Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration
In South University’s online* Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration degree, you have the opportunity to gain practical business knowledge and skills and how to apply them in a healthcare setting**. Through the coursework, you’ll have the opportunity to learn many different topics, including financial management, law and ethics, marketing, human resources, health policy, and strategic planning to improve healthcare delivery systems. Through case studies and faculty-led discussions, you’ll examine healthcare system organizational models, learn impactful communication and leadership styles, and study best practices for long and short-term decision-making in the healthcare industry. By earning your healthcare administration degree online, you can have flexible classwork that accommodates your schedule.
*Fully online programs can have a ground clinical or practicum experience.
**South University does not promise or guarantee employment
Admissions Criteria for the Master of Healthcare Administration are as follows:
Prospective students are required to submit the following:
- Application form
- Official transcripts for bachelor or graduate degree granting institution. (All credentials earned outside the United States must be evaluated by a NACES or AICE-member credential evaluation service). Please speak with an admissions representative for more information.
Specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- Completion of application for admission.
- A 2.7 overall grade point average or higher on completed requirements for the baccalaureate degree, or, an earned graduate degree from an accredited institution with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher.
Applicants with an undergraduate degree CGPA of less than a 2.7, but not lower than a 2.3, or a graduate degree CGPA of less than 3.0, but not lower than a 2.7, will be considered for provisional admission. Students who do not attain a 3.0 GPA in the first quarter will be dismissed. Students cannot appeal the dismissal from the university as a result of failure to meet the conditions of provisional admission.
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The Master of Business Administration, 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 Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration program is delivered in two modalities: fully online and blended. Students enrolled in the blended modality meet face-to-face in the classroom and asynchronously online on alternating weeks over the 11-week quarter.
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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
- Integrate and apply the knowledge of business and healthcare concepts specific to structures and governance, finance, and the delivery of healthcare within the US healthcare system.
- Evaluate and analyze the impact that current healthcare policies may have on healthcare services.
- Develop proficiency in critical thinking, information literacy skills and knowledge in healthcare specific research, problem-solving and case study analysis.
- Demonstrate exceptional communication skills including the use of appropriate computer skills for writing, research, and analytic papers.
The MBA Healthcare Administration program will prepare you for a management career in which you are planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services. Healthcare administrators may work in a range of facilities, including:
- Federal, state, and county health programs
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Healthcare companies
- Medical laboratories
- Medical billing companies
- Health education and training companies
Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? While the mode of learning is different from the traditional classroom experience with added convenience and flexibility, we hold the same high standards of academic excellence in the online classroom.
South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes and a classroom designed for flexibility and engagement. Our online classroom learning platform, Brightspace, provides you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience, including:
- Advanced media content
- Personalized navigation
- Simplified online learning atmosphere
- Access to digital books
- Emailing and instant messaging options
We provide more than just an online classroom, bringing a range of campus experiences and services online. In addition, the online classroom is accessible on the go via mobile devices and with tools like the Pulse App. Pulse helps you stay connected and on track with your course by providing a number of features such as course calendars, readings and assignments, feedback and grades, and announcements.
Read more about online requirements here.
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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
The following business programs at South University, Online Programs, 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).