The University of Miami Herbert Business School Executive MBA in Health Management and Policy Program prepares graduates for positions of leadership in health care and health-related organizations. The program focuses on the post-graduate educational needs of professionals already fully employed in the health care industry, as well as those aspiring to careers in the field. Combining its strengths in graduate business education and its close relationships with the South Florida health care community, the program teaches practical administrative skills as well as broad strategic and theoretical perspectives to students who wish to expand their knowledge of management and administration as applied to the health care industry.

To obtain detailed program admission and curricula information please reference the program brochure which can be requested by contacting the Office of Recruiting and Admissions at 305-284-2510 or visit our website.

Admission Requirements

Candidacy for the Miami Herbert Business School Executive MBA for Health Management and Policy program is based on an evaluation of academic and professional preparation as well as significant accomplishments and experiences. Professionally, the applicant should demonstrate an aptitude for career advancement and leadership. Regardless of the stage an applicant may be in, we measure career potential through increased workplace responsibility, demonstrated managerial skills, recommendations and assessment of the nomination. Motivation, intellectual curiosity, high ethical standards and perseverance are essential characteristics for success in the Executive MBA for Health Management and Policy program.

The Admissions Committee considers the "total" individual - men and women who show a pattern of achievement and high-level performance at every stage. The Admissions Index assesses each candidate on the following factors:

  • Years of business-related work experience
  • Years of management experience
  • Level of current position
  • Maturity
  • Undergraduate grade point average
  • GMAT score (if requested)
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Undergraduate School
  • Undergraduate Major
  • International experience
  • Intercultural experience

Admission to the Professional MBA Program does not guarantee that a seat is available. Once admitted, an applicant must submit a non-refundable $2,200 Enrollment Fee required by the Graduate Business Programs Office in order to reserve their seat within a cohort. Once a given cohort reaches capacity, the Admissions Committee compiles a waitlist of qualified candidates. Candidates are notified when their status changes.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application for admission submitted through BusinessCAS
  • A $48 non-refundable application fee
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • Official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly to BusinessCAS.
    • International applicants must have their educational credentials from institutions outside of the United States verified by an approved international credentialing evaluation service such as World Education Services to confirm degree equivalency and GPA calculation.
  • Statement of purpose and short-essay responses to the career goal and program-related questions in BusinessCAS
  • A current resume
  • At least one letter of recommendation (up to three allowed) may be submitted through the BusinessCAS portal by including recommender contacts within the Program Materials section of the application.
  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score is required as proof of English proficiency for international  applicants who did not receive a degree in the United States or a foreign country where English is the primary language. The following minimum score is required for admission to a graduate business degree program.
    • TOEFL - 94 or above (iBT only)
    • IELTS - 7.0 or above

If you do not yet have a TOEFL or IELTS score (international candidates only), you may complete and submit your application prior to taking the exam by indicating your approximate date within the Standardized Tests tab in the Academic History section. Select “Add Test Score” by the relevant test, then indicate that you have not yet taken the exam and add your estimated test date in the section provided.

We encourage candidates to upload unofficial transcripts and test scores (if required) with their BusinessCAS application in order to expedite the review of their file while official documents are processed.


Connect with Miami Herbert Business School’s graduate enrollment advisors at (305) 284-2510 or by email at mba@miami.edu.

Curriculum Requirements

Required Courses
ACC 602Analysis of Financial Statements3
ACC 660Managerial Accounting in Healthcare Organizational3
BSL 685Legal Aspects of Health Administration3
BTE 621Management of Digital Transformation3
BUS 601MBA Math Module0
FIN 602Fundamentals of Finance3
HMP 601Essentials of Health Care Administration3
HMP 655Public Policy and Health3
HMP 684Analysis of Health Care Delivery and Policy3
HMP 687Health Care Organization, Economics, and Ethics3
MAS 610Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decision Making3
MAS 641Operations Research Models in Management3
MGT 602Human Resource Management3
MGT 651Behavioral and Organizational Systems3
MGT 653Deriving Competitive Advantage through Operations3
MGT 658Innovative Business Strategies for Future Leaders3
MKT 660Foundations of Marketing Management3
Total Credit Hours48

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Fall ICredit Hours
MAS 610 Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decision Making 3
MKT 660 Foundations of Marketing Management 3
 Credit Hours6
Spring I
MGT 651 Behavioral and Organizational Systems 3
BUS 601 MBA Math Module 0
MGT 681 Essentials of Health Care Management and Policy 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall II
MAS 641 Operations Research Models in Management 3
MGT 687 Health Care Organization, Economics, and Ethics 3
 Credit Hours6
Spring II
ACC 602 Analysis of Financial Statements 3
MGT 684 Analysis of Health Care Delivery and Policy 3
 Credit Hours6
Year Two
Fall I
ACC 660 Managerial Accounting in Healthcare Organizational 3
BTE 621 Management of Digital Transformation 3
 Credit Hours6
Spring I
FIN 602 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MGT 653 Deriving Competitive Advantage through Operations 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall II
MGT 658 Innovative Business Strategies for Future Leaders 3
BSL 685 Legal Aspects of Health Administration 3
 Credit Hours6
Spring II
MGT 602 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 655 Public Policy and Health 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours48


  • To develop innovative ideas and principled leaders that transform global business and society.

Student  Learning Outcomes

  • The MBA students will demonstrate the ability to integrate business information and knowledge within the strategies and perspectives of an organization.
  • The MBA students will demonstrate the ability to understand and utilize the process of critical and analytical thinking in diverse business settings to solve problems and make decisions.
  • The MBA students will demonstrate the ability to gain an awareness of and a sensitivity to issues in business decision-making from an ethical and social perspective (principled leaders).
  • The MBA students will demonstrate an understanding of business operations and decision-making in a global environment.