Healthcare administrators use strategies informed by cutting-edge research and compassion, make decisions that support individual health outcomes, and promote well-being for entire communities. Designed for working professionals, this dual program prepares students to do this by providing them with a broad range of skills to identify existing business problems and implement effective solutions across an evolving healthcare industry. Students will gain enhanced leadership and business decision-making and industry-specific health care competencies.


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Learning Outcomes

MBA Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and evaluate ethical, legal, and regulatory dimensions of business decisions.
  • Communicate effectively business ideas and analyses in writing.
  • Communicate effectively business ideas and analyses in the oral presentation.
  • Work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Apply business concepts to managerial decision-making within a global or domestic setting.   

MHA Learning Objectives

  • Understand determinants and trends of population health and assess community needs for healthcare.
  • Describe the economic, legal, organizational, and political underpinnings of the US health system.
  • Apply the principles, management, and strategic planning in healthcare organizations.
  • Demonstrate leadership, communication, and relationship management skills for managing a healthcare organization.
  • Apply finance, accounting, marketing, information technology, quantitative, planning and management a healthcare organization.
  • Build up professional ethics and behaviors.
  • Utilize above skills necessary for advancing career in healthcare management


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Master of Business Administration & Master of Healthcare Administration


Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy

Students in the Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy gain a comprehensive view of the healthcare delivery system and develop an understanding of health and disease. Our mission is to provide a world class academic experience to the future generations of healthcare administrators, conduct impactful research, and engage and serve those in the healthcare system.


MBA Programs

A graduate business degree from UNLV empowers students to become transformative and successful leaders who make collaborative, data-driven decisions in an ever-changing global business environment. Our MBA program offers an opportunity to learn from highly accomplished faculty with diverse students in an inclusive environment.


Lee Business School

The Lee Business School advances the knowledge and practice of business; develops business leaders; and fosters intellectual and economic vitality through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and outreach.


School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health.