MBA in Health Care Management

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Kaplan University's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Management program is designed to provide you with a diverse business education and a comprehensive study of health care strategies, concepts, and management methods. Continue reading for more information about Kaplan University's online MBA - Health Care Management program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Once enrolled in Kaplan University's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Management online program, you will begin a curriculum focusing on a variety of business topics. These core courses provide you the opportunity to learn management concepts and techniques in accounting, human resources, marketing, economics, and communications. The health care management specialization offers extensive study of health care strategies and systems, quality management of health care delivery, global health care systems, epidemiology, financial aspects of health care systems, and health care laws. The program emphasizes the development of strategic thinking and leadership skills.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have current experience working in a business or medical office environment. In addition, you might have taken previous courses to develop management, communication, and organizational skills. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

A total of 76 credits must be completed to earn the Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Health Care Management from Kaplan University. This total includes 60 credits in the core curriculum to earn the MBA degree and 16 credits in specialization area courses. Specific course requirements are subject to change.

MBA in Health Care Management Requirements

  • Business Perspectives
  • Business Communications
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Accounting Principles and Analysis
  • Measurement and Decision Making
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers
  • Financial Management
  • Designing, Improving, and Implementing Processes
  • Managing the Value Chain
  • Strategic Management
  • Ethics in Business and Society
  • Leadership Strategies for a Changing World
  • MBA Capstone

Health Care Management Requirements

  • Health Care Operations and Quality Assessment
  • Health Policy
  • Health Care Marketing
  • International Epidemiology and Global Health

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of Kaplan University's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Management program, you could be prepared for career advancement to upper management or executive positions. You could assume greater responsibilities in the areas of health care policy development, marketing strategies, or health care service delivery. You could pursue positions in a variety of health care settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Group medical offices
  • Managed care organizations
  • Insurance companies