Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration Online

Build on your business expertise as you prepare for current and future challenges as a leader in a wide range of healthcare environments.

12/26/22 Next Application Due Date
1/9/23 Start Classes
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Program Overview

Get to know our MBA in Healthcare Administration online

$19,350* Total Tuition
As few as 16 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration online program enhances your leadership and management skills as you learn to develop and apply a solid foundation of business concepts specific to the healthcare setting.

Our online MBA in Healthcare Administration equips you with the industry insights that are essential to advance in this growing field. Learn and apply the critical skills you need for roles such as Medical and Health Services Manager, Medical Practice Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Hospital Administrator, Risk Manager, Sales Manager/Director, and Communications Director in healthcare organizations.

The supportive and highly connected faculty at SOU shares its expertise in ways that yield real-world relevance. Learn and prepare to embrace the latest challenges in healthcare administration.

Discover the same quality MBA program, delivered online

"I was really able to fine tune my values and what my passions were and how I could apply those in my everyday life and work. The online MBA just makes sense."

- Amy Dail, SOU online MBA graduate

In the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration online program, you will:

  • explore key topics in the organizational and operational systems of healthcare management,
  • gain an understanding of the latest technology as it pertains to patient care and effective communication in healthcare organizations,
  • engage and communicate clearly with other healthcare administrators, staff, patients, their families, and the community,
  • investigate relevant healthcare topics in the United States and assess their impact on patients,
  • examine the role of information systems in contemporary healthcare settings, and
  • study fundamental concepts of microeconomics as a means of understanding and analyzing business problems.

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SOU offers our online Master of Business Administration in a variety of concentration areas. Explore all of our online MBA programs.

Learn what the SOU online MBA program can do for you

We attract students that are not necessarily working in a corporate world, but also both in government and nonprofits.

- Rene Ordonez, PhD, Professor, SOU online MBA

$19,350* Total Tuition
As few as 16 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours
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Tuition

Discover the value of our competitively priced tuition

The SOU Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration online program features the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition whether you reside in Oregon or outside the state.

Tuition breakdown:

$19,350* Total Tuition
$430 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$19,350* Total Tuition
$430 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Our application deadlines and class schedules

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration online program is convenient and accessible for working professionals. All courses are seven weeks in length, with multiple start dates each year. View the calendar to see upcoming starts and related due dates.

Now enrolling:

12/26/22 Apply Date
1/9/23 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall9/26/229/12/229/12/229/21/2210/1/2211/13/227 weeks
Winter1/9/2312/26/2212/26/221/4/231/14/232/26/237 weeks
Spring4/3/233/20/233/20/233/29/234/8/235/21/237 weeks

Now enrolling:

12/26/22 Apply Date
1/9/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

Qualifications for our MBA in Healthcare Administration online program

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration online admission process is streamlined to help you get started right away. Requirements for full admission include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 2.75 GPA with three years relevant experience or 3.0 GPA

MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration Online Admission Requirements

  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and transcripts verifying a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are granted full admission status into the MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration online degree program.
    • Applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.75 qualify for full admission status by verifying three or more years of relevant work experience within the application.
    • Provisional admission status is available for applicants with an undergraduate GPA lower than 2.75 who have three years of relevant work experience. Students admitted on a provisional basis must earn a B or better in courses taken during their first term in order to continue in the program.
  • Applicants must submit transcripts from all previous educational institutions attended.
  • International student applicants interested in enrolling in the SOU online Master of Business Administration program should contact the Office of International Programs for information related to international admissions and visa restrictions. Contact the Office of International Programs by emailing [email protected].

Southern Oregon University considers you an international student if you are NOT a:

  • U.S. citizen or national;
  • U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen.

