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B.S. in HIM to MBA Fast Track Program

Are you considering pursuing an MBA? Learn about KU's bachelor's degree in health information management and master's in business management fast track program.

How to Participate

To participate in the B.S. to MBA fast track program, you must currently be admitted into KU's bachelor’s degree program in health information management. The selection process includes submitting a 1-2 page statement of intent by Feb. 1 of your spring semester, junior year in the bachelor's degree program. If selected, you may apply to the MBA program during the fall semester of your senior year.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA requirements: 3.3 KU and transfer cumulative GPA and 3.5 GPA on health information management course work
  • Minimum GMAT score of 550 (taken over summer between junior/senior semesters or early fall of senior semester)
  • Resume showing minimum one-year health care experience (by spring semester of senior year)
  • Statement of intent, 1-2 pages, describing why you want to pursue an MBA and how you plan to use your MBA in the future.

Program Location and Format

In your college years three and four, you will take courses at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. This includes 62 credit hours for the bachelor’s degree in health information management.

During years five and six, you will complete an additional 50 credit hours attending classes for the MBA at the University of Kansas main campus in Lawrence, Kansas. Completion of 112 total credit hours is necessary to graduate with the combined fast track degree.

There is also a minimum $10,000 scholarship available for the MBA program to be paid out over the fall and spring semesters of the recipient’s first year in the MBA program.


Explore the program's required coursework during years 3-6 in the sections below.

Year 3, Fall Semester (16 credit hours)
HEIM 325 Pharmacology (2 credits)
HEIM 435 Pathophysiology for Health Professionals (3 credits)
HEIM 415 Healthcare Delivery Systems (3 credits)
HEIM 401 Introduction to Health Information Management (3 credits)
HEIM 301 HIM Culture & Orientation (1 credit)
HEIM 501 Information Resources for Health Professionals (1 credit)
HEIM 570 Introduction to Healthcare Management (3 credits)

Year 3, Spring Semester (14 credit hours)
HEIM 525 Healthcare Database & Architecture (3 credits)
HEIM 565 Clinical Terminologies & Classifications I (4 credits)
HEIM 540 Health Information Systems (3 credits)
HEIM 420 Legal Aspects of Healthcare (3 credits)
HEIM 450 Intro to Professional Practice (1 credit)

Year 4, Fall Semester (16 credit hours)
HEIM 571 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
HEIM 575 Applied Statistics & Research Methods in Healthcare (3 credits)
HEIM 585 Healthcare Reimbursement & Financing (3 credits)
HEIM 635 Clinical Terminologies & Classifications II (3 credits)
HEIM 567 Quality & Performance Improvement in Healthcare (3 credits)
HEIM 510 Professional Practice Experience / Lab I (1 credit)

Year 4, Spring Semester (16 credit hours)
HEIM 671 Strategic Leadership in Healthcare (3 credits)
HEIM 676 Healthcare Analytics (3 credits)
HEIM 679 Information Governance in Healthcare (3 credits)
HEIM 604 Professional Practice Experience / Lab II (2 credits)
HEIM 665 Topics in Health Information Management (2 credits)
HEIM 680 Management Internship (3 credits)

Year 5, Fall Semester (17.5 credit hours)
DSCI 810 Statistics and Decision Tools (3 credits)
MGMT 810 Managing People (3 credits)
ACCT 810 Accounting (4 credits)
MKTG 810 Marketing Management (3 credits)
BE 810 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
BUS 810 Application and Integration Course (1 credit)
BUS 801 Professional Development Skills (.5 credit)

Year 5, Spring Semester (16.5 credit hours)
FIN 820 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets (3 credits)
SCM 820 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
IBUS 820 International Business (3 credits)
MGMT 820 Business Law and Ethics (3 credits)
BUS 810 Application and Integration Course (1 credit)
BUS 801 Professional Development Skills (.5 credit)
Finance or Marketing Supply Chain Management Track Course (3 credits)

Year 5, Summer Semester (1 credit hour)
BUS 825 Internship Program (1 credit)

Year 6, Fall Semester (15 credit hours)
MGMT 830 Global Strategic Management (3 credits)
Practicum Course (3 credits)
3 additional Finance or Marketing Supply Chain Management Track courses (9 credits)

62 hours, bachelor's degree in health information management
50 hours, Master of business administration
112 total hours

** These schedules are provided for reference only. For complete, current information about courses and requirements, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Program Costs

You'll find that the cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top health information management programs in the U.S.

You pay tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. Visit the Office of the Registrar's Comprehensive Fee Schedule for complete, current tuition information. The tuition and fees calculator may help you plan for costs related to tuition, fees and books. The Kansas Board of Regents establishes tuition and fees, and they may change at any time without notice.

Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.

Financial Aid

We encourage students to complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for federal aid. To complete the FAFSA, please visit the FAFSA application site and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

Federal assistance includes the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)

Don't wait to be accepted into the program before beginning the financial aid process. Even if the application deadline for the intended program is later in the year, students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA.

The priority deadline is March 1. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available. Some grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. The total financial aid award package, including scholarships, loans or need-based aid cannot be finalized until the student's application materials and fee have been received and admission to KU is completed.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities from KU School of Health Professions.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Health Information Management
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 2008
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-2423 • 711 TTY