Degree Overview

MBA Healthcare Management

This online MBA in healthcare management will give you great opportunities for advancement. Earning a healthcare management degree online with WGU Missouri will prepare you with the skills and knowledge necessary to take on highly valued and well-compensated positions in a variety of health-care-related settings. With a healthcare management MBA, you will become a valuable asset in this booming industry.

Who the Program Is For:

  • Experienced health-care professionals looking to leverage an MBA in healthcare management to advance their careers.
  • Qualified professionals looking to break into the health-care industry as a manager.
  • Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.

This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.

What You'll Learn

Essential Knowledge and Skills

We developed our MBA - Healthcare Management online degree program with significant input from experts and business leaders who serve on our Business Program Council. Our National Advisory Board consists of major corporations and foundations that provide ongoing support and advice to the university, so our graduates experience superior results. WGU Missouri's online MBA programs provide an up-to-date, relevant curriculum designed to help students gain the skills employers need. As a graduate, you'll be able to apply what you've learned, and that will play a key role in helping you reach your full career potential.

Key Subject Areas

These Courses Add to Your Credentials

  • Managing Organizations and Leading People
  • Managing Human Capital
  • Marketing
  • Accreditation Audit
  • Global Economics for Managers
  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Service Line Development

Capstone Project:

The online MBA - Healthcare Program also requires the successful completion of a capstone project.

Your capstone project is something to be proud of - it's the culmination of all your hard work. Your final project allows you to take what you've learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue you face in your place of business. Go ahead, show everyone what you can do.

How It Works

A Degree Program That Fits Your Schedule

WGU Missouri is designed to let you go to school on your time, not according to a class schedule. Our online degree program is flexible and puts you at the center of your education: you choose when and where to complete your coursework. Once you demonstrate your competency in a subject area, you can move on to your next course.

Online learning is not easy.

You should expect to work hard and spend 20 hours or more per week on your studies. Still, your program will be flexible enough to fit into your schedule, not the other way around.

How Long Will It Take?

It Depends On You

The standard time it takes to complete the online MBA - Healthcare Management program at WGU Missouri is two years. That’s significantly less than at other online schools.

Many students proceed faster than the normal pace designed into each program. But don’t assume doing so is easy. WGU Missouri programs are quite rigorous. The pace at which you complete your WGU Missouri program depends upon how quickly you are able to take and pass the required assessments. Successful students who commit 15 hours or more per week to their studies are often able to complete their programs more quickly.

Ultimately, the pace at which you complete your MBA - Healthcare Management depends on how rapidly you pass assessments.

It’s your program. It’s up to you. Create your own schedule, choose your pace and achieve your personal goals.

"Our partnership with WGU enables our employees to advance their education affordably without interrupting their careers." John Steele,
Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Hospital Corporation of America

How Competency-Based Education Benefits You

Put Your Existing Knowledge to Work

Western Governors University (WGU Missouri’s parent university) was the first university in the country to employ a cutting edge, competency-based learning model that lets you use skills and knowledge you already have to accelerate your degree program.

In WGU Missouri’s online degree programs, students advance by demonstrating their competence in each subject area. You’ll be able to move quickly through material you already know so you can spend your time focusing on what you still need to learn.

  • You’ll work with your assigned Faculty Mentor on a personalized Degree Plan that establishes the pace at which you move through the program.
  • With few exceptions, you’ll be able to choose when and where you study.
  • You’ll complete as much work as YOU choose during each six-month term.
  • You’ll collaborate with your Faculty Mentor to determine the learning resources that will help you develop and demonstrate your competency in each subject area.
  • You’ll be required to complete at least 12 CUs per term for bachelor's degree programs and 8 CUs per term for graduate degree programs in order to make On Time Progress. If you choose to and are able, you can add courses and move more quickly through your program.

How Much Will It Cost?

Less Than You Think

We're committed to keeping tuition low and making sure our online education degree programs remain the very best value for hardworking students. WGU Missouri doesn't spend money on classrooms, research facilities, or football stadiums. Instead, we focus on keeping costs low. In fact, we haven’t increased tuition since 2008. And because we charge tuition at a flat rate each term, if you complete coursework ahead of schedule, you can save yourself money as well as time.

