Gain a competitive advantage in the healthcare field and master industry-specific knowledge and tools in the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management program at Southern New Hampshire University. With the business of healthcare continually increasing in size and complexity, the skills you'll learn in the MBA in Healthcare Management program prepare you to transition into or excel in leadership roles in hospitals, clinics or medical offices.
SNHU's MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. The coursework will help you develop unique skill sets to excel at managing the day-to-day intricacies of healthcare systems. You'll also develop a theoretical background to creatively solve issues that arise, considering the accelerated pace of change and multiple stakeholders involved.
The MBA in Healthcare Management online courses are designed to provide you with an understanding of the business of healthcare, with an academic and real-world foundation in healthcare issues, trends and practices. The traditional business administration disciplines - accounting, finance, leadership, marketing, economics, operations and information technology - round out the program and provide a solid base in business management.
In addition to gaining a solid foundation in business management in your core MBA classes, earning your MBA in Healthcare online will also expand your understanding of:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online MBA at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
The job outlook for medical and health services managers is bright as the healthcare industry continues to expand and diversify. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20% by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Medical and health services managers are in demand to both improve the quality of healthcare and control costs.
SNHU's healthcare management MBA provides the industry knowledge and training needed to achieve these goals in a wide range of healthcare-related organizations. You'll emerge from the program with excellent credentials for leadership roles in:
The MBA in Healthcare Management online program consists of nine core MBA courses and three healthcare management courses. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
Students will learn the history and current state of healthcare and how the industry uses information systems. Throughout the course students will discuss types of information systems, such as the electronic medical record (EMR), laboratory and radiology systems and more. Students will also study trends in new practices, such as telemedicine and home healthcare, and how they function in various healthcare settings. Finally, students will explore how these and other industry trends, with the use of technology, can improve patient care.
This course focuses on developing organizational processes and structures utilizing the Total Quality Management approach to deliver health services which meet the needs of diverse clientele and a complex environment. Included are topical presentations by health care providers concentrating on the structure and delivery of quality health services.
Students will learn the social, ethical and organizational challenges healthcare workers at all levels face with the incorporation of technology into the healthcare setting. Students will study change management strategies, current in the Healthcare Industry, including the impact of introducing or enhancing clinical information systems, while providing quality care, and the effect of these systems on patients and on interdisciplinary teams within the healthcare setting.
Total Credits: 9
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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