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Online MBA: Healthcare Management Specialization

Take a lead role and ensure exceptional care.

Prepare to manage outpatient clinics, hospitals, and a wide variety of other health services institutions with Our Lady of the Lake University’s (OLLU) Healthcare Management specialization.

You’ll learn to stay on top of healthcare laws and policies to maintain compliance, oversee operations, eliminate inefficiencies, and ultimately, ensure patients receive the highest-quality care.

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  • Duration 24 months
  • Cost per Credit $925
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • ACBSP-Acredited
  • No GRE/GMAT
  • No. 6 Best Online College in Texas

Become a Leader in Healthcare

Whether you want to oversee a clinical department or medical practice, manage a nursing home, or direct a hospital, OLLU will help you develop your skills with our Healthcare Management specialization.

By gaining an understanding of private and public healthcare providers’ managerial needs — as well as theories of finance, law, policy and leadership — you’ll graduate ready for administrative roles across healthcare settings.

All of our specialization courses are 100-percent online and able to be completed on your own time, so you can enhance your career while keeping up with your life outside of school. Stand out from other healthcare administrators with an education accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) from the No. 6 Best Online College in Texas (2017–2018), AffordableCollegesOnline.org.

Career Outlook: 14% Growth Through 2028

Healthcare occupations are the fastest-growing in the nation, with a growth rate of 14 percent (almost three times the national average) between 2018 and 2028.1 This growth is driven by people living longer, more active lives and creating increased demand for health services.

Medical and health services management positions are growing even faster, with an 18 percent increase in opportunities projected between 2018 and 2028. The median annual salary in this field is $99,730, and those employed by hospitals and government institutions earn a median salary of more than $105,000.2

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Curriculum: Planning and Policy Essentials

Through three courses, comprising nine credits, you’ll learn about the day-to-day responsibilities of healthcare management. That includes creating and maintaining a budget, using information management systems to enhance care, and working with insurance companies on reimbursement.

Using case studies and written assignments, you’ll learn to create healthcare strategies, policies and plans, ensure health services continually improve, and empower physicians, nurses and other staff to work together as a team.

Course Spotlight: HCMG 7304 Management of Healthcare Institutions

This course covers the organization of healthcare delivery systems in the United States. It includes analysis of demographic trends related to the aging U.S. population, early intervention programs for preventive and wellness care, basic epidemiological techniques for analyzing local healthcare needs, delivery systems in other countries, and implications on the emerging U.S. market.

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Course Spotlight: HCMG 7325 Healthcare Planning and Policy

In this course, you’ll analyze the mulitple dimensions of U.S. healthcare policy and their implications for current and future healthcare organizations. The class applies the theory by tracking healthcare legislation in progress, analyzes trends in policy-making to forecast future legislative initiatives, considers how to influence policy development, and applies concepts and techniques that can affect planning in health services delivery systems.

OLLU’s MBA Specializations

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Management Specialization

Dive into the science of management and gain the mix of hard and soft skills you need to bring out the best in your team.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 855-275-1082.

Students can complete the online MBA program in less than two years.

Tuition for the MBA program is $33,300 plus the cost of books and fees.

Yes, the online MBA offers two concentrations in Management and Healthcare Management. You can choose the concentration that best suits your career goals.

Students have the potential to transfer six credits (the equivalent of two classes) into the program.

Our MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Healthcare Occupations. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 1, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 1, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.