Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management Online

Help improve the lives of others by increasing the efficiency and efficacy of our healthcare system. Gain the knowledge you need to lead in the management of this rapidly growing, essential industry.

Apply By: 3/13/23
Start Class: 3/27/23 Apply Now
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Program Overview

Learn more about the Healthcare Management MBA online

Advance your career in healthcare while performing a critical role essential to the ongoing viability and functionality of the medical system. The online MBA in Healthcare Management prepares you for a wide range of career paths in various settings, including health systems or hospitals, clinics, and pharmaceutical organizations.

This affordable, ACBSP-accredited online MBA features fast-paced, 100% online courses to accommodate the needs of busy working professionals. Expand your knowledge of the relationship between core business functions as you develop expertise in strategies, issues, and policies affecting healthcare administration, finance, and management in both the public and private sectors.

As a graduate of this online MBA, you will be prepared to:

  • Analyze the various components of the U.S. healthcare system and understand the concepts required to successfully and effectively manage healthcare organizations
  • Evaluate the role that organizations play in healthcare systems and identify and assess current industry direction and trends
  • Explain and evaluate the financial management systems of healthcare organizations and use this knowledge to improve management and leadership effectiveness in the healthcare sector
  • Identify and analyze risks within the healthcare system that affect organizations’ financial viability and propose and develop risk mitigation solutions
  • Explain and critique the role of healthcare-accrediting bodies within the private sector
  • Identify and evaluate the expectations of stakeholders in maintaining quality in healthcare, including the potential for moral hazard and the development of strategies to minimize its occurrence
  • Analyze the various components of the U.S. healthcare system and understand the concepts required to successfully and effectively manage healthcare organizations
  • Evaluate the role that organizations play in healthcare systems and identify and assess current industry direction and trends
  • Explain and evaluate the financial management systems of healthcare organizations and use this knowledge to improve management and leadership effectiveness in the healthcare sector
  • Identify and analyze risks within the healthcare system that affect organizations’ financial viability and propose and develop risk mitigation solutions
  • Explain and critique the role of healthcare-accrediting bodies within the private sector
  • Identify and evaluate the expectations of stakeholders in maintaining quality in healthcare, including the potential for moral hazard and the development of strategies to minimize its occurrence

Career opportunities:

  • Biopharmaceutical Manager
  • Clinical Director/Supervisor
  • Clinical Trials Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Finance Manager
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Healthcare Executive
  • Biopharmaceutical Manager
  • Clinical Director/Supervisor
  • Clinical Trials Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Finance Manager
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Healthcare Executive

Also available:

The Mount offers multiple MBA concentrations and graduate certificates online. Explore all of our online MBA options.

Total Tuition: $15,630
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30*

*Students who do not have a business undergraduate degree may be required to take 6 credit hours of leveling courses.

Accreditation

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The Master of Business Administration programs at the College of Mount Saint Vincent are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Tuition

Keep your budget intact with our affordable tuition

At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, we are committed to providing a high-quality education for less than you would expect. Tuition for the MBA in Healthcare Management is affordable and can easily fit into your budget.

Tuition Breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $521
Total Tuition $15,630

Calendar

Add these important dates to your calendar

The MBA in Healthcare Management is designed with working adults in mind. We offer multiple start dates and faster course completion time to help you earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 11/30/231/16/231/20/231/25/231/27/233/17/237 weeks
Spring 23/27/233/13/233/20/233/22/233/24/235/12/237 weeks
Summer 15/22/235/8/235/12/235/17/235/19/237/7/237 weeks
Summer 27/10/236/26/236/30/237/5/237/7/238/25/237 weeks
Fall 19/4/238/21/238/25/238/30/239/1/2310/20/237 weeks
Fall 210/30/2310/16/2310/20/2310/25/2310/27/2312/15/237 weeks

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Next Apply Date 3/13/23
Start Class 3/27/23

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Admissions

Follow these steps to apply to the MBA in Healthcare Management online

The streamlined admission process at the College of Mount Saint Vincent makes it easier to apply and helps you start your academic journey faster. Please read the full admission requirements for the MBA in Healthcare Management.

  • No GMAT required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the MBA in Healthcare Management online program:

  • Submit online application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and above on 4.0 scale
    • Students with a GPA below 2.75 will be reviewed for acceptance by submitting a three-paragraph statement of purpose addressing the following three questions:
      1. What is your current position and what has your career progression been since you graduated from college?
      2. Have you taken any advanced training courses or earned any certificates to enhance your skills in order to better function within your current position? If so, describe those areas of study. Please be sure to include any professional seminars you may have attended or presented.
      3. Why do you wish to pursue your MBA degree? How do you hope to benefit from earning this degree?

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Office of Admissions.

