Online MBA in Healthcare Management
Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration Healthcare Management concentration is designed to help you prepare for management responsibilities in the unique field of healthcare. The MBA in healthcare management curriculum integrates essential business skills such as accounting, finance and decision-making with healthcare-specific management practices and policies. Concentration courses include Managing the Healthcare Organization, Systems in Healthcare and a Healthcare Management Capstone where you will be expected to complete a real-world, in-depth project using comprehensive research and analysis.
Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations as the baby-boomer population ages and demand for medical services increase.1 The program is designed to help you examine management processes and skills and explore the opportunity to implement them across various healthcare systems.
The MBA in Healthcare Management:
- Is programmatically accredited by ACBSP
- Has courses that integrate intellipath®, our proprietary learning application, which you can use to customize coursework to suit your knowledge level
- Is ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year*
- Can be completed in as little as 12 months2
CTU aims to make it easy to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Our online and mobile-friendly classes run 5 weeks long and you can choose from 9 start dates a year.
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Programs.
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)
- January 02, 2024
- February 06, 2024
- March 19, 2024
- Colorado Springs
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Effective August 2023, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Aurora Campus.
The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management (MBA-HCM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Colorado Springs campus. It consists of 32 credit hours in the business administration core and 16 credit hours in the healthcare management concentration.
This program is designed to provide students with a strong focus in business administration skills coupled with the essentials of healthcare management. The program offers students an opportunity to develop a solid understanding of business and management concepts in accounting, finance, strategic management and decision-making with application to leadership roles in healthcare industries.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT615This course focuses on constructing and evaluating financial models to enhance profitability in the manufacturing environment. Students will evaluate the cost structures, pricing, and the role the balanced score card plays in purchasing and manufacturing decisions. Advanced Cost Accounting 4 ECON616
During this course the student will study the practical aspects of both micro- and macroeconomics and how they are applied to the managerial environment. The students investigate the role of economic principles in management analysis and decision making: the study of demand, cost, and supply concepts from a business viewpoint; and the application of national income measures to strategic planning and the future.
Applied Managerial Economics 4 HCM640
This course emphasizes healthcare management decision making by utilizing healthcare accounting and finance concepts. The following subjects are addressed in the course: financial reports and metrics, financial analysis and planning, financial forecasting, financial markets, financial leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting processes, cost of capital and long term financing. The student will have the opportunity to apply these concepts by completing a financial strategy report and accomplishing a research report summarizing an application of financial analysis from either the academic or professional literature.
Applied Healthcare Managerial Finance 4 HCM641
This course will review and analyze first, leadership versus managerial theory, second, examine societal expectations for ethical behavior, and finally how regulatory scrutiny affects both leaders and managers in a healthcare organizational setting. This course will differentiate among decision problems and ethical decision-making processes in the healthcare setting. Students will also have the opportunity to examine a variety of complex ethical issues confronting healthcare industry professionals as they work with various stakeholders of a healthcare organization.
Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making in Healthcare 4 HRMT620
Human capital management creates a paradigm to strategically look at people as the most valuable asset. This course provides a framework for students to integrate human capital management as part of the overall business strategy. By understanding, evaluating and integrating the human capital management model, the student will also be able to apply these approaches both domestically and globally.
Strategic Human Capital Management 4 MGMT601This course emphasizes the application of descriptive and inferential business statistics to decisions made in a managerial role. Presented with a scenario, students focus on analyzing published research, databases, and statistics to recommend management strategies based upon business metrics. Business Analytics for Management Decisions 4 MGMT690
Students will master analytical and integrative tools to perform in-depth analyses of industries, firms, and competitors. Course material includes methods to predict competitive behavior and develop and implement strategic plans to achieve and sustain a competitive profile in the emerging global marketplace.
Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4 MKTG630
This course emphasizes the application of marketing concepts, tools and decision-making processes middle managers use in developing marketing plans, programs and strategies. Within the marketing strategy framework, it also examines market analysis and measurement, profitability and productivity analysis, product development, promotion and pricing strategies, the logistics systems approach and the marketing plan. The student will apply the knowledge learned by structuring and presenting to the class a practical strategic marketing plan.
Applied Managerial Marketing 4 Total Credit Hours: 32
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours HCM612This course focuses on health care leadership and management practices. Students will examine the current structure, operation, and regulation of the U.S. health care system, and discuss the factors influencing the future direction of healthcare in the United States. Students will apply essential management concepts and professional competencies and behaviors to the unique social, physical and emotional environments of healthcare organizations. Managing the Healthcare Organization 4 HCM632
This course studies healthcare systems and the delivery of healthcare. In addition, factors such as access, population health and health policies will be examined to assess their influence on healthcare systems.
Systems in Healthcare 4 HCM650
The Healthcare Management Capstone uses the functional skills students have developed in previous core and concentration courses in this program – including healthcare, business management, and business administration - to complete an in-depth project. The course requires the student to perform comprehensive research, analysis, and study on either a desired area of interest or a major business problem or issue that impacts the student’s own company or organization. The student will utilize research methodologies to prepare a formal research report.
MBA Healthcare Management Capstone 4 ELE 600-level Elective 4 Total Credit Hours: 16
Total Credit Hours: 48
Accreditations and AlignmentsThis program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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Admission RequirementsMBA 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 two MBA foundation courses (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 continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs must complete the 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 MGMT502 or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully 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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CTU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management Degree Program is designed to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant for pursuing potential opportunities in the workforce. This business degree program emphasizes essential business skills like accounting, finance, and decision-making with healthcare-specific management practices and policies. Students can examine management processes and skills and explore the opportunity to implement them across various healthcare systems.
As you work to complete your MBA, you will be immersed in courses where you will study these topics and much more: healthcare leadership and management practices; the U.S. healthcare system; access, population health, and health policies; and factors influencing the future of healthcare.
Courses for the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management start online approximately every five weeks. Completion of the CTU admissions process will depend on how quickly you complete the steps in the CTU online application process. You may complete the application process over the phone with an advisor or you may go online. Once you’ve completed the online application, you may hear from an advisor within the following 24 hours to discuss the next steps toward starting your degree program. Master’s programs may have additional entrance requirements that take additional processing time.
The Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management degree program consists of 48 credits. You may be eligible for transfer credit, which is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer.
As you study topics in business and healthcare that are always being evaluated and updated to reflect industry-relevant trends, you will experience a curriculum through classroom learning and hands-on experience that aligns to industry standards and helps you work to develop skills that are applicable to the competitive global business environment..
The Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete two MBA foundation courses (MGMT502 and MGMT503). The foundation requirements may be waived if the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs must complete the MBA Foundation Requirements. MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT502 or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited February 10, 2021).
2 As a master’s degree program, this program is designed as an 18-month program; however; many factors will impact your time to completion, including course loads, proficiency and/or transfer credits and breaks. Students who take 1-2 classes per session, may complete the program in as little as 12 months.