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Online MSML in Healthcare Administration

Designed by healthcare Professionals.
For healthcare Professionals.

The Online MSML 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.

The online M.S. in Management and Leadership degree program is designed for current and aspiring leaders in a variety of organizations. This program focuses on key areas of management integrated with the best leadership practices. Unlike a traditional MBA that often includes a broad knowledge from a variety of business disciplines, our MS in Management and Leadership hones in on the knowledge and skills for you to lead teams and organizations effectively and build alliances from a Christ-centered perspective. Lessons and concepts from the classroom can be immediately applied in workplaces and organizations.

As a MS in Management and Leadership student, you will gain skills in strategic planning, organizational development, information management and effective decision-making. You will participate in management exercises and learn to apply theory to practice in a way that addresses real-world business problems. You will discover a clear perception of management ethics based on Christian principles and the ability to use collaborative techniques in project development and completion. The program focuses on Christian servant leadership principles, the management of tangible and intangible resources within various organizational cultures and how to effectively achieve organizational goals and objectives.

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Online Program Start Dates

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018

At a Glance

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

The MSML in Healthcare Administration prepares managers and leaders for the critical thinking, problem solving, and strategic leadership skills to succeed in leading healthcare teams and organizations, including:

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


SWU's MBA provides a well-rounded learning experience for today's needed business skills. The Leadership concentration courses add an extra focus and depth on strategic leadership for organizations and teams.

  • 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 — Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 5263 — Leadership and Ethics
  • MGMT 5143 — Executive Economics
  • MGMT 5273 — Strategic Leadership
  • MGMT 5123 — Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • MGMT 5063 — Marketing Management
  • MGMT 5073 — Human Resources Management