The MBA Program offers a concentration in Health Care Administration. The MBA with a Health Care Administration Concentration is designed to develop competence for management in a health care environment. Professional in nature, the program stresses the development of analytical and decision making skills for a complex and dynamic organizational and social environment. The program, offered in the evening, accommodates those who are employed or otherwise unable to attend class during the day. Individuals are able to attend part-time or carry a full course load. Hence, the program is designed to accommodate active managers or technical supervisors, persons wishing to make career changes, and recent graduates interested in advanced study in business and health care administration.
The program provides breadth through a common body of knowledge aimed at developing competency for overall management. In addition, students will develop a special competency in Health Care Administration through course work specific to that area.
Basic requirements for the MBA degree consist of 33 hours (11 courses), 15 hours (5 courses) of core business courses, and 18 hours (6 courses) of Health Care Administration courses. The requirements may increase up to 15 additional hours (5 foundation courses) depending upon the undergraduate business courses previously completed. Two internships (3 hours each) will be required for the Health Care Administration Concentration.
There is no thesis requirement or option. Prior to admission and throughout the program the student must demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking English and must demonstrate computer competency through previous course work or experience.
MBA Health Care Administration Curriculum
MBA 500 - Survey of Accounting
MBA 501 - Survey of Economics & Survey of Finance
MBA 502 - Survey of Management & Management Information Systems
MBA 503 - Survey of Marketing & the Legal Environment of Business
MBA 504 - Survey of Statistics & Operations/Services Management
Core Business Courses
ACCT 526 - Analytical Methods for Planning and Control
ECON 528 - Managerial Economics
FNAN 522 - Advanced Financial Management and Policy
MKTG 524 - Marketing Management
IBUS 540 - International Business
Health Care Administration Courses
HCA 503 - Health Care Information Systems
HCA 520 - Organizational Behavior in Health Service Organizations
HCA 550 - Quality Management in Health Care
HCA 590 - Strategic Management in Health Care
HCA 595 - Internship in Health Care Administration (2)
Health Care Administration Electives (select 2)
MKTG 560 - Health Care Marketing
ECON 530 - Health Care Economics and Finance
BLAW 531 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
HCA 580 - Current Issues in Health Care