OREM, Utah — Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business is now offering a healthcare management track as part of its Master of Business Administration program.
The new healthcare MBA prepares students to work in public, private, and non-profit health organizations or companies that offer healthcare-related products. The MBA is offered in a one-year, full-time accelerated, or two-year, part-time professional track to meet individual circumstances. Part-time tracks are available at both the Thanksgiving Point and Orem Campuses, full-time only at Orem.
“The MBA curriculum focuses on key business skills with a unique focus on the fastest-growing job area: healthcare,” said Don Capener, associate dean over graduate programs for the Woodbury School of Business. “In the curriculum, faculty with healthcare expertise will address key issues impacting costs, healthcare access, informatics, legal issues, and other healthcare complexities.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32% from 2020 to 2030, a rate faster than the average for all occupations. The Bureau website also states that approximately 51,800 openings for medical and health services managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. The average salary for a medical and health services manager in 2020 was $104,280 per year, or $50.13 per hour.
UVU’s MBA in healthcare administration is based on engaged learning, where students receive real-world experience in planning, directing, consulting, and coordinating the business management activities of healthcare organizations.
About the Woodbury School of Business
The Woodbury School of Business (WSB) is the largest business school in the Utah System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school is distinguished for its focus on student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement, and innovative teaching. In addition to traditional undergraduate courses of study in disciplines ranging from accounting to marketing, the WSB offers an MBA program that includes various fields of study, including Management, Technology Management, Finance, Marketing, and Healthcare Management.
About Utah Valley University
At Utah Valley University, we believe everyone deserves the transforming benefits of high-quality education — and it needs to be affordable, accessible, and flexible. With opportunities to earn certificates to master’s degrees, our students succeed by gaining real-world experience and developing career-ready skills. As we celebrate the milestone of our 80th anniversary in 2021, we continue to invite people to come as they are — and leave ready and prepared to make a difference in the world. For more, visit uvu.edu or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.