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Degree Overview

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration

Raschelle Gordon receiving her MBA diploma at a South University graduation ceremony
Raschelle Gordon, Online MBA in Healthcare Administration South University, Class of 2022

One of the principles that formed South University’s Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration program was the philosophy that healthcare leaders require strong business competencies and management skills to be successful*. As such, the healthcare administration degree program combines an MBA with a specialization in healthcare administration to cultivate leadership skills and focus those through a healthcare lens.

Important skills that you have the opportunity to learn include business analysis, long and short-term decision making, behavioral sciences, and growing a strategic environment. The healthcare administration degree also includes capstone courses specific to the healthcare field.

*South University does not promise or guarantee employment.

South University, Richmond, and South University, Virginia Beach, are certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 21.1, §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600; www.schev.edu).

 

Admission Requirements

Admissions criteria for the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration (MBA-HCA)

Graduate Admissions - Masters level

Prospective students are required to submit the following:

  • Completion of application for admission
  • Official transcripts for bachelor or graduate degree within 5 weeks of the class start date (refer to Conditional Acceptance). (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.

Note: See program notes and specific requirements below for each graduate - masters level degree program

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.

ProvisionalAdmission:

Applicants with an undergraduate degree CGPA of lessthana2.7,butnotlowerthana2.3,oragraduate degreeCGPAoflessthan3.0,butnotlowerthana2.7, 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.

For additional admissions information please see the admissions section here.

Outcomes

Offered at Columbia, Online Programs, Savannah, Tampa, Virginia Beach, and West Palm Beach.

Note: Not all Online Program offerings are available to residents of all U.S. states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

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 emphasis 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 emphasis core is designed to provide specialized management and capstone courses specific to the healthcare field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Evaluate and analyze the impact that current healthcare policies may have on healthcare services.
  3. Develop proficiency in critical thinking, information literacy skills and knowledge in healthcare specific research, problem-solving and case study analysis.
  4. Demonstrate exceptional communication skills including the use of appropriate computer skills for writing, research, and analytic papers.

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
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*Clinical, practicum, and externship requirements exist in certain programs and require field experiences. Learning formats may not be flexible.

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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.

Robyn Smith 2007
Robyn Smith Grad Alumni
Class of '07
Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant-South University, Montgomery

“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.”

Allyson Obluck 2017
Allyson Obluck Grad Alumni
Class of '17
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant-South University, Tampa

“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.”

Laceye A. Parker 2010
Laceye Parker Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Doctor of Pharmacy-South University, Columbia

“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.”

Crystal May 2014
Crystal May Grad Alumni
Class of '14
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management-South University, Richmond

“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.”

Cassandra E Rhodes 2007
Cassandra Rhodes Grad Alumni
Class of '08
Master of Healthcare Administration-South University, Columbia

“By furthering my education, I was given several opportunities for promotion and life-long learning and skill application. South University successfully prepared me for my current career by allowing me to learn more about the healthcare management systems.”

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The following business programs at South University, Virginia Beach, 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).