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Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration Specialization Online

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration Specialization Online

Improve your career prospects and gain specialized knowledge and skills to advance to administrative healthcare roles with the SIUE MBA in Healthcare Administration online program.

Apply by 12/30/20
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 01/16/21

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

Program Overview

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.

Tuition

$17,787.12

Total Tuition

Duration

as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Credit Hours

36

Credit Hours

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.

AACSB Accredited

The School of Business at SIUE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The School has been accredited since 1975.

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

Prepare for new career opportunities such as:

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Medical Practice Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Communications Director for Healthcare Organizations
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Tuition

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 3 credit-hour course

$1,482.26

Per 3 Credit-Hour Course

Total Tuition

$17,787.12

Total Tuition

If you are applying for financial aid, please use Federal School Code 001759. For more information, please contact our financial aid office by calling 618-650-3880 or emailing [email protected].

There is a 20% projected increase in healthcare administrators by 2026.
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Calendar

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

Start Date

01/16/21

Apply by 12/30/20

Start Date

03/20/21

Apply by 03/03/21

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 1 2020 8/29/20 8/12/20 8/19/20 8/25/20 8/27/20 10/16/20
Fall 2 2020 10/24/20 10/07/20 10/14/20 10/20/20 10/22/20 12/18/20
Spring 1 2021 01/16/21 12/30/20 01/06/21 01/12/21 01/14/21 03/05/21
Spring 2 2021 03/20/21 03/03/21 03/10/21 03/16/21 03/18/21 05/07/21
Summer 1 2021 05/10/21 04/21/21 04/28/21 05/04/21 05/06/21 06/25/21
Summer 2 2021 06/28/21 06/09/21 06/16/21 06/22/21 06/24/21 08/13/21
Fall 1 2021 08/28/21 08/04/21 08/18/21 08/24/21 08/26/21 10/15/21
Fall 2 2021 10/23/21 10/06/21 10/13/21 10/19/21 10/21/21 12/17/21
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Admissions

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.

Have a question? Call us at 877-244-4661877-244-4661.

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Courses

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.

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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 dilemmas. Must be taken in the first 12 hours of MBA program.

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.

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 five listed 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. Prerequisite: None.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Current policy issues in management of health care services. Prerequisite: None.

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