Online Healthcare MBA
Classes meet entirely online.
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.
The Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management Emphasis program consists of 44 credit hours and is offered fully online. The Healthcare MBA is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule. Blended and on-campus options are also available.
Students who earn a Healthcare MBA 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.
Org Leadership & 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.
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.
Health Care Biomedical Ethics
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.
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
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.
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.
Hlth Care Strategic Ldrshp
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.
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 curent, professional resume.
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Fall 2013 Term
Start Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Class Day: Tuesday
Chat Time: 8-9 p.m. CST
Spring 2014 Term
Start Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Class Day: Wednesday
Class Time: 6-9 p.m. CST
Summer 2014 Term
Start Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Class Day: Thursday
Chat Time: 8-9 p.m. CST