Opportunities in the healthcare industry continue to grow even when opportunities in other sectors decline.

According to U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2010 and 2020, jobs in the healthcare sector are projected to grow by 30 percent. This is a rate of growth more than twice as fast as that of the general economy, and means the creation of 1.4 million new jobs in the near future.

The Lerner College’s fully integrated MBA in healthcare management offers opportunities for professionals in healthcare to develop their business and leadership skills, as well as opportunities for professionals interested in entering the rapidly growing healthcare industry.

This program, containing courses taught by faculty from both Lerner and UD’s College of Health Sciences, will help you to gain a competitive edge and learn about critical issues facing healthcare today like:

  • Healthcare reform
  • Population-based care
  • Informatics
  • E-service delivery
  • Patient experience


MBA concentrations require 3 courses (9 credits) in a specific field. Suggested course sequence:

Required Courses

HLTH844 Population Health Informatics
HRIM815 E-Service Management in Healthcare
HRIM840 Patient Experience and Engagement

In addition to the 9 prescribed credits of the concentration, you will choose an additional 6 credits of electives.

Career Opportunities

  • Health care administrator
  • Medical practice administrator
  • Director of operations
  • Senior business associate
  • Health care systems manager
  • Healthcare analyst
  • Quality service manager

Admissions Information

Learn more about MBA admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

Admissions & Financial Aid