Healthcare Administration

Nearly 20 percent of the GDP in the United States is accounted for by the healthcare sector of the economy. Healthcare administrators are necessary for the successful management of medical organizations, such as hospitals and adult homes, as well as the development of policy within the industry.

Interested in Healthcare Administration?

  • This MBA provides you with a rigorous and in-depth understanding of managerial science with practical and strategic applications in the healthcare industry.
  • Learn from area experts and lead the transformation of healthcare in our communities.
  • Gain hands-on experience with our internship MBA co-op in healthcare organizations.

Concentration Courses

  • MPH 663: Management and Policy in Healthcare Organizations

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course examines the legislative process and patterns of health legislation. Students analyze the issues and political processes involved in the current health legislation and health legislative proposals at the national and state levels. Upon completion, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the persistent issues facing the healthcare system, the law and its application to the industry, and be able to think critically about current and future issues in healthcare management.

  • ACC 664: Financial and Managerial Accounting in Healthcare Organizations

    Credit Hours: 3

    Healthcare institutions, both profit and not-for-profit are under significant pressure to contain costs and improve the quality of services and products. Today's complex environment places greater emphasis on the financial implications of both managerial and clinical decisions. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the principles and theory of both managerial accounting and financial management in healthcare organizations. Upon completion, students will also have a good overview of the current and historical healthcare financial issues.

  • MPH 668: Strategic Management in Healthcare Organizations

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course integrates theory in business administration and healthcare administration using the strategic management framework. Students completing this course will have an ability to evaluate the strategic planning options and processes that healthcare organizations must employ to insure viability and success as they adapt to the changes in the environmental, regulatory and competitive healthcare industry, determine the impact of health policy on the strategic planning and management process of healthcare organizations and analyze the management of providing effective services in a healthcare delivery system with limited resources. Principles and methods of strategic planning in the healthcare environment will be addressed through readings, cases, and research.