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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.

01/03/23 Next Application Due Date
01/11/23 Next Class Start Date

Overview

What our Master’s in Healthcare Management Offers You

$12,300 Total Tuition
As few as 12-18 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

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.

ACBSP accredited online

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

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Tuition and Fees

Our MBA 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.

$400 Per Credit Hour
$12,300 Program Tuition*

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA in Healthcare Management $400 $1,200 $12,300*

Important Refund Information

2nd day of class Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
4th day of class Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
6th day of class Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
8th day of class Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

Required Fees:

Required fee per course: $30
Total required fees: $300

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Current amounts are based on 2020-21 tuition rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

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.

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.

01/03/23 Next Application Due Date
01/11/23 Next Class Start Date

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Term Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 1 08/17/22 08/03/22 08/08/22 08/10/22 08/12/22 10/07/22
Fall 2 10/17/22 10/03/22 10/06/22 10/10/22 10/12/22 12/09/22
Spring 1 01/11/23 01/03/23 01/03/23 01/04/23 01/06/23 03/03/23
Spring 2 03/13/23 02/24/23 03/01/23 03/07/23 03/08/23 04/28/23
Summer 1 05/09/23 04/25/23 04/28/23 05/02/23 05/04/23 06/23/23
Summer 2 06/26/23 06/09/23 06/14/23 06/16/23 06/21/23 08/11/23

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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:

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

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Required Documentation

To apply to the MBA in Healthcare Management without submission of a GMAT or GRE score, you must submit an official bachelor's degree* with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited university plus one of the following:

  • A resume including three years of continuous, full-time professional work experience
  • A resume including three years of continuous, full-time United States enlisted or commissioned military service
  • 3.5 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • A score in the 70th percentile or above on the Business Major Field Test

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may apply if you have a bachelor's degree* with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited university plus one of the following:

  • A GMAT score of 440 or above
  • A GRE score of 285 or above
  • 3.5 overall undergraduate GPA
  • An admission index of 1,100 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GMAT)
  • An admission index of 965 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GRE)

*Applicants to the MBA program who do not have a bachelor's degree in business are required to successfully complete the MBA Business Foundation course as your first class, which is designed specifically for students who are new to business curriculum.

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

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

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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.

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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

Managerial Economics is the application of economic analysis to managerial decision making. The course applies basic economic theory to day-to-day business decisions and long-run strategy and explores how economics affects the firm and the external environment in which the firm operates. Topics include: economic models, supply and demand theory, elasticity, regression analysis, firm and consumer behavior, production functions, cost analysis, forecasting, and firm organization and structure.

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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