Cost of Earning a Degree

You’ll pay the same low tuition each 6-month term, regardless of how many courses you complete. If you accelerate your degree program, you’ll pay less for your degree.

Tuition and Fees

For this program, a full course load is 8 competency units (credit hours) per term — each course generally represents three or four competency units. Because we allow you to complete extra courses at no extra cost, you may be able to increase the value of your program by dedicating extra time to your studies.

WGU Missouri's online MBA - Healthcare Management is designed to be affordable for hard-working adults with bills to pay.

  • $3,250: Tuition per 6-Month Term
  • $145: Resource Fee per 6-Month Term
  • $65: One-Time Application Fee

WGU Missouri's online MBA - Healthcare Management is designed to be affordable for hard-working adults with bills to pay.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

WGU Missouri Is Half The Cost

WGU Missouri is half the cost of other online universities. A business degree at a traditional university can cost more than $40,000. A typical two-year master's degree program at WGU Missouri is less than $15,000.

Tuition Comparison: MBA Healthcare Management degree

WGU Missouri University of Phoenix
$3,250 per six month term. If it takes two years = $13,000 51 credit hours x $740 per credit = $37,740

*Note: This chart is for illustration only and reflects the tuition information made public by other institutions and WGU Missouri’s standard tuition of $2,890 per term as of February 1, 2015. Tuition for the MBA and nursing programs is higher at $3,250 per term. Actual rates will vary depending on the number of terms needed to complete the program. Check the website for the most current tuition information.

Compare WGU Missouri tuition to tuition at other schools

You pay for time—not credits

  • No matter how many courses you complete each term, your tuition stays the same.
  • The more courses you complete each term, the fewer terms you have until graduation.
  • Our competency-based model gives you the opportunity to accelerate your progress.
  • If you complete your program ahead of schedule, you'll save both time and money.

Financial Aid

You Can Afford to Earn a Degree

WGU’s financial aid experts are on hand to help you finance your education in the smartest way possible. 76% of WGU students receive some type of financial aid.

Federal Financial Aid is available to most students.

Respected, Recognized, and Accredited

Northwest Commission Accredited

Through Western Governors University, WGU Missouri is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Northwest Commission is also responsible for the accreditation of other major universities in the West, including the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, Gonzaga University, and the University of Utah, among many others. Learn more about accreditation here.

An online business degree from WGU Missouri tells employers that you're serious about success.

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WGU Missouri Graduates Succeed

Become a Success Story

Our latest survey of leading employers speaks volumes about our ability to prepare grads to work in many industries:

99%of employers agreed that WGU Missouri graduates meet or exceed their expectations.


of employers said WGU Missouri grads exceed expectations.


of employers rated WGU Missouri graduates’ job performance as good as or better than the job performance of graduates from other institutions.


of employers consider WGU Missouri graduates prepared for their jobs.


of employers rate the "soft skills" of WGU Missouri grads as equal to or better than graduates from other institutions.

Note: 2014 Survey of 300 Employers by Harris Poll

You can learn more about how employers view WGU Missouri grads by exploring our National Student Success and Performance Data.

"The big draw was the fact that it was online. I could work at my own pace." James Dye, WGU Alumnus

How a Course Works

Prove What You Know and Move Forward

You set your own pace by demonstrating your skills. In the online degree programs at WGU Missouri, you'll advance through each course by first mastering the course content, then completing and passing challenging assessments that measure your knowledge and skills in each subject area.

These rigorous assessments (tests, papers, assignments, and projects) let you demonstrate your competence in each subject area in order to pass the course and earn Competency Units (CUs), or credit equivalents.

WGU Missouri sets a high standard, and we want our students to succeed. You'll be given ample opportunity to master the subject matter and re-take assessments as needed in order to graduate.

Get Started

Enrollment is easy. View our Enrollment Checklist for the seven easy steps to getting started.

Applicants must be Missouri residents and hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Applicants must also submit a resume showing at least three years of significant professional experience.

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You'll be on your way to a successful career. A world of opportunity awaits.

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Should I consider financial aid?

Using financial aid is a personal decision. When making this decision, you should know that a degree is a great investment in yourself that will pay for itself many times over. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree earn on average almost a million dollars more over the course their careers compared to those without one. A master’s degree typically has a similar impact on your wallet. You should definitely consider federal financial aid if it means the difference between getting your degree or not. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more.

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