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Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration Online

Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to lead a successful healthcare organization, while preparing to advance into management roles.

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10/17/22 Next Class Start Date
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Program Overview

Gain insights into our online health services administration MBA program

$22,860* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credits

Barry University’s AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration online program features rigorous coursework with an emphasis on practical application to enhance your development as a well-rounded leader. Core curriculum highlights the social, legal, and ethical aspects of healthcare business management and strategies for interacting with influencers and maximizing employee commitment. You will also examine the implementation of managerial finance, marketing, and accounting to solve business problems and maximize corporate performance.

Barry’s highly engaged online faculty have real-world experience, with most holding a PhD or the highest degree available in their area of expertise. We welcome diverse thought and encourage students to leave their mark and influence change.

You may be able to transfer up to 6 credits from a previous graduate institution into the program.†

†The acceptance of graduate transfer credits from approved institutions is dependent on the pertinence of the work to the MBA program. All transfer credits must be a B (3.0) or better, and course content must be directly parallel to those of the required or specialization courses in the MBA program. No graduate credit will be allowed for correspondence or extension work. Students may not transfer credits after they have entered the program.

In this online HSA program, you will learn:

  • Critical competencies for healthcare executives, including an appreciation of how effective leaders think, make decisions, and solve problems
  • Theories, methods, and assessment tools for the implementation of quality management activities used by healthcare professionals
  • Complex financial systems within today’s healthcare environment as well as an understanding of health insurance and public funding programs
  • Principles and applications of healthcare accounting and finance management

Our AACSB-accredited program strengthens your critical-thinking skills to prepare you for healthcare leadership roles such as:

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Clinical Director
  • Health Information Director
  • Quality and Utilization Director
  • Medical Records Director
  • Healthcare Analytics Director

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Barry University offers a variety of specialized MBA options. Check out all of our MBA online programs.

$22,860* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credits
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The Andreas School of Business at Barry University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Tuition

Choosing our online program is cost-effective

For the Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration online there is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Tuition is the same whether you live inside or outside Florida and can be paid by the course.

Tuition breakdown:

$22,860* Total Tuition
$635 Per Credit

*Tuition and fees subject to change.

Tuition breakdown:

$22,860* Total Tuition
$635 Per Credit

Calendar

See the schedule for our program

The accessible Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration online program features six convenient start dates per year. After selecting your desired start date, consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

Now enrolling:

10/3/22 Next Application Due Date
10/17/22 Next Class Start Date
SessionProgram Start DateAdmissions & Financial Aid DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Deadline *Last Class DayTerm Length
Fall A8/22/228/8/228/13/228/15/228/17/2210/8/227 weeks
Fall B10/17/2210/3/2210/8/2210/10/2210/12/2212/3/227 weeks
Spring A1/9/2312/26/221/2/231/2/231/4/232/22/237 weeks
Spring B3/6/232/20/232/27/232/27/233/1/234/22/237 weeks

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

Now enrolling:

10/3/22 Next Application Due Date
10/17/22 Next Class Start Date

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Admissions

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To apply for the Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration online, you must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. GMAT waivers will be awarded based on a combination of work experience and undergraduate GPA. Applicants with insufficient work experience will be required to submit a GMAT score.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Professional resume with two references
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcripts from only colleges/universities where degree conferred

Courses

Look into the topics you’ll study in this online health services administration degree

Earn the Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration online by completing 12 courses (36 credits), including nine core courses (27 credits) and three electives (9 credits). You may be required to take non-credit workshops as prerequisites for certain core courses. Offered at no additional cost, these workshops will provide you with the foundational knowledge needed to be successful in your program.

