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  • Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management
  • Graduate Studies

  • Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management Emphasis

    Program Coordinator:  Sheri Erickson, PhD 
    Center for Business 204B, (218) 477-4073

    Program Description

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis on Health Care Management is a unique program with a curriculum that draws courses and faculty expertise from the School of Business, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Health Services Administration. The program is designed for high level healthcare managers and upon successful completion of the program individuals will be able to assume leadership roles in the healthcare industry. 

    Admission Requirements

    The items listed below are required for admission to this program; only complete files are reviewed. Send all materials to:

    Graduate Studies Office
    MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Ave. S.
    Moorhead, MN 56563

    1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.  No specific major is required.
    2. 3.0 grade point average, or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits of graded coursework.
    3. Completed "Application for Admission to Graduate Study".
    4. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
    5. Non-refundable $20.00 fee for first-time applicants to Minnesota State University Moorhead.
    6. Resume and statement of purpose.
    7. Two current or recent letters of recommendation.
    8. Scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old.  Preferred minimum score is 500.

    Pre-Admission Enrollment Option

    You may take up to nine (9) graduate credits as a Graduate Special student before being formally accepted into the program.  Although this does not guarantee admission, it gives you an opportunity to start taking classes immediately.  For more information contact the Graduate Studies Office at or 218-477-2134. You may view the easy admission requirements for the Graduate Special status on the website.  This temporary non-degree status would be changed after formal admission and all credits taken would be transferred into the program.

    Degree Requirements (37 credits)

    Core Requirements (22 credits)

    MBA 611 Marketing Management (3)
    MBA 621 Managerial Accounting (3)
    MBA 631 Financial Management (3)
    MBA 641 Human Resource Management (3)
    MBA 651 Organizational Behavior (3)
    MBA 682 Operations Management (3)
    MBA 696 Portfolio/Plan B (1)
    MBA 697 Strategic Management (3) 

    Program Emphasis Requirements (15 credits)

    ECON 697 Health Care Economics (3)
    MBA 671 Health Care Delivery Science (3)
    MHA 618 Health Care Law and Ethical Decision-Making (3)
    MHA 620 Health Care Policy and Reimbursement (3)
    MHA 638 Health Care Information Systems (3)

    Suggested order for your MBA coursework

      Fall Semester

      Spring Semester


    MBA 611

    MBA 641

    MBA 682

    MBA 621

    MBA 651

    MBA 697

    MBA 631

    MBA 671

    ECON 697

    MHA 618

    MHA 638


    MHA 620