Grand Canyon University

M.B.A.: Health Systems Management


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.B.A.: Health Systems Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

Manage the Future with an MBA in Health Systems Management

Here’s why an MBA in Health Systems Management from GCU can be right for you:

    All courses are online
    This program is designed to fit within your career and life outside the classroom.
    Add your transfer credits
    Tack on your transfer credits from your previous business degree education for a faster completion time.

Students at GCU can explore the principles of ethical leadership in 21st century health care systems. The Colangelo College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Health Systems Management. This online healthcare MBA develops the analytical skills and in-depth knowledge that are in demand.

Proper health systems management requires the use of efficient operational processes that drive profitability. This is tempered by the careful considerations of ethical and responsible decision-making. Graduates with a health systems management MBA degree are prepared to pursue positions that influence the health and wellbeing of the patient population, as well as their entire communities.

These are three aspects of how we believe business affects the greater good:

    Business as a force for good
        We keep an emphasis on conscious capitalism to elevate humanity by doing business right.
    Free markets and purpose for prosperity
        To have long-term success, there needs to be higher purpose of business and a stakeholder orientation.
    Business as ministry
        Love, care and support those on your team. Approach business with a Christian perspective.
What Are the Benefits of Having an MBA in Healthcare Management?

GCU’s health systems management degree lays a strong conceptual framework that enables future business leaders to shape the growth of medical organizations. As you work through this program, you will develop a keen understanding of strategic operations management theory and its practical applications. The end objective is the growth and sustainability of ethical organizations that continually strive for excellence in patient care.

MBA graduates gain a firm grasp on the core principles in business, finance and management. These principles, applied to the health care field, lay a foundation for responsible decision-making as it relates to patient populations and health care employees.

Earn Your Healthcare Management MBA Online

This degree program blends traditional MBA courses with specializations in health care. Some of the core courses you will take include:

    Legal and Ethical Principles in Health Care
    Health Care Policies and Economics
    Applied Business Probability and Statistics
    Strategic Management

GCU’s graduate degree programs are designed with the needs of working professionals in mind. We make it possible to earn your MBA in Health Systems Management with a rigorous, online curriculum. All classes are taught by fully trained faculty members and adjunct instructors. GCU’s online courses bring flexibility and convenience to your education, while the small class environment fosters engaging discussions and networking opportunities.

Some of the key concepts in health systems management include:

    Raising funds in capital markets, managing working capital and budgeting capital
    Managerial decision-making that factors in cost, service and economic variables
    Health care ethical dilemmas and their recognition, analysis and resolution
    The science of organizational behavior and key concepts in leadership

What You Can Do With a Health Management MBA Degree

The MBA in Health Systems Management follows a modern curriculum. This program effectively prepares graduates to become leaders in the complex and ever-changing health care landscape. Medical and business organizations both welcome job applicants with MBA degrees. Some of the jobs that may be related to this degree include:

    Chief operations officer
    Director of health care services
    Vice president of health care services
    Health care consultant
    Nursing home administrator

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for qualified medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 32% from 2019 through 2029. This rate of growth is considered to be much faster than average.*

*COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is based on 2019, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree to apply.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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