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Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration

Complete Coursework: 12 months* Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $14,184 in-state $28,764 out-of-state **

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi online MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration is designed for working professionals seeking to advance their career with an AACSB-accredited master's degree in as few as 12 months.

Through this program, you will acquire basic business knowledge in an MBA with a strong background in healthcare administration. The four healthcare administration concentration courses include: The Health Care System, Health Economics & Policy, Health Care Financial Management, and Health Law and Ethics.

At Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, you can expect excellence in faculty, instruction and research, and the prestige of a coveted university degree when you graduate. With this degree, graduates are qualified to work as medical office and health services managers and administrators within health systems operations.

This program will enable you to...

  • Understand the major components of the American healthcare system and related issues in the administration of healthcare delivery
  • Understand the principles of healthcare economics and their implications for public policy
  • Be prepared to take on managerial responsibilities by applying the basics of financial management and techniques used in healthcare
  • Focus on law and ethics as applied within the healthcare sector

*This MBA can be completed in 12 months and will consist of 10 courses only if the applicant has completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Up to 4 additional courses may be required for any other undergraduate degrees.

**Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Regents.

Online Courses

Prerequisite Courses (Non-Business Undergraduate Degrees Only)

Theoretical and applied facets of financial and managerial accounting for business. The course includes preparation and communication of financial information as well as the uses of accounting data in planning and controlling activities of business firms and other types of organizations. Not open to students who have completed six semester hours of accounting.
An intensive study for graduate students with limited or no academic experience in economics. Provides an introduction to economic principles, analysis and procedures used in graduate-level study.
An intensive study for students with limited or no academic experience in finance. Helps to provide an understanding of the concepts of present value, funds flow analysis, cost of capital, capital budgeting, and valuation theories used in corporate finance. Prerequisites: ACCT 5312, ECON 5311 and ORMS 5310, or equivalents.
A study of analytical methods useful for business and economic decision making. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistical methods, and decision analysis.

MBA Advanced Courses

A continuation of financial and managerial accounting with emphasis on applications, and analysis and interpretation of financial statements.
A graduate-level course in managerial micro economics focusing on the use of economic tools and concepts to assist managers in decision-making. Topics may include market demand and elasticity, demand estimation, production and cost functions, marginal analysis under various forms of market structure and game theory.
An expanded study of the theoretical framework of financial analytical principles, including contemporary topics. Combines theory and case analysis to integrate principles with practice, emphasis on the relevant theory, the application of theory to managerial problems, and the presentation of results in written and oral form. Applies concepts of corporate finance, accounting principles and quantitative analysis.
The study of individual, group, and intergroup behavior within organizations. Issues discussed include personality differences, power, politics, interpersonal relations, conflict management, work environment, satisfaction, performance, and team building.
An analysis of strategic decision making, policy, and strategy. Focus is on the integrative and multi-functional nature of organizational strategy decision. Intensive analysis of the influence of administrative decisions on organizational outcomes. Must be taken at the end of the program after completion of all advanced, non-elective courses. In unusual circumstances, it may be taken concurrently with the final non-elective courses with the written permission of the Director of Master's Programs.
Study of computer-based technologies for facilitating the analysis and evaluation of business problems. Provides the student with a case-driven analysis of evaluating and selecting the appropriate software tool to match the required management application. Software coverage may include a variety of available packages, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, ftp, email, and electronic presentation.
An advanced study of contemporary marketing management concepts, tools of analysis, and implementation of marketing programs.
Study of operations of manufacturing and service organizations. Introduction to operational design and control issues such as forecasting, capacity planning, facility location and layout, quality, JIT/lean philosophies and materials requirement planning. Emphasis on developing an operational strategy linking functional areas. Includes international, environmental, legal, and ethical aspects of operations.

Healthcare Administration Concentration Courses

Focus on the major components of the American health care system and related issues in the administration of care delivery. Policy information and political issues are discussed.
Analysis and evaluation of classical and modern economic theory, principles and procedures applicable to the health care delivery system and their implications for public policy.
Survey of basic financial management techniques used in health care administration. Provides an understanding of cost analysis, strategic planning and forecasting techniques.
A study of the legal and related ethical aspects of the health care delivery system including governing boards, liabilities, consent and malpractice as well as other related topics. Current governmental, state and other regulating bodies are presented.
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