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Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Management

Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Management Online

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.

icon $16,500 Program Tuition
icon As few as 12 months Program Duration
icon 33 Credit Hours
icon $16,500 Total Tuition
icon As few as 12 months Program Duration
icon 33 Credit Hours
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This online MBA – 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 – 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.

The Arkansas State University Neil Griffin College of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB), which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 6% of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation, the hallmark of excellence in business education.

In this 100% online MBA – Healthcare Management program, 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

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

Projected Job Growth:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 18% through 2028, which is a rate much faster than average occupations.

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Among the "Best Online MBA Programs" by US News & World Report, 2023

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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.

Total Tuition $16,500
Tuition Per Credit Hour $500
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Hour Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$460 $40 $500 $1,380 $120 $1,500

A-State is Top Ranked

A-State ranks in the top half of universities on U.S. News & World Report’s "Top Public Schools, National Universities" for 2022.


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.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Spring 2023 7 wk 03/06/2023 04/28/2023 02/20/2023 02/24/2023 03/02/2023 03/03/2023 04/15/2023
Summer 2023 5 wk 05/30/2023 06/30/2023 05/15/2023 05/19/2023 05/25/2023 05/26/2023 06/19/2023
5 wk 07/03/2023 08/04/2023 06/19/2023 06/23/2023 06/29/2023 06/30/2023 07/21/2023
Fall 2023 7 wk 08/21/2023 10/06/2023 08/07/2023 08/11/2023 08/17/2023 08/18/2023 09/22/2023
7 wk 10/16/2023 12/08/2023 10/02/2023 10/06/2023 10/12/2023 10/13/2023 11/17/2023
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Check Out the Admission Process for the Online MBA in Healthcare Management

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.

  • 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)


    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. Additionally, you will only be allowed to enroll in one course (or 3 graduate hours) per 7-week session for the first two sessions.

  • 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.

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

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

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

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401


Discover the MBA in Healthcare Management Online Courses

To graduate from the online MBA – 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).

MBA 5003: Graduate Business Fundamentals

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.

ACCT 6003: Accounting for Planning and Control

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.

ECON 6313: Managerial Economics

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.

FIN 6723: Corporate Financial Management

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.

MGMT 6023: Fundamentals of Project Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Examines the practice and principles of project management. Topics include identifying and selecting projects, developing project proposals, sequencing workflows, estimating project duration, and budgeting.

MGMT 6423: Simulation for Predictive Decision Making

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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.

ISBA 6543: Business Analytics

Duration: 7 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.

MKTG 6223: Strategic Marketing

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.

HP 6323: Healthcare Law and Quality Improvement

Duration: 7 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.

NURS 6303: Healthcare Issues and Policy

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Critical analysis of healthcare issues and policy which influence advanced nursing practice and the healthcare system.

NURS 6353: Budgeting and Financial Management

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 healthcare 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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