Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Administration Online

Explore how to utilize a business perspective to help improve the quality, accessibility and cost-efficiency of healthcare. This specialized MBA prepares you to advance in a rapidly growing industry.

Next Apply Date: 12/18/23
Next Class Start Date: 1/8/24
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Program Overview

Discover the benefits of a healthcare administration MBA


Expanding equitable access to high-quality healthcare and new medical advances is a vital need. This comprehensive Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Administration online program solidifies your understanding of core business functions and their impact on modern healthcare systems.

In this AACSB-accredited program, you will explore critical issues, such as the extraction of actionable insights and patterns from large electronic healthcare databases, legal and regulatory factors affecting healthcare delivery, and healthcare economics methodologies used to ensure appropriate resource allocation. Affordable and fast-paced, this online MBA healthcare program features career-relevant, 100% online courses taught by experienced faculty with industry connections.

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different sectors of the U.S. healthcare system, including the legal and regulatory environment
  • Manage and mine data from large electronic healthcare databases
  • Analyze economic methodologies used to allocate healthcare resources
  • Identify and analyze the strategic, tactical and operational factors that influence or impact an organization
  • Independently and effectively research, organize and prepare a well-defended written document
  • Understand analytical software and how it can impact business performance
  • Use information effectively to make business decisions
  • Prepare and confidently deliver engaging in-person and virtual presentations
  • Analyze international markets and economics and evaluate the political risks associated with conducting business in the international arena
  • Understand the different sectors of the U.S. healthcare system, including the legal and regulatory environment
  • Manage and mine data from large electronic healthcare databases
  • Analyze economic methodologies used to allocate healthcare resources
  • Identify and analyze the strategic, tactical and operational factors that influence or impact an organization
  • Independently and effectively research, organize and prepare a well-defended written document
  • Understand analytical software and how it can impact business performance
  • Use information effectively to make business decisions
  • Prepare and confidently deliver engaging in-person and virtual presentations
  • Analyze international markets and economics and evaluate the political risks associated with conducting business in the international arena

Career opportunities:

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Director of Surgical Services
  • Medical Practice Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Director of Surgical Services
  • Medical Practice Manager

Also available:

Jacksonville State University offers a variety of MBA programs focused on in-demand fields. View all of our our online business programs.

Total Tuition: $18,000
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30

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Tuition

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At JSU, we strive to remove financial barriers between you and the degree you need. Our affordable tuition is paid by the course.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $18,000
Per Credit Hour $600

Ranked Among the Best

JSU is ranked among the "Best Regional Universities in the South" by U.S. News & World Report (2023)

Calendar

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8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment Due
Fall 18/17/238/4/238/7/238/18/23
Fall 210/5/239/22/239/25/2310/6/23
Spring 11/8/2412/18/2312/20/231/8/24
Spring 22/26/242/12/242/14/242/26/24
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/24/245/6/24
Summer 26/17/246/3/246/5/246/17/24

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Next Apply Date 12/18/23
Start Class 1/8/24

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Admissions

Follow these simple steps to apply to the healthcare admin MBA


Applying to the MBA Healthcare Administration online program is a straightforward, easy-to-follow process. Read the full admission requirements to begin.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA

Following are the admission requirements for the JSU MBA Healthcare Administration online.

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay a $35 nonrefundable application processing fee
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Applicants must meet one of the following combinations:
    • Unconditional Admission
      • Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher from an AACSB-accredited business program
      • Bachelor's degree with a nonbusiness major and a 3.0 GPA or higher from an institutionally accredited institution plus:
        • Three years of professional work experience or a GMAT score of 400 or higher
        • Completion of the undergraduate foundation courses equivalent to BA 500: Statistics and Quantitative Methods, BA 502: Contemporary Economic Fundamentals and BA 511: Concepts of Accounting and Finance
    • Conditional Admission*
      • Applicants with an overall 2.75 GPA or higher or a 3.0 GPA on the last 30 hours will be considered for admission if one of the following conditions is met:
        • Three years of professional work experience or a GMAT score of 400 or higher
        • Graduate degree from an institutionally accredited institution

Adequate professional work experience will be determined by an evaluation of the applicant’s résumé by a committee of the graduate faculty.

*Students who are granted conditional admission must achieve a GPA of at least 3.00 on the first 12 graduate hours attempted within the time frame specified in the student’s admission letter. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the program.

