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MBA — Healthcare Administration Emphasis

The largest and most complex growing industry needs a new type of leader. In recent years, the healthcare business has taken extreme turns with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. Healthcare requirements have placed new demands on physicians, senior leaders, directors, and those wanting to be the healthcare leaders of the future.

Colorado Christian University's online MBA in Healthcare Administration seeks to give students a sense of leadership in the healthcare field by providing excellent education, small class sizes, and specialized training. Students will also learn to consider the spirituality of healthcare and its applications.

Program Focus

Healthcare system; healthcare economics and finance; healthcare law and accreditations; and performance improvement

The Healthcare Administration MBA equips students to professionally deal with the pace of change in healthcare today as they learn to manage the systems and resources of a clinic, hospital department, or long-term care facility. The 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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare Administration at CCU allows for this leader to address healthcare issues with expertise in: bio-ethics; accreditation and legal requirements; complex payer systems; and operational strategies that address mission, cost, and various healthcare revenue streams.

CCU's Healthcare MBA designed for the working adult who is in leadership, or expects to be in a healthcare leadership role in the next 10 years. This degree will serve individuals in acute care settings, long-term care, accountable care organizations, public healthcare organizations, community based healthcare organizations, physician executives, healthcare policy makers, and more.

What are some job opportunities with an MBA in Healthcare Administration degree?

If you’re looking for a fulfilling career, join more than 271,000 Healthcare Administration professionals employed in the U.S. today. Most Healthcare Administration professionals work in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, 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 Healthcare Administration include: Healthcare Facility Manager/Director, Hospital Administrator, Clinic Supervisor, Healthcare Consultant, Healthcare 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 Healthcare Administration courses

CCU’s Healthcare Administration courses will prepare you to blend a focused business experience with technical aspects of Healthcare 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 healthcare administration emphasis courses at CCU include:

  • Organization of Healthcare Systems and Policy (HCA 605). An overview and critical analysis of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, accreditation licensure, and regulatory policies that encompass most healthcare organizations today and into the future. Students will apply business decision-making to complex healthcare issues.
  • Strategic Thinking in Healthcare Economics and Finance (HCA 610). This course examines shifting methods and strategies in fiscal management of healthcare systems including application of changing political environments, future legislative initiatives and financial implications that impact the local healthcare organization. Students will be challenged to be strategic leaders implementing and evaluating creative and effective solutions.
  • Healthcare Law and Accreditations (HCA 615). Federal and state law pertaining to the healthcare 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 Healthcare Performance Improvement (HCA 620). This course describes and examines the leading quality improvement practices that are transforming the U.S. healthcare 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.

If you're interested in career development for healthcare administrators, fill out the form on the page today! Our admissions representatives can answer your questions about CCU's Healthcare Administration graduate degrees.

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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