Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Increase your marketability with advanced business and leadership skills that you can apply immediately to your career. The competency-based Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offers two specializations to help you reach your career goals. Choose the Project Management specialization or the Healthcare Management specialization.

Project Management Specialization

Enhance your ability to motivate people, foster teamwork, oversee complex projects, and achieve cost-effective results. This specialization explores strategies for supervising projects of various scopes and sizes and provides an opportunity to learn firsthand how to avoid common project pitfalls through a series of real-world exercises that put your newfound project management skills to work.

Healthcare Management Specialization

Expand your understanding of the U.S. healthcare system and prepare to guide the successful operations of today’s healthcare organizations. With this specialization, you can gain the leadership, financial management, and analytical skills to identify opportunities, address common challenges, and deliver better patient care in the healthcare industry.

Alexander HapkaFaculty Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Hapka has more than 30 years of research and technology management experience spanning the financial management, energy, and aerospace industries. Previously, Dr. Hapka was chair of graduate studies in management and associate professor of business administration at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. He has served on the board of several nonprofit organizations devoted to energy education and management, has published several journal articles, and is a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. He is a core faculty member in Walden’s College of Management and Technology and teaches innovation and technology, finance, and capstone courses.

Bruce HuangFaculty Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Huang has more than 23 years of experience in business, serving as the chairman and CEO of InfoG2, a systems management IT venture; chief strategist, CTO, and executive vice president of HyPerformix; and managing director and national practice executive of IBM Global Services. He is also actively involved on the boards of directors for Klarovue Technologies, an NEC Japan–backed system management software venture, and Cranehill Learning Services, an education venture which he founded. Cranehill owns and operates preK–12 private schools in Texas and Beijing, China, and a career and leadership development center in Beijing. Dr. Huang has been teaching M.B.A. students at Walden since 2001.

Vanda MarquesFaculty Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Marques has worked in the aerospace industry in various positions, ranging from program management of various engine programs to leading and coaching executives and managers in continuous improvement and Lean techniques.

In competency-based education, you make progress by demonstrating your knowledge and skills through assessments.

Walden University's assessments are designed by expert faculty and guided by employers in your field of study. So every time you successfully complete an assessment, you are more prepared for success in your career.

Assessments take many forms, including projects, case studies, presentations, papers, and traditional tests. Many are designed to be shown to your current or future employer as proof of the competencies that you bring to the workplace. In the MBA program, you'll learn to demonstrate competencies such as:

• Applying leadership and management frameworks and theories to effectively address business problems and opportunities.
• Developing an innovative solution to a workplace challenge using creativity methods and techniques.
• Assessing information systems security and legal and ethical risks and developing plans for mitigating information systems risks.
• Conducting financial ratio analysis to understand a company’s financial health and analyzing ways to improve in areas revealed as being below industry average.
• Performing strategic situation analyses and making recommendations to senior leadership with respect to strategy development and execution.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

—An official transcript of a bachelor's degree, or higher, from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution.
—A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in bachelor's degree coursework or a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in master's degree coursework.
—Completed application form.
—The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request the names and contact information for two persons, professional or academic, qualified to comment knowledgeably on the applicant's skills and qualifications.
—Official transcript(s) of confirmed bachelor's degree, as well as any additional completed coursework to be considered for transfer of credit.
—Access to a computer and the Internet.



Real World Business Skills

To prepare for your future, you need more than a basic understanding of business. You need the well-rounded, real-world business knowledge and skills that our online MBA degree program offers. With Walden's ACBSP-accredited online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, you can put your education to work. Prepare to meet business challenges, achieve your career goals, and move ahead in today’s workforce as you explore vital business and leadership fundamentals.