Healthcare Leadership Concentration (MBA)

The MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Leadership is a graduate business degree that focuses on building leadership skills in the healthcare industry to prepare students with the competencies, market-driven skills, and experiential learning necessary to lead, innovate, and transform the healthcare industry.

As one of the only hybrid programs of its kind in the Bay Area, the program is able to leverage the vast healthcare partnerships Dominican has curated through its renowned biological sciences, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, and physician assistant programs. Designed for working professionals, the courses feature a face-to-face and online meetings, small class size, high faculty interaction, and guided career mentoring.

Students will gain hands-on experience not only in functional areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, management and global business, but also through state-of-the-art courses in healthcare economics, policies, laws & regulations, healthcare analytics, and healthcare informatics. The program culminates with a Global Consulting Practicum, featuring an international trip focused on project-based learning with healthcare clients.

Graduate degree candidates must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 ('B') or higher in the graduate program and may have only two final grades of 'C' in their coursework at the time of graduation. Any grade below 'C' (2.0) will not satisfy the graduation requirement for a graduate degree. Students may repeat courses in which they received a grade of 'C' or below. If a student repeats a course in which they received a grade of 'C' or below, the most recently earned letter grade will determine whether a degree requirement has been met. All the letter grades for all the registered courses during the graduate program will be listed on the transcript.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  1. Lead in clinical, corporate, public, and not-for-profit sectors.
  2. Interpret and use data for sound managerial decision making in the healthcare industry.
  3. Formulate innovative strategies to promote outstanding healthcare business solutions.
  4. Improve the financial health of their organizations.

Healthcare Leadership Concentration (MBA) Requirements

  • Successful completion of 39 units of the program that consists of 27 units of core graduate business courses and 12 units of graduate healthcare courses.

Required Courses

MBA 5401Accounting for Decision Making

3.00 units

MBA 5402Marketing Management for Value Creation

3.00 units

MBA 5403Global Supply Chain and Sustainable Operations

3.00 units

MBA 5404Strategic Leadership for Organizational Performance

3.00 units

MBA 5405Global Business Environment

3.00 units

MBA 5406Managerial Finance

3.00 units

MBA 5408Executive Business Communication

3.00 units

MBA 5409Organizational Behavior

3.00 units

MBA 5480Capstone

3.00 units

HCL 5000Healthcare Economics: Markets and Delivery Systems

3.00 units

HCL 5001Healthcare: Policies, Laws, & Regulation

3.00 units

HCL 5002Healthcare Analytics & Continuous Quality Improvement

3.00 units

HCL 5003Healthcare Innovation and Informatics

3.00 units

Total Credit Hours: 39