Management (MBA): Health Care Management Specialization
Lead an Organization to Better Patient Care
Improve the Function of Your Organization
Health Care Leadership-Focused Curriculum
Skills for Successful Health-Service Delivery
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- Duration 2 years
- Cost per Credit $700
- Credit Hours 30
- No GRE/GMAT required
- ACBSP accredited
- 100% online coursework
- Methods of health informatics and behavioral sciences
Grow in Patient Care and Your Career
Take advantage of the increasing demand for health care management professionals who understand the complex ethical and legal challenges that come with providing patient-centered care. With Utica University’s online Management (MBA) specialization in Health Care Management, you’ll learn how to assess, plan, and implement projects within an organization that can improve your patients’ health and your facility’s bottom line.
This online Health Care Management specialization helps you gain a deeper understanding of global health politics and services, health care laws and regulations, as well as upcoming technology, to better serve companies and agencies within the health sector.
You’ll learn broad aspects of service-sector management and strategic planning when it comes to successful health-service delivery. Graduate ready to apply tools and methods of health informatics and behavioral sciences that improve overall organizational performance.
As the vast baby-boomer population ages and people remain active later in life, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is expecting employment of health services managers to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations.1 Leaders in health care have a few different avenues to take when it comes to managing people. They might manage an entire facility, a specific department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians.
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
Manage the day-to-day operations in hospitals, outpatient clinics, hospices, or drug-abuse treatment centers. In this position, you could set rates, create budgets, evaluate doctors, and help design or change policy and programs. You would also serve as the liaison between governing boards, medical staff, and department heads to help everyone function as efficiently as possible.2
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: HEALTH CARE CONSULTANT
Examine the efficiency, profits, and structure of an organization to offer suggestions for improvement within the organization. As a consultant hired by a health care facility to solve a specific problem, you’d research and examine existing data to develop a report on how to implement changes that can improve the problem.3
Other titles you may qualify for:
- Health Information Manager
- Medical Practice Manager
Curriculum: Be Patient-Centered and Employee-Efficient
Through 15 credits of foundational coursework, 3 elective credits, and 12 specialization credits, the MBA with a Health Care Management specialization offers not only the broad range of business solutions a typical MBA has to offer but opens the door to become an effective and efficient health care leader. Courses you could take include:
Course Spotlight: HCA 614 – Quality Management and Performance: Improvement in Evidence-Based Healthcare
Learn the breadth and depth experience of performance improvement initiatives that impact all levels of health care including clinical and financial issues.Explore Courses
Course Spotlight: HCA 616 – Organization Development and Change
Apply tools and methods of the behavioral sciences to improve organization performance, including key principles and conduct of internal/external consultants.
More Options for Your Degree
Management (MBA): Business Analytics
Specialize your Management MBA with a focus on business analytics. Use theoretical models in the collection, design, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and the real-world process of creating and implementing solutions based on that data.
Management (MBA): Entrepreneurship
Specialize your MBA in entrepreneurship. This customized program is ideal for strategic early-career or mid-career professionals who are motivated to bring a communication, information, or media business idea to fruition.
Management (MBA): Finance/Accounting
Specialize your MBA and explore economic forces, how they relate to profitability and growth, and gain an introduction to managerial accounting and contemporary issues in cost management.
Management (MBA): General Track
Build your own specialization with the MBA: General Track and explore your professional interests through a selection of elective courses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven’t covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with an enrollment counselor.
Utica University’s (formerly Utica College) MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.
The first step toward applying for the MBA program is to start your application. Then, you should start to gather required application materials such as a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a résumé. You can learn more about admission to the MBA here.
You’ll complete 10 courses in the MBA business core, and the remaining number of courses will depend on the specialization you select. You can review courses now.
Yes, you can choose to complete this program 100% online or in a blended format through recorded lectures and in-person or live virtual classrooms. This flexibility gives you the opportunity to get immediate instructor feedback in live sessions, 24/7 access to material through online content, and the ability to learn when and where it’s convenient for you. Read more about the MBA.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017 May). Medical and Health Service Managers. Retrieved November 26, 2018, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.
- Average Hospital Administrator Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved November 26, 2018, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Hospital_Administrator/Salary.
- Average Healthcare Consultant Salary. (n.d) Retrieved November 26, 2018, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Healthcare_Consultant/Salary.