Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management Online

Prepare to reach the next level in your career as an upper-level administrator with the knowledge and abilities to address challenges unique to the healthcare industry.

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Program Overview

What our MBA in Healthcare Management Offers You

The MBA in Healthcare Management online program from Northwest Missouri State University gives you the advanced tools to become a trusted decision-maker in your organization. Whether your goal is to begin a rewarding career in the medical sector, or you’re an experienced healthcare provider ready to seize new opportunities, this in-demand program is designed for your success.

Online curriculum is developed in conjunction with the School of Health Science and Wellness faculty and examines administrative behavior topics including motivation and logistical development, trends and emerging opportunities, managerial accounting, and laws, policies and processes unique to the healthcare industry. You will complete an executive seminar that analyzes issues faced by senior management and contemporary business practices utilized by successful organizations.

As a graduate, you will be fully prepared for numerous leadership roles in which you guide the evolution of patient wellbeing and healthcare delivery at the management level.

Accreditation:

The business programs at Northwest Missouri State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information about ACBSP accreditation, visit acbsp.org.

MBA in Healthcare Management career opportunities include:

  • Lab Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Healthcare Executive Director
  • Business Service Manager
  • Lab Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Healthcare Executive Director
  • Business Service Manager

Online MBA programs also available

Northwest online offers a variety of specialized MBAs. Check out all of our online MBA concentrations.

Total Tuition $13,140*
Program Duration As few as 12-18 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation:

The business programs at Northwest Missouri State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information about ACBSP accreditation, visit acbsp.org.

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Tuition

Our MBA in Healthcare Management Tuition Is Affordable

Our MBA in Healthcare Management online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $13,140*
Per Credit Hour $428

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Calendar

Northwest Online Dates and Deadlines

Northwest online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 23/4/242/19/242/22/242/26/242/28/244/19/24
Summer 14/29/244/15/244/18/244/22/244/24/246/14/24
Summer 26/24/246/7/246/12/246/14/246/18/248/9/24
Fall 18/26/248/12/248/15/248/19/248/21/2410/11/24

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Next Apply Date: 4/15/24
Next Class Start Date: 4/29/24
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Admissions

Follow Our Streamlined Admission Requirements

At Northwest, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA in Healthcare Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume detailing professional experience
  • 3 years of work experience or acceptable GMAT/GRE score

Required Documentation

Applicants to Northwest’s MBA program who have a bachelor's degree in business* from a regionally accredited university must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and one of the following:

  • Three years of continuous professional, full-time work experience
  • Three years of continuous full-time U.S.-enlisted or commissioned military service
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • 3.50 or higher undergraduate GPA
  • GMAT score of 440 or above
  • Admission index of 1100 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GMAT)
  • GRE score of 285 or above
  • Admission index of 965 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GRE)
  • 70th percentile or above score on the Major Field Test for Business

*In addition to the general requirements prescribed by the Graduate School, all students without an undergraduate degree in a business field must successfully complete the MGMT 54201: MBA Business Foundation course before any graduate course.

Official transcript(s) may be emailed to:
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Official documents may be mailed to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume detailing professional experience
  • 3 years of work experience or acceptable GMAT/GRE score

Courses

Browse the Dynamic Coursework for the MBA in Healthcare Management

For the MBA in Healthcare Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours), including 21 hours of core courses and 9 hours of healthcare management concentration courses.

Note:  If offered, students may take ECON 52654 (Managerial Economics) in place of ECON 52651.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the accounting concepts that are useful in making managerial decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An analysis of aggregate economic variables and their relation to business management and decision-making. Macroeconomic models, business fluctuations, and macroeconomic policies will be studied, available empirical data will be analyzed, and their relevance to business decision-making will be examined.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course includes financial statement analysis, financial planning, capital budgeting, and valuation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The application of mathematical and statistical methods to business decision-making in the various fields of business. Topics cover a number of subjects, including quality management, linear programming and queuing problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A consideration of various behavioral concepts which are found in organizational settings and which have implications for management personnel. Emphasis is on practical application of various topics such as teamwork, leadership, motivation, organizational change and development.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of contemporary business practices utilized by successful organizations. Emphasis is placed on understanding current issues faced by senior management. Can be taken only during the last trimester of enrollment.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of contemporary marketing practices built around the strategic marketing process. The central focus is on becoming a customer-focused organization. Areas such as understanding customer satisfaction and customer value, as well as delivery and applied measurement issues, are explored.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an overview of health care delivery systems in the United States. Students will examine historical and contemporary characteristics of various types of healthcare agencies, various approaches to service delivery, relevant healthcare policy, and financing mechanisms. The impact of economic, legal, political, and social factors on the various elements of healthcare delivery will be explored.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores financial principles unique to the health care setting, and is intended to enhance skills in analysis, synthesis and evaluation of advanced financial management theories, principles, concepts and techniques important to health management. Methods for reimbursement, revenue cycle, and associated management functions are examined.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course engages students in a survey of recent trends and emerging opportunities in healthcare. Students will be asked to identify implications of internal and external trends for healthcare managers and the organizations they lead. Application of strategic decision making to prepare for and address the challenges and opportunities that arise from such trends will be a primary element of the learning experience.

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High-Demand Field

According to Emsi Burning Glass, job growth for administrators in medical and healthcare services is expected to grow at least 21% over the next 10 years.

Highly Qualified Faculty

100% of classes taught by professionals, not graduate assistants

*Tuition and fees are based on current rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

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