The ever-changing health care industry needs qualified leaders who combine a systemic view of health care with the strategic and analytical capabilities of an MBA. As the health care industry undergoes continued transformation and ongoing reform, this evolving field represents one of the fastest-growing sectors in the economy, making it one of the most attractive career options for MBA degree graduates.
Benedictine's online health care administration MBA demonstrates how financial, operations, and marketing activities are applied to health organizations. As a graduate of the MBA Health Care Administration concentration, you will be prepared to assume a leadership role in health care administration. With this advanced degree, you will have the capabilities to work either as a specialist in charge of a specific clinical department or as a generalist who manages an entire facility or system.
The Online Health Administration MBA Curriculum
The Health Care Administration concentration requires three concentration-specific courses in addition to your foundation and managerial coursework for a total of 64 credit-hours:
- MPH 602 Public Health Systems
This course provides an overview of the history, basic structures and operations of public health and health care delivery systems.
- MPH 605 Environmental Health
The health implications of human relationships to the biosphere are examined as well as the effect of environmental change upon physical, biological, and social patterns. Alternative solutions for environmental problems are explored.
- MPH 664 Marketing of Public Health
In this course, you will explore concepts of marketing theory and the execution of marketing strategies as applied to the health industry. You will learn how to implement actions that successful health leaders take in marketing planning, strategy, research, and implementation of marketing plans.
- MPH 680 The Business of Healthcare
This course provides an overview about Health Care business in the United States. It covers government programs, the managed care environment, and the administrative simplification transactions as enacted as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Students will gain an in depth understanding of how health care “works” in the US through the understanding of physician and hospital structures, reimbursement models, insurance operations, and Managed Care. In addition, students will understand how HIPAA can lower administrative costs, particularly those associated with paper transactions and electronic technology. Finally, the class will explore the newer dimensions of health care: ICD-10 diagnosis coding, Quality Initiatives in Health Care and “Meaningful Use”, Health Insurance Exchanges, Health Information Exchanges, Affordable Care Act, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Why Choose Benedictine's Online MBA in Health Care Administration?
By earning your MBA in Health Care Administration online at Benedictine, you can take advantage of all the benefits Benedictine offers:
- The convenience and flexibility of a fully online program, which enables you to schedule your coursework according to your professional and personal commitments
- Small class sizes, personal attention and interaction and access to dedicated advisors
- A degree from a top-tier, private university with a history of academic excellence for more than 125 years
Have questions about whether the Health Care Administration concentration is right for you? Request more information today or call (866) 295-3104 today to speak to an Admissions Advisor.