MBA in Health Care Administration

Award-winning MBAs with 15 different concentrations to focus your skill.

 

Overview:

Demand for highly educated and skilled workers in the health-care industry continues to grow. Our online master’s degree in Health Care Administration is part of an award-winning MBA program. Recognized for both quality and affordability, Concordia University Online pairs a world-class education with a distinctly Christian approach, helping students realize their academic, professional, and spiritual potential.

Many lessons in this concentration are framed within a historical and practical perspective with the intent of teaching students how to conceptualize and deal with future issues. Whether your goal is to manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area, or a group medical practice, you will be able to adapt to the constant changes in health-care laws, regulations, and technology. Our program produces health-care administrators who are ready to think on their feet and confidently implement custom policies and strategies within their particular organization.

At Concordia University Online, you’ll benefit from having worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs that start at your convenience, and unique perspectives from a diverse MBA student body.

The Concordia School of Business does not require graduate students to take a GMAT, GRE or write a thesis, as part of their admission process. Instead a Capstone Course is required at the end of your program to prove your skill level.
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

39

Cost/Credit

$682

Total Cost

$26,598

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Goals / Objectives

  • Ability to provide economic analysis of current health care issues that lead to policy formation
  • Understanding of the principles of risk management and insurance
  • Knowledge to manage your facility’s finances, such as patient fees and billing
  • Confidence to represent your organization at investor meetings or on governing boards
  • Ability to keep and organize records of the facility’s services
  • Strong skills in communication

Career Outlook

  • Hospital Manager
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Assistant Administrator
  • Nursing Home Administrator

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Health Care Administration (MBA Concentration)

Choose 15 Credits
Can select one each of the following courses: MPA 835 or MPA 868, MPA 922 or MPA 927

Budgeting in Public Agencies (MPA 535/835) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Budgeting in Public Agencies addresses one of the most important and demanding aspects of government-the annual budget . A variety of different aspects of public budgeting are examined in an effort to introduce future public administrators to one of the largest challenges they will face. The development of the budget is affected by a number of factors, each of which must be identified and dealt with in order to prepare a comprehensive and effective budget. The political aspect of budget decisions and the ramifications of those decisions are extremely important as well. This course is designed to provide students in public administration with an introduction to budgeting in public agencies.
Public Human Resource Administration (MPA 568/868) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Public Human Resource Administration examines the issues surrounding the employment and the managing of human resources in the public sector.
Economics and Public Policy of Health Care (MBA 620/920) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Economics and Public Policy of Health Care involves the economic analysis of current health care issues that lead to policy formation. Students will apply traditional economic concepts, such as demand, supply, production and investment, to analyze the health care sector of the economy and health policies. The course will include study of the influences on demand for health care, supply of health care, trends in managed care and rationale for government intervention including Medicare, Medicaid, and price regulation. International comparison and general considerations to guide health policy as well as ethical implications of policy decisions are included. Issues will be framed within a historical perspective with the intent of teaching students how to conceptualize and deal with future issues.
Risk Management and Insurance (MBA 622/922) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Risk Management and Insurance is an introduction to the tools of insurance and risk management . Property, life, health, and liability insurance will be discussed. Students desiring a more in depth evaluation of the subject should also consider MBA 624/924- Health, Life and Social Insurance. 3 credits.
Corp. Risk Management: Theory and Application–ARM 54 Certificate (MBA 627/927) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Theory and real world application of traditional Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We will explore integrated Enterprise Risk Management as it has evolved today including how traditional risks are incorporated into ERM. We will also study Risk Management as a process which is relevant for organizations pursuing a more traditional Risk Management approach. ARM 54 Certification. 3 credit hours.
Statutory Accounting (MBA 623/923) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Statutory Accounting deals with the unique accounting system for insurance, pension, and institutional decisions.
Health, Life, Business and Social Insurance (MBA 624/924) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Health, Life and Social Insurance investigates annuities, types of health and life coverages, employee benefits, and unemployment, disability, and old-age insurance.
Special Topics: Long Term Health-Care, Ambulatory Care, Managed Care (MBA 685/985) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Special Topics in Health Care offers students the opportunity to explore many of the issues that are confronted in health care today. Health care has been moving in the direction that finds the public and businesses more concerned with the costs, quality of life, and the increasing role of government leading to the beginning of the debates to resolve these issues.
Internship (MBA 545/845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The Internship experience is meant to give students a real world perspective in a business related area, while working toward completion of the MBA degree. An Internship can be taken by any student in any concentration. Curricular emphasis is placed on student use of learned skills and exposure to hands-on business techniques. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clock time at their internship site. This is a 3 credit course.

MBA Core Curriculum

Managerial Economics (MBA 500/800) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Managerial Economics provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. Undergraduate economics prerequisite required.
Ethics and Organizational Leadership (MBA 503/803) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course studies contemporary business issues facing managers. Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating well–grounded policies. A special emphasis on organizations and their attendant process is designed to increase ones leadership skills and effectiveness.
Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 510/810) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Applied Statistical Methods studies statistical methods used in business decision-making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs. Application and integration of statistical methods in business-related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. Undergraduate statistics prerequisite required. 3 credits.
Business Foundations for Administrative Professions (MBA 513/813) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is suggested for incoming students that need to fulfill MBA core prerequisite requirements; however, it can be taken by any student as a refresher of business administrative practices. This course provides the integration of management, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting concepts essential to the management and administration in organizations. Students will synthesize knowledge of theories and application that will serve as a basis for developing effective roles as administrators. Fulfills all core prerequisite requirements. 3 credits.
Corporate Finance (MBA 530/830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Corporate Finance studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance or equivalent. Undergraduate finance prerequisite required.
Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making (MBA 540/840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required.
Management Science and Analytics (MBA 569/869) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Management Science and Analytics introduces techniques and methods used in business management to analyze and solve business problems. The course will also explore the reasoning behind the use of management science techniques. We will explore various practices from the field of management science that can be applied in spreadsheet models to help in the decision-analysis and decision making process. The course will also present techniques to assist managers with planning, organizing, leading and controlling projects.
Issues in Human Resources Management (MBA 610/910) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Human Resources Management is a study of the management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives . Strategies for successful self-management, team building and delegation will be emphasized.
Strategic Management (MBA 590/890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Capstone: Taken Last. Strategic Management incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. Undergraduate marketing prerequisite required.

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