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 MBA in Health Administration online demonstrates how financial, operations, and marketing activities are applied to health organizations such as hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, home health care providers, and other health care settings. As a graduate of the MBA Health Care Administration concentration, you will be prepared to assume a leadership role in health care administration and make an important contribution to better patient care. 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 MBA in Health Administration Curriculum
The Health Care Administration concentration requires three concentration-specific courses (choose from four course options) 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, including the growing use of electronic medical records (EMRs). Learn to apply the core functions and essential public health services framework to public health problems, and identify the main components and issues of the organization, financing and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.
- MPH 605 Environmental Health
The health implications of human relationships to the biosphere are examined in this course as well as the effect of environmental change upon physical, biological and social patterns. Study environmental factors, including biological, physical and chemical factors, that affect community health. Learn to conduct research on an environmental health topic; apply the regulatory framework for controlling environmental exposures; apply control measures to reduce the impact of environmental hazards; and analyze, select and communicate appropriate environmental health interventions.
- 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.
- 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). You will develop an in-depth understanding of how health care works in the US through the understanding of physician and hospital structures, reimbursement models, insurance operations, managed care and ethics. Additional topics include how HIPAA can lower administrative costs, ICD-10 diagnosis coding, quality initiatives and “meaningful use,” Total Quality Management, the 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 127 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.