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Degree Overview

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration

Nico Hickey, MBA in Healthcare Administration, Class of 2016

South University Montgomery’s Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration degree program is designed to prepare graduates to seek employment in a leadership role in the healthcare delivery system. The program is founded with 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, followed by a specialization in healthcare administration.

The foundation courses are designed to provide a firm grounding in decision-making, behavioral sciences, and strategic environment. The MBA degree program core presents a functional approach to the long run and short run decisions that must be made to deliver goods and services. The Healthcare Administration specialization core is designed to provide specialized management and capstone courses specific to the healthcare field.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The following business programs at South University, Montgomery, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org).

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

 

 

Career Outlook

Graduates of the MBA in Healthcare Administration program are equipped with the knowledge and skills for problem analysis, team and group leadership and the execution of effective solutions in various business situations. The MBA Healthcare specialization is designed for students interested in management careers in facilities such as:

  • hospitals
  • federal, state, and county health programs
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • healthcare companies
  • medical laboratories
  • medical billing companies
  • health education and training companies

Course Requirements

Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Administration: 48 credits
MBA5001 Organizational Behavior and Communication, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5004 Managerial Economics, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5005 Law and Ethics for Managers, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5008 Quantitative Analysis and Decision Making, 4 Credit Hours
MBA5009 Managerial Environment, 4 Credit Hours
MBA6011 Strategic Marketing, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6301 Healthcare Structure, Organization, and Governance, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6305 Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6999 Case Studies in Healthcare Administration, 4 Credit Hours

Choose three of the following:

MHA6050 Regulation and Policy in Healthcare, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6302 Public Health Organization and Management, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6303 Quality Performance and Management, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6306 Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s)

South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Outcomes

After completing the MBA in Healthcare Administration program, you should be able to:

• Integrate and apply business and healthcare concepts specific to structures and governance, finance, and the delivery of healthcare within the U.S. system.

• Evaluate and analyze the impact healthcare policies may have on healthcare services.

• Display proficiency in critical thinking, information literacy skills and knowledge in healthcare-specific research, problem-solving, and case-study analysis.

• Demonstrate exceptional communication skills, including appropriate technological skills for writing, research, and analytic papers.

Success Stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make an impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our alumni and the difference they make. Check out what some of our healthcare graduates have to say.

Laceye A. Parker 2010
Laceye Parker Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Doctor of Pharmacy

“I had always been interested in healthcare, and as a child thought about becoming a physician. But when both my grandfathers became seriously ill, I came to a new appreciation of the vital role that pharmacists play in achieving positive outcomes for patients. As soon as I completed my master's degree, I decided to enter South University's Doctor of Pharmacy program. I've learned through my work at SCDHEC, and in my MBA program and Pharmacy School at South University, is laying a firm foundation for my career as a pharmacist.”

Robyn Smith 2007
Robyn Smith Grad Alumni
Class of '07
Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant

“I had only heard good things about their PTA program and I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I find it very rewarding and emotional when a patient of mine who hasn't walked in a while takes steps again. It makes going to work everyday worth it to know that i can help improve the quality of life for some of these people.”

Crystal May 2014
Crystal May Grad Alumni
Class of '14
Bachelor of Sceince in Healthcare Management

“The staff was the heart of my experience at South. The staff worked together to provide a positive learning environment and truly had passion in educating the students. The staff helped me identify my strength and interest in the financial avenue of healthcare, and helped me see the benefits of pursuing this career. South University gave me the tools I need to be successful and validated my capabilities to be a successful professional.”

Allyson Obluck 2017
Allyson Obluck Grad Alumni
Class of '17
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapist Assistant

“I wanted to make a difference and I knew occupational therapy was a hands-on way to improve quality of life for many people. My professors always made the effort to ensure that I understood the material and were constantly encouraging me to be better and do better. All of my experiences throughout my clinical rotations challenged me to think outside the box and to trust my instincts.”

Anna Langley 2014
Anna Langley Grad Alumni
Class of '14
Master of Science in Physician Assistant

“During my [admissions] interview, I really felt like South was a place that professors were encouraging, welcoming, and helpful. I also was drawn to the small groups that they present. I liked the idea of having a faculty member mentor to guide a smaller group of students throughout the entire program. The rigorous nature of the coursework prepared me well for the boards and the ability to be successful in my career. During clinical rotations, I was able to apply what I had learned and gain valuable patient experience that has helped me today”

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