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MBA in Healthcare Management

Get an MBA in Healthcare Management

An MBA in Healthcare Management helps you fulfill your leadership and career advancement goals in the fast-growing healthcare industry. Our MBA program in healthcare management is designed for healthcare professionals who want to actively pursue a managerial role in the healthcare industry. The program teaches you how to lead your healthcare organization to success through effectively managing people and processes. We combine our deep ethical foundations as Chicago's oldest Catholic university with our highly-qualified professors' business knowledge and practice insights to support your career advancement and personal growth. Our AACSB-accreditation is recognized worldwide and evidences the high quality of the SXU MBA in Healthcare Management program.



In-Person and Online


1 year to 20 months (depending upon schedule)


30 Credit Hours

Important Dates

Start Dates
Fall I - Monday August 26, 2024
Fall II - Monday October 21, 2024
Spring I - Monday January 13, 2025
Spring II - Monday March 17, 2025



Tuition Per Credit Hour: $750
Credit Hours to Complete: 30
Approximate Cost: $22,500


About the Program

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management prepares you with the business acumen and management skills to run the day-to-day operations of a health care facility.

We transition graduate students into health care leaders who can effectively oversee team delivery for outpatient, health system and community treatment centers. The Healthcare Management courses immerse you into actual employer practice -- you gain experience in updating strategic plans, performing market analyses, evaluating managed care contracts, and refocusing goals to meet pediatric, adult and geriatric patient populations' health needs.

An MBA from the Graham School of Management can give you a true competitive advantage in today's highly competitive job market. GSM prepares you with rigorous academics, experiential learning, a global perspective and unparalleled access to the Chicago business community. You will also gain access to an impressive network of over 40,000+ alumni, mentors and recruiters.

If you want to stand out to future employers and take your career to the next level, now's the time to begin your MBA from one of Chicago's most affordable AACSB-accredited MBA programs. The courses are taught by academics as well as industry practitioners including mid to high level managers and specialists in the field.

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With a variety of classes available, you'll be exposed to the following from your first day in the program:

  • Development of your career as a life-long learner cognizant of the interactions between business and society.
  • A deep understanding of global business trends, which provide the foundation for astute analysis of history, present environmental scanning and future strategic opportunities and threats.
  • Outstanding networking opportunities throughout Chicagoland, the US and globally.
  • Increased skills in accessing high-quality knowledge sources and their application to real-world business problems.
  • Personal improvement such as highly-confident writing, mindful reading, and perceptive analytical skills.
  • Leadership development focused on 21st Century economic realities.

  • Contemporary knowledge of the health care industry: You will learn about root causes for why our U.S. health care industry is now being reshaped to better address the controversy regarding health care cost and clinical outcomes compared to other major nations of the world.
  • Data-driven decision-making: You will focus on the most effective techniques to evaluate electronic medical records (EMRs), patient surveys, quality measure reports and financial data, using health care analytic tools that will support making the best leadership decisions.
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities in a diverse world: You will study patient and family needs for special support considering cultural, ethnic, racial and age factors that must be given high priority when supplying personalized care.
  • Professionalism: You will strengthen your communication skills and effectively present sensitive reports to key stakeholders and patients who need your support to cope with life-threatening health conditions.

Why should prospective students choose SXU for their degree?

  • The courses, developed by top healthcare academics and industry professionals with managerial experience, deliver in-demand healthcare management knowledge and skills.
  • Small class sizes allow for close interaction with your professors and student colleagues.
  • You will develop the habit of life-long learning, and be ready to be a skilled manager in the fast growing healthcare industry
  • Saint Xavier University's core values of service, integrity, and excellence, critically important in the healthcare industry, support your development as an asset to your employer and community.

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Other MBA Options

Earn your general MBA degree or choose one of the different majors of focus within the Master of Business Administration program.



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