Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management

Specialists with a deep understanding of the complex systems that govern day-to-day operations and ensure safe and efficient patient care are needed in the healthcare industry. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of medical and health services managers will grow 17% by the year 2024.1 Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management degree program offers students with professional experience the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge in this growing field.

The curriculum is designed to take a core set of business administration principles and teach students how to apply them in the unique field of healthcare. The program is structured to promote critical and creative thinking when managing and working to implement change within various health care systems.

CTU’s MBA degree program was received a Tier One North American MBA School ranking in 2017 by CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum.2 For the second year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Business Administration degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.3

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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    48
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting4
    ECON616Applied Managerial Economics4
    MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments4
    HCM640Applied Healthcare Managerial Finance 4
    HCM641Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making in Healthcare4
    MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making4
    HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management4
    MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing4
    Total Credit Hours:32
    Courses: Concentration
    HCM612Managing the Healthcare Organization4
    HCM632Systems in Healthcare4
    HCM650MBA Healthcare Management Capstone4
    ELE 600-level Elective4
    Total Credit Hours:16

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    MBA Foundation Requirements

    The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.
    Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.
    If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.
    MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501 prior to starting INTD670 and complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

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    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Apply sound business principles and practices to the unique field of healthcare
    • Demonstrate visionary leadership skills by creating innovative solutions
    • Analyze processes related to change management
    • Interpret and implement regulations affecting healthcare within ethical constraints
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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited August 1, 2017).

2CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum, named CTU’s MBA program a Tier One program among North American MBA Schools in 2017.

3Learn more about the U.S. News rankings for Colorado Technical University’s online degree programs.