HCMBA Degree Requirements

The M.B.A. is a non-thesis degree consisting of 42 credit hours. 

Pre-MBA Foundation Courses

The Massey M.B.A. curriculum is fast-paced and rigorous. It is assumed that all entering students possess a mastery of fundamental knowledge of business principles appropriate to the study of graduate business education. These knowledge areas are: accounting, economics, business statistics, and calculus.

Completion of pre-M.B.A. foundation courses is NOT required for application and initial admission to the Massey Graduate School of Business; however, students must complete ALL of these courses prior to beginning M.B.A. courses. Generally, it may be assumed that students who have earned an undergraduate degree in business administration (B.B.A. or equivalent) possess a mastery of pre-M.B.A. skills and material. Waiver decisions are made by the M.B.A. Admissions Committee when they carefully examine each applicant’s prior coursework for deficiencies. Waivers will be determined by: 1) accreditation of the institution, 2) time since undergraduate coursework, and 3) grade in the course and course content. The Admissions Committee may require that applicants who have been out of school for a long period of time or have been working in non-business functions refresh their knowledge by completing a series of refresher courses offered in an MBA CD-ROM Series.

Pre-M.B.A. foundation course requirements may be satisfied in one of the following ways:

1. Passing the required undergraduate prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher at Belmont University:

  • Principles of Accounting I (Financial)
  • Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods in Business (Calculus)
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Business Finance ((must be completed through an AACSB accredited undergraduate program or through the Belmont Finance Competency exam)

2. Passing equivalent courses with a grade of “C” or better at another regionally accredited university (all courses listed at the 1000-2000 level may be taken at a junior college or at another four year institution).

3. Passing the required courses on-line with a grade of “C” or better at any regionally accredited university.

Students will be granted full admission status and allowed to enter the program only after submitting official documentation (i.e., transcripts) of successful completion of the required pre-M.B.A. foundation courses.

M.B.A. Core Courses (38 hours)

Prior to starting the Healthcare MBA, all students must attend a new student orientation that introduces them to the program and a group of their peers; orientation content will emphasize teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and an introduction to the case method of learning.

The M.B.A. core courses are graduate business courses that must be taken by all students. These core courses include:



MGT XXXX Patient – Centered Care & Clinical Systems    2
MGT XXX Healthcare Informatics  2
ACC 6480, Corporate Financial & Managerial Accounting  2
MGT XXXX Healthcare Economics 2
FIN 6100, Financial Management  2
MGT XXXX Health Insurance & Managed Care 2
MGT 6650, Organizational Behavior & Management 2
MGT XXXX Healthcare Quality Improvement & Compliance  2
MGT 6400, Management of Business Processes & Operations 2
FIN XXXX Adv. Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations 2
ISM 6550, Management of Technology 2
MKT 6450, Marketing Management 2
MGT 6220 Healthcare Human Resource Management   2
MGT XXXX Healthcare Law & Bioethics 2
ETP 6600 The Entrepreneurial Challenge 2
MGT XXXX Comparative Healthcare Systems 2
MGT 6750 Strategic Management 2
MGT 6270 Leading Complex Healthcare Organizations (Leadership) 2
MGT 6350, International Business Study Abroad 2
Electives (selected by the student)  4
Total     42