Degree Options

Healthcare professionals have the option of earning either a Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership & Management OR a Healthcare Management Executive MBA.  Both degrees require completion of the MS curriculum. 

MS in Healthcare Leadership & Management
The Master of Science degree provides the critical knowledge and credentials for healthcare professionals who are actively pursuing an administrative or leadership role in their organization.  It requires completion of the nine on-campus classes or any eight classes plus a self-directed field study.

Healthcare Management Executive MBA
The Healthcare Management Executive MBA is the business degree preferred by those who wish to transition into an executive management role.  It requires completion of the on-campus classes plus six additional online general business classes.

MS Curriculum

The curriculum is composed of nine in-person classes, each dealing with an essential competency of leadership and management.  Classes meet in Dallas only one Friday and Saturday per month. The program was designed to be flexible and accommodate your busy schedule. Start in the fall, spring or summer.

The curriculum is case-based and centered around real-life healthcare issues and problems. Classes are jointly taught by clinical professors and a select group of experienced executives in an interactive setting that encourages discussion and shared learning.

MS Course Descriptions


Executive MBA Course Descriptions

The online business classes are semester based and may be started any time after beginning the residential core curriculum.  U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Naveen Jindal School of Management among the top 5 distance learning MBA providers in the world.  The online classes require no on-campus visits.


With a limited number of slots available in each class, admission is highly competitive. To be considered for admission, successful candidates must demonstrate increasing levels of leadership and responsibility in their organizations and have a bias for action.

Additionally, candidates must:

Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, have five years of healthcare or similar industry experience, submit a written statement of intent and qualifications and two letters of recommendation and be available for an interview at the discretion of the program director.

GMAT or GRE is not required.