Earning a Health Industry Leadership Degree at Regis

Regis University’s 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 in 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. Both on-campus and online health industry courses are offered at Regis.

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 After Earning an MBA in Health Industry Leadership:

  • 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.

Total Health Industry Leadership Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

  • MBA Core requirements: 18 credit hours
  • HIL Specialization requirements: 18 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Required MBA Core Courses (18 credit hours)
MBAX 600 Sustainability and the Context of Business in the 21st Century (Required 1st Course)
MBAC 600 The Economics of Management
MBAC 601 Ethical and Legal Environment of Business
MBAC 602 Developing Effective Organizations
MBAC 604 Accounting and Finance Concepts for Managers
MBAX 695 Business Platforms: A 21st Century Model
Required MBa-HIL Core Courses (18 credit hours)
HSA 602 Strategic Planning/Development in Health Services
HSA 610 Health Care Delivery Systems
HSA 623 Legal Aspects of Health Services*
HSA 630 Medical Practice Management
HSA 649 Health Care Information Systems
HSA 663 Advanced Concepts of Health Care Finance

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.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking an MBA in Health Industry Leadership degree from Regis University must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the Regis University Admission Office.
  • Admissions essay approximately 500 words or official GMAT score which includes a minimum 3.5 official score on the Analytical Writing portion of the exam.
  • Current resume
  • Two online recommendations from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential. The application system will automatically send an email with a link and instructions on how to submit recommendations directly to Regis.
  • Students without a business undergraduate degree will have two options to complete the accounting and finance prerequisites. Learn more about the MBA prerequisites here
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • The course work of returning students (whose degree plans have expired) and/or transfer students must have been completed less than 10 years prior to the current admission into the degree program in order to be applied toward degree requirements.
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Students who are otherwise accepted into the MBA program but who earned a GPA of less than 2.5 from the institution granting their bachelor's degree will be accepted provisionally and must complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes. This requirement can be waived at the time of the student's interview only if the student has demonstrated professional experience that has clearly provided ample opportunity for the student to improve in her or his written communication skills.

Students who earned a GPA of 2.5 or greater from the institution granting their bachelor's degree but whose essay demonstrates less than graduate level writing, may also be accepted provisionally and be required to complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W1 2015 May 4, 2015 April 20, 2015
Summer 8W2 2015 June 29, 2015 June 15, 2014
Fall 8W1 2015 August 24, 2015 August 10, 2015
Fall 8W2 2015 October 19, 2015 October 5, 2015
Spring 8W1 2016 January 11, 2016 December 28, 2015
Spring 8W2 2016 March 7, 2016 February 22, 2016
Summer 8W1 2016 May 2, 2016 April 18, 2016

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year TuitionEffective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $28,130
36 $780 $50
Online $28,130
36 $780 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.