Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Management Emphasis

An Affordable Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration Can Get You the Job You Want

The demand for healthcare administrators is skyrocketing, and MACU is committed to preparing effective leaders to fill these positions. The Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management program prepares students to make an impact in the medical world by providing them with a skill set in general business as well as specialized knowledge pertaining to healthcare management.

The program emphasizes the strategic implementation of ideas and processes so that students graduate ready to apply what they’ve learned. Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped to take on roles of leadership, execute plans for quality improvement and enhance processes and programs in a hospital.

In the MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management program, students will build on their broad knowledge of business practices gained in core MBA classes by taking courses that focus on business in the sphere of healthcare, such as human resource development and management, legal and regulatory issues, finance, information management, technology and operations management.

As students accumulate specialized knowledge, they will expand their understanding by discussing material and sharing experiences with peers. In addition, each assignment in the program includes a spiritual dimension, reflecting the program’s dedication to developing students holistically.

Why Choose MACU for a Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Healthcare Management?

Graduates receive a degree from the program named Oklahoma’s top Christian MBA program by the Journal Record’s 2017 Reader Rankings.

Our six-week classes are developed to fit into the schedule of a working adult so that students do not have to sacrifice excellence in their current careers in order to further their educations.

The distinctiveness of MACU’s healthcare administration program does not stop at flexibility – the program also boasts a Christian perspective that many programs at other schools do not. Instructors teach strategies based on the virtues and character of Christ, producing healthcare professionals who always operate both effectively and ethically.

Oklahoma - Master's in Healthcare Management

Career Opportunities in Healthcare Institutions

  • Finance Manager
  • Administrator
  • Clinic Manager
  • Human Resources Development Manager
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Nurse Manager (if individual is already a nurse)
Master's in Healthcare Administration

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Courses

Code Course
ACCN5133 Managerial Accounting
This course introduces the financial statement, their sources and functions, and managerial control systems involved with the accounting process, including variance analysis and budgeting. It serves as an overview of the accounting function and its use in the management of the functional units within the organization.
ECON5223 Managerial Economics in the Globalized Environment
This course applies the principles of economics to rational business operations. The course will focus on managerial economics: demand theory, pricing and elasticity, forecasting and production levels, costs, capital allocation, distribution, and consumption. Students will explore such economic concepts as opportunity costs, the concepts of supply versus demand, profit maximization, and monetary systems. Economic geopolitical events with cause and effect relationships will be highlighted throughout the course.
FINC5333 Modern Corporate Finance
This course examines corporate utilization and allocation of monetary resources, capital, budgeting, the time value of money, security valuation, debt-equity structure, international finance, weighted average cost of capital, and other financial issues are examined with a view toward providing the student with decision-making tools for risk and investment analysis.
HC5213 Health Care Management
This course will review the unique nature of planning, organizing, and leading performed by managers in health care organizations. The course will include a review of the functional disciplines of management including; marketing, accounting, finance, legal, information systems, human resource behavior and management, and management science and their application in the health care environment.
HC5223 Health Care Legal Environment
This course will focus on the law as it relates to the delivery of health care in hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices and other medical care environments. The course will analyze the concepts associated with modern tort law as it applies to health care and will also review other areas of law that impact health care including contracts, criminal law, employment law, and other laws governing business organizations.
HC5233 Health Care Finance
This course provides an overview of the health care financial issues and explores the current financial climate. Issues in reimbursement structures, regulatory mechanisms, and cost controls are discussed. For profit and not for profit financial statements and annual audits are reviewed and analyzed.
HC5243 Health Care Information Systems
This course provides an introduction to technological tools that support health care administration, management, and decision making.
MGMT5113 Organizational Behavior
This course introduces the theories of behavior in human management. A critical analysis is performed on the contributions to the organizational behavior discipline and its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of culture development, time management, job design, change, motivation, leadership development, communication, small group dynamics, and negotiation in the business setting.
MGMT5233 Marketing Analysis and Strategy
This course examines the marketing functions and strategies related to the product, place, price and promotion of goods or services provided by the organization. The student will become familiar with the elements of a marketing plan and will be capable of analyzing complex situations leading to feasible solutions.
MGMT5323 Human Resource Management
This course focuses on the human resource management functions in profit and nonprofit organizations. Major topics include: human resource planning, legal requirements, job analysis and design, recruitment, selection, placement, training and development, performance appraisals, career development, compensation and benefits, and reward systems. It will examine how diverse human resource management functions contribute to corporate profitability and why they are critical to an organization’s long-term survival. Students will explore the interdependencies between human resource and organizational strategies.
MGMT5353 Communication in Professional Organ izations
This course is designed to groom the aspiring business professional leader to deliver professional, concise, powerful, and audience appropriate communication by utilizing the most acceptable tools, modes and media available. This will also sensitize the professional to appropriate communication etiquette and protocols to help ensure the credibility and effectiveness of the intended message.
MGMT5413 Legal Environment
This course examines the impact of laws and the legal system on the business environment and managerial decision making. Major topics include: contracts, commercial transactions, agency relationships, organization choices, federal-state-local governance with special emphasis on EEOC and ADA issues, property law, and hiring practices. Special emphasis will be placed on recent court cases impacting the business arena.
MGMT6313 Management Science
This course is an in-depth study of the application of the scientific approach to managerial decision making. Students will become familiar with the quantitative methods used in solving business problems. Using mathematical modeling, the student will formulate computer-based solutions to problems related to operations, marketing, finance, and other functions encountered in organizations.
MGMT6423 Strategic Business Management
This course demonstrates the strategic linkage between the functional disciplines (marketing, accounting, finance, legal, information systems, human resource behavior and management, and management science) within the strategic management process. This course focuses on how managers originate, implement, and assess strategies and serves as a capstone for the MBA program.

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