Master of Business Administration

Healthcare Leadership

Learn to foster positive change in healthcare.

The Healthcare Leadership concentration prepares you for a wide range of employment opportunities in the healthcare field. Coursework focuses on preparing you to appreciate and understand the complexities of the healthcare system within an increasingly multicultural environment. You will develop the knowledge and skills to be a strategic, values-based healthcare leader in your workplace and the larger community, applying the latest management tools, models, and theory. Further, you will be prepared to navigate the dynamics of team, organization, community, and global levels while concentrating on the triple bottom line values of financial, social, and environmental principles.

Program Overview

Students in our online MBA program are part of a diverse, motivated learning community that understands busy professionals and values providing a work-life balance. The program is structured in a series of 7-week courses, one course at a time, with one-week breaks in between.

  • 33-credits. Students can earn their MBA in 22 months
  • 100% online, asynchronous learning with 24/7 access to classwork and resources for convenience
  • GMAT/GRE scores are not required, while accepted

Healthcare Leadership Concentration

In addition to core courses, students select a concentration aligned with their passions or career goals. Concentrations consist of three 3-credit courses. Choose 3 of the following:

This course will provide students with an overdrive of the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system. The course will provide students with insight into multiple concentrations and disciplines, including state and federal legislative implications regarding healthcare, economic effects on the healthcare system, business management, human resources, public relations, resource allocation, politics, and legal and ethical ramifications in healthcare.

This course will introduce students to creating, implementing, embedding, and sustaining innovation in healthcare. All sectors of healthcare are involved and struggling with innovation as a means of improving the overall quality of care, experience, and outcomes and decreasing the cost and inefficiencies for all stakeholders. By the end of this course, students will have gained a theoretical and practical understanding of healthcare innovation and quality. Students will be able to use their understanding of these diverse areas within the healthcare ecosystem to provide solutions for problems through the end-to-end innovation process.

This course is designed to make the student aware of well-established and innovative best practices that are necessary for making strategic decisions in the competitive environment of healthcare. The class will offer an opportunity to explore various aspects of formulating, monitoring, and leading strategies while considering the complexity of the structure and processes in healthcare. The course identifies the forecasting methods, future research in healthcare, dynamics of an organization’s culture and analysis, and other issues related to strategic planning in healthcare. Real-life projects engage the student in making evidence-based and value-driven decisions while being cognizant of culture, regulations, and the dynamic nature of the industry. Discussions from the readings, case studies, and assignments focus on developing systems thinking and strategic intuition that is vigilant of the drivers of change, leadership skills, and countermeasures by competitors.

The Keystone Project course is the culminating experience of the program study. The Keystone Project will consist of an independent research study and/or a professional action project. A suitable project involves both secondary (library) and primary (field) research on a topic pertinent to the field of management, leadership, and human services. Students engage in the process of planning, collecting, analyzing, and presenting data. As a result, students move from consumer to creator of new knowledge. The culminating product is a written report of the investigation and a presentation to the course professor and peers.

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Additional Concentrations

Based on a foundation of robust business skills such as leading people and high-performance teams, financial management, and strategic marketing and communication, Antioch’s MBA helps you apply those skills to effectively inspire and build forward-thinking enterprises and solve socially complex problems.

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How to Apply

Antioch University particularly seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to building a diverse student population in gender, ethnicity, age, class, physical abilities, learning styles, sexual orientation, professional backgrounds, religious backgrounds, and community experiences.

Application Requirements

  1. Online Application (No Application fee) 
  2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have not finished their degree must do so before the first day of their desired start term.
  3. Current resume.
  4. GMAT/GRE scores are accepted but not required.
  5. Essay: Please describe your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals. Why is this the right time for you?
  6. Additional requirements for international students: Reading & Writing in English Proficiency Assessment (if applicable) or TOEFL score of 550 “paper-based”, 214 “computer-based”, and 79 “internet-based” or higher.
  7. Submit your application online, email to [email protected] or mail to:
    Antioch University
    Admissions Office
    900 Dayton Street
    Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.


SemesterApplication DeadlinesStart Date
Summer AMay 1May 6
Summer BJune 25July 1
Fall AAugust 21August 26
Fall BOctober 18October 21
Spring AJanuary 3January 6
Spring BFebruary 28March 3
Summer A 2025May 1May 5
Summer B 2025June 25June 30
Fall A 2025August 21August 25
Fall B 2025October 18October 20

Cost and Aid


Master in Human Services Administration (MHSA)$614 per semester hour
MA in Nonprofit Management$614 per semester hour
Master of Business Administration$614 per semester hour
View the Cost of Attendance Components

Financial Aid

Many students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program. 

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