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Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration

Nico Hickey, MBA in Healthcare Administration, Class of 2016

In this Online Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Administration program, you’ll develop and have the opportunity to learn how to apply knowledge in financial management, law and ethics, marketing, human resources, health policy, and strategic planning to improve healthcare delivery systems. Through case studies, faculty-led discussions, and more, you’ll examine healthcare system organizational models, can learn impactful communication and leadership styles, and study best practices for long- and short-term decision-making. Plus, with all MBA in Healthcare Administration faculty holding doctoral degrees, you can trust that you’re learning from qualified instructors.

Designed around the recommendations of the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), our MBA in Healthcare Administration online program can be completed in as little as 16 months.

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).

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.

Admission Requirements

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

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 US healthcare system.
  • Evaluate and analyze the impact current 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 computer skills for writing, research, and analytic papers.

Career Outlook

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:

  • Hospitals
  • Federal, state, and county health programs
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Healthcare companies
  • Medical laboratories
  • Medical billing companies
  • Health education and training companies

Online Classroom

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

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

Success Stories

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.

Jason Miller 2017
Jason Miller Grad Alumni
Class of '17
Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant

“South University pushed me hard - to the limits of my mental capacity - and that brought out the best in me.”

Jay Bodalia 2006
Jay Bodalia Grad Alumni
Class of '06
Master of Medical Science in Anesthesiologist Assistant

“I was working as a neonatal pediatric respiratory therapist, and after five years I had reached my maximum potential. I had friends who were in AA school, and I saw how much they enjoyed it”

Jennifer DAngelo 2018
Jennifer DAngelo Grad Alumni
'05
Bachelor of Health Sciences

“I needed a program that would support my professional and academic goals in addition to understanding my family obligations. South University did that and so much more. South University and their compassionate staff and educators never stopped encouraging me to follow my dreams. From helping me with class schedule adjustments to providing financial aid services, they always assisted me in my time of need.”

Jessica Patel 2009
Jessica Patel Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

“I was really seeking a more productive environment, and the possibility of one-on-one relationships with professors, and I've found it. At South, I have a number of favorite teachers, and I simply feel like I belong here because I'm surrounded by kind, friendly people -- and especially by professors who are helpful and accessible! I think I have really good role models for my work, and how I want to see myself in the workplace someday.”

John Fulton 2009
John Fulton Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

“As soon as I got here, I really felt like the  courses suited my personality.”

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