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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Management Online


Gain the tools to bridge the gap between healthcare and business administration. Deepen your understanding of topics such as business analytics, healthcare policies and financial management to prepare for upper-level roles in the continuously growing healthcare industry.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24

Program Overview


Take the next step with an online MBA – Healthcare Management

Bridge the gap between healthcare and administration when you develop essential expertise and prepare for upper-level roles in the continuously growing healthcare industry with an online MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Management. Expand your career opportunities when you earn a competitively priced MBA in a program that features flexible, 100% online coursework on your schedule.

This online MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Management program will deepen your understanding of administrative topics such as business analytics, policies and financial management. You will also analyze systemic issues in the modern healthcare system, study quality improvement in healthcare management, and understand both the theoretical and practical applications of healthcare economics.

Connect your solid foundation of business skills and healthcare knowledge to succeed in high-demand healthcare administration positions. As a student, you will have the support of the same high-quality faculty who teach on campus when you complete this MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Management online. This AACSB-accredited MBA program includes eight core courses in business, accounting, management, finance and analytics, along with three concentration courses in healthcare management.

In this 100% online MBA – Healthcare Management, you will learn how to:

  • Better understand health service delivery models and standards
  • Explore health law, regulatory and human resource issues within the healthcare environment, including professional liability and legal issues in the operation and regulation of healthcare institutions
  • Study financial operations, revenue cycle management, budgeting, hierarchical reporting process and expectations, governance and regulatory compliance within health systems
  • Understand how business intelligence is used to manage and support a health system’s strategic operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements
  • Better understand health service delivery models and standards
  • Explore health law, regulatory and human resource issues within the healthcare environment, including professional liability and legal issues in the operation and regulation of healthcare institutions
  • Study financial operations, revenue cycle management, budgeting, hierarchical reporting process and expectations, governance and regulatory compliance within health systems
  • Understand how business intelligence is used to manage and support a health system’s strategic operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements

As a graduate of this healthcare management degree program, you will be prepared for advancement into roles such as:

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Quality and Utilization Director
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Business Office Director
  • Medical Records Director
  • Executive Director – Healthcare Facility
  • Healthcare Analytics Director
  • Clinical Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Quality and Utilization Director
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Business Office Director
  • Medical Records Director
  • Executive Director – Healthcare Facility
  • Healthcare Analytics Director
  • Clinical Director

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A-State offers a variety of MBA programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online MBA programs.

Total Tuition: $16,962
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 33

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Tuition


Learn more about A-State's affordable tuition

Our online MBA – Healthcare Management program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $514
Total Tuition: $16,962

Calendar


Mark your calendar for these key deadlines

Ideal for working professionals, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program, however NURS Concentration courses offered in Summer terms are 7 weeks in duration.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/26/245/2/245/3/246/21/24
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/14/246/20/246/21/248/7/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 6/10/24
Start Class 6/24/24

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Admissions


Check out the admission process for the online healthcare management MBA

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. To be admitted to the MBA online program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours (undergraduate, graduate or combination thereof) or graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree from a regionally accredited (U.S.) institution
  • If you have lower than a 2.5 cumulative GPA and less than a 2.75 in the last 60 hours, you may still apply for consideration for admittance by including a statement of purpose as part of the application. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 866-621-8096 for more information.

Note: If you are admitted and have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA and less than a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours, you must make a grade of B or better in each course during the first 6 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University as part of a conditional admission status. Additionally, you will only be allowed to enroll in one course (or 3 graduate hours) per 7-week session for the first two sessions.

Application submission requirements:

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable $30 fee.
  • Have official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467


Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For non-U.S. postal mail overnight delivery only:

Academic Partnerships
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Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Courses


Discover the MBA – Healthcare Management online courses

To graduate from the online MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Management program, you must complete a total of 33 credit hours. Required coursework includes eight core courses (for a total of 24 credit hours) and three concentration courses (for a total of nine credit hours).

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course focuses on the essentials of core business functions with an emphasis on integrating applied business statistics, economics, financial accounting, and corporate finance. This course ensures that students have the required business acumen to succeed in the graduate business core.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course is an introduction to the concepts of cost analysis and management control with a focus on the application of the conceptual framework of financial and managerial accounting to practical situations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a complete survey of price theory as applied to business decision-making and a summary of public policy toward business.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines organization, policy, administration, institutions, and instruments involved in financing the modern business corporation. Quantitative financial relations are measured and expressed. Financial plans are prepared for corporations in different industries and in different stages of the business cycle. Financial management appraised and business judgment developed through short problem and case methods.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the practice and principles of project management. Topics include identifying and selecting projects, developing project proposals, sequencing workflows, estimating project duration, and budgeting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an integrated capstone course focusing on the role of management in crafting and implementing strategy to achieve fit between an organization and its environment. An action-based approach involves student teams in developing and presenting strategic plans for public, private, profit and not for profit organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces MBA students to the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. This course presents a normative approach to making decisions in one’s personal and professional life. It covers optimization, linear programming, simulation, business modeling, data mining and business intelligence.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the concepts and processes for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students will investigate and develop strategies relating to the escalating importance of providing customer satisfaction, responses to diversity in the marketplace, development of new products, and recognition of the challenges from global competition.

Three concentration courses are required. Please note that the NURS concentration courses are 7-week courses during Summer terms.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of law and quality improvement in healthcare management that will consider an overview of the role and the primary regulation promulgated by public and private regulators of healthcare; and statistical process controls to improve the quality of healthcare services. Nursing administration students must take prior to enrollment in first clinical course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Critical analysis of health care issues and policy which influence advanced nursing practice and the health care system.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide an understanding of theoretical and practical applications of healthcare economies and incorporate these concepts into nursing practice, nursing leadership and health care delivery. Emphasis is on financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement. Nursing administration students must take prior to enrollment in first clinical course.

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