MBA – Healthcare Management concentration

100% Online

MBA – Healthcare Management concentration

100% Online

Maximize your career potential in the healthcare industry

Earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Healthcare Management online at Messiah University, one of the top private Christian universities in the U.S. In this program, you’ll master the skills needed to effectively manage a variety of business needs in rapidly changing healthcare settings, from accounting and finance through organizational planning and effectiveness. As with our on-campus programs, a hallmark of obtaining your online education at Messiah University is the individualized attention you receive from our professors, who make your success their top priority.

Overview
Courses & Curriculum
Tuition & Aid
How to Apply
Why Messiah?

Healthcare Management overview

With our robust and relevant MBA and healthcare management coursework, you’ll develop the skills necessary to operate effectively as a business leader across a number of healthcare-related roles, combining a strategic, organizational approach with a deep understanding of economical impact. Graduates of the MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management program will be uniquely qualified to lead and serve in a variety of management roles within the healthcare industry.

Program details
  • 36 credits
  • 100 percent online coursework
  • $710 per credit, no-fee tuition
  • No application fee
  • Courses are offered online in 6- and 8-week sessions
  • Can be completed in as little as one year, but most students complete the program in two years at a comfortable pace
Career options

Earning your MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management degree will open up many leadership and executive opportunities in the healthcare industry. Some examples of career roles include:

Healthcare Administrator
Healthcare Consultant
Healthcare Manager
Program Director
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
Development Director

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Administrative Services Managers will see a 7 percent growth rate from 2018-28, which is faster than the average job growth rate across industries. 

Additionally, the estimated average base pay for Director of Operations and Administration is $88,460 annually according to PayScale (salary estimate is based on 918 individual salaries reported to PayScale as of March 16, 2020 and does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions).

Curious about coursework?

The courses that comprise the curriculum for our MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management degree include both business and management and healthcare-specific courses, as well as courses that cover the philosophical and legal aspects of the field. These courses are interprofessional, meaning you’ll meet a variety of both nursing and business students, adding to the richness of your MBA experience.

Coursework Preview:

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

BUSA 501

Business Strategy and Execution

3

LEAD 505

Strategic Thinking, Planning, and Organizational Change

3

HLTH/NURS 500

Health Informatics

3

HLTH/NURS 631

Health Policy and Legal Aspects of Healthcare

3

HLTH/NURS 640

Economics of Healthcare

3

Accreditation

Messiah University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. It is the highest accrediting authority recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for degree-granting colleges and universities located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several other locations internationally.

Additionally, Messiah University’s undergraduate program in business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The program is due for reaffirmation in 2021, at which time the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership will be added to this accreditation and is expected to be approved. Current and future graduate business and leadership students’ degrees will be grandfathered-in and be considered ACBSP accredited based upon this approval.

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MBA – Healthcare Management concentration coursework preview

The curriculum and coursework for Messiah University’s MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management degree program are designed to be instantly relevant to your area of study and career.

  • Health Informatics
  • Christian Philosophical & Ethical Foundations of Healthcare
  • Health Policy and Legal Aspects of Healthcare
  • Economics of Healthcare
  • Managerial Accounting and Finance
  • Business Strategy and Execution
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business & Economic Development
  • Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Change
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Management Capstone 

MBA – Healthcare Management concentration tuition cost

$725.00 per credit, no fee tuition

Earning your MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management 100% online at Messiah University is convenient, flexible and affordable.

Know what you are paying for with Messiah’s no-fee tuition. With our graduate programs, the cost per credit is what you pay – there are no hidden fees for labs, courses, services or technology. We put the true cost of your program upfront so that you can accurately compare and plan for your graduate education.

2021-2022 tuition per graduate credit hour: $725

Tuition cost for the entire 36 credit-hour program at the 2021-2022 rate: $26,100

Graduate students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Next steps for admission

Applying for admission to a graduate program at Messiah University is the first step to making your personal and professional goals a reality.

Admissions requirements
  • Official transcripts indicating a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree earned
  • Completed application
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (< 3.0 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose: Your 300-500 word statement should describe your preparations for graduate work, your reasons for applying for this particular graduate program at Messiah University and how this graduate program will help you meet your professional and educational goals
  • One recommendation (addressing your professional experience and/or academic performance, excluding relatives)
  • Resume
Next course start dates
  • Fall: October 21, 2021
  • Early Spring:January 9, 2022
  • Late Spring: March 13, 2022
  • Summer: May 15, 2022
How to apply

Before completing an application for any of Messiah University’s graduate and certificate programs, please read our Admissions Requirements to ensure that you are eligible for enrollment and to receive a helpful checklist of the supporting documentation that you will need to provide to complete your application. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to onlineinfo@messiah.edu.

New to Messiah University

First-time users will need to create an account to start a new application.

Returning users

Returning users can log in to continue their pre-existing application.

Why choose Messiah University?

The benefits of earning your MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management degree online at Messiah University are endless.

Flexible. Respected. Affordable.

As part of our continued commitment to excellence as an institution of higher education, Messiah University is:

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • A member institution of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Named the #1 Best Business Degree Program for 2017 by Christian Universities Online
  • Recognized as a 2019-2020 national “College of Distinction for Business”
  • A respected member of the Central Pennsylvania community whose graduates are highly sought after for roles across the Commonwealth and beyond

Ready to start your online MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management journey with Messiah University? Start your free application now.

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