic changes, forcing many business models to be re-evaluated in order to accommodate legislative changes, while continuing to deliver high quality services. As the industry evolves to meet these new demands, healthcare leadership opportunities will also evolve and develop.

As a student specializing in Health Industry Leadership, you will learn how to apply marketing and management principles to business decisions within your organization, develop analytical skills in assessing business opportunities in the healthcare field and acquire the research skills to continually monitor changes in industry standards as a result of evolving technology, new products and services and other factors impacting the industry worldwide.

Potential Careers for MBA in Health Industry Leadership Graduates

  • Health Services Program Director
  • Health Services Entrepreneur
  • Business Manager
  • Consultant (Marketing, Finance, etc.)
  • Health Services Administration
  • Medical Practice Manager
  • Manager and leader in any industry that interacts with the health services industry including pharmaceuticals, engineering, finance, law, real estate, regulatory affairs, insurance, medical devices/supplies and more.

For information on MBA prerequisites and the MBA Foundation Suite, click here.

Program Start Dates

January, March, May, June, August, October (courses taught in 8-week terms, start dates every 8 weeks)

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Program Requirements

Foundation Requirements (15 credit hours) 
(may be waived)
AC 3200 Principles of Accounting I
AC 3210 Principles of Accounting II
BA 4100 Business Finance
MKT 3400 Marketing Principles
MT 270/MT 270C Introduction to Statistics
Required Courses (30 credit hours)
CBE 6240
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
EC 6000
Managerial Economics
FIN 6000
Accounting and Finance for Managers
HR 6350
Strategic Human Resource Management
LDR 6620
Foundations of Organizational Behavior
MGT 6010 Ethical/Legal Environment of Business
MGT 6020
Issues in International Business
MGT 6110
Strategy Formulation
MGT 6130
Logistics Management 
MKT 6020
Market Opportunity Assessment
Electives (6 credit hours from 600-level courses)
Health Industry Leadership Specialization (12 credit hours, which may include elective courses) 
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 42-48 semester hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

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ADMISSION CRITERIA

Regis University’s College of Business & Economics is dedicated to delivering a world-class business education founded on individualized, values-based, experiential learning.  We seek to attract aspiring business leaders who demonstrate a passion for addressing today’s complex economic, environmental, and social challenges with an ethical and innovative approach that addresses urgent civil needs.

We base our admissions evaluation on the totality of information available in the admissions application. No single factor (GPA performance, essay, recommendations, professional experience, or test scores) is the deciding factor for admission. We consider each application holistically, and take into account factors such as experience, fit with Regis University’s mission, aspirations, values, and accomplishments.  

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or equivalent if bachelor’s is from outside the U.S. 

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

  • Complete the online graduate application.
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates).
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the Regis University Admissions Office (see below for address).
  • Current resume with evidence of 4 or more years of professional work experience.
  • Admission essay (instructions to upload your completed essay are included in the online application).
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores from tests completed within the past 5 years.
GMAT/GRE Waivers may be considered for an applicant whose academic records and professional work experience demonstrate a high level of quantitative and analytical skill and ability necessary for academic success. Professional work experience should include consistent career progression and a minimum of three years of management/supervisory responsibility.
  • If applicant possesses a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, the GMAT/GRE is waived. 
  • If applicant has demonstrated five or more years or more of professional full-time work or military experience, including three years or more of project management/supervisory responsibility or professional certification(s), applicant may request an exception to the above requirements. 
  • Quantitative Bachelor of Science degree from regionally accredited institution in STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and math), finance or accounting with a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA in upper division coursework.
  • If applicant has other relevant professional certification(s)*, GMAT/GRE waiver may be considered.
  • If applicant possess an undergraduate degree from Regis University, the GMAT/GRE may be waived with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
*Examples of professional certifications that may be considered for GMAT/GRE test score waiver include, but are not limited to, SHRM-CP, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Accountant (CFA), Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt, or Project Management Professional (PMP).

Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens or received their undergraduate degrees outside the U.S.  More information can be found here.

NOTE: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.  An applicant not meeting the above requirements may submit a request for special consideration by the Admissions Committee.

Send Transcripts to:

Regis University
Office of Admissions
Mail Code: P-28
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099 

Electronic transcripts may be sent to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu 

PREREQUISITES REQUIRED to begin MBA Courses 
Completion of business foundation courses or demonstration of mastery at undergraduate level equivalent to: 
  • Financial Accounting, (AC320A) 
  • Managerial Accounting (AC320B) 
  • Business Finance (FIN400) 
  • Statistics (MT270) 
  • Marketing (MKT325) 
If the above prerequisites are not complete at time of application, student may be provisionally accepted and may take as first initial classes before taking 600-level MBA coursework

APPLICATION DEADLINE: It is recommended that applications are submitted one month in advance of desired start date to ensure adequate processing time and optimize class availability options. Completed applications will be considered up to two weeks prior to the start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

Your application file, including all required documents, must be completed to be considered for admission.  Keep in mind that classes can reach capacity, so you are encouraged to apply now for admission consideration.

Tuition

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