MBA - Healthcare Informatics

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Are you a current healthcare professional seeking to enhance your technical skills and knowledge of healthcare information systems for possible career advancement? You could take the first step toward realizing this goal when you become a student of Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Health Informatics program. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Health Informatics program is designed to deliver a diverse business education combined with intensive study in strategies and practices relevant to healthcare information technology. In concentration courses, students have the opportunity to learn about healthcare information systems used in medical record management, medical laboratory processes, and radiologic tests. They will also study integration methods for clinical information systems, change management, quality control issues, information technology project management, and current trends in information technology. A core course in information technology provides additional study in management and production processes in this field. The core curriculum also addresses managerial practices in a variety of business areas including accounting, marketing, business economics, finance, production, and operations.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You might already be working in the healthcare field and have strong computer and analytical skills prior to entering Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Health Informatics program. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Business Administration in Health Informatics program at Southern New Hampshire University requires the completion of 39 credits. These credits are earned in three concentration courses and ten core courses. Foundation courses may need to be completed by students without a business-related undergraduate background. This degree could be earned in as little as two years.

Health Informatics MBA Courses*

Course CodeCourse Title
HCM 500Healthcare Informatics
HCM 600Social and Organizational Issues in Healthcare
IT 550Management of Information Technology

MBA Core Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 500Managerial Accounting
IT 500Information Technology
MKT 500Marketing Strategies
ECO 500Managerial Economics
FIN 500Financial Management
INT 610Multinational Corporate Environment
OL 690Responsible Corporate Leadership
QSO 510Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
QSO 600Production and Operation Management

Some students may also be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced MBA material. Students with business-related undergraduate degrees typically are exempt from most foundation courses. In many cases, students choosing the electives track are able to apply credit hours from their foundation courses against their elective requirements.

*Coursework subject to change.

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

After graduating from Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Health Informatics program, you could assume greater responsibilities in your current position or seek higher management positions in a variety of healthcare settings. You could oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of healthcare information systems for hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, group or private medical offices, insurance companies, medical billing companies, or managed care organizations.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Medical Software Analyst
  • Healthcare Systems Analyst
  • Healthcare Information Systems Manager