Shorter University’s accelerated online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered 100% online and can be completed in as little as 12 months. Beginning in Spring 2016, a concentration in Healthcare Management is available for those who are interested in applying business principles to a position in the healthcare industry. This program, in addition to the standard MBA curriculum, gives students specific fundamentals in areas such of healthcare law, informatics, human resources, and marketing.
An MBA is one of the most prestigious and popular business degree programs available. The Healthcare Management concentration is designed for individuals who wish to pursue or advance their career in the healthcare and healthcare management industries. The curriculum includes a combination of courses related to both business and healthcare industries. Students will learn to apply core business disciplines of accounting, finance, economics, and research methods while also focusing on healthcare related areas of law, informatics, human resources, and marketing.
Master of Business Administration graduates typically command higher starting salaries compared with other master’s graduates in the U.S. The Graduate Management Admissions Council’s 2012 Year-End Poll of Employers revealed that 76 percent of companies worldwide planned to hire MBA graduates in 2013. Those who complete the concentration in Healthcare Management will be qualified for leadership careers related to the administration and management of healthcare organizations.
To be eligible for admission to Shorter University’s MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management program, students must meet the following admission requirements, evidenced by submitting the following documents in an admission portfolio for evaluation:
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours attempted.
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Demonstration of the ability to perform graduate work in the areas of Accounting, Economics and Statistics. This can be demonstrated by satisfactory completion undergraduate courses.
- Candidates with an insufficient undergraduate GPA may submit the results from the GMAT to bolster their application. For those students who submit the GMAT, the following formula shall apply: GPA x 200 points + total GMAT score must be at least 1,000 points.
- A current resume documenting at least three years of relevant full-time work experience.
- Two letters of recommendation from employers, instructors or others in a position to evaluate the applicant’s ability to handle graduate work in business administration.
- A personal statement of objectives emphasizing how the completion of the MBA degree would affect the applicant’s professional performance and career goals.
- The applicant may include any additional supporting documents that would help the admissions committee in determining the potential success of the applicant.
Final acceptance into the program will be at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee and its assessment of the candidate’s potential to complete the program.
MBA: HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT COURSES
ACC 5600: Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
BUS 5000: Introduction to Graduate Studies (1 credit)
BUS 5130: Legal Aspects of Healthcare (3 credits)
BUS 5250: Business Analytics and Research Methods (3 credits)
BUS 5410: Managerial Finance (3 credits)
BUS 6720: Healthcare Informatics (3 credits)
ECO 5500: Managerial Economics (3 credits)
MGT 5340: Human Resources Management for Healthcare (3 credits)
MGT 6910: Policy and Strategy – Industry (3 credits)
MGT 6920: Policy and Strategy – Company (3 credits)
MKT 6250: Marketing Management for Healthcare (3 credits)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS IN DEGREE: 31