Master of Business Administration – Health Care Administration
Health care providers face increasingly complex operational environments. Administrators and executives in health care need advanced skills and knowledge in order to effectively support their clinicians and patients. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Health Care Administration at Gwynedd Mercy University teaches technical and practical skills in management of health care facilities, operations, and personnel.
Grounded in our Mercy values, this health care 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 – Health Care Administration
The MBA with a specialization in Health Care 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 Health Care specialization courses, students develop advanced technical knowledge in finance, HR management, and technology for health care.
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:
- Health Care Budgeting, Planning, and Finance
- Managing Health Care Delivery Systems
- Health Care 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 is open to graduates of a bachelor’s degree program at a regionally-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 health care 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.