Graduate Admission Requirements for International Students:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree from a recognized university in that country.
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; documents must be official and include an English translation. Applicants are required to have documents mailed to SOU in a sealed envelope from the school, which has not been opened.
    • SOU will not accept scans, faxes, photocopies, or already opened documents.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score
    • If English is not your native language, you will need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • You do not need to submit a score if you earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. college/university or completed your education in a native English-speaking country.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

SOU Admissions Department
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

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Courses

Get to know our 100% online MBA in Healthcare Administration

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration online, you must complete 13 courses (45 credit hours), covering 33 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone course) and 12 credit hours of concentration courses.

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students learn how to plan and implement effective marketing strategies through case analysis and research in strategic applications. Emphasizes best practices to successfully address marketing challenges faced by actual businesses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Students apply contemporary operations management techniques and tools to realistic business situations. Case studies and computer-based models are utilized as decision-making tools. MBA 514 must be taken during the final two terms. The MBA ETS Major Field Test will be administered via this course. The Field Test is part of the program's accreditation and assessment process. An $80 course fee will be assessed for this test.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the role of information systems (IS) in contemporary business organizations. Provides an overview of key information systems and technologies. Emphasizes the management behavior, knowledge, and skills necessary to participate in making decisions about information systems. Also introduces current trends and drivers, including emerging technologies that affect the present and future of information systems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Explores the accounting function of an organization from a managerial perspective. Students gain an understanding of cost characteristics, cash flows, and reporting; the appropriate application of costs in decision-making; and the behavioral ramifications and interdependency of accounting within the organization as a whole.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the roles and techniques of research in retail, service, community, and industry settings. Research methods and procedures such as design, data collection, analysis, and recommendations are applied to an actual organizational situation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Explores fundamental concepts of microeconomics (market equilibrium, firm and consumer behavior, and industry structure and competition) as a means of understanding and analyzing business problems. Basic macroeconomic models are developed to help explain long-run trends and short-run fluctuations in key macroeconomic variables: GDP, inflation, interest rates, wage and profit rates, and budget deficits. Applies the basic principles of finance theory to decisions facing the corporate manager.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acquaints students with fundamental legal concepts affecting organizations through case studies and guest speakers. Concepts are discussed within a general managerial framework with distinctions made for private, nonprofit, and governmental entities. Major topics covered include tort liability, contracts and legal agreements, intellectual property rights, administrative law, individual liability, and legal economics/ADR applications. Management law covered includes employment issues such as wrongful non-hiring and termination, discrimination, ADA (disabilities), sexual harassment, and similar issues. Introduces contemporary issues of ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) facing the business community.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational systems. Topics covered (from theoretical and practical perspectives) include understanding people, motivation, group dynamics, communication, leadership, power, politics, conflict, diversity, culture, decision making, change, and organizational structure.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores essential financial theory and develops applications in the areas of valuation of assets, financing decisions, risk assessment, and short-term asset and liability management. Develops the abilities to compare and value uncertain cash flows; evaluate the costs and risks of financing from stocks, bonds, and entrepreneurial sources; and manage short-term capital.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone course is intended to provide an experience that integrates the MBA coursework using intensive business cases and analysis. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all core courses. MBA 590 must be taken during the final two terms.
You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Reviews the theory and practice of quality improvement, with an emphasis on modeling of business processes, development of decision support tools, and performance measurement.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Explores communication in healthcare organizations. The course uses both a theoretical and applied approach to topics key to healthcare administrators, including communicating with patients and families, emotions (such as stress) in the workplace, new technology in healthcare organizations, crisis communication, and ethics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Engages key issues related to the organization and operations of the US healthcare system. The healthcare system in the United States is one of complexities due to the vast number of components that are central to its functioning. Regulators, payers, providers, consumers and suppliers all contribute to the system where higher spending does not necessarily equate to better healthcare outcomes.

Course learning objectives:

  • Describe the formation of the U.S. healthcare system
  • Identify and describe major U.S. healthcare providers
  • Distinguish between various types of health insurance and financing plans in the U.S.
  • Identify and analyze health disparities in the U.S.
  • Describe and discuss the role of the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S.
  • Examine telehealth and telemedicine processes in the U.S.
  • Identify and appraise different national and state level healthcare policies

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