The Master of Business Administration for Health Care Practitioners is a specialized degree program designed to prepare health care practitioners to meet the challenges of a changing administrative environment. It is intended to transition health care practitioners interested in the business side of their industry into that realm. The curriculum offers broad-based knowledge needed by middle and upper level managers in health care organizations.

Program Preparation

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree requires 39 semester hours of credit comprising of 13 courses. A thesis is not required for this degree. The MBA Health Care Practitioners track serves students in the health care professions currently enrolled in, or have already completed a graduate degree in a health care program:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Master of Science in Applied Exercise Sciences (MSES)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.)
  • Master of Science in Professional Counseling (MSEC)
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)
  • and other graduate level health care students or professionals

Prerequisite:  The following prerequisite course may be required and does not count towards the 39 credit minimum in the MBA program. This prerequisite course is necessary to adequately prepare a student for the MBA. It is expected that students will have basic knowledge in the content areas of management, marketing, statistics, economics, accounting, and finance prior to beginning the program. The course may be waived for students demonstrating competency through credit or professional experience. Please consult the MBA Program Director about waivers. 

     MBA513/813 Business Foundations: This course provides the integration of management, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting concepts essential to the management and administration of healthcare organizations. Students will synthesize knowledge of theories and application that will serve as a basis for developing effective roles as healthcare administrators. (3 credits) 

Transfer Credit 
The Program will accept up to six (6) hours of transfer credit into the MBA Program, based upon the following criteria:

1. Courses transferred must be comparable in scope and subject matter to courses offered in the MBA Program.

2. Courses transferred must have been completed at the graduate level from an accredited institution.

3. Courses must have been completed with at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Transfer grades will not be used to compute CUW Program grades.

Required Core Courses
Select 6 of the following courses:18
Mgmt Science & Analytics
Issues Human Res Management
Public Personnl Admin
Acct:Fin Analysis/Decision
Budget in Public Agenc
Statutory Accounting
Appl Statistic Meth
Economics and Public Policy of Health Care
Strategic Management (capstone course)
Concentration Electives
Select 7 of the following:21
Manag Comm Prac & Prin
Legal Aspects
Intro to Insur and Risk Manage
ARM 54 Corporate Risk Mgmt
Health,Life & Business Soc Ins
Spec Topics-Health Care
Project Management
Small Business Management
New Venture Form & Bus Develop
Loss Prevention
Sustainable Business Practices
Supply Chain Management
Total Hours39

Program Delivery 
Each four-hour long MBA course meets once a week for eight weeks and is scheduled for either a weekday evening or Saturday morning. The program consists of six continuous eight-week terms per year. If taking the standard one course per term, the total time needed to complete the program is 26 months. However, expedited program completion is possible. Students must complete all requirements for the MBA degree within five years of matriculation. 
Classes are taught on the Mequon campus and at Ann Arbor, Appleton, Beloit, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Midtown, Miller Park Way, St. Louis, Waukesha locations. Videoconference classes are available for some courses. In addition to the live and synchronous format highlighted above, this program is also offered in the online format. With classes held at multiple locations and through various formats, students’ professional and personal schedules can be accommodated. 
Upon acceptance, students will take an assessment before beginning the program and again during the capstone class. This assessment is not graded nor is it placed in student files. The assessment is used for the sole purpose of accreditation. The capstone course, MBA 590/890 Strategic Management, must be taken as the final class in the program unless other arrangements are made with the Director of the MBA program. 
Need more information?  
Contact: Dr. Carrie Buri, MBA Program Director 
 MBA Graduate Admissions 262-243-4411