Find your place as a leader in the rapidly growing field of healthcare administration. California State University, Chico presents a unique specialization that combines important business concepts in management, finance, marketing, and operations with the business side of healthcare.

Our AACSB-accredited Online MBA program provides you with well-rounded business knowledge and leadership attributes that you can put to use right away in your professional life. Pair your comprehensive MBA coursework with the Health Services Administration (HSA) curriculum, which includes the creation of a comprehensive business plan for a new healthcare organization. These valuable experiential learning opportunities give you hands-on experience in healthcare leadership prior to graduation.

Stand out with Chico State’s Online MBA with a Health Services Administration specialization.

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Chico State faculty members are attentive, involved, and invested in your success. It has long been the mission of Chico State’s College of Business to help each student thrive, and our faculty members are passionate about replicating this level of care online.

All faculty members are available for weekly one-on-one meetings during virtual office hours in every Online MBA course they teach, and hold optional weekly live classes throughout the program. Attend these classes for live interactions, or watch the recording on your own time.

The HSA courses will be taught by knowledgeable and equally engaged faculty from the Department of Public Health & Health Services Administration and the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice who have education and professional experience centered around healthcare administration.

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Open Doors to New Career Possibilities

Find your place with management and leadership opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings:
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Physician offices
  • Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Outpatient care centers
  • And many more!
With this specialization on your resume, you can step into new leadership roles, such as:
  • Director of Operations
  • Medical Staff Services Director
  • Clinical Director
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • VP of Health Services
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • And more!
Our Online MBA with a Health Services Administration specialization is the only one of its kind in the California State University System.

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Chico State Rankings and Health Administration Outlook

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Social Mobility3
Median annual salary for medical and health services managers in 20211
Projected growth for medical and health services managers through 20301

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The healthcare management field is growing four times faster than the national average for other fields.1