Healthcare MBA.
In-Class or Online.
Graduate As Quickly As 1 Year.

Take your career to the next level with the Healthcare Management & Leadership MBA. With flexible course delivery, you can choose to take all of your classes online, all of your classes in-person or a hybrid of both formats. Classes start January 22nd.

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ACBSP Accredited

The Ashland University MBA program has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for more than 20 years.

AACSB Member

Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business & Economics is a Member of AACSB International. As a Member, our MBA Program is designed to adhere to all Membership and Accreditation requirements.

College of Distinction

Ashland University’s MBA has been awarded as a College of Distinction through recognition by professional accreditations.

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Ashland University’s Healthcare MBA Program

When balancing the demands of family, work and school, flexibility is essential. Ashland University’s MBA Program is designed to provide flexibility in terms of curriculum, learning style, time and location of classes and pace through the program. The Healthcare MBA offers both online and in-class courses, to be taken at our Cleveland MBA Center. Classes start January 22nd. 

As the healthcare industry evolves, so can your career. Ashland University’s Healthcare MBA will equip you for leadership and management roles in a variety of healthcare settings. This MBA program is designed both for individuals already in the healthcare industry and for those desiring a career change.

My Ashland University MBA degree helped me to become CFO.

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The Ashland MBA Program’s Features Include:

GMAT / GRE Waiver Available

Our careful review of applications, resumes and prior education accomplishments allows us to predict success in the MBA program. Therefore, GMAT/GRE waiver options are available. All students are encouraged to apply, regardless of background.

Financial Aid Available

Ashland University provides a number of financial aid options ranging from tuition assistance grants to standard student loans. Financial aid may cover up to 100% of tuition, depending on a variety of factors.


Our MBA Programs come in two varieties:
$29,500 All-Inclusive Tuition for 1 Year International & Online Accelerated Programs or $815 per credit hour for all other program options. Hybrid course options make in-class learning available without an additional cost for online students.

MBA in Healthcare Management & Leadership

This program is designed not only for the professionals currently working in healthcare who want to move into a management role, but also individuals that are seeking a career change into healthcare.

Our cutting-edge curriculum covers trends and challenges in the healthcare industry. This specialized knowledge, combined with business fundamentals, helps students learn how to both lead and manage.

Pace: 1 Year Accelerated, 2 Year or 3 Year

Due to the flexible nature of this specialization, you can complete a Healthcare Management MBA in as little as 1 year. For students seeking a less-intensive pace, this program can be completed over the course of 2 or 3 years.

Healthcare MBA Program Course Structure

The curriculum is structured into a series of 30 credit hours, at minimum. The core courses of all Ashland University MBA Programs are as follows:

  • Organizational Design & Change Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis

The MBA specialization in Healthcare Management & Leadership is gained through 4 healthcare-related courses. 

    • The Healthcare Organization is the first course in a MBA specialization focused on Healthcare Management and Leadership. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the healthcare system in the United States by examining the various components that collectively define the healthcare industry. The course will prepare the MBA student for subsequent courses by developing a global understanding of healthcare management and leadership.
    • Part of a two-course MBA specialization focused on Healthcare Management and Leadership. The course is designed to provide the student a set of strategies and techniques from managerial finance and economics that can be applied to financial and operational problems.
    • Improving the Healthcare Organization is part of a three-course MBA specialization focused on Healthcare Management and Leadership. The course focuses on the application of business analytics, informatics, performance, and quality improvement in the healthcare sector with the goal of integrating each of the factors into the overall improvement of a healthcare organization.
  • Elective of your choice

Flexible Learning Experience: In-Class, Online, or Hybrid

The Healthcare Management and Leadership MBA offers both online and in-class courses, to be taken at our Cleveland MBA Center. Over the course of your studies, you can enroll in a hybrid of courses that are taught online or in-class. Ashland University may be able to customize a unique MBA program offering to accommodate your schedule and unique learning style.

Accelerated 1 Year Healthcare MBA Program

Students can expect to complete the entire MBA program in just 1 year. Earning an MBA in 1 year allows you to quickly accomplish your career goals. Unlike other online MBA programs that can take 2 years or longer, our 1 Year Online MBA program is completed in just 12 short months.

Additionally, you can continue working full-time because our program does not require you to be available Monday-Friday during the normal business day.

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Flexible Pace

We understand that things can change with your schedule and availability. That is why we offer flexible completion of our MBA course work. The graduation requirement is a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students can start at one pace, and switch to another.

If you are concerned about having enough time to keep up with a 1 year accelerated MBA program, then our flexibility will allow you to adapt. Students who seek a lower course load can complete the program in less than 3 years.

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Experienced Faculty

Ashland University’s Online Healthcare MBA Program is taught by the same professors and faculty who teach in-class. The Dauch College of Business & Economics is committed to providing the same level of quality for online students, as is provided in the classroom setting.

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Paul Miklovich is an executive in healthcare management and leadership with over 30 years of experience in the private, public, and governmental sectors. For the last 25 years, he has worked at the Cleveland Clinic in a variety of roles in both technology and operations management. His experience covers all facets of hospital administration and the development of healthcare delivery systems in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean region.

Many MBA Specializations Available

Program length and class delivery options for specialization courses will vary depending on the semester.

Specialization options include: AccountingBusiness AnalyticsEntrepreneurshipFinancial ManagementGlobal ManagementHuman Resource ManagementManagement Information SystemsProject ManagementSport Management or Supply Chain Management.

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About Ashland University and the Dauch College of Business & Economics

Since 1878, Ashland University has been a liberal arts and sciences institution, preparing students for exciting professions and careers. In 1978, our centennial year, we introduced the Ashland University MBA program, and 39 years later over 5,000 students have made their way through the program.

Our Program is built on the core values of the Dauch College of Business Economics:

Our program’s vision is to be the provider of choice of managerial resources to organizations in the geographical areas we serve. Our mission is to help our students achieve those competencies most prized by organizations wishing to hire or promote individuals into positions of increasing responsibility.

The core values of our program are:
  • Competency-based education.
  • Student-centered, experiential learning.
  • Systematic stakeholder involvement and outcomes assessment.
  • Continual program review and improvement.
  • Scholarly activities in research, application, integration, teaching and service.

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