Master of Business Administration with a Healthcare Administration Specialization Online

Gain the business knowledge and industry expertise to successfully navigate current healthcare challenges and advance into an administrative role. Develop invaluable leadership skills with the SIUE MBA in Healthcare Administration online program.

Apply by 2/28/24
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 3/16/24

Enrollment for our accelerated online MBA programs is open. Get started today!

Program Overview

Discover our online MBA in Healthcare Administration program.

Tuition

$18,940.68

Total Tuition

Duration

as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Credit Hours

36

Credit Hours

The demand for healthcare administrators with exemplary leadership skills has never been higher. Prepare for these opportunities with an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This timely, accelerated MBA gives you the business knowledge and industry expertise to successfully navigate current healthcare challenges and advance into an administrative role.

Earn your MBA in Healthcare Administration online from SIUE. In this accelerated degree program, you will study the complexities of the healthcare and the skills required for effective management. You will also gain foundational management skills and advanced applications including organizational decision-making, accounting, information systems and technology, managerial economics, corporate finance, quantitative analysis, marketing, government policy, and more.

Our in-depth electives include coursework in health economics and policy, understanding and managing organizational change, customer relationship management, an in-depth understanding of private and public insurance, and current policy issues in the management of healthcare services.

This highly specialized MBA in Healthcare Administration is taught by the same prestigious faculty who teach on campus. In continuously developing and refining the MBA curriculum, we work closely with some of the region’s top business professionals to bring theoretical knowledge and real-world experience into the classroom. Many of those same leaders serve on our advisory board, as do alumni who ensure the coursework is relevant, up-to-date, and tailored to real business needs. You can complete the SIUE MBA program in as few as 12 months, with no foundation courses required regardless of your undergraduate background.

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • Gain the diagnostic skills necessary for effective management in the healthcare sector
  • Comprehend the intricacies of private and public insurance, and the evolution of hospital financial reimbursement practices
  • Apply the concepts, methods and applications of customer relationship management as applied to the healthcare industry
  • Develop understanding of issues surrounding managerial dilemmas and how to approach these issues
  • Understand problem-solving and quantitative methods to support business decision-making
  • Gain the diagnostic skills necessary for effective management in the healthcare sector
  • Comprehend the intricacies of private and public insurance, and the evolution of hospital financial reimbursement practices
  • Apply the concepts, methods and applications of customer relationship management as applied to the healthcare industry
  • Develop understanding of issues surrounding managerial dilemmas and how to approach these issues
  • Understand problem-solving and quantitative methods to support business decision-making

Career opportunities

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Health Services Manager
  • Program Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Health Services Manager
  • Program Director
AACSB Accredited Program

The School of Business at SIUE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and is one of only two percent of business colleges and universities in the world to hold this accreditation for business and accounting. The School has been accredited since 1975.

Tuition

Learn more about the affordable tuition for the SIUE MBA in Healthcare Administration.

Tuition for the MBA with a Healthcare Administration Specialization online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition per credit hour

$526.13

Per Credit Hour

Tuition per credit hour

$1,578.39

Per 3 Credit-Hour Course

Tuition per credit hour

$18,940.68*

Total Tuition

Calendar

Application deadlines and class schedules for our online MBA program.

The MBA with a Healthcare Administration Specialization program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best fits your goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Tuition per credit hour

2/28/24

Next Application Deadline

Tuition per credit hour

3/16/24

Start Classes

TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring II3/16/242/28/243/6/243/12/243/14/245/3/24
Summer I5/6/244/17/244/24/244/30/245/2/246/21/24
Summer II6/24/246/5/246/12/246/18/246/20/248/9/24
Fall I8/24/248/7/248/14/248/20/248/22/2410/11/24
Fall II10/19/2410/2/2410/9/2410/15/2410/17/2412/13/24

Admissions

Follow our streamlined admission requirements.

Admission to the SIUE online MBA with a Healthcare Administration Specialization program is based on a variety of factors including undergraduate grade point average, professional resume and previous work in other graduate programs.

Students who were not admitted may appeal. These appeals are handled by the MBA program director. Students seeking an exception are required to provide the program director with evidence supporting the reason such an exception should be granted. The program director's decision regarding the appeal is final.

