Master of Business Administration

MBA Health Care Leadership Online

Emphasis Areas

Our MBA students have the option to choose elective courses so that they complete the requirements for emphasis areas, which build in-depth expertise in a chosen field. 

Our emphasis areas allow you to create the best academic path to meet your post-MBA goals. Each emphasis area requires the completion of nine credits from a list of suggestions that have been carefully chosen by faculty and practitioners.  A student may choose to concentrate the capstone project on the area of emphasis to satisfy three of the nine required emphasis credits. 

Dahl School MBA students choose one or more of the following emphasis areas, or they may choose to complete a general MBA, selecting any variety of elective courses.  To complete the MBA with an emphasis area, students complete 24 credits of core coursework, the capstone project, and choose at least two electives focused in the area of emphasis. A sample list of courses that meet the requirements for each emphasis are shown below.  For full course descriptions and requirements, please see the graduate catalog.


  • HMGT 640:  Health Care Finance
  • MGMT 546:  Special Topics - Personal Wealth Management

Health Care Management Emphasis 

  • HMGT 546: Special Topics - Health Care Economics and Ethics
  • HMGT 630: Health Care System
  • HMGT 640: Health Care Finance
  • HMGT 650: Legal and Ethical Issues of Health Care


  • MKTG 540: Brand Strategy
  • MKTG 530: Marketing for Today's Leader
  • MKTG 546: Special Topics in Current Marketing 

Leadership Emphasis

  • SVLD   501: Theory and Practice of Servant Leadership
  • SVLD   504: Ethical Decision Making for the Common Good
  • MGMT 546: Special Topics - Dark Side of Leadership
  • MGMT 635: Globally Responsible Leadership

Nonprofit Leadership Emphasis

  • SVLD  530: Grant Writing
  • MGMT 546/SVLD 546: Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • SVLD  550: Building Community
  • SVLD  553: Ritual and Celebration
  • SVLD  557: Prophetic Leadership
  • MGMT 525: Complex Systems Change Strategies
  • MGMT 584: Advanced Business Communication
  • MGMT 635: Globally Responsible Leadership

Project Management Emphasis

  • MGMT 546: Special Topics – PMP Certification Standards & Practice
  • MGMT 546: Special Topics – Project Management and Process Improvement
  • MGMT 615: Strategic Project Management
  • MGMT 625: Program and Portfolio Management

International Business Emphasis

  • MGMT 588: Overseas Internship or International Business Project/Capstone
  • MGMT 635: Globally Responsible Leadership