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 8/4/21
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 8/28/21

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

Program Overview

Discover our online MBA in Healthcare Administration program.

Tuition

$17,787.12

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.

In this accelerated, 100 percent online MBA program, you will study the intricacies of the healthcare sector and the skills required for effective management in this rapidly growing field. 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

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

$494.09

Per Credit Hour

Tuition per credit hour

$1,482.26

Per 3 Credit-Hour Course

Tuition per credit hour

$17,787.12

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

8/4/21

Next Application Deadline

Tuition per credit hour

8/28/21

Start Classes

TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer II6/28/216/9/216/16/216/22/216/24/218/13/21
Fall I8/28/218/4/218/18/218/24/218/26/2110/15/21
Fall II10/23/2110/6/2110/13/2110/19/2110/21/2112/17/21
Spring I1/15/2212/29/211/5/221/11/221/13/223/4/22
Spring II3/19/223/2/223/9/223/15/223/17/225/6/22
Summer I5/9/224/20/224/27/225/3/225/5/226/24/22
Summer II6/27/226/8/226/15/226/21/226/23/228/12/22
Fall I8/27/228/10/228/17/228/27/228/25/2210/14/22
Fall II10/22/2210/5/2210/12/2210/18/2210/20/2212/16/22

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, overall score on the GMAT and its parts (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing), and previous work in other graduate programs.

Applicants must submit all post-secondary academic transcripts and a $40 application fee. At least two years of work experience is recommended for students entering the MBA program, which is designed for working professionals. Students recently admitted to the program have had, on average, a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and an overall GMAT score of 520.

MBA online admission requirements (based on cumulative undergraduate GPA)

  • 3.20 and above – Bachelor's degree in business or engineering from an AACSB- or ABET-accredited institution
  • 3.00 to 3.19 – Bachelor's degree plus three years of professional work experience
  • 2.50 to 2.99 – Bachelor's degree plus three years of professional work experience or an internship, plus submission of an acceptable GMAT or GRE score

GMAT requirement is waived for applicants who have:

  • 3.20 or greater GPA on an undergraduate degree in business or engineering from an AACSB- or ABET-accredited institution
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with 3.0 GPA and at least three years of work experience
  • PhD, MD, LLM, DDS, DNP, EdD
  • Master's, PharmD or JD degree

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
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
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, 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
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

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