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$18,252* Total Tuition
12-24 months Duration
36** Credit Hours
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Program Overview

Find out what our online MBA in Healthcare Administration offers you

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Online MBA in Healthcare Administration is designed for working professionals seeking to advance their career in public health with an AACSB-accredited master's degree in as few as 12 months. With this master's degree, graduates are qualified to work as managers in medical offices and health services, as well as administrators within health systems operations.

Through this online healthcare administration program, you will build on essential business knowledge with our MBA core and acquire a solid working knowledge of healthcare administration best practices. The four healthcare administration concentration courses include: The Health Care System, Health Economics & Policy, Health Care Financial Management, and Health Law and Ethics.

$18,240*

Total Tuition

12-24 months

Duration

36**

Credit Hours

This healthcare MBA program will enable you to:

  • Provide leadership to teams working in collaborative problem-solving situations
  • Solve problems using analysis-based decision-making tools
  • Analyze and synthesize the integration of business functions in complex organizations, diverse cultural settings and the global marketplace
  • Communicate to diverse audiences effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Resolve ethical and governance issues in a socially responsible manner
  • Provide leadership to teams working in collaborative problem-solving situations
  • Solve problems using analysis-based decision-making tools
  • Analyze and synthesize the integration of business functions in complex organizations, diverse cultural settings and the global marketplace
  • Communicate to diverse audiences effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Resolve ethical and governance issues in a socially responsible manner
  • Provide leadership to teams working in collaborative problem-solving situations
  • Solve problems using analysis-based decision-making tools
  • Analyze and synthesize the integration of business functions in complex organizations, diverse cultural settings and the global marketplace
  • Communicate to diverse audiences effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Resolve ethical and governance issues in a socially responsible manner

Healthcare services career opportunities:

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Entrepreneur
  • Human Resource Director
  • Medical Facility CFO
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Entrepreneur
  • Human Resource Director
  • Medical Facility CFO

AACSB Accredited logo or the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The TAMU-CC College of Business is one of only 193 business schools worldwide holding dual accreditation in both business and accounting programs.

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Tuition

Our budget-friendly tuition can be paid as you go

The Online MBA – Healthcare Administration program at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is an affordable pathway to earning your graduate degree.

$18,252* Total Tuition
$1,306.61* Per Course

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

Additional Fees

Master's degrees require a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $50 for U.S. residents and $70 for international applicants. Applicants requesting to change term of entry to a future term, within the year, may request this change one time without submitting a new application fee.

A $50 late fee is assessed for tuition payments made after the deadline.

Courses may be subject to proctoring exams up to $75 plus late fees.

Financial Aid Can Help Pay Your Tuition

Scholarships and loans are available. The application period for the academic year began January 1st. The application is valid for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Complete the FAFSA, available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.Enter Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Federal School Code (011161) in Step 6 on the FAFSA form.

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5772
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5772

Phone: 361-825-2338
Fax: 361-825-6095
[email protected]

Veteran Affairs Contact & Benefit Information

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting active duty service members, veterans, and dependents to maintain a diverse and highly qualified student body, faculty, and staff. For additional information, please visit the Veterans Affairs Office site.

Veterans Affairs Office
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Veterans Affairs Office
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5775
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5775

Phone: 361-825-2331 or 361-825-3610
Fax: 361-825-2533

$18,252* Total Tuition
$1,521* Per Course

Sammi’s Online MBA Success Story

As I’ve progressed in my career, I understand the advantage I’ll have by continuing my education. It opens up a lot of doors for new opportunities.

Sammi Bivens, TAMU-CC Online MBA Graduate

Calendar

Know our application deadlines and class schedules

Take advantage of our flexible, 100% online format with 7-week courses and several start dates a year. You can start when it’s most convenient for you, and earn your Online MBA while you continue working.

4/19/24 Next Apply Date
5/15/24 Start Class
TermApplication DeadlineMissing Documents DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineCourse Start DateCourse End Date
Spring 22/16/242/20/243/4/242/27/243/5/244/29/24
Summer 14/19/245/1/245/14/245/8/245/15/247/5/24
Summer 26/14/246/26/247/7/247/1/247/8/248/23/24

Dropping a Course While Remaining Enrolled in Other Courses

A student dropping a course or courses yet remaining enrolled in the University for at least one course on or before specified date may be subject to a 100% refund of applicable tuition and fees according to the schedule.

Withdrawing from All Courses for the Term

A student officially and completely withdrawing from the University during the semester may be subject to a refund of applicable tuition and fees according to the schedule.

