MBA in Healthcare Administration

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Healthcare Administration (HCAD) [MBA-HCAD] is a 100% distance-based business program designed for administrators in a changing health care environment. Attentive to the specific needs of participants, the program addresses academic and professional expectations of those currently employed in healthcare administration as well as students who seek new careers in the field.

Program courses are taught by full-time faculty from the Langdale College of Business Administration (LCOBA).  The program is accredited by the AACSB and is representative of the top 5% of all business schools.

The MBA-HCAD provides training in management, health information technology, healthcare finance, healthcare economics, quantitative methods, health operations management, health law/ethics, and strategic management.  Its focus is on business and attaining the necessary skills on leadership to lead and manage people, resources, and services within a healthcare organization.

Master’s prepared health service managers may work as chief or executive administrators, assistants to chief executives, or as directors and managers of departments/units.  Examples of the settings where MBA-HCAD graduates work  include: hospitals and hospital systems, physician practices and clinics, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, consulting firms, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, local/state/federal health agencies, health insurance companies, and medical supply and equipment manufacturers.

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