JSU Graduates

Jacksonville State University graduates can be accepted for entry into the program without submitting an official GMAT score if their graduating GPA is at least 3.0 and they have satisfied the undergraduate equivalents of the foundation courses listed under the Foundation Courses section.

4+1 Program Applicants

Jacksonville State University applicants admitted under the 4+1 program who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher can receive a GMAT waiver.

All applicants who are admitted to the MBA program but do not have adequate undergraduate business preparation will be required to complete up to nine semester hours of foundation business and/or economics courses. These courses can be found under the Foundation Courses section. Applicants who have not fulfilled the undergraduate equivalents of these foundation courses will be admitted on a conditional basis.

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Office of Admissions.

Email address: [email protected]

Mailing address:
Jacksonville State University
Graduate Admissions
700 Pelham Road North

Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

Courses

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For the MBA Healthcare Administration online program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of electives.


All applicants who are admitted to the MBA program but do not have adequate undergraduate business preparation will be required to complete up to 9 semester hours of foundation courses as follows:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Quantitative methods and statistics as applied to business and economics; topics include optimization, descriptive statistics, probability theory, sampling and statistical inference, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation analysis, and analysis of variance.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts. Topics include demand and supply analysis, firm structure, macroeconomic data, and analysis of macroeconomic models.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the essential concepts of financial reporting, budgeting and analysis for decision making. Topics include: understanding financial information, analysis of financial statement, budgeting and capital investment, and financing strategies.
All MBA students must take the following core courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis and use of accounting data as a tool for managerial decision making; analysis of financial reporting, cost behavior, budgeting, and decision making.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course offers a broad coverage of economic, political, social, and cultural issues that challenge traditional management wisdom. This course is divided into three sections. In the first section, the history and theory of management will be briefly revisited, a step necessary for understanding the context of current management issues. The second section introduces widely discussed management issues related to business strategy. Lastly, the third section taps into several contemporary challenges pertinent to the management of workforce.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
(Capstone) This course examines the tools and techniques of strategic analysis, including the formulation and implementation of competitive and corporate strategy for creating and sustaining competitive advantage.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Managerial Economics teaches managers to use the tools of microeconomic theory to make business decisions. These tools include supply and demand, various types of elasticity, production, costs, and maximizing profit/minimizing losses in perfect and imperfect competition.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasis on corporate financial decision making with a focus on business financing and investment decisions. Additional selected topics include: analysis of financial statements, security valuation, cash flow projection, financial forecasting, working capital management and multinational financial management.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on leadership and management. It is based upon a framework that analyzes leadership and management from different angles: the personal side, social aspect, power and politics, and strategic leadership. The course presents leadership theories/concepts that have emerged over the past several decades. It provides students the opportunity to apply these theories through case analysis and to enhance personal skill development through self-assessment exercises. Included in the course are identification of current leaders and leadership as well as contemporary perspectives on ethics, networking, coaching, organizational culture, diversity, learning organizations, strategic leadership, and crisis leadership.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A self-directed, executive-level analysis of marketing strategies involved in market segmentation, pricing, promotion, product development, and distribution channels. This course focuses on business-level marketing strategy and uses the marketing planning process as the framework for understanding the integration and coordination of marketing decisions. You will develop skills in creating and evaluating marketing plans, strategies, and implementation programs so that you will be better prepared to manage the marketing problems you will encounter in your profession.
Students must take 3 of the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a broad overview of the healthcare system in the United States. Topics include how the system has evolved over time, how it is structured, and current issues that affect the system. Students will be introduced to the different sectors of the U.S. healthcare system such as ambulatory, mental health, acute, and long-term care. Students will also be introduced to the three main issues facing all healthcare systems: quality, access, and cost.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A graduate level approach to healthcare administration decision-making using data-driven techniques and results from software programs in a healthcare-related field. Topics will include database management for large electronic healthcare datasets, data visualization methods to generate graphics and dashboard for presentations, and descriptive data mining techniques to detect patterns in the data.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines legal and regulatory principals and their application in the US healthcare system. Topics include, but not necessarily limited to: the legal system, medicine and access to care; legal aspects of the profession-patient relationship; legal aspects of liability for healthcare organizations; and the regulatory environment of healthcare.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An economic exploration of the healthcare industry including demand-cost analysis, methodology development, financing healthcare services, and efficient resource allocation.

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