School of BusinessMBA Program

The MBA Health Care Management Emphasis

Health care is a $1.9 trillion industry in the US. This emphasis area is for those seeking to advance in leadership positions across the health care spectrum - including hospitals, pharmaceuticals, assisted care facilities, provider networks, managed health, and insurance.

The MBA Health Care Management emphasis program is 45 credit hours and can be completed in under two years.

MBA Core: 36 hours

  • BUSA 509 Global Business Perspectives (3)
  • BUSA 510 Legal, Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Business (3)
  • BUSA 511 Accounting for Decision Making (3)
  • BUSA 513 Marketing Management (3)
  • BUSA 515 Organizations and Leadership (3)
  • BUSA 517 Understanding and Managing Financial Resources (3)
  • BUSA 519 Information Systems and Knowledge Management (3)
  • BUSA 521 Supply Chain and Operations Management (3)
  • BUSA 523 Managing Innovation (3)
  • BUSA 590 Strategy & Global Competitiveness (3)
  • COMA 543 Conflict and Negotiation (3)
  • BUSA 522/ ECON 520 Economic Policy Analysis (3-4)

Emphasis: 9 credit hours

  • BUSA 560 Managing Health Care Enterprises (3)

And 6 credits from the following (these courses are offered on a rotating basis, to inquire about the offering of a specific elective course make an inquiry to: plumba@plu.edu):

  • Either BUSA 542 Leading Change (3) or BUSA 549 Strategic Management of Human Capital (3)
  • BUSA 555 Knowledge Management (3)
  • BUSA 562 Health Care Regulation, Law and Ethics (3)
  • BUSA 565 Marketing Strategy (3)
  • BUSA 577 Project Management (3)
  • Approved BUSA 587, 588, 589 Special Topics (1-4)
  • BUSA 595 Internship (1-4)


David Brown
"I have reached a point in my career where I require a complementary set of skills to institute the change my organization needs. The PLU MBA is giving me the expertise to explore, develop and successfully implement my vision."  David Brown, M.D., PLU MBA candidate 2011