Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) - Healthcare Administration Emphasis

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Semester Credit Hours Required

36-46 Semester credit hours required.

The Healthcare Administration emphasis in the MBA provides graduate business students with a broad overview of the business aspects of the healthcare industry.  Performance and quality issues that are specific to healthcare organizations are covered.  This emphasis gives aspiring healthcare professionals a deeper understanding of the healthcare industry, and prepares business professionals for a career in the complex business of healthcare.

Courses may be taken in any sequence, with 3 exceptions:

  1. Students should complete BUS 5433 , prior to enrolling in BUS 5243 .
  2. Students must have successfully completed BUS 5133 , BUS 5433 , BUS 5243 , BUS 5263 , and BUS 5663 before attempting BUS 5893 .
  3. Students should enroll in BUS 5893 in their last semester of the program.

BUS 5893 is the Capstone course for the program.  In this class, students will be required to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in all of the other required courses. 

Proficiency Courses (may be waived)0-9
Foundations in Business
Financial Accounting
Foundations of Financial Management
Required Courses for M.B.A. major
BUS 5133Marketing Management3
BUS 5243Managerial Finance3
BUS 5263Organizational Behavior in Business Administration3
BUS 5433Managerial Accounting3
BUS 5663Decision Analysis for Managers3
BUS 5893Business Strategy and Policy (Capstone, must be taken in FINAL semester.)3
BUS 5933Business Ethics and Legal Environment3
Total Semester Credit Hours21-30
Required Courses for emphasis in Healthcare Administration
BUS 5273Human Resource Administration3
or HCA 5343 Human Resources Management in Health Care Administration
HCA 5001Concepts of Health and Disease for Administrators (may be waived)0-1
HCA 5103Foundations of Health Services3
HCA 5483Epidemiological Models for Health Services3
HCA 5493Performance Measurement and Quality in Health Care Administration3
HCA 5623Economics of Health Care3
or HSM 5263 Advanced Financial Management for Health Systems Management
Total Semester Credit Hours15-16