Students with laptops sit in a circle for an evening class for UT Tyler's Executive MBA in Healthcare Management program

Executive MBA in Healthcare Management

Prepare for Visionary Leadership in Healthcare

Make a vital difference in a critical industry. Gain expertise in the fundamentals of business management within the context of the dynamic healthcare industry with an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Healthcare Management from The University of Texas at Tyler.

Learn from faculty with extensive industry experience and knowledge while being challenged and inspired by skilled professionals like yourself. Engage in a transformative educational opportunity through our executive cohort weekend model, specifically designed for busy working professionals.

Why Earn an MBA in Healthcare Management at UT Tyler?

Healthcare is one of the largest and most complex industries. It faces continuing challenges, including providing care for an aging population, adapting to new technologies, controlling costs and ensuring the availability of services for marginalized populations. You’re ready to help find solutions and provide needed leadership here in East Texas and beyond.

Whether you are transitioning into healthcare from another field or deepening your training to advance into leadership, UT Tyler gets you ready for what’s next:

  • Expert Faculty Mentors: Grow your confidence as you learn from professors with deep industry experience, like Dr. Paula E. Anthony, PhD, MBA, CIO for UT Health and President and CEO for Syndeti LLC.; Dr. Leon Leach, PhD, MBA, former University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center executive; and Jessica A. McCann, PhD, PCC, Leadership Practitioner in the Leadership Institute for The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Recognition: Experience an expertly designed curriculum accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a recognition earned by fewer than five percent of the world’s business schools.
  • Flexible Study Options: Pick the model that fits your life. In addition to the executive cohort model with a specialization in Healthcare Management, the Soules College of Business offers the MBA in Healthcare Management in an accelerated online format.
  • Focused Curriculum: It’s not an add-on. Every course in the program is specifically tailored to the healthcare context.
  • Inspiring Peers: Grow your network, and learn alongside other professionals with a broad range of experiences and perspectives. The cohort model allows you to apply tomorrow what you learned today while networking among other professionals, creating professional relationships that long outlast the program.
  • Affordability: Pay one all-inclusive, competitive fee. Reduced tuition rates are offered to participating health systems. Inquire at for more details.


The Executive MBA in Healthcare Management is a 36-credit-hour AACSB-accredited degree program offered in a cohort format that spans across six semesters in a lock-step approach. Move through courses as a cohort, engaging in rich learning experiences as you build your professional skill set and network.

Expand and solidify your knowledge of business fundamentals as they relate to the healthcare industry through courses like Organizational Behavior, Strategic Leadership Process and Advanced Financial Management. Master the details of the healthcare industry with classes including Issues in the American Healthcare System and Healthcare IT and Informatics.

As you progress through the program:

  • Gain a practical understanding of the major facets of business operations, including financial, human resources and operations management, with an emphasis on the healthcare field.
  • Learn to analyze current industry trends with a focus on managed care and the implications for business and marketing practitioners.
  • Examine ethical issues and explore contemporary healthcare reform.
  • Examine current topics, such as the influence and impact of psychological, sociological and cultural aspects on consumers' actions in the healthcare marketplace.
  • Enhance your knowledge, managerial skills and perspective to lead effectively in an increasingly complex and dynamic global society.

What Can You Do With an MBA in Healthcare Management?

With your broad-based business skills and specialized knowledge in healthcare, get ready for a variety of positions in healthcare management and executive leadership. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects these jobs to grow at an incredible 28% in the current decade. Find work in hospitals, clinics and government facilities in positions including:

  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Hospital Administrator or CEO, CMO, CNO, etc.
  • Hospital or Residential Care Facility Executive Director
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Medical Practice/Clinic Manager
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manager

How to Apply

The Executive MBA in Healthcare Management program is open to professionals that hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution who are interested in bridging the gap between the clinical and business aspects of the healthcare industry, becoming the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of managerial experience.

Your application must include the following:

  • A completed online application.
  • Official transcripts, submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Official GMAT scores, submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Applicants with three or more years of extensive managerial work experience may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the program. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis; "extensive managerial experience" typically means a full-time supervisory or managerial position held for a significant period of time after completing the bachelor's degree, as demonstrated with a résumé. Email for more information or to request a waiver.
  • An Applicant Info Sheet.
  • Your résumé.
  • A Letter of Intent.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Please email your Applicant Info Sheet, résumé, Letter of Intent and letters of recommendation.

Once admitted into the EMBA-HCM program, a nonrefundable acceptance fee of $1,000 is due to hold the student’s seat. Failure to pay this fee may result in the denial of the applicant’s seat. The $1,000 fee is applied toward the overall program cost.

Earn an MBA in Healthcare Management in the way that works best for you. At UT Tyler, you have two options:

  • Executive Cohort Healthcare Management: Learn face-to-face in an executive cohort model that meets twice a month on Friday evening through Saturday afternoon during a 15-week semester alongside industry professionals.
  • Accelerated Online: Finish in as little as 12 months with compact, seven-week semesters, 100% online. This format offers a Healthcare Management concentration.

The Executive MBA Healthcare Management program has a cost of $35,000 for the 2023 cohort. The program cost is all-inclusive, including tuition, student fees, textbooks, meals during program meetings, graduation regalia, etc. Reduced tuition rates are offered to participating health systems. Inquire at for more details.

Total tuition for the accelerated, online option is $30,219.60.

Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Executive MBA, Weekend Sessions:

This program enrolls one cohort every other year. The application deadline fluctuates. Contact the program for more details. We accept applications until the first week of classes.

Accelerated MBA, Seven-Week Sessions:

There are six possible start dates throughout the year. The application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall session 1: August 21
  • Fall session 2: October 9
  • Spring session 1: January 9
  • Spring session 2: February 26
  • Summer session 1: April 29
  • Summer session 2: June 17

October 1

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Dr. David Larsen
Obtaining an MBA in Healthcare Management has been an invaluable complement to my medical training as a physician administrator. The combination of medical expertise and business acumen has empowered me to navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of healthcare and has helped me become an effective healthcare leader.

Dr. David Larsen

DO, MBA, MSHI, Clinical Informatics, CHRISTUS® Trinity Clinic, 2019

Next Steps

Your future starts here, leading the next generation as a healthcare leader.