The ever-changing health care industry needs qualified leaders who can combine a systemic view of health care with the strategic and analytical capabilities of an MBA grad. As the health care industry undergoes continued transformation and reform, this field represents one of the fastest-growing sectors in the economy, making it one of the most attractive career options for MBA degree graduates.
Why Choose Health Administration Electives?
Benedictine's MBA Health Administration electives demonstrate 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 with these electives, 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.
If you are new to the health care field, then an MBA could help you quickly secure one of the many entry level health care management jobs that are created each day. Having a strong business background plus broad health care knowledge uniquely positions you to excel in a leadership position in this booming field.
The MBA in Health Care Administration Electives Curriculum
The Health Care Administration electives require three specific courses (choose from four course options) in addition to your foundation and managerial coursework for a total of 16 courses.
- 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 study how to successfully execute different marketing strategies in the health industry.
- MPH 680 The Business of Health care
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).
Real World Expertise You Can Apply Immediately
Courses in the Health Care Administration elective area address the business of health care with courses developed and taught by faculty in our CEPH accredited Master of Public Health program. Content is built to align with the strict standards set by the national public health accrediting agency to ensure top quality instruction, research and public service.
All Health Care Administration elective students complete an MPH competency survey which will assess your strengths and weaknesses that you can then build on. Each course also includes a mini capstone experience that allows you to apply your learnings to real-world health care scenarios in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of your instructor. Projects include a risk assessment, the use of the semantic differential survey tool, the creation of a strategic blueprint and a grant proposal.
Why Choose Benedictine's Online MBA Health Care Administration Electives?
By earning your MBA with Health Care Administration electives online at Benedictine, you can take advantage of all the benefits Benedictine offers:
- Coursework from our CEPH accredited MPH program.
- 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 with instructors and classmates, and access to dedicated advisors.
- A degree from a top-tier, private university with a history of academic excellence for more than 130 years.
- Benedictine’s online master’s degrees in health administration and health care management are the best in the nation, according to TheBestColleges.org.
- Earn your master’s degree with one of the most in-demand curriculums.
- Learn from experienced faculty members who are also published authors, business leaders, international speakers, government advisors, and process innovators.
Have questions about whether the MBA is right for you? Request more information today or call (866) 295-3104 today to speak to a Program Manager.