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Online MBA in Healthcare Administration

Designed by healthcare Professionals.
For healthcare Professionals.

The Online MBA with Healthcare Administration concentration is designed to prepare you for careers in the growing healthcare industry who need senior management leaders and executive administrators to lead organizational growth and quality through an ever-changing industry landscape. You will learn skills for effective organizational leadership and data-based decision making that can be applied to actual healthcare management situations. Students need to be currently working within a healthcare setting, healthcare related organization, or have prior healthcare experience.

This innovative concentration program was intentionally designed through a collaborative effort with a growing hospital that shares faith-based values and specifically created to meet the ever growing need for business-minded professionals in the healthcare industry through a relevant and practical curriculum.

Additionally, you will understand Christian values, ethical issues and the legal processes as they affect the healthcare environment. You will use technology and statistical techniques to analyze data for effective decision making and apply microeconomic principles, practices, applications, and techniques directly related to healthcare issues. You will explore the dynamics of the current era of healthcare reform and the impacts on health information systems and quality and safety systems. You will apply transformational servant leadership and strategic intelligence to drive transformational organizational change.

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Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 20, 2018
Monday, January 7, 2019

 

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At a Glance


MBA Leveling Courses

For MBA candidates whose undergraduate degree is in a field other than business or have not met prerequisite courses for the program, academic leveling courses should be completed to provide a comprehensive review of all the foundational material associated with the degree program.

Learn more about MBA Leveling Courses


Final Examination — At the end of the program, students may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Students should consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.

Career Preparation

Strong leadership skills are essential to the growth of successful organizations. The MBA in Healthcare Administration degree prepares you by honing your natural leadership skills for team leadership and senior management roles in these healthcare fields:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices
  • Home healthcare
  • Nursing homes and elder care facilities
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Mental Health centers

Courses

SWU's MBA provides a well-rounded learning experience for today's business skills. The Healthcare Administration concentration courses add an extra focus and depth on strategic leadership and challenges for the healthcare industry.

  • HCAM 5423 — Health Care Organizations and Delivery
  • HCAM 5453 — Health Information Systems
  • HCAM 5463 — Health Care Policy and Quality Systems
  • HCAM 5483 — Strategic Management in Health Care
  • MGMT 5053 — Applied Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 5263 — Leadership and Ethics or IBMT 5013 — Culture and Ethics in International Business
  • MBAM 5223 — Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • MGMT 5243 — Economics for Managers
  • MBAM 5323 — Accounting in an Automated Society
  • MGMT 5073 — Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 5103 — Advanced Financial Management
  • MGMT 5803 — Business Policy and Strategic Planning
“Working mainly with inpatients and being in the lower ranks of management, I attend enough meetings to hear about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), population health etc... This class was very informative and challenged me immensely.”

Thomas Moore, current student speaking about one of the healthcare management courses