A review of accounts is done at the conclusion of the withdrawal refund period to insure proper payment of tuition and fees. Refunds will be processed after each audit. Withdrawals are calculated based on the total tuition and fees, not the amount paid. Refunds are available in three forms: direct deposit, paper check or BankMobile Vibe account. To find out more information about the BankMobile Refund Process, go to BankMobile. Your billing, permanent and local addresses must be current in order to receive all vital information. Please update your addresses on SAIL or with the Registrar's Office.

4/19/24 Next Apply Date
5/15/24 Start Class
“My job requires me to not only travel locally and regionally but also internationally. So, I need to have that flexibility of still being able to stay on top of my coursework. I'm in multiple different time zones, but it doesn't prevent me from studying or keeping up with assignments and deadlines.”

Kim Andrew, TAMU-CC Online MBA Student

Admissions

Follow our streamlined admission requirements

Please review the admission guidelines for the Online MBA program below. For specific questions or more details, view our Admission FAQs.

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Bachelor's Degree
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GMAT may be waived based on GPA
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  • 3.0 GPA or above in the last 60 hours: No GMAT scores are required
  • 2.75 – 2.99 GPA in the last 60 hours: No GMAT scores are required and conditional admission will be granted
    • Students with a conditional admission will be required to earn at least a 3.0 GPA in their first three graduate courses to continue in the program
    • Enrollment in additional courses will not be allowed until acceptable GMAT scores are received
  • 2.5 – 2.749 GPA in the last 60 hours: GMAT scores will be required
    • School code is 6849. Generally, scores over 5 years old will not be accepted

  • Submit the following:
    • A nonrefundable application fee ($50 domestic / $70 international)
    • A current resume
    • An essay describing your professional and educational goals in at least 500 words.
  • All admissions documents can be uploaded here
    • All official transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate coursework taken at any accredited college or university attended. These must be sent directly from the granting institution(s) to Recruitment and Admissions via email or to:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
ATTN: Graduate Admissions
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit # 5774
Student Services Center 101
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5774

**MBA Transfer Credit Policy - A student may transfer up to 9 semester hours of graduate credit [advanced courses only] from another AACSB university with the permission of the Director of Master's Programs, if it is determined appropriate to the degree being sought. Graduate coursework transferred from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education prior to acceptance cannot be older than seven years at the time the master's degree is awarded. Credit to be earned at other institutions after acceptance in the graduate program must be taken at an AACSB accredited program and approved in advance. Approval is granted at the discretion of the Director of Master's Programs.

If you have submitted an application for the online program and prefer to change your entry term, please complete the Change Term of Entry form and email to [email protected] or fax to (361) 825-5887. Applicants may request a change of term once a year. All additional requests will require a new application fee.

2019 Online Masters Best MBA in Healthcare Management award

The Online MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is ranked among the 20 best online MBA in Healthcare Management programs by OnlineMasters.com.

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Courses

See the degree plan for our online MBA in Healthcare Administration program

Our Online MBA – Healthcare Administration curriculum elevates your business and management skills while covering all major aspects of healthcare administration. Students must complete 12 courses (36 credit hours) consisting of eight advanced MBA courses and four concentration courses.

Students who hold non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take some or all of the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of analytical methods useful for business and economic decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistical methods, and decision analysis.
Students must complete the following core courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A continuation of financial and managerial accounting with emphasis on applications, and analysis and interpretation of financial statements. DOES NOT FULFILL MACC requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Use technology to conduct in-depth business valuation models and be able to interpret and use the model results to make informed business decisions
  • Use accounting information to make business decisions
  • Understand and interpret the financial reports of firms in different industries
  • Recognize the potential effects on financial results of management decisions, corporate transactions, and the adoption of different accounting policies
  • Communicate effectively with other users of company financial reports
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • From the firm’s management perspective to be able to effectively identify the market structure that the firm competes in and its primary and secondary competitors.
  • Integrate the use of marginal analysis into the managerial decision-making process.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the role and function of the financial sector participants including banks, investment banks, mutual funds, securities markets and corporations
  • Understand the function of management and role of corporate governance in firm success
  • Be able to analyze key financial statements
  • Use information contained in financial statements to evaluate firm performance and develop financial forecasts.
  • Derive the free cash flow generated by a project or business and consider the implications of inaccuracies in forecasts.
  • Understand interest rates and monetary policy including the term structure of interest rates and resulting yield curve
  • Be able to perform security valuation using important valuation models and deriving the appropriate discount rates.
  • Understand time value of money concepts, WACC, and capital budgeting techniques.
  • Identify and apply appropriate decision criteria to determine whether real assets should be acquired or sold.
  • Estimate an appropriate risk-adjusted required rate of return for evaluating investments in real assets.
  • Understand how capital structure and payout policies affect firm value and growth.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • An enhanced ability to manage organizations and their members by improving the skills for identifying causes of organizational events and devising action plans for influencing future events and behaviors.
  • An increased understanding of the roles of theory and research in management decision making.
  • Additional critical thinking skills for identifying organizational dynamics based on existing theories and research as applied to case-study analysis.
  • Interpret and integrate concepts and strategies into business practices.
  • Develop a working relationship with contemporary management challenges for the purpose of understanding, developing, analyzing, and preparing for consideration of management decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate previously studied material and apply strategic concepts to solve business problems at the general manager level
  • Analyze a firm externally and internally to identify its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and propose actions based on that analysis
  • Think strategically at functional, business, corporate, and international levels
  • Present ideas effectively orally and in writing as an individual and as a team

