Master - Business Administration: Health Care Administration

Are you seeking a career that allows you to combine your business and management skills and knowledge of health care practices and processes? If so, consider preparing for your professional goal with Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Health Care Administration. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Health Care Administration offers you the opportunity to study diverse business practices while focusing on managerial processes and responsibilities in the health care industry. Topics addressed in specialization courses include health care budgeting processes, policy development and impact, management and motivational theories, quality management, and legal and ethical issues, such as patient rights, end-of-life decisions, and life support termination. Foundational MBA courses cover strategies and management roles in marketing, finance, operations, as well as decision making and business in the 21st century. A final capstone project is also required where you will apply your knowledge of business operations and objectives and regulations in health care to create a strategic plan addressing problems in professional environments.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Health Care Administration, you must have earned a bachelor's degree. Having an academic background in business or health care management and strong communication and analytical skills can be helpful.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must earn 30 credits to successfully complete Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Health Care Administration. This credit total is split between foundational and specialization courses.

Courses for a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundational Courses
MBA 5102 Welcome to Changing Times - Business in the 21st Century
MBA 5110 Managing People and Teams
MBA 5121 Managerial Decision-Making
MBA 5130 Managing Business Finances
MBA 5140 Operations Management
MBA 5150 Innovation and Marketing
Specialization Courses (Select three)
HCA 5012 Health Care Financial Management
HCA 5013 Health Care Legal and Ethical Issues
HCA 5014 Health Care Policy Analysis and Development
HCA 5015 Health Care Administration Principles and Practices
HCA 5017 Total Quality Management in Health Care
HCA 5021 Comparative Health Care Systems
Capstone Course
MBA 6010 Strategic Planning

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Health Care Administration, you could pursue upper management or executive positions in a variety of health care environments where you might be responsible for overseeing health care delivery systems, policy development, or financial programs for hospitals, clinics, managed care companies, nonprofit health care organizations or community health centers. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Managed Care Director
  • Health Care Policy Analyst
  • Community Health Program Director