Program Details

The Healthcare MBA (HCMBA) program is an 18-month, cohort-based program, that starts in August at FIU Downtown on Brickell.

Classes meet only on Saturdays and in a hybrid format - giving students a unique combination of online and in-person learning that provides several opportunities to interact and network with other business professionals and expert faculty.

Graduate-level credits earned at an accredited institution may be evaluated during the application process. The maximum number of graduate credits a student may transfer is 6.

The Healthcare MBA program is also offered fully-online.

Program Residencies

As part of the program, you will complete a series of program residencies, which cover the following topics:

  • Healthcare Economics
  • Oral Communications
  • Excel and Statistics Fundamentals
  • Accounting
  • Professional Development with Business Career Management
  • Analytics
  • Leadership
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belts

Check out the residency schedule

  • South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF)

    Students in the program can participate in the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) annual case competition.

    Open to current Healthcare MBA students, business case competitions teach future leaders in healthcare how to translate knowledge into an action plan. Students also learn to incorporate classroom learning with teamwork, interpersonal communication, negotiation , and influence. Analyzing a situation, diagnosing a problem, formulating solutions, presenting a recommendation, and gaining approval from an executive panel are all crucial skillsets required to advance in your career. Attending this case competition will give you the opportunity to face those challenges and develop new talents.

  • Program Memberships

    FIU’s Healthcare MBA students gain access to member resources from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Additionally, our program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA) and the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association (SFHHA). Our Healthcare MBA (HCMBA) faculty generate awareness of FIU’s programs and students at AUPHA and SFHHA events to further our outstanding reputation with employers, and our faculty contribute to and partake in research and scientific writings to advance and innovate the healthcare field, health services, and community health.

    Read more about our program memberships

  • Certifications

    You will become certified through the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and complete the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Yellow and Green Belt certification.

    Students also have the option to travel abroad and complete the Advanced Certificate in Global Healthcare Administration.

    The Advanced Certificate in Global Health Care Administration: International Study Program provides students with a broad knowledge of global health and can serve as a valuable job qualification that helps distinguish students in an increasingly competitive job market. Awarded through the HCMBA program, the certificate is open to any Healthcare MBA student and program alumni who participate in any one of the HCMBA study abroad programs. Students are provided meaningful site visits in a foreign venue accompanied by a rigorous curriculum. The global travel program is designed to enhance and supplement the core curriculum in the HCMBA program.

    In conferring the certificate, the FIU HCMBA program recognizes a student’s capacity to work in the field of healthcare with an increased global healthcare perspective. To earn the certificate, students must attend a scheduled travel program, attend pre- and post-trip sessions when scheduled, complete all assigned readings, and submit a final paper or written health policy analysis.

    This is a non-credit course. Continuing education units are also available with the completion of the certificate.

  • American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credit-Eligible

    FIU’s Healthcare MBA degree is eligible for American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credit (25 credits) as a Medically Related Advanced Degree. Any physician (an individual who has completed an M.D., D.O., or equivalent medical degree from another country) is eligible to apply for direct credit activities.

    For more information, please visit the  American Medical Association PRA website.

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  • The Importance of CAHME Accreditation

    Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accredited programs undergo a voluntary peer review process to verify program and curriculum quality. Of all the graduate healthcare degree programs in the world, only 124 have received CAHME accreditation. Achieving this accreditation requires the highest level of program excellence and dedication to continuous improvement. In addition, an AACSB- or CAHME-accredited degree is required for aspiring military-track Health Care Administrators, and recruiters prefer graduates from accredited degree programs for top managerial, senior administrative and C-suite level healthcare positions.