Register quickly and easily – here’s what you need to know

  • Graduate School application and $40 fee
  • Submission of all postsecondary academic transcripts
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 in undergraduate coursework and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any graduate coursework*
  • Current resume demonstrating detailed post-bachelor's degree professional work experience.
  • Personal history information
  • All applicants with foreign academic credentials whose first language is not English must demonstrate adequate English language proficiency in advance of admission
    • Proof of English Proficiency: minimum requirements are TOEFL (79), IELTS (6.5) or equivalent

*Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or lower in undergraduate coursework may be required to submit recent GMAT or GRE scores after an initial review of the application. Recently admitted students to the MBA program have had average GMAT scores of 520.

Admission to the MBA program is selective and based on a variety of factors. The program, at its discretion, may request GRE or GMAT test scores, other supporting documents, or interviews that demonstrate the applicant's ability to successfully complete the MBA degree. At least two years of work experience is recommended for students entering the MBA program.

Applicants should have grades in quantitative courses that indicate a high probability of success in completing the MBA program. A review of quantitative courses will be conducted by the MBA program director.

Program application materials may be uploaded during the application process, but official transcripts must be sent directly from the school attended, and test scores must be verifiable with the appropriate testing service. Please contact the Graduate Admissions office with questions regarding the application submission process at [email protected].

Review the SIUE Admissions Policy for more information.

Students who were not admitted may appeal. These appeals are handled by the MBA program director. Students seeking an exception are required to provide the program director with evidence supporting the reason such an exception should be granted. The program director's decision regarding the appeal is final.

Students are expected to enter the program with competencies in computer software and statistics.

All required documents (e.g., official transcripts) should be sent to the following address:

SIUE Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Campus Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Electronic official transcripts should be submitted to [email protected].

Note: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their MBA courses. Students who fall below this minimum will be placed on academic probation and referred to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. If the student is permitted to continue in the program, the conditions for continuance will be put in writing and communicated to the student. In addition, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to receive their degree.

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Courses

Discover what you will learn in our online healthcare administration classes.

The SIUE MBA in Healthcare Administration online Specialization curriculum is comprised of 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of MBA core courses and 12 credit hours of electives.

In order to earn your MBA with a Healthcare Administration Specialization online, you will complete the following required courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the individual and group level dynamics of decision making focusing on non-quantitative issues surrounding managerial decisions and ethical dilemmas.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Understanding and analysis of financial and managerial accounting information to enable internal/external users to make informed business decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Information systems and state-of-the-art information technology with a middle-level managerial focus.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Economic analysis of managerial decisions, business strategy, government policy, and regulation affecting business organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical concepts and analytical tools for solving problems and making corporate investment and financing decisions. Firm valuation, international security markets, and foreign investments. Will not count toward MA or MS in Economics and Finance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Problem solving and fundamental quantitative methods to formulate and solve problems to support business decision making. Analysis of complex situations and communication of results.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Decision-Oriented overview of marketing management in creating value by analyzing customer responses for designing products, prices, channel and communication strategies for planning marketing effort.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis, formulation, and implementation of firm's strategy studied from a general management perspective. Interrelationships between the firm and its external environment are emphasized.
In order to earn your MBA with a Healthcare Administration Specialization online, four of the following courses are required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course adapts economic skills and tools to the health care sector. Material includes behavior; cost; insurance; utilization; and economic assessment of public policy issues.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge and skills of organizational change with emphasis on diagnostic skills necessary for effective management of planned organizational change. Individual and group leadership approaches.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the concepts, methods and applications of Customer Relationship Management. Students will develop an understanding of theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations of customer relationship management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Private and public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid) systems. Evolution of hospital financial reimbursement capital allocation practices. Cost containment from perspective of providers, insurance, and employers. Physician payment and forms.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Current policy issues in management of health care services. Content varies, depending on student interest and availability of faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours as long as no topic is repeated.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of marketing strategies and techniques to health care of organizations. Focus on identifying appropriate client-oriented marketing programs. Prerequisite(s): Graduate level MKTG 525 Minimum Grade of C

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