• Health Care Administration - MBAJobs for medical health and services managers are expected to grow by 22% from 2010 to 2020.

    MBA in Health Care Administration

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    Colorado Christian University seeks to give students an advantage in the working world by providing excellent education, small class sizes, and specialized training. In alignment with these goals, CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies has developed an MBA in Health Care Administration.

    The largest and most complex growing industry needs a new type of leader. In the last 24 months, the health care business has taken extreme turns with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. In addition, previous health care requirements – in conjunction with the ACA – will place new demands on physicians, senior leaders, directors, and those wanting to be the health care leaders of the future. Colorado Christian University's online MBA in Health Care Administration is for the working adult who is in leadership, or expects to be in a health care leadership role in the next 10 years. This degree will serve individuals in acute care settings, long-term care, accountable care organizations, public health care organizations, community based health care organizations, physician executives, health care policy makers, and more.

    Are you one of those leaders?

    Health Care Administration

    In a response to the recent shifts in health care, the MBA in Health Care Administration will equip students to professionally deal with the pace of change in health care today as they learn to manage the systems and resources of a clinic, hospital department, or long-term care facility. Students will also learn to consider the spirituality of health care and its applications. The MBA in Health Care Administration degree will meet a drastically increasing need, as jobs for medical health and services managers are expected to grow by 22% from 2010 to 2020.*

    Who should consider an MBA in Health Care Administration?

    The traditional MBA holds its international reputation for being one of the best academic educational programs for generalized leadership in most organizations. An MBA in Health Care Administration at CCU allows for this leader to address health care issues with expertise in: bio-ethics; accreditation and legal requirements; complex payer systems; and operational strategies that address mission, cost, and various health care revenue streams. The program is 39 credits and can be completed in two years, with each course lasting seven weeks.

    What are some career paths for those with an MBA in Health Care Administration degree?

    Join more than 271,000 Health Care Administration professionals employed in the U.S. today. Most Health Care Administration professionals work in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, home health care, and outpatient care centers. However, there are new roles now developing in public policy, accountable care organizations (ACO’s), and medical homes programs.

    Some specific jobs you could obtain with the MBA in Health Care Administration include: Health Care Facility Manager/Director, Hospital Administrator, Clinic Supervisor, Health Care Consultant, Health Care Services Director, Quality Improvement Program Manager/Director, Clinical Practice Manager/Director, Physician in an Administrative Position, Chief Nursing Officer, and Accountable Care Organization Director.

    CCU’s MBA in Health Care Administration Courses

    CCU’s Health Care Administration courses will prepare you to blend a focused business experience with technical aspects of Health Care Administration. You’ll integrate academics with moral principles from Scripture so you can grow as a servant leader, strengthen your ethical framework, and responsibly influence your profession.

    The health care administration emphasis courses at CCU include:

    • Organization of Health Care Systems and Policy (HCA 605). An overview and critical analysis of the U.S. health care delivery system, accreditation licensure, and regulatory policies that encompass most health care organizations today and into the future. Students will apply business decision-making to complex health care issues.
    • Strategic Thinking in Health Care Economics and Finance (HCA 610). This course examines shifting methods and strategies in fiscal management of health care systems including application of changing political environments, future legislative initiatives and financial implications that impact the local health care organization. Students will be challenged to be strategic leaders implementing and evaluating creative and effective solutions.
    • Health Care Law and Accreditations (HCA 615). Federal and state law pertaining to the health care industry including OSHA compliance, Medicare and Medicaid regulations and hospital federal and state mandates. Students analyze trends in accreditation, certification, credentialing and bylaw standards as a way to protect the public, improve quality and influence change for the future.
    • Quality Methods for Health Care Performance Improvement (HCA 620). This course describes and examines the leading quality improvement practices that are transforming the U.S. health care system. Quality frameworks such as Six Sigma and Lean productions systems will be examined as an advanced framework for performance improvement.
    • MBA Capstone Course (MBA 699). The Capstone course has been designed to assist MBA students in assimilating and synthesizing all of the material covered over the course of their program at CCU. This course applies an integrated methodology to management, leadership, problem-solving and moral/ethical decision-making (biblical principles) using all of the functional areas of business; leadership theory and application, systems and technologies.

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