MBA in Healthcare Administration for Practitioners

The Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration for Practitioners is a specialized degree program designed to prepare healthcare practitioners to meet the challenges of a changing administrative environment. It is intended to transition healthcare practitioners interested in the business side of their industry into that realm. The curriculum offers broad-based knowledge needed by managers in healthcare organizations.

Program Structure

The Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration for Practitioners degree requires 39 semester hours of credit comprising of 13 courses. A thesis is not required for this degree. The MBA Healthcare Practitioners track serves students in the healthcare professions currently enrolled in, or have already completed a graduate degree in a healthcare program: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Physician Assistant (PA), Master of Science in Applied Exercise Sciences (MSES), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Master of Science in Professional Counseling (MSEC), Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT), and other graduate-level healthcare students or professionals.

Core: Students complete six (6) courses for a total of 18 credits:

MBA 569 Management Science and Analytics
MBA 610 Issues in Human Resources OR
   MPA 568 Public Human Resource Administration
MBA 540/840 Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making OR
   MPA 535 Budgeting in Public Agencies OR
   MBA 623 Statutory Accounting
MBA 530 Applied Statistics
MBA 620 Economics and Public Policy of Healthcare
MBA 590 Strategic Management (capstone class taken last)

Electives: Students chose seven (7) of the following for a total of 21 credits:

MMC 520 Managerial Communications: Practices and Principles
MBA 570 Legal Aspects of business
MBA 622 Risk Management of Insurance OR
   MBA627 Risk Management: Theory and Practice
MBA 624 Health, Life and Social Insurance
MBA 542 Six-sigma Process and Application (certificate)
MBA 685 Special Topics in Healthcare
MBA 527 Project Management
MBA 555 Small Business Administration
MBA 577 Loss Prevention
MBA 557 Sustainable Business Practices
MBA 565 Supply Chain Management

Curriculum Prerequisite

The following prerequisite course may be required and does not count towards the 39-credit minimum in the MBA program. This prerequisite course is necessary to adequately prepare a student for the MBA. It is expected that students will have basic knowledge in the content areas of management, marketing, statistics, economics, accounting, and finance prior to beginning the program. The course may be waived for students demonstrating competency through credit or professional experience. Please consult the MBA Program Director about waivers.

MBA 513 Business Foundations: This course provides the integration of management, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting concepts essential to the management and administration of healthcare organizations. Students will synthesize knowledge of theories and application that will serve as a basis for developing effective roles as healthcare administrators. (3 credits)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in science, health care or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 for acceptance.
  • Students with a GPA of 2.74 – 2.25 may be provisionally admitted by the MBA Program Director and have to meet special academic provisions.

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded the Professional Health Care Leadership MBA degree, a student must complete all 39 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and at least a C- in all MBA courses. Students must fill out an online Request to Graduate form while in their final class. Once the final grade has been posted in a student’s final class, he/she must notify the MBA Office to begin file processing for creating a diploma. Please refer to the Graduation Information page on the Concordia website for important graduation deadlines.