Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Management Online

Build an impressive business foundation and gain the expertise needed to advance as a leading administrator within the rapidly growing healthcare industry.

Apply by: 8/2/24
Start class: 8/23/24

Program Overview

A quick look at our accelerated healthcare management degree online

Total Tuition $15,270
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

The 100 percent online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Management program is for emerging leaders who want to qualify for a broad range of senior roles in health fields. This AACSB-accredited degree emphasizes how marketing, organizational behavior, leadership and operations management are implemented to support healthcare and medical organizations.

In addition to exploring the complex U.S. healthcare system, you will create marketing strategies that stand out in a competitive industry, learn industry-specific best practices in healthcare management to improve the performance of processes, and utilize strategies to manage and deliver healthcare services. Apply your knowledge to real-world negotiation, team management and interpersonal communication scenarios in the experiential capstone of this online MBA in Healthcare Management.

As a graduate of this online MBA program, you will be prepared to:

  • Serve as an executive leader or administrator in the rapidly changing and growing healthcare industry
  • Impact areas including regulatory requirements, industry standards, decision-making, marketing, and financial resource management as they apply to the health and care industry
  • Understand the history, evolution and the basic concepts central to the healthcare industry and healthcare environment
  • Design and effectively manage healthcare operations and processes
  • Apply marketing methods and techniques to understand consumers of healthcare services in order to create and deliver customer value
  • Serve as an executive leader or administrator in the rapidly changing and growing healthcare industry
  • Impact areas including regulatory requirements, industry standards, decision-making, marketing, and financial resource management as they apply to the health and care industry
  • Understand the history, evolution and the basic concepts central to the healthcare industry and healthcare environment
  • Design and effectively manage healthcare operations and processes
  • Apply marketing methods and techniques to understand consumers of healthcare services in order to create and deliver customer value

Healthcare management career opportunities:

  • Clinical Director
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Hospital COO
  • First-Line Supervisors
  • Medical and Health Service Managers
  • Clinical Director
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Hospital COO
  • First-Line Supervisors
  • Medical and Health Service Managers

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Total Tuition $15,270*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

Earn your degree affordably with our low-cost tuition

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,270
Per Credit Hour $509
*Total cost is estimated at $1,527 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers. Full estimated cost of attendance is listed here: https://www.uis.edu/financial-aid/cost-attendance.
*Total cost is estimated at $1,527 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Full estimated cost of attendance is listed here: https://www.uis.edu/financial-aid/cost-attendance

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,270*
Per Credit Hour $509

Calendar

Know your online MBA timetable

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/2/24
Next Class Start Date 8/23/24
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 2024-1st Half6/3/245/13/245/21/245/29/246/2/247/27/248 weeks
Fall 2024-1st Half8/23/248/2/248/12/248/18/248/22/2410/19/248 weeks
Fall 2024-2nd Half10/21/249/30/2410/8/2410/19/2410/20/2412/14/248 weeks
Spring 2025-1st Half1/13/2512/16/241/2/251/8/251/12/253/15/258 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/2/24
Next Class Start Date 8/23/24

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Admissions

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We’ve streamlined our admission process to save you time and effort. Just follow these simple steps to apply to our online healthcare management MBA.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No GMAT required
  • Official transcripts

Applicants to the UIS Online MBA must meet at least one of the following combinations for admission.

  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Bachelor's degree with a non-business major from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher and completion of gateway prerequisite courses BUS 501 Business Perspectives and ACC 505 Fundamentals of Business Decisions Making

Note: Students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Courses

These are the courses for your healthcare management degree online

For the online MBA Healthcare Management program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses, six credit hours of concentration courses and three credit hours of electives. The use of a Windows-based PC is preferred for this program.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to strategies used to manage and deliver healthcare services. It consists of analytical methods and tools to improve performance of healthcare processes.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of planning and internal management decision making and the use of accounting systems for control.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the conceptual foundations and practices of contemporary marketing as well as the planning, implementation, and control of the marketing function. Topics include situation analysis; marketing objectives; target market selection; and product, promotion, pricing, and physical distribution decisions.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of impacts of individuals, groups, and structural attributes on behavior within organizations.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Operations management concerns the production and delivery of goods and services. This course focuses on those business processes, procedures and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. Focus is on both understanding how the provision of goods is organized and managed and recognizing potential areas of improvement in the management or production of goods and services. Also of major study will be how operations management interfaces with other functional areas and the various issues and problems that traditionally arise in the field of operations management, including those related to technology, globalization, and ethics. Students who have not completed Managerial and Finance Accounting, Microeconomics and/0r Macroeconomics will be placed in ACC 505.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and variables include those used in financial analysis, planning, and control. Topics include financial forecasting, capital budgeting, leverage, valuation, cost of capital market and related legal/ethical issues.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the formulation of organizational missions and the implementation of policies and strategies to assure their achievement. This course focuses on the oversight of entire operations in light of stakeholder expectations and legal and ethical considerations. Capstone Course

Course Objectives

  • Develop and practice the ability to think strategically and define business strategy
  • Evaluate the effects of political, cultural, legal, market and socioeconomic forces and analyze industry environment
  • Conduct an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Identify ways to create competitive advantage and superior firm performance
  • Develop business-level and corporate-level strategies
  • Analyze complex business problems, evaluate possible solutions, apply various frameworks
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of the healthcare system and the healthcare industry with an emphasis on public health. An introduction to the regulatory complexity of the healthcare environment and an in-depth exploration of key federal and state laws including medical malpractice and patient care laws.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cultivate familiarity with a broad range of managerial as well as technical issues, technologies, and terminologies such as information systems high-level architecture and life cycle, information flow within organization, managerial decision making tools, data quality control and assurance, ethical and legal aspects of IS, and successful implementation of IS projects.
Based on Student Transcript Evaluation
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Discusses relevant elements of statistics, microeconomics, and accounting as they apply to administrative justification of decisions. Topics include data description, probability, sampling, supply and demand, and fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting such as financial statements and profitability analysis.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the gateway course to the MBA curriculum that introduces the core concepts in functional areas of management, marketing, finance and operations with an emphasis on application to business situations. Concepts are integrated through case analyses to pursue in-depth study of functional area topics throughout the graduate business curriculum. Other topics include ethical issues and the roles of globalization, diversity, technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation in business. *Only needed if you have a non-business UG degree.
Student must choose 1 of these courses
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduce project management concepts and methodologies. Manage projects in healthcare organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting and closing a project. Corse instructors will discuss project time, cost and risk management and also describe resource management and managing the organizational change to communicate projects in the healthcare industry.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to leadership styles, delegation, decision-making, communication, and subordinate development. Learning to measure and create customer value based on the dynamic changes in customers' needs and the social, economic, legal, and technological environment that surrounds them. Course Information: Restricted to Graduate students only.
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