Master - Business Administration: Health Care Management

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Are you interested in a career that could allow you to demonstrate your leadership abilities and business skills within the health care industry? If this is your professional goal, then Herzing University's Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management program might provide the education you need. Continue reading to find out more about this master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

As a student of Herzing University's Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management program, you will have the opportunity to learn managerial methods and techniques that could help you pursue advancement to administrative positions in various healthcare settings. You will also have the chance to study advanced management topics in other areas of business, including marketing, finance, accounting, economics, operations, and information technology. Topics addressed in concentration courses could include healthcare policy development and implementation, healthcare delivery systems, health insurance processes, healthcare reform, and healthcare software and information systems. You must also complete a capstone course, which requires you to develop an extensive research or simulation project. Herzing University offers this program entirely online, or you can take some classes at select campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

A bachelor's degree in business or a related area is required to enter the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management program at Herzing University. Strong organizational and communication skills and a desire to work in a medical or medical-related field are important. Though requirements may vary, you should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management, you will be required to complete a total of 39 credits. You will take 30 credits in required courses and nine credits in the area of concentration.

Required Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
MBA 600 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MBA 606 Research and Decision Making
MBA 615 Marketing
MBA 621 Financial and Managerial Accounting
MBA 626 Information Systems and Technology
MBA 631 Operations and Project Management
MBA 639 Managerial Economics
MBA 645 Finance
MBA 690 Strategic Planning
MBA 691 Graduate Capstone Project

Healthcare Management Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
Select three of the following courses:
HCA 610 Health Policy and Management
MBA 663 Health Insurance and Managed Care
MBA 664 Healthcare Administration
MBA 665 Healthcare Information Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After graduating from the Herzing University Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management program, you could explore executive or directorial opportunities in clinical or non-clinical settings. You might seek positions in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, managed care companies, surgical centers, or medical supply companies. In some cases, additional certification or licensing requirements may apply. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Hospice Director
  • Managed Care Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Nursing Home Administrator