Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Administration
Healthcare providers face increasingly complex operational environments. Administrators and executives in healthcare need advanced skills and knowledge in order to effectively support their clinicians and patients. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Healthcare Administration at Gwynedd Mercy University teaches technical and practical skills in management of healthcare facilities, operations, and personnel.
Grounded in our Mercy values, this healthcare MBA can enhance and extend your strategic and critical thinking capabilities across all business functions. This MBA degree is presented online to support the needs of full-time working professionals. It features an accelerated course format in which you take one course at a time in seven-week blocks.
Goals of the MBA – Healthcare Administration
The MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Administration is a 30-credit graduate degree program in business. Students cover advanced business administration skills in the MBA core, with an emphasis on establishing strategic decision-making capabilities.
In the Healthcare specialization courses, students develop advanced technical knowledge in finance, HR management, and technology for healthcare.
Program Structure and Course Topics
The program consists of seven core MBA courses and three specialization courses. Course topics in the MBA core include:
- Ethical Decision Making and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Strategic Management
- Accounting for Decision Makers
- Marketing Planning
- Managing Business Operations
- Managerial Finance
These courses develop strategic thinking and decision-making capabilities through application of technical knowledge to real-world business problems. Concentration courses include:
- Healthcare Budgeting, Planning, and Finance
- Managing Healthcare Delivery Systems
- Healthcare Information Systems
At the end of the program, students complete a capstone business plan that allows them to demonstrate knowledge across the curriculum.
Who Can Apply
This MBA degree program requires no GRE or GMAT testing, but it does require applicants to be graduates of a bachelor’s degree program from a accredited college or university. Applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 during their undergraduate program to qualify for admission.
Students whose bachelor’s degree did not include significant business coursework may take six one-credit foundation courses that teach critical knowledge in areas such as accounting, marketing, and statistics. The foundation courses provide knowledge that is necessary for success in the graduate-level MBA courses.
Applicants who fall just below the minimum GPA requirement (2.7-2.9 GPA) may request a review of their application by the program director. However, acceptance of an application for review does not guarantee admission into the program.
For complete admissions requirements, please see our course catalog.
MBA Study Options for Today’s Graduate Student
Gwynedd Mercy University designs its online degree programs to meet the needs of students who are employed full-time. Our healthcare MBA degree program is delivered through an online learning environment that offers you:
- Convenience – Complete your weekly assignments at a time and place that works for you.
- Accelerated completion—Take courses one at a time in seven-week blocks.
- Community – Connect with like-minded classmates and instructors who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
When you study with Gwynedd Mercy University, you become part of a community of motivated learners who are committed to living their values through their careers.
Gwynedd Mercy University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.