Program Director: Jeff Helton
The graduate program in health administration is consistently ranked as a top program in the United States and attracts students with a variety of backgrounds and experience levels, which further enriches the classroom experience. The HA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. Full-time faculty with distinguished research records and a select group of practicing managers provide students with the latest thinking on the most important health issues.
The curriculum of the MBA in Health Administration is a synthesis of management concepts and techniques that are applicable to any economic organization and tools that can be specifically applied to health services systems. The program emphasizes skills that strengthen basic analytic and decision-making processes used by top-level managers in selecting broad strategies and by junior managers in administering sub-units in healthcare organizations.
Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in Health Administration must complete a minimum of 45 semester hours of graduate-level course work to receive their degree. The curriculum is based on a series of structured learning sequences. All of the courses are available in the evening to enable working students to pursue the degree on a part-time basis. The specific course requirements are as follows:
|BUSN 6521||Leading Individuals and Teams||3|
|BUSN 6530||Data Analytics for Managers||3|
|BUSN 6541||Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (Health Section)||3|
|BUSN 6550||Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information||3|
|BUSN 6561||Marketing Dynamics in the 21st Century (Health Section)||3|
|BUSN 6621||Applied Economics for Managers (Health Section)||3|
|BUSN 6640||Financial Management||3|
|BUSN 6711||Strategic Management (Health Section) 1||3|
|Health Administration Core|
|HLTH 6010||Health Care Systems||3|
|HLTH 6070||International Health Policy and Management||3|
|HLTH 6730||Healthcare Operations Management||3|
|HLTH 6770||Healthcare Quality and Outcomes||3|
|HLTH 6911||Health Field Studies 2||3|
|Health Administration Information Technology Elective|
|HLTH 6071||Introduction To Health Information Technology||3|
|or HLTH 6072||Management of Healthcare Information Technology|
|Health Administration Electives|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|Leadership in New Ventures|
|International Health Travel Study|
|Business Intelligence in Healthcare|
|Life and Health Insurance|
This course is intended to be taken in your last Spring semester.
This course is intended to be taken in your last Spring semester. Prereq: HLTH 6010 Health Care Systems or consent of instructor, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Specialized Tracks within the MBA in Health Administration
Each track carries its own specific course requirements. To provide a variety of perspectives and experiences within a specific area of health administration, each track includes courses that span various departments within the Business School, other schools at CU Denver, and other University of Colorado campuses.
- International Health Management and Policy Track
- Financial Management Track
- Health Information Technology Management Track
Notes and Restrictions
Administrative Residency or Fellowship. An administrative residency or fellowship is optional but recommended for students with limited healthcare experience. The program faculty provide guidance to students applying for residencies or fellowships. Information on the full range of local, regional, and national residencies or fellowships is available from the program director.
Length of program. A maximum of five years and one semester is allowed to complete the Health Administration program.