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand concepts of working with a computer and other related devices
  • Understand the advances of Excel and Access
  • Understand the role of information systems in supporting decision-making
  • Discuss how technologies can be used to improve management
  • Gain experience on organizing and manipulating data using Excel and Access

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An advanced study of contemporary marketing management concepts, tools of analysis, and implementation of marketing programs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the role of strategy in marketing management.
  • Develop analytical skills to understand a marketing problem.
  • Acquire basic skills to design appropriate marketing mix for a target market.
  • Understand the implementation of a marketing program from a managerial perspective.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes

Identify or define the set of decisions that operations managers make; the trends and challenges facing them; and the customer supplier relationships between them

Describe or explain operations in a global environment and develop strategies for competitive advantage

Describe or explain processes, process choices and layout strategies, and their impact on efficiency, effectiveness and customer service

Describe total quality management, lean six sigma methods and tools for continuous improvement

Describe or explain the development of operational policies such an inventory management and scheduling techniques

Identify or define the resource planning process and the relationship amongst functional areas of the firm

Improve writing skills and develop critical thinking skills for problem solving

Student must complete the concentration courses below.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the foundations of the health care system in the United States.
  • Compare and contrast the US Health care system to other health care system models.
  • Differentiate between the components of the health care delivery system.
  • Understand the interrelationships and integration of the components of the US health care system responsible for the actual delivery of health care to the population at large.
  • Articulate the effect of major health care legislation on the delivery of health care.
  • Understand how basic health care policy and politics shape health care delivery systems.
  • Compare and contrast the ideals of market justice and social justice in health care delivery.
  • Examine the concepts of cost, quality, and access to care as vital components of health care system changes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of basic financial management techniques used in health care administration. Provides an understanding of cost analysis, strategic planning and forecasting techniques.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain selected components of the economic aspects of planning.
  • Describe the costs and revenue sources of health care.
  • Explain the financial structure of health care institutions.
  • Interpret basic fiscal theory and principles.
  • Describe the purposes of journals and ledgers to identify and compute operating costs.
  • Describe the purpose and interpret financial statements (balance sheet and income statements).
  • Interpret selected components of the economic aspects of an organization.
  • Define basic fiscal and accounting terminology and principles.
  • Describe the purposes, advantages, and disadvantages of the cash and accrual bases of accounting.
  • Explain budgeting concepts, the specific elements of a budget and the budget cycle .
  • Describe the use and effect of strategic planning and forecasting as part of the budgeting process.
  • Summarize current research findings pertinent to organizations.
  • Apply selected components of the economic aspects of staffing.
  • Examine the development of personnel financial plans.
  • Analyze and explains variances to an operating budget.
  • Examine methodologies for projecting the cost of patient care.
  • Generate human resource management strategies to manage costs related to recruitment, retention, turnover and absenteeism.
  • Apply research findings to validate financial management of human resources.
  • Analyzes selected components of the economic aspects of control.
  • Identify the department or nurse manager’s role in the capital budgeting process.
  • Select appropriate fiscal decision-making strategies.
  • Describe basic marketing concepts, including market segmentation, customer behavior, market share and market research.
  • Describe research processes available to examine financial management of the delivery of nursing care.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the types, purposes, and sources of law and regulations applicable to the management and liability of professionals, employers, and patients in the health care setting
  • Identify and apply ethical principles to issues and dilemmas frequently encountered by health care administrators and nurse executives
  • Demonstrate proficient awareness of legal and ethical issues related to client data, information, confidentiality, and informed consent
  • Analyze and propose solutions to real world administrative health care system problems through the interpretation of applicable laws and ethical principles

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