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Online MBA in Health Administration & Leadership

Take the first step toward an administrative or leadership role in the healthcare industry with a focused track of study at WCU.

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Online MBA-Health Administration & Leadership Highlights

<p>Earn your MBA-Health Administration & Leadership degree in as few as 12 months at the accelerated pace</p>

Earn your MBA-Health Administration & Leadership degree in as few as 12 months at the accelerated pace

<p>100% online coursework, with mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning</p>

100% online coursework, with mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning

<p>Multiple starts throughout the year and accelerated and working professional program pacing options</p>

Multiple starts throughout the year and accelerated and working professional program pacing options

<p>Complementary courses in healthcare administration, strategic planning, and more</p>

Complementary courses in healthcare administration, strategic planning, and more

Why an MBA Health Administration and Leadership Degree?

All successful businesses and organizations function through effective administration and leadership. WCU’s MBA-Health Administration & Leadership track is built to help foster new administrators to facilitate a high standard of care for patients, and a positive and effective work environment for caregivers.

Our students study toward both business acumen and leadership skills that can be applied across the healthcare ecosystem, from hospitals to clinics to insurance to nonprofits.

WCU MBA graduates conclude their education with the skills and expertise to tackle complex organizational challenges and take on decision-making and forward-thinking strategy with confidence.

At WCU, our curriculum also includes access to LinkedIn Learning with the ability to choose some of the available courses as your assignments.

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Additional Information About our MBA Health Administration and Leadership Program

THE HEALTH ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

We believe in end-to-end support. Throughout our advanced health administration program, you will:

  • Build a solid background in managing a successful business
  • Take courses specialized in health administration
  • Learn about management and leadership in the healthcare industry
  • Gain strategic organizational insights to guide high-level decisions
  • Acquire knowledge of use of data analytics to drive business choices through critical thinking and practices
  • Learn to apply best business practices and ethics to leadership
  • Understand the critical issues facing your industry
  • Analyze competitors and industry trends and market opportunity

MBA Health Administration and Leadership Curriculum

Our curricula are aligned with the highest standards for an MBA degree. Below you can access a preview of the number of credits needed, and the number of months your degree will take (depending on whether you choose an accelerated or working professional pace). We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect.

MBA Health Administration & Leadership

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks. You can review and consider an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

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How Much Does The MBA - Health Administration & Leadership Track Cost?

We know school is a substantial commitment. At WCU, we want to equip you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your future.

Our goal is to give you a clear understanding of MBA - Health Administration & Leadership track tuition costs so you can be well-informed as you navigate the application and enrollment process. To assist you in your decision, we provide a breakdown below of the MBA - Health Administration & Leadership track costs at West Coast University.

We offer several MBA - Health Administration & Leadership track financial aid options – including scholarships, grants, and loan access – to help support you through your studies. We also offer reduced tuition rates for military personnel and their spouses.

For more information about your financial support options, visit our financial aid page.

Master of Business Administration - Health Administration and Leadership Track

Accelerated*

Degree Type Master of Science
Total Program Credits 36
Program Length (full time) 3 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Military Rate1
Core Courses (per credit x 36 credits) $775 $659
Total Tuition Cost $27,900 $23,724
STRF2 $72.50 $62.50
Technology Fee3 $1,500 $1,500
Estimate for Program Supply Fees4 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $29,450 $25,274
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) 29,522.50 $25,336.50


Working Professional*

Degree Type Master of Science
Total Program Credits 36
Program Length (full time) 6 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Military Rate1
Core Courses (per credit x 36 credits) $775 $659
Total Tuition Cost $27,900 $23,724
STRF2 $77.50 $67.50
Technology Fee3 $3,000 $3,000
Estimate for Program Supply Fees4 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $30,950 $26,774
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $31,027.50 $26,841.50

* Upon enrollment, students select Accelerated or Working Professional, which will determine the pace at which students complete their degree. In most cases, students that select Accelerated will attempt two courses per term, and students that select Working Professional will attempt one course a term.

1 Rate provided to Active Duty, Active Duty Spouse, Reserve, Reserve Spouse, Veterans, Veteran Spouse, Department of Defense employees, dependents utilizing parent's veteran's education benefits, and Veterans Affairs employees.

2 Effective April 1, 2022, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate will be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges.

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120-day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

3 Technology Fee includes student technical support, Office 365, blended and online course delivery/learning management system, mobile app, student portal technology and access, and required electronic course materials/software.

4 Program supplies include WCU identification card and background check.

Support for Students Beyond Graduation

We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers, and our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance designed for our online students and graduates.

Whether you are enrolled in or have completed the advanced health administration program, we offer support to help you leverage your degree as you apply leadership strategies in healthcare.

Placement Opportunities

With competencies in both management and healthcare, our MBA-Health Administration & Leadership graduates are positioned to take on a variety of roles in leadership in the healthcare industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers work in a range of settings, including:

  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government facilities
  • Outpatient care centers1

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.

FAQs
How does the MBA-Health Administration and Leadership program prepare me for today’s healthcare administrator needs?

All our programs deliver a student-centric, evidence-based education that includes topics relevant to an evolving healthcare environment. As an MBA student, you can expect in-depth learning in the intersection of business and healthcare. Our curricula also address strategic planning in healthcare organizations, hospital administration and management, and leadership models in healthcare.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the MBA-Health Administration and Leadership program?

We can evaluate your previous coursework for credit. WCU may accept credit for previous courses taken from other academic institutions as long as the course meets the requirements of the specific academic program for which it is being considered and a grade of B- (80%) or better was achieved for a graduate course as documented on official transcripts. Each program maintains its own transfer credit requirements.

How long does it take to complete the MBA program?

Our accelerated program pace allows you to earn your degree in as few as 12 months. The Working Professional pace lets you take fewer classes per semester, completing the program in 24 months and providing flexibility when you need it. Your admissions advisor can help you determine which option is right for you.

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WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

WCU distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.