Make Healthcare Your Business

Perhaps you’re a healthcare professional looking to boost your career but not quite ready to begin Ball State’s nationally ranked MBA. The Ball State MBA offers a 12-credit graduate certificate in healthcare administration.

The graduate certificate is an added credential that keeps you current professionally and shows your employer that you’re serious about adding to your administrative skills. In addition to developing a comprehensive understanding of state-of-the-art business practices, you’ll learn to apply business knowledge to the healthcare field.

You can take some of the same courses offered through the concentration in healthcare administration and apply your 12 credits to the MBA degree.

Program Requirements



Required Courses

  • MBA 640 Introduction to Healthcare Administration
  • MBA 647 Financial Management and Performance Evaluation in Healthcare Organizations
  • MBA 649 Strategic Management in Health Administration
  • BUSA 603 Fundamentals of Management and Marketing
    or MBA 601 Entrepreneurial Leadership

We’ll help you plan your courses: BUSA 603 or MBA 601 will depend on credits from your undergraduate degree.

Course Delivery Options

We offer three options: on campus, online, or hybrid. Outcomes are the same for each, and you’ll learn from the same distinguished faculty.

Please note that beginning Fall 2023, our business graduate certificates will ONLY be offered 100% online. Email us at if you have questions about our program or this change in delivery method.

Here at Ball State, you don’t have to sacrifice quality to pursue a graduate certificate online. As a virtual learner, you’ll access the same quality coursework, discussions, and distinguished faculty as on-campus students.
Our hybrid approach offers the best of both worlds—the convenience of online learning with the benefits of face-to-face interaction with instructors. You can work with your advisor to determine which courses to take online or on campus.

Ready to Apply?

If you’re prepared to take the next step in your academic or career journey, then we want you at Ball State. Please review the criteria and steps necessary for admission. Apply now.

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