Earning a Health Industry Leadership Degree at Regis

Regis University’s MBA degree in Health Industry Leadership is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators and other medical professionals who already have knowledge of the modern healthcare industry.
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MBA in Health Industry Leadership

Health Industry Leadership Degree Overview

The MBA degree with a specialization in Health Industry Leadership curriculum is structured to facilitate skills and knowledge such as leadership, management, critical thinking, strategy development and economics, which are directly tied to healthcare administration and related industries including regulatory agencies, insurance firms, medical device manufacturers, medical supply distributors, pharmaceutical firms, information technology firms and more. Both on-campus and online health industry courses are offered at Regis.

The healthcare industry is in the midst of undergoing some dramatic changes, forcing many business models to be re-evaluated in order to accommodate legislative changes, while continuing to deliver high quality services. As the industry evolves to meet these new demands, healthcare leadership opportunities will also evolve and develop.

As a student specializing in Health Industry Leadership, you will learn how to apply marketing and management principles to business decisions within your organization, develop analytical skills in assessing business opportunities in the healthcare field and acquire the research skills to continually monitor changes in industry standards as a result of evolving technology, new products and services and other factors impacting the industry worldwide.

Potential Careers After Earning and MBA in Health Industry Leadership:

  • Hospital Program Director
  • Compliance Officer
  • Business Management Director
  • Regional and Local Directorate
  • Medical Director
  • Controller
  • Health Care CEO
  • Health Care COO
  • Consultant (Marketing, Finance, etc.)
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health Administration
  • Hospital Administration

Total Health Industry Leadership Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

  • Core requirements: 18 credit hours
  • Specialization requirements: 6 credit hours
  • Specialization electives: 3 credit hours
  • General electives: 3 credit hours (one course selected from the remaining MBA 600-level courses)

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)
MBAX 600 Sustainability and the Context of Business in the 21st Century or MBAC 603 Decision Points in Marketing and Operations
MBAC 600 The Economics of Management
MBAC 601 Ethical and Legal Environment of Business
MBAC 602 Developing Effective Organizations
MBAC 604 Financial Governance, Planning and Control
Specialization Requirements (6 credit hours)
MBAH 602  Health Care Policy
MBAH 603  Issues in Health Care Management 
Specialization Electives (9 credit hours)
9 credit hours (3 classes) selected from the following:
MBAH 604 Information Management in Health Care or HSA 649 Health Care Information Systems
MBAH 605 Health Care Marketing
MBAH 606  Health Care Finance or HSA 663 Advanced Concepts of Health Care Finance 
HCE 600  Organizational Ethics and Health Care Compliance*
HSA 601 Leadership and Organization Development in Health Care Settings*
HSA 602 Strategic Planning and Development in Health Services* 
HSA 623 Legal Aspects of Health Services*
HSA 624 Quality Improvement in Health Care Settings*
HSA 625 Advanced Concepts in Quality: Lean Methodology* 
HSA 630 Medical Practice Management 
HSA 652 Human Resource Management in Health Care Settings 
*Courses taught in Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

General Electives (3 credit hours)

600-level MBA

Take 1 class (3 credit hours) from any 600-level course selected from the MBA program

Capstone Requirement (3 credit hours)
MBAX 695 Business Platforms: A Model for the 21st Century

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking an MBA in Health Industry Leadership degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Official GMAT score which includes a minimum 3.5 official score on the Analytical Writing portion of the exam OR one admission essay approximately 1,500 words long.
  • Current resume
  • Two online recommendations from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential. The application system will automatically send an email with a link and instructions on how to submit recommendations directly to Regis.
  • Faculty interview
  • Students without a business undergraduate degree will have two options to complete the accounting and finance prerequisites. Learn more about the MBA prerequisites here
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • The course work of returning students (whose degree plans have expired) and/or transfer students must have been completed less than 10 years prior to the current admission into the degree program in order to be applied toward degree requirements.
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Students who are otherwise accepted into the MBA program but who earned a GPA of less than 2.5 from the institution granting their bachelor's degree will be accepted provisionally and must complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes. This requirement can be waived at the time of the student's interview only if the student has demonstrated professional experience that has clearly provided ample opportunity for the student to improve in her or his written communication skills.

Students who earned a GPA of 2.5 or greater from the institution granting their bachelor's degree but whose essay demonstrates less than graduate level writing, may also be accepted provisionally and be required to complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Class Starts Application Deadline
Spring 8W2 - March 3, 2014 Feb. 17, 2014
Summer 8W1 - May 5, 2014 Apr. 21, 2014
Summer 8W2 - June 30, 2014 Jun. 16, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


Regis University Degree Tuition: MBA in Health Industry Leadership

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $29,235 36 $810 $75
Online $29,235 36 $810 $75

Directed study costs $810 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.