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University of Colorado – Denver Business School

Program Structure

The Health Administration MBA is designed for health professionals looking to expand their skill set into the business world and distinguish themselves in their field. Completed at a student’s own pace, the program can be taken either part-time or full-time, with a minimum completion time of 16 months.

Classes are held either one or two evenings a week on campus, meant to allow students to continue working full-time. There is a selection of courses that can be taken online, minimizing students’ required travel time.


The 48-credit hour program is extremely structured, but students do meet with advisors at the start of the program to determine an individualized schedule to best fit with the demands of the program and the personal schedule of each student.

Students take a mix of business, health, and information technology courses including Financial Management, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Health Care Systems, Fundamentals of Health Information Technology, and Quality and Process Improvement. Additionally, students have the option of tailoring their career by completing a specialization in one of three areas: International Health Management and Policy Specialization, Financial Management Specialization, or Health Information Technology Management Specialization.


Each student is assigned a dedicated career advisor at the beginning of their first year. Denver Business School notes that 80 percent of MBA students attend business school to make a significant career change of some kind, and the advisors are there to guide each student through that process. In addition, the school offers workshops throughout the duration of the 11-month program. Workshop topics include Targeted Networking, Negotiating Offers, Identifying & Articulating Your Skills, and many more.

The school takes advantage of its prime location in the heart of downtown Denver, just blocks from hundreds of thriving businesses. The Speaker Series brings industry professionals to campus to discuss industry-specific expertise, while business collaborations allow students to partner with local businesses to complete projects and practice solving real-world, current issues in their own city. Upon graduating, Denver Business School sees its students go on to hold positions in a variety of different industries, nearly evenly spread through sales & marketing, finance & accounting, information technology, start-ups & entrepreneurship, consulting, and nonprofit work.

While these services offered are the same as the One-Year MBA, Health Administration MBA students also receive more tailored advising that applies more directly to health-focused services.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The current tuition and fees for a Colorado resident are $621 per credit hour, and $1,365 per credit hour for a non-Colorado resident. The estimated total amount paid with books and fees is $36,000 for a resident, and $72,000 for a non-resident.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to Denver Business School must submit a completed online application form, GMAT scores with a minimum of a 500, official transcripts from all institutions attended, a professional résumé, personal essays, two letters of recommendation, and a TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable. Personal interviews may be required of applicants, and the admissions staff will contact students if they are selected for an interview.

Admissions Deadlines

For fall domestic applicants, the priority deadline is April 15, and final deadline is June 30. For fall international applicants, the priority deadline is March 15 and the final deadline is May 15.

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