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Online MBA: Healthcare Management Specialization

Advance in Careers at the Intersection of Business and Healthcare

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  • Duration 16 months
  • Cost per Credit $950
  • Credit Hours 44

Program Benefits

  • Enter or advance in the fast-growing healthcare industry.
  • Gain a competitive edge in your career.
  • Learn from knowledgeable faculty.

Connect Your Business Expertise to the Healthcare Industry

Our online MBA in Healthcare Management, containing courses taught by faculty from UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and the College of Health Sciences, will help you learn about critical issues facing healthcare today. You’ll explore healthcare reform, population-based care, informatics, e-service delivery and how those impact the patient experience. Complete the Healthcare Management concentration with nine credits, or choose the Healthcare Management major with 15 credits.

With Your MBA in Healthcare Management, You Will:

Become a Healthcare Leader

100% online

16 months

9 credits

Our online MBA in Healthcare Management offers opportunities for professionals in healthcare to develop their business and leadership skills, as well as opportunities for professionals interested in entering the rapidly growing healthcare industry. Complete the Healthcare Management concentration with nine credits, or choose the Healthcare Management major with 15 credits. To view the complete list of MBA courses, visit the program curriculum page.

Note: HOSP 615, HOSP 640 and HLTH 844 are required for the Healthcare Management specialization.

Sample Courses

The rapid pace of technological change as it relates to connectivity and communications is having a significant impact on healthcare service delivery. Due to enhanced mobility and the proliferation of faster service solutions in nearly all sectors of industry, customer expectations have arguably increased at a fundamental level. How can the healthcare industry adapt to this paradigmatic shift and yet provide high level of assurance expected of it in terms of the quality service? By taking this course, students will be able to evaluate, design and articulate e-service solutions in the healthcare industry. Concepts related to technology and e-services will be applied to a healthcare context using academic articles, industry reports and case studies.

This course engages the healthcare community in critical issues facing the healthcare industry today. Due to CMS (Center for Medicare & Medical Services), HCAHPS and CGCAHPS requirements; as well as intense industry competition, the effectiveness of healthcare delivery is being measured by the quality of related direct and indirect services, including quality of accommodations, communication, and other auxiliary services. Many of these services are not medical in nature, rather they relate directly to patient experience and creating a culture of patient engagement. The goal is to make hospitals and medical practices truly hospitable and prepare current and future healthcare providers, doctors, NPs, nurses, healthcare scientists, students and allied healthcare professionals to deeply connect to the emotional side of patient care and experience. These emotional experiences, especially sensory landscape, effective communicating, and connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, are critical to patient engagement, patient confidence, and healing. Current hospital staff and future hospital managers need to be better prepared to face the changing healthcare environment and the increased focus on a total patient experience and engagement.

Examines theories of leadership and models of change and innovation in healthcare. Gain a systems perspective useful in analyzing the leadership and management needs of healthcare organizations. Examine the key drivers affecting contemporary healthcare delivery. Special emphasis will be placed on developing leaders capable of leading innovation and change in healthcare.

Examines nursing leadership required for population health evaluation and service delivery with a specific focus on policy development and healthcare financing. Gain knowledge needed to position doctor ally-prepared nurses to develop, implement and evaluate policies, programs and financing structures to support innovative methods of decreasing rates of disease and increasing wellness to improve population health.

Integrates knowledge of healthcare information technology and public health data to support and facilitate individual and population health management and improvement. Focuses on the analysis and application of information technologies that support the provision of care including social context, availability of technology, and structure of information along with legal, regulatory, and ethical concerns. Emerging technologies and contemporary issues are highlighted.

Career Outlook

With an online MBA in Healthcare Management, you can advance in healthcare careers that are growing faster than almost any other industry. Over two million new jobs in healthcare will become available from 2021 to 2031.1 To view more exiting career path options, visit the MBA careers page.

Hospital Manager or Administrator $119,450 per year2

Government Health Services Manager or Administrator $117,000 per year2

Outpatient Care Manager or Administrator $99,540 per year2

Choose From Six MBA Specializations

UD’s online MBA program offers six in-demand specializations. Explore them below.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: Information Technology

Become an IT leader who can meet organizational goals. You’ll develop knowledge of how data is managed within an organization and how systems are designed so you can solve problems related to information system business functions.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: Business Analytics

Learn to integrate data science, business strategy and management science to optimize outcomes and develop predictive models for an organization or nonprofit.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: International Business

Globalize your understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the business world, and prepare to navigate global business environments successfully.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: Strategic Leadership

Explore all of the skills and capacities needed to influence others, manage change, set strategic direction, build teams and support networks and navigate the complex analytical and human dimensions inherent in any leadership role.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: Finance

Build a company’s value by optimizing current funds and finding new revenue avenues. Experiential coursework in financial management, analysis and reporting prepare you to lead organizational growth in corporate, investment and international finance careers.

Answers to Common Questions

We’ve provided answers to the most commonly asked questions about UD’s online programs. If we missed anything, you can get in touch with a knowledgeable admissions counselor by phone at (844) 237-1338.

You can earn your degree in as few as 16 months full-time, or complete the program part-time at your convenience.

Yes. The online MBA at the University of Delaware is delivered through the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, which has been accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for more than 50 years. AACSB accreditation is the highest standard of accreditation for business schools in the world, and a distinction fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned.

You can transfer up to nine credits from another AACSB accredited MBA program that have not already been used toward a completed degree. Contact an admissions counselor at (844) 237-1338 for more information about transferring your prior credits.

You may start this program in the fall, summer or spring semesters. Applications are accepted at any time up until a week before classes begin. Applications are accepted up until 3 weeks prior to when classes begin.

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Yes. To complete the program, you have the following completion options: one major, up to three concentrations or a combination of electives. Choose from concentrations in Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business and Strategic Leadership. You might also complete your degree with a series of approved General Elective courses.

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