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WANTED: HEALTHCARE LEADERS Three paths to your leadership position. Master of Health Leadership, MSN, or MBA Healthcare Management.

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Lead a dynamic, growing industry.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job market for skilled healthcare executives is expected to grow 20% by 2026.

Healthcare is both a booming global business and a personal calling—and the people who will lead its ongoing evolution will contribute to the well-being of individuals, the health of communities, and the economic success of our country.

If you have the drive to succeed and the motivation to make a real different in lives, healthcare needs leaders like you.

 

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Your leadership position awaits. Choose your path and get started!

WGU offers three distinct paths, depending on your goals and background. Whichever you choose, at WGU you'll enjoy:

  • The highest quality. Whether you choose our Master of Health Leadership program, the MBA Healthcare Management from our ACBSP-accredited College of Business, or a CCNE-accredited M.S. Nursing – Leadership and Management from our College of Health Professions, your program will give you the skills and credentials you need to be highly successful as a health leader.
  • Innovative, flexible programs. WGU is school like you've never experienced it before. Online and competency-based, we measure learning, not time spent in class. The emphasis is on your mastery of skills. Accelerate when you learn quickly or already know the material well; spend time focused on learning the subjects that are new to you or more challenging. Access study materials and take tests 24/7.
  • Unrivaled value. About half what you'd find at many other online universities, our tuition is under $8,400 per year for graduate degrees in business and healthcare—with outstanding ROI. Financial aid and scholarships available!

Compare WGU's healthcare leadership degrees.

Want to run a thriving healthcare organization? Help transform the industry toward value-based, patient-centered care? Or advance your nursing career to a nurse management role? Let us help you ask—and answer—the questions that can guide you toward the right health leadership program. Watch the videos to learn about each program, and click the plus signs to expand each degree's description to compare them with each other.

VIDEO: MSN – Leadership & Management

VIDEO: MBA Healthcare Management

VIDEO: Master of Health Leadership

For registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who are ready for greater responsibility:

  • Time: 91% of grads finish in 14–32 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,135 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree program will prepare you for:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Department director
  • Regional director
  • Case manager
  • Nurse manager

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of medical and health services managers to grow 17% by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

 

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This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees by clicking the button below.

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: 79% of grads finish in 11–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,325 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Administrative director
  • Chief financial officer
  • and many other executive-level roles.

Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy.  Steer your career with this specialty MBA.

 

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This program is not the only online business degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees by clicking the button below.

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.

  • Time: 68% of grads in similar programs finish in 6–24 months. 
  • Tuition and fees: $4,485 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Managed care executive
  • Director of integrated care management
  • Health center manager/clinic manager
  • Director of integrated facilities

Your rich experience in a health-related field can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that organizations need to solve.

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This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees by clicking the button below.

Industry and academic respect add value to your degree.

WGU is an innovator receiving praise from every sector. When your alma mater is respected, so is your degree.

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“What we need are people who are truly versatile, able to learn efficiently and effectively. ... Those are the kind of people [who] represent graduates of Western Governors University.”

John Steele
Senior Vice President of Human Relations
HCA Healthcare

“Not only did my degree at WGU help me advance my career—it also helped save a rural hospital and the community's access to local, quality healthcare.”

Sarah Aronack
M.S. Nursing – Leadership and Management (BSN to MSN)

“I truly believe that my MBA and the experience I gained while earning the degree have resulted in me having my dream job.”

Jill Howard
MBA Healthcare Management

"Vision without action is a hallucination."

Dr. Beverly Malone
Ph.D., RN, FAAN, CEO of the National League for Nursing

“What we need are people who are truly versatile, able to learn efficiently and effectively. ... Those are the kind of people [who] represent graduates of Western Governors University.”

John Steele
Senior Vice President of Human Relations
HCA Healthcare

“Not only did my degree at WGU help me advance my career—it also helped save a rural hospital and the community's access to local, quality healthcare.”

Sarah Aronack
M.S. Nursing – Leadership and Management (BSN to MSN)

“I truly believe that my MBA and the experience I gained while earning the degree have resulted in me having my dream job.”

Jill Howard
MBA Healthcare Management

"Vision without action is a hallucination."

Dr. Beverly Malone
Ph.D., RN, FAAN, CEO of the National League for Nursing
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Competency-based education focuses on learning rather than seat time. You’re in the driver’s seat. Each course is a collection of defined competencies—knowledge and skills that employers are looking for from successful graduates. You study on your schedule. As soon as you can prove you’ve mastered the competencies, you take an assessment, pass it, and move on. You spend your time learning new concepts, not rehashing subjects you already know. You can set the pace to graduate early. And in the end, your degree is proof you’ve shown that you’re what employers are looking for!

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From before you enroll to after you graduate, our #1 job is a better life for you and your family. Think of it as the best of both worlds: a program that offers complete independence and more support than you ever knew you needed—at exactly the moment you need it! From the enrollment counselor who helps you decide if WGU is the right fit for you, to the faculty mentors who are obsessed with your academic progress, to the student and tech support teams who are eager to help you solve any issues you might encounter as a student, you’re never alone—even though you’re online. And even after you’ve graduated, career and alumni support is just a call away.

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At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are half what you’d pay at other online universities. It means graduating with little to no student debt. It means scholarship and financial aid opportunities and minimal, transparent fees. It means a flat-rate per-term tuition so that when you save time you also save money. And it means understanding that value includes quality, flexibility, relevance, and results, not just cost.

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