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Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.

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Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.

MBA - Health Care Management

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Total Credit Hours: 42
Cost Per Credit Hour: $625


top mba programThe online Master of Business Administration with a Health Care Management concentration consists of 42 credit hours, including Concordia University, St. Paul’s innovative mentor and managerial application portfolio program. Offered fully online, the program is intended for busy adult students interested in obtaining their degree in a flexible format. Blended and on-campus options are also available.

Graduates of the program gain the confidence to succeed in the health care industry through practical experience and knowledge. The program, offered both online and on-campus, contains courses that give students information regarding the current events and trends in the health care industry so students can discover how business principles affect these trends.

Mentor and MAP Program

The Concordia MBA mentor and managerial application portfolio (MAP) program sets you up for success through your studies and beyond graduation.  Each MBA student has a designated MBA faculty mentor to support and guide them through graduate school. Your faculty mentor will act as a personal business coach and help you develop networking strategies, polish interpersonal skills and enhance your resume.

Student Success Stories

Ben Pries - MBA Health Care Management

There are currently few other industries in the U.S. with as much disruptive change coming to it as the health care industry: technological advances, the implementation of new laws, an increased demand for quality and accountability, managing the effects of an aging population, cultural and industry trends toward healthy living and workplace wellness, and much more. Managing operations at the clinical level can be a daunting task!


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Org Leadership and Dev

This course introduces leadership in dynamic, changing organizations where customers change, technologies shift, and work processes evolve.  In this course students will examine how leaders develop themselves and others and create alignment as an organization changes to meet the needs of the future


Integrated Marketing Comm

This course will develop marketing strategy and executing diverse communication tactics critical to all enterprises.  Consistency in both processes and messages is important.  Students will analyze business scenarios and determine strategic objectives, target markets and messages, as well as demonstrate to use and how to apply multiple marketing tactics.


Managerial Res Meth & Design

This course examines the various research methodologies used in organizational settings. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies, and action science. The philosophy, ethics, and politics of management research are introduced. Students will critique published research, write a literature review, and design research studies.


Global Economics

The course will apply economic theory to develop a framework to analyze and predict trade, exchange rate, environmental, health, labor and other policies. Strategies will encompass the interaction of American and global economic institutions and policy making entities such as the United States Trade Representative, Congress, Federal Reserve, WTO, and the European Union.


Applied Business Ethics

This course will review and analyze popular models of ethical decision making.  Readings, case studies, and special presenters will provide opportunities to investigate current ethical issues facing leaders and managers in business and organizational settings as well as critically apply various ethical theories and decision-making frameworks.  Literature relative to Christian vocation, applied ethics, and value-centered leadership will be explored.  Student papers and presentations will demonstrate the integration of a personal and vocational ethic.


Strategic HR Management

This course looks at human resources management from an operating manager’s perspective and focuses on the key role strategic human resource management plays in the development and execution of organizational strategy.  Emphasis will be placed on the cultural, behavioral, and the legal issues faced by companies as they attempt to compete in an increasingly expanding global economy.  Students will work collaboratively to analyze and compare the complexities and challenges of doing business abroad as well as in the United States and discuss approaches, plans, and programs to address those issues strategically.


Managerial Finance and Acctg

This course will examine the framework and systems of current accounting and finance principles including preparation of financial statements, accounting cycles and balance sheet classifications.  Students will apply these principles along with ethical responsibility and critical thinking skills to management practices of business decision making and strategic planning.


Legal Environment for Managers

This course integrates the treatment of law and management.  It helps managers and leaders spot legal issues before they become legal problems and emphasizes developing the legal astuteness to craft solutions that attain core organizational objectives without incurring undue legal risk.  Traditional legal concepts are discussed as well as current topics in developing areas of the law.  An emphasis on ethical concerns stimulates understanding of how managers must incorporate considerations of ethics and social responsibility into their managerial actions


Tools for Managerial Decision

This course will focus on how managers think clearly and make effective decisions. Students will examine and apply several models of decision-making. Innovative, critical, emotional and futuristic thinking will be explored.  The students will develop their own tools to become effective decision-makers.


Health Care Bioethics

Many hospitals have ethical boards to help with difficult decision making.  This speaks to the increasing complexity of ethical issues which health care professionals face.  This course will look at end-of-life issues, resource allocation issues, decision-making issues, access-to-care issues and other major ethical issues facing health care professionals. This course will explore briefly a Christian understanding of the grounds for ethical decision making.


Health Care Informatics

A call has come from the highest reaches of government for the computerization of all medical records.  Information systems and the interlocking of these systems will be a major concern for health care providers in the years to come.  Students will learn how to collect, massage, manipulate data in order to make it useful.  There is plenty of useless data and information available; the real professional can mine that data and information into golden nuggets of knowledge.


Quality Practices

In order to compete in this new economy, health care entities, particularly hospitals, need to employ quality practices.  This course will examine current theory and practices for health care institutions: Six sigma, Lean and other processes and procedures.  Students will understand how the quality system interweaves with customer service and happiness.


Health Care Strategic Leadrshp

The distribution system for health care is complex and changing rapidly. The strategy process represents an essential opportunity for health care leaders to establish, implement and guide the organizations direction in these turbulent waters of changing distribution systems. MAP is a process in which students summarize, synthesize, and demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies as organizational managers and leaders. Students will draw from their MBA course work, career experiences, and synthesizing activities to build a portfolio.


Managerial Appl Portfolio

The MAP is a process in which students summarize, synthesize and demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies as organizational managers and leaders.  Students will draw from their MBA course work, career experiences and synthesizing activities to build a customized professional portfolio.


1. Apply Online

2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.

3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).

Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
Give an example of how you have demonstrated excellence as a leader and how it impacted the organization.

4. Submit a current, professional resume.

Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in a graduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Start Dates

Spring 2015 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Delivery: Blended
Class Day: Tuesday
Chat Time: 6-9 p.m. CST

Start Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Wednesday
Chat Time: 7-8:30 p.m. CST

Summer 2015 Term

Start Date: Monday, May 12, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Monday
Chat Time: 7-8:30 p.m. CST