Become a skilled business leader in the growing healthcare industry with Southeastern's online Healthcare MBA program.
As skilled administrators are vital to quality and efficient healthcare, the need for them is more important than ever. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for skilled leadership in healthcare is expected to increase 20 percent through 2026. This degree will prepare students for careers such as hospital administrator, practice manager, pharmaceutical project manager, healthcare business consultant and more.
Through the online healthcare MBA program, you will explore fundamental business management principles as they pertain to the healthcare industry. Learn how to demonstrate effective communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills, along with business theory and applications in dynamic global environments. You will also learn how to apply these business tools to various areas, including healthcare organization and governance, information technology, law, economics and finance and quality management while exhibiting servant leadership in the workplace. As the program has an online format, you’ll be able to study whenever and wherever you desire as you learn from faculty members who have real-world experience.
In the program’s healthcare core courses, you will explore various healthcare principles and policies from a Christian worldview, with a focus on organization, management, healthcare law and legal policies. A capstone course requires completion of a healthcare administration action plan project that provides solutions to real-world healthcare administration issues.
SEU’s healthcare MBA online program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Courses and Requirements
The online healthcare MBA from SEU includes a total of 39 credits of study. The core curriculum consists of 21 credits that cover fundamental business management principles, and 18 credits of the degree focus on healthcare administration.
Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s MBA program must:
- Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (applicants with a lower GPA may be considered with the successful completion of all three prerequisites and other applicable requirements)
- Fulfill all foundational knowledge requirements (see Foundational Courses and Competencies)
In order to ensure student success, three foundational courses are required for students without an undergraduate degree in a business-related field. Students are also expected to be competent in Microsoft Excel prior to beginning the MBA program (Microsoft Excel basic certification or equivalent is recommended).
When these courses are required, admission to the online MBA program may be made on a provisional basis until courses are completed with a B- grade or higher and prior to enrolling in BUSI 5003, the first MBA-level course in the program.
Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 2203 Microeconomics This survey course develops the concepts of individual economics units, such as households, firms, and industries. In this study, topics will include economic behaviors relating to spending, saving, investment, labor economics, and prices. 3 CTIS 2333 Business Analytics I This course uses raw data in spreadsheets and databases to produce actionable information to drive management decisions. The course will focus on the data management resources available in standard spreadsheet and database packages. 3
Select one of the following courses:
Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 1013 Introduction to Accounting and Finance This course provides an introduction to the basics of accounting and finance. It is intended for business minors and places emphasis on the understanding of the language of accounting and finance, recording of transactions, financial statements, time value of money, financial ratios, and managerial decision-making, using accounting and finance information. 3 BUSI 2233 Principles of Managerial Accounting As a survey and examination of the fundamental cycles and operations of managerial accounting this course includes analysis, interpretation and application of financial principles for organizational decision-making. Relevant information relating to cost/volume/profit analysis and capital budgeting are key concepts covered. 3
Note: BUSI 5003 is a prerequisite for all other courses in each track and must be completed with a B- or greater before continuing beyond the first eight weeks. Students may be approved by the MBA director to take other courses concurrently with BUSI 5003 in their first eight-week term.
Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 5003 MBA Principles This course is a survey and examination of the fundamental cycles and operations of managerial accounting, managerial economics, and quantitative methods. It includes analysis, interpretation and application of financial principles for organizational decision-making. Students will review supply, demand, and elasticity principles; study how firms should price products and the power of incentives; examine how firms apply time value, and use probability and statistical concepts. 3 BUSI 5113 Marketing Management This course provides a managerial approach to the study of marketing, develops managerial perspective and analytical ability in solving marketing problems. It deals with the management challenge of designing and implementing the best combination of marketing variables to carry out a firm's strategy in its target markets. Special consideration is given to ethical concerns in the design and implementation of marketing strategy. 3 BUSI 5213 Organizational Behavior This course presents a critical review of the theory, research, and practice related to the human factor of production, including concepts influencing communication, decision-making, leadership group, cohesiveness, and productivity. 3 BUSI 5223 Ethics Stewardship and Legal Environment of Business This course examines the expansion of traditional common law constraints affecting business management as well as the proliferation of regulatory and statutory constraints beginning with the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 and continuing with the quantum increase in such legislation during the early 1930's and thereafter. Through course materials and case analysis, this class familiarizes students with identification and management of legal risks confronting business managers. 3 BUSI 5413 Problem-Solving and Decision-Making This is an applied and practical course in concepts and techniques used in the quantitative decision-making process. Various models are considered and applied to managerial problems in public and private organizations. It focuses on decision-making implications, stressing problem formulation, technique assumptions and limitations, and managerial information generated. 3 BUSI 5503 Accounting and Finance This course compares and contrasts the roles of financial and managerial accounting in organizations, applies cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis including cost behaviors to management decisions, and develops an understanding of the role of cost management systems in the organizational management process. Students develop an understanding of how relevant information is useful in marketing, production, and capital budget decisions, as well as gaining insight into the importance of operating budget usefulness in a responsibility center environment. Cost of capital, long-term debt and equity funding options, and dividend policy are explored. 3 MNGT 5573 Human Resource Management This course focuses on strategic issues and choices in acquiring, developing, motivating, managing, and retaining a workforce, from the perspective of a general manager or non-human resource (HR) manager. 3 Course Number Course Title Description Credits HCAM 5613 Healthcare Principles & Policies Students will learn how healthcare problems are addressed and the role of culture and patient choice in establishing health policies. This covers community and national health needs, including providing for the disabled and aged, in terms of long term care. A Christian world perspective will be considered as students learn about healthcare principles and policies. 3 HCAM 5623 Healthcare Organization & Governance Students will evaluate the standards of the healthcare industry, the market place, and how governance in healthcare works. With a variety of healthcare organizational structures, students will be encouraged to develop what they believe to be the best policies, based on vision, mission, and values. These include how best to deliver its services, the control measures to ensure that, and doing it in a manner that is pleasing to God. 3 HCAM 5633 Healthcare Economics & Finance This class will build on the earlier Accounting & Finance class in the MBA business core. Students will evaluate how the healthcare industry functions economically and financially. This includes financial risks and rates of return measurement, third party reimbursement programs, cost measurement and allocation, and how healthcare organizations' overall financial condition can be measured and evaluated. Scriptural principles on the stewardship of resources will also be included. 3 HCAM 5643 Healthcare Information & Technology Management This class will cover how Information Technology is used in a healthcare setting. Control of private information is important. Therefore special attention will be paid to HIPPA and government policy regarding healthcare. How the information is managed and reported is crucial for evaluation against organizational objectives, as well as for comparison among care providers. Here, continual technology upgrade is crucial to meet the needs of new millennial healthcare and the crises it faces. A biblical worldview will be integrated. 3 HCAM 5653 Healthcare Law, Accreditations & Quality Methods Students will study the legal side of healthcare, the benefits and detriments of accreditation and network alliances, and those trends that continue to change, affecting quality measurement across the industry. Six Sigma and similar measures will be explored for adherence to quality standards. Consistent use of moral judgments abound as trends and quality standards shift. Students' specific interests in healthcare issues will result in preliminary research to start developing a basis for their final project in the Applied Healthcare Management Capstone. 3 HCAM 5663 Applied Healthcare Management Capstone Students will apply the principles they learned in the earlier five MBA healthcare courses and perform a project in healthcare administration, designed to answer a research question or contribute to pressing onward, the best practices in the industry. Thinking, planning, and acting strategically is crucial to helping healthcare administration to improve. Students will work closely with a faculty advisor and assemble an action plan to help solve real world problems in the healthcare administration field. Faith integration, importantly, enters into this capstone experience. 3
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||$525 per credit hour||$20,475|
|Technology Fee||$150 per semester||$600|
|General Student Fee||$150 per semester||$600|
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.Learn More
Our online healthcare MBA program provides necessary skills to pursue several upper-level careers in the healthcare industry. Potential career paths include:
- Hospital Administrator
- Practice Manager
- Pharmaceutical Project Manager
- Healthcare Business Consultant
- Hospital CEO or CFO
- Physician Relations Liaison
Frequently Asked Questions
- We offer three 16-week semesters that are each broken into two eight-week terms. This allows you to focus on just one or two classes at a time, instead of four or five courses.
- As an online student, you're still part of a community. We have enrollment counselors, advisors and tuition planners who will work closely with you for the duration of your program. You’ll also have access to our tutoring services, career services and the online library.
- We offer six start dates throughout the year, so you can begin classes when it’s most convenient for you. To view start dates and other important dates, view our Academic Calendar.
- Because our online tuition rate is already discounted, we do not offer additional internal scholarships. However, we encourage you to apply for external scholarships. Connect with your tuition planner for additional information.
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