Program and Course Delivery
The MBA Health Care Administration degree option is offered via two delivery modes allowing students to pursue the degree via evening courses in a face-to-face traditional semester format or via accelerated eight-week online courses for a 100% online program.
The online delivery mode is delivered in 100% online, accelerated 8-week terms, which also provides great flexibility for working professionals, time-constrained individuals balancing careers and personal obligations, and those who want to enhance their careers through the addition of an MBA. This online delivery format is taught at an accelerated pace that allows students to enroll in courses every eight weeks and can be completed in 18 months (if completing two courses at a time) or 31 months (if completing one course at a time).
Admission to all delivery modes of the MBA program requires applicants to fulfill the general admission requirements of the Graduate School with the requirement of satisfactory Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores replacing the requirement of satisfactory GRE scores.
The GMAT and letters of recommendation admission requirements will be waived for applicants who meet the following criteria:
- 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA with no relevant work experience required
- 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA with at least 3 years of relevant work experience
Waiver of the GMAT admission requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis for applicants who meet the following criteria:
- 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA with at least 5 years of work relevant experience
The decision to waive the GMAT for applicants with a 2.5 cumulative GPA with at least 5 years of relevant work experience will be based on the quality of the work experience and the information provided in the letters of recommendation. Following Graduate School admission policies, these applicants will be eligible only for conditional admission.
At the discretion of the Graduate Coordinator and dependent upon the student's undergraduate major, satisfactory GRE scores may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT. The GMAT also may be waived, at the discretion of the Graduate Coordinator, for applicants with a terminal graduate or professional degree.
The mission of the MBA program is to offer high-quality graduate education for students having varied educational and professional backgrounds. The program develops skills and knowledge necessary to progress in current positions, qualify for career changes, and progress in managerial and leadership positions in business and society. It provides a thorough education in business knowledge, skills, theories, and practices.
The MBA program serves as a catalyst for intellectual activity in the College. Graduate faculty membership requires quality teaching, as well as ongoing scholarly and professional activity through basic and applied research, professional activities, service and consulting.
The program serves regional business and industry needs by allowing students to attend full-time or part-time. The curriculum integrates quality management, ethical considerations, international dimensions, technological applications and involvement with the business community.
Degree Requirements and Required Courses
The MBA Health Care Administration degree program consists of 33 hours, with 15 hours from the Business Core and 18 hours of Health Care Administration courses. These degree requirements may increase up to 15 additional semester hours (foundation courses) depending upon the undergraduate business courses previously completed. There is no thesis requirement.
Two internships served within a Health Care Organization are required in addition to the 33 hours of course work. Each internship must be in different administrative areas of the organization. A student with significant Health Care Administration experience may petition to have one internship waived by submitting written documentation of such experience.
Health Care Administration
In addition to the above required courses, students must complete two three-credit-hour health care internships.