Rockhurst's Helzberg School of Management offers two MBA options that focus on health care leadership:

Helzberg MBA with a Focus on Health Care Leadership

An evening MBA with a concentration in health care leadership for students who work in hospitals, managed care companies, pharmaceutical companies and other health care industries.


DO/MBA Dual-degree in Health Care Leadership

The MBA in health care leadership is the featured component of the DO/MBA dual-degree offered jointly between Rockhurst and fellow Missouri college the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (formerly University of Health Sciences). The MBA in health care leadership complements students' D.O. medical education by developing physician-managers of competence and conscience with the business and leadership skills necessary to provide quality, holistic health care.


Complete Both of Your Medical Degrees at the Same Time

Rockhurst blends these two programs together so you can earn your MBA in health care leadership without having to go back to school. Within the DO/MBA dual-degree, the Rockhurst MBA in health care leadership is concentrated in the two summer semesters between your first and third years and the fall semester of your third year. The curriculum features a blend of in-class and online course work and makes extensive use of health care examples, exercises, case studies and site visits to keep your learning hands-on. See the full curriculum.


But Why an MBA?

Physicians know that business management skills enhance their ability to provide quality, holistic health care. You and the medical industry currently face decreasing physician prerogatives, increasing costs, declining profit margins and shrinking resources. Sound business practices and effective business management skills are essential in your fight to provide the highest quality patient care while maintaining a financially viable practice, physicians' group or health care organization. Rockhurst University's Master in Business Administration in health care leadership gives you the tools to tackle the business side of your career.


Join the Top Five Percent

Employers take notice of applicants from AACSB-accredited programs. To earn this prestigious accreditation, Rockhurst met rigorous, relevant and carefully reviewed standards. With fewer than five percent of the world's 13,000 business programs earning AASCB accreditation, graduating from an accredited program is a powerful differentiator around the globe. In fact, Rockhurst's Helzberg School of Management is the region's only private, AACSB accredited school. Learn more about the importance of AACSB accreditation.