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:
Office of Admission
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471

Courses

Explore the Healthcare Management MBA online courses

For the MBA in Healthcare Management online, the curriculum comprises six core courses and four concentration courses for a total of 30 credit hours. Students without an undergraduate degree in business may need up to 6 additional credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course serves as an overview of the issues, practices, and responsibilities facing the healthcare administrator. The course investigates each of the important aspects of healthcare administration and introduces students to the topics which constantly challenge health care executives. Areas covered include hospital and physician reimbursement, managed care, multi-provider systems, integrated health systems, business ventures in health care, and stakeholder management. This is a course providing the application of organizational management techniques to health care institutions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course serves as an overview of the issues, practices, and responsibilities facing the healthcare administrator. The course investigates each of the important aspects of healthcare administration and introduces students to the topics which constantly challenge health care executives. Areas covered include hospital and physician reimbursement, managed care, multi-provider systems, integrated health systems, business ventures in health care, and stakeholder management. This is a course providing the application of organizational management techniques to health care institutions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will review the American legal system, including its courts, its statutes, and its common law, in order to provide the health care manager with a basic understanding of the number of significant ways in which legal mandates apply to one’s institution. A number of different areas of law will be studied, each selected for its influence on the management of health care institutions and health care providers. Legal cases will be examined, including significant court opinions, in order to bring students to a basic understanding of the manner in which their actions will be judged by our country’s legal systems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with an overview of the areas of public involvement which affect the organization's ability to attract, serve, and generate the support of the community in which it is embedded. These include the marketing of the services and programs provided by the institution, the use of positive forms of publicity, and the generation of activities designed to foster a positive relationship with the individuals, organizations, and governments on which the institution depends.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine the social organization of the vast health care system in the United States today, emphasizing such topics as health expenditures and rising costs, equity in health services, financing health care, insurance (including HMOs), delivery of health care services, discrimination in health care delivery, social legislation, and the social implication of new health care technologies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on a wide range of policies including equity in health care delivery (e.g., how to provide care for the elderly, the poor, the homeless, those with cancer, AIDS, those chemically dependent, and other life threatening illnesses), proposals for cost control, regulation of safety, insurance, and the distribution of medical resources.
These courses can be waived for applicants with an undergraduate degree in Business.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This provides a summary or overview of three of the core subjects associated with a program of study in Business: Accounting, Finance and Economics. The course provides a comprehensive review of the foundational material associated with an undergraduate business degree program. The three leveling courses ensure that students are leveled to the program of study as they start the MBA degree program. This course is completed by entering MBA students holding a bachelor's degree in a non-business field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This provides a summary or overview of three of the core subjects associated with a program of study in Management, Human Resources Management and Business Law. The course provides a comprehensive review of the foundational material associated with an undergraduate business degree program. The three leveling courses ensure that students are leveled to the program of study as they start the MBA degree program. This course is completed by entering MBA students holding a bachelor's degree in a non-business field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This provides a summary or overview of two of the core subjects associated with a program of study in Business: Marketing and the Management of Information Systems. The course provides a comprehensive review of the foundational material associated with an undergraduate business degree program. The three leveling courses ensure that students are leveled to the program of study as they start the MBA degree program. This course is completed by entering MBA students holding a bachelor's degree in a non-business field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Data Analysis and Modeling is an exciting field in today’s dynamic, competitive world. Business managers deal with large amounts of data and information. A unifying element of the course is the use of Excel to perform various analyses in a spread sheet environment. In this course, students develop skills in using Excel to examine and report data. Students will be able to make strategic decisions using various concepts, methods, and quantitative tools in the field of data analysis and modeling.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In a globalized era, management executives need to understand the role of operations function and its impact on competitiveness. This course provides an understanding of manufacturing and service operations and their role in the organization. Students will learn how organizations effectively organize and manage the resources in producing goods or services that satisfy customer requirements. In addition, this course focuses on informed decision making using specific analytical tools. The course covers topics such a process flow analysis, project management, supply chain management, capacity planning, facilities location, total quality management, materials management, scheduling and quality control, manufacturing and service strategy, inventory management and forecasting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended as a capstone course in the MBA program, integrating the various courses in the curriculum as the learning accomplished through the core courses and the electives in the student’s area of concentration are applied to the process of strategy formation and case review. As students study the process of strategic management, they will focus on the tasks of crafting, implementing, and executing an organization’s strategy. Strategy is grounded in the array of competitive moves and business approaches management depends on to produce successful performance. The study of strategy, then, considers management’s game plan for strengthening the organization’s position, pleasing its customers, and achieving performance targets. Students will learn how managers devise strategies to guide how the company’s business will be conducted and to help them make reasoned, cohesive choices among alternative courses of action.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended as a vehicle for producing students who will be comfortable and effective in a worldwide marketplace. Today, all students—even those who will never have an overseas assignment—need to be knowledgeable about the global economy. Students must develop cultural literacy in international business. As a business professional they must be able to talk knowledgeably with a visiting executive from a French multinational corporation, or understand and analyze the impact on themselves and their firm of trade negotiations with Japan, devaluation of the Mexican peso, economic growth in China or Brazil, or the collapse of a British bank. It is the purpose of this course to provide such a foundation for future managers who must function in a global competitive environment (3 credits).
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