Professional MBA (pMBA)

The pMBA is a business degree for the motivated and successful lifelong learns who already have a terminal degree such as a PhD or MD. The program allows individuals to complete an online MBA with cohort applications and projects tailored to health care.

Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and their cohort peers analyzing and evaluating business scenarios from various angles for the purpose of developing a strong lens through which to see the world and its problems, challenges, and opportunities. Students will collaborate with prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs in their fields, both in the Midwest and on a class trip to Silicon Valley. pMBA students will also be able to bring ethical worldview back to their organizations and communities

Program Structure

The pMBA degree only requires 30 semester hours of credit comprising of 10 courses by allowing participants enter the program with nine (9) credits of advanced standing over the traditional thirty-nine (39) credit MBA program for recognition of prior graduate coursework, professional executive-level and leadership experience.

Core: Students complete eight (8) for a total of 24 credits:

The pMBA core curriculum provides participants with a broad spectrum of advanced instruction in many areas of business.

An additional required three (3) credits in Strategic Innovation allows participants to harness the power and potential of leading and solving complex business problems, and create sustainable solutions in collaborative innovative approaches.

A three (3) credit Leadership Seminar Series brings industry leaders together and develops effective connections to advance professional networks.


All-inclusive trip to Silicon Valley to learn from leading tech entrepreneurs.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the traditional MBA requirements, applicants must also possess a terminal degree in a healthcare program: Doctor of Philosophy in a life science or engineering (PhD), Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Physician Assistant (PA), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and other terminal graduate level healthcare professionals.