Case Western Reserve Online Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

Why Case Western Reserve? 

Case Western Reserve recruits applicants for its online Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management degree program. The program is administered by the Weatherhead School of Management at this mid-sized private research institution in Cleveland, Ohio.

While applicants will be evaluated based on their previous business experience and potential for success, the program does not need any years of professional-level experience prior to participation. Candidates must submit either the GMAT or the GRE scores. Candidates are evaluated holistically. There is no minimum GPA requirement for admission, but academic potential and past success will be taken into account as part of the admissions process.

Program Snapshot

University Name Case Western Reserve University 
Location Cleveland
State OH Grade A+
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Weatherhead School of Management
Credits 48
Cost per credit $1,561.00
Tuition for Entire Program $74,928.00
Test Requirements GMAT or GRE
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 3 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Summer
Program Concentrations none
Synchronous classes half and half
Required Courses
  • Probability, Statistics, and Quantitative Methods
  • Leadership Assessment and Development
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Statistics and Decision Modeling
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Financial Management
  • Economics for Managers
  • Managerial Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Issues and Applications
  • Regulatory Issues in Healthcare Management
  • Organizational Culture in Healthcare Management
  • Digital Innovation in Healthcare
  • Engineering in Healthcare Management
  • Economic Issues and Applications in Healthcare
  • Experiential Learning in Healthcare
  • Finance Issues and Applications in Healthcare
  • Introduction to Population Health
  • Healthcare Decision Making and Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications in Healthcare Management
  • Lean Operations in Healthcare
  • Introduction to Learning Skills
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Blend of MBA core and healthcare management; collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and University Hospitals; interactive and in-person experiences including lots of opportunities to connect with professors one on one
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Students function effectively in teams
  • Students are effective communicators in a business setting
  • Students are critical and creative thinkers
  • Students are competent analysts
  • Students can develop strategies to secure sustainable competitive advantage
Program Description This degree combines business courses with specialist courses in healthcare management. Offering 48 required credits as well as opportunities to collaborate with healthcare organizations, this program does not have formal practicum requirements. All students pursue the healthcare specialization, and complete the program within three years. The curriculum highlights teamwork, analysis, critical and creative thinking, and sustainable growth and competition. 


What will I Learn?

The Case Western Reserve online MBA program emphasizes cooperation, analysis, critical and creative thinking, as well as long-term growth and competitiveness. All students finish a healthcare management concentration; no additional specialities are available.

Students take generalist business courses and specialized healthcare courses. In addition, all students are required to take Introduction to Learning Skills.

Business and management skills are developed in Probability, Statistics, and Quantitative Methods, Leadership Assessment and Development and Accounting for Managers. Further management acumen is built through required courses in Statistics and Decision Modeling, Managing People and Organizations, Financial Management and Economics for Managers. The suite of business courses is rounded out by Managerial Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Strategic Issues and Applications.

The healthcare-focused courses in the program are Regulatory Issues in Healthcare Management, Organizational Culture in Healthcare Management and Digital Innovation in Healthcare. Special topics are covered in Engineering in Healthcare Management, Economic Issues and Applications in Healthcare, Experiential Learning in Healthcare, Finance Issues and Applications in Healthcare and Introduction to Population Health. Healthcare management topics are the focus of Healthcare Decision Making and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence Applications in Healthcare Management and Lean Operations in Healthcare.

How much will the program cost?

The program costs $1,561.00 per credit, and 48 credits are required. The total cost of the degree is just under $75,000.00 for the entire degree. Most students take 3 years to finish their studies.

How does the program fit into my life?

Courses in this program are offered through a mix of asynchronous and synchronous course schedules. In synchronous courses, students meet at prescheduled times for online classes each week. In asynchronous courses, students are assigned course materials and activities each week and they complete their work on their own schedule.

Students begin the program in the Summer semester, and most complete the program within 3 years. The degree pathway is designed to be completed on a part-time schedule. Most participants are employed full-time while they complete coursework. All courses are online and no visits to campus are required. 


This highly-regarded online MBA offers a unique opportunity to study healthcare management intensively, including innovative topics such as artificial intelligence, analytics, and lean operations. Applicants will be attracted by the chance for experiential learning in collaboration with world-renowned medical centers.  Although no practicum is formally required, students are encouraged to participate in in-person learning opportunities, and this higher-cost program provides ample opportunity for building relationships with peers and instructors.