You must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the opportunities and risks of the complex environment of international business, with an emphasis on the unique problems involved in managing international operations. Main topics include foreign economic, political, legal, and cultural environments; international market analysis; foreign exchange; political risk assessment; international human resource management; and the mechanics of import and export transactions. Special emphasis is placed on the transformation occurring in Eastern Europe, the European Community, and Latin America.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the role of information systems in supporting a wide range of organizational functions. Areas to be explored include the use of information systems to support administrative operations, to support decision making and to support overall strategic initiatives and corporate philosophies. This course is oriented toward the general business student, not the technical specialist. The course will provide a managerial perspective on the use, design, and evaluation of information systems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is the development of the student's understanding of financial theory and their ability to apply the techniques and methods of finance to business problems. Topics include the financial environment; value maximization; capital budgeting; valuation techniques; financial planning and forecasting; capital structure and the cost of capital; options theory; and corporate restructuring. Prerequisites: MBA 660 or permission of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine current marketing concepts and practices using an analytical approach to the development of marketing policies in a dynamic environment. Major topic areas that will be covered include advertising, sales promotion, personal selling, pricing, product mix development and analysis; selection of distribution channels; marketing research; consumer behavior; and strategy development.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover the accounting cycle; relevance and limitations of cost information in managerial decision-making; emphasis on cost systems; determination and allocation of overhead; analysis of cost variances; direct costing; flexible budgets; break-even analysis; and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: BUS 562 or equivalents.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the application of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory in management decision-making and in the development and implementation of business strategy and tactics. The course focuses on techniques and models for monitoring and analyzing macroeconomic conditions; international economic trends; and the production, cost, and pricing choice of firms under different market structures. Prerequisites: BUS 500, 501, 502, and 503, or their equivalents.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces the graduate student to the global environment of business; the nature and state of competition and competitive strategy at the corporate, business and operational levels; the cross-relationship among business functions; entrepreneurial attitudes; the interests of the various stockholders in the firm; and the social and ethical responsibilities of business. Prerequisite: BUS 515W or equivalent.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Effective leadership in implementing strategy within organizations requires the ability to initiate and influence change, perhaps even radical transformation. This in turn requires understanding the dynamics of organizational learning and change, as well as the nature of collective action in organizations. This understanding will be pursued by using different theories and models to examine organizational processes, culture, knowledge, politics, ethics, and their relationship to each other and to the organization's external environment. Prerequisites: MBA 617, 621, 646, 681, 682.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is structured to create an awareness of and sensitivity to the social, legal, and ethical issues which influence the management of business enterprises. Topics such as strategy and the non-market environment, non-market strategies and government institutions, government and markets, international business and non-market issues, and ethics and responsibility are considered.
You must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The provision of healthcare services is one of the most regulated industries in the United States. As the law and healthcare delivery become more interconnected, it is essential for those in the industry to keep pace with the significant changes in health law and their impact on the healthcare system. A strong background in health regulation is therefore becoming increasingly relevant to both clinical practice and to organizational management. Completion of this course will provide a basic understanding of such legal issues as civil liabilities including medical malpractice, professional fees splitting, self—referrals, and licensing, administrative, and corporate law/ governance pertaining to health services. Appropriate health administration requires not only understanding of applicable laws and regulations, but of the distinct ethical and social issues presented by the provision of healthcare services. Administrators, health professionals, patients, and even communities as a whole are stakeholders in the ethical provision of health services. Qualified administrators and managers therefore are able to competently focus not only on the legal and business aspects of their field, but also on the social and behavioral aspects of the health administration from an ethical standpoint. This course therefore provides a practical and applicable framework to analyze the many complex issues and competing interests that arise in the modern healthcare industry.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a foundation for the implementation of quality management activities in the health care industry. Examines theory, methods, and assessment tools health care managers and health professionals currently use, creating an environment in which quality can be measured and improved. The course introduces the process of performance improvement as continuous and dynamic through process design, data collection, analysis, implementation, and ongoing evaluation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the complex financial systems within today's healthcare environment and provides an understanding of the basics of health insurance and public funding programs, managed care contracting, and how services are paid. This course introduces the student to methods of healthcare reimbursement. An initiation of the student into the language of healthcare reimbursement is also included. Students will explore principles of reimbursement as it applies to various types of health care settings. This course is also designed to get students familiar with the most important principles and applications of healthcare finance, with roughly equal coverage of accounting and financial management, which will provide the student with an understanding of the health system from a financial management perspective. This perspective will enable the student to understand the complex nature of health system organization and to evaluate the financial performance of healthcare firms. Students will develop an understanding of the structure and function of health systems financing, as well as the interrelationships among the component parts. The topics include the types and nature of various health system processes and institutions; how they evolved; their current status and possible future development.

*Tuition and fees subject to change.

†The acceptance of graduate transfer credits from approved institutions is dependent on the pertinence of the work to the MBA program. All transfer credits must be a B (3.0) or better, and course content must be directly parallel to those of the required or specialization courses in the MBA program. No graduate credit will be allowed for correspondence or extension work. Students may not transfer credits after they have entered the program.

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