Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Healthcare MBA

The Healthcare MBA is a joint degree program offered by Portland State University’s School of Business and the Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Medicine. The Healthcare MBA is offered in a part-time, two-year format. Courses are online with two required residencies per year. Students in this program learn the knowledge, skills, and tools to function as effective managers and leaders in healthcare organizations. Specifically, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze the complex healthcare system across critical domains and scales.
  • Apply analytic frameworks to complex and ambiguous environments to create evidence-informed recommendations.
  • Use awareness of self and others to lead and manage in complex organizations.
  • Communicate with clarity and brevity, as appropriate to the audience and content.

The curriculum consists of 63 credits of courses and is arranged in thematic categories: Healthcare System, Leadership, Operations and Quality, Business and Financial Planning, and Application Projects and Capstone. Courses balance theory and knowledge with practical application.  Healthcare is thoroughly integrated throughout the curriculum; however, where appropriate, attention will be called to best practices in other industries that could be beneficial in healthcare.  The student cohort is composed of professionals in roles across the healthcare spectrum, including those serving in direct patient care capacities as well as those in administration; students represent large and small healthcare systems, clinics, government, biotech industry, pharmaceuticals, research, medical device companies, and many more.

Curriculum offered through OHSU:

Course Title Credits
MGT 520 Organizational Mindsets for Managers 5
MGT 530 Business Strategy in Healthcare 4
MGT 532  Design & Innovation
MGT 549  Business Intelligence 4
MGT 554  Capstone 5
MGT 560  Healthcare Systems
MGT 561 Financial Reporting 4
MGT 562  Portfolio Management 
MGT 565  Leadership Skills for Healthcare 4
MGT 569 Marketing and Strategic Communication 5
MGT 570 Operations & Quality Management in Healthcare  5
MGT 572 Financial Management  4
MGT 575  Healthcare Economics 4
MGT 576  Executive Decision Making  5
                                                           Total Credits: 63