South University’s Savannah, Georgia, campus offers an accelerated healthcare administration degree. The Accelerated Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Administration degree program is designed to prepare students for a leadership role within the healthcare industry. This is an intensive program presented from a management perspective and designed to be completed in one year. Weekend classes held 24 Saturdays per year are supplemented with internet-mediated coursework and synchronous meetings via conference calls and web-based meetings. This accelerated healthcare administration master’s program is founded on the philosophy that healthcare leaders require strong business competencies and management skills to be successful. The curriculum is designed to prepare students with a sound foundation in business analysis and decision-making, in addition to a specialization in healthcare administration.
The business foundation is achieved through a core group of business courses. These courses are designed to provide a firm grounding in economics, decision-making, behavioral sciences, and strategic environment. The MBA courses present a functional approach to the long run and short run decisions that must be made to deliver goods and services. The Healthcare Administration specialization courses are designed to provide specialized management courses specific to the healthcare field.