The healthcare industry needs administrators capable of handling complex business and ethical challenges. You can help fill that need—and advance your career—by earning an MBA with a Healthcare specialization online or in the evening.

Healthcare isn’t only the nation’s largest industry, it’s also one of the most specialized. To succeed at a high level, you need business acumen and plenty of industry-specific knowledge. Our Master’s of Business Administration with a Healthcare specialization provides just that, enhancing your operational knowledge and quantitative skills needed to help healthcare organizations reach their goals. Take your career further.

At a Glance

Projected 10-year job growth for health services managers.

Program Length

As little as 16 months


  • Online
  • Evening courses at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings, MT; and Fort Riley, KS

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Hospital Administrators
  • Clinical Practice Staff and Managers
  • Long-Term Care Facility Professionals
  • Medical Insurance Professionals
  • Pharmaceutical Professionals
  • Nurses and Physicians
  • All other healthcare professionals who want to elevate their quantitative business skills

Career Paths

  • Practice Manager
  • Hospital Director
  • Healthcare Executive
  • Pharmaceutical Executive
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Healthcare-Related Sales
  • Vice President of Hospital Operations

What You’ll Learn

In our MBA with a Healthcare specialization, you will gain advanced quantitative knowledge focused on the successful operations of healthcare businesses, with an in-depth examination of healthcare organizations and the American healthcare system. When you graduate, you will be prepared to:

  • Analyze practices and policies which appropriately address the unique healthcare laws and regulations healthcare organizations must follow.
  • Evaluate current issues in healthcare administration and possible impacts to an organization.
  • Evaluate the contemporary global business environment in an integrated manner to propose business solutions.
  • Demonstrate professional business communication.
  • Interpret results from multiple business support tools to inform decision making.
  • Handle operational tasks focused on accounting and finance.
  • Understand business processes and how to modify them for different situations.


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    The Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

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Program Details

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.

Upon receiving candidacy you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program:

  • Official transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
    • Graduated from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to [email protected]
  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
  • Online
  • Evening courses at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings, MT; and Fort Riley, KS
  • Tuition: $520/credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology fee: $30 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

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