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Parker University’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management offers an intensive graduate program that educates students in theories and practices of the modern business world. The MBA program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the health care management profession.

In addition, MBA students complete accelerated degree options in valuable areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing, and business research methods. Graduates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of advanced business strategies and critically analyze and solve problems based on applied research methods.

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Choose Parker for Health Care Management

Parker University’s MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management has been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of today’s growing health care industry. With courses in areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing and business research methods, you can be prepared to advance your career by helping providers and private practices plan, direct, coordinate and manage everything from daily business operations to long-term goals and strategy.

Benefits

  • Earn your MBA in 24 months
  • A convenient, flexible, fully-online program
  • Classes beginning every eight weeks
  • Parker University’s No Hassle Transcript Review program to ease the application process
Admission Requirements
THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT HAS TWO TRACKS:

  1. 36 credit hour program: Applicants may be admitted into this program with a four-year baccalaureate degree in business (or equivalent) from an accredited institution*
  2. 42 credit hour program including 6 credit hours MBA Pre-requisite courses: Applicants may be admitted with a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution*.
    1. Pre-requisite Courses:
      • BUSI 5000 Survey of Management, Marketing and Statistics (3 credits)
      • ACCT 5000 Survey of Accounting, Economics and Finance (3 credits)
    2. Pre-requisite courses must be completed with a “B” or above.

*Applicants who choose either track must have a minimum GMAT score of 450, GRE composite score of 1350, or MAT score at the 40th percentile.
The GMAT, GRE, or MAT may be waived if the applicant meets one criterion of the following requirements:
Graduate degree from an accredited institution.

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade-point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade-point average of 2.7 or above with a minimum of two years of administrative, managerial, or professional work experience documented on applicant’s resume.
  • Provisional Admission: At the discretion of the Dean or Vice President, a candidate demonstrating academic potential may be admitted. The student must maintain a “B” or above for the first six hours to gain full admission into the MBA program.

Should a student not be able to provide all the required documentation for entrance into the program, at the discretion of the Dean of Business or Program Vice President, the student may be allowed to register for one semester. Should the student not provide the remaining documentation for admission, during the semester, the student may not register for additional classes. Failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the grade-point average required by the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the university.

International students must meet the standard admissions requirements for the MBA program and provide the following documentation:

  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation such as Education Credential Evaluators, Inc., or World Education Services, Inc., showing successful completion of a bachelor’s degree with a completed Graduate School Application.
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university must be received within the first semester of enrollment. Transcripts that accompany the student’s application form will be considered official if sealed by the institution, unopened by the student and not stamped issued to the student on the transcript.

Veterans must meet the standard admissions requirements for the MBA program and provide the following documentation:

  • Veterans receiving education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may submit all postsecondary education transcripts for Parker University to evaluate if transfer credit should be granted.
  • Veterans of the United States Armed Forces should provide the University with a copy of their DD 214 and a letter of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Students attending another university, who are in good standing, may take up to six (6) hours as a transient student to transfer back to the primary university.  Student must do the following:  provide a current official transcript from the primary university, complete an application for Admissions to Parker University, pay all appropriate fees, and receive approval from the appropriate Dean or Vice President.

Career Growth in Health Care Management

The manager’s role in health care organizations continues to grow in importance as the rapidly changing health care industry becomes the nation’s second largest employer. Health care companies are challenged with finding enough MBAs to fill open positions in this $2.26 trillion industry. By 2015, economists project the health care industry to reach $4 trillion. An MBA in Health Care Management from Parker University prepares you for a rewarding and long-term career in a fast-growing industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average salary for a health services manager is $86,000.


An MBA in Health Care Management is particularly important as health care reform continues to take shape. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, America will see a 17% job growth through 2024 – that’s a projection of more than 389 thousand new jobs for health care administrators. An MBA in Health Care Management is especially relevant in Texas, as the Lone Star State is responsible for more than 15% of the state’s annual employment growth.

health care career

 1http://www.healthcaremanagement.com/salary-2
2http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm

Industries with the highest levels of employment for those with an MBA in Health Care Management:

Industry Employment Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 112,160 $104,680
Offices of Physicians 29,780 $97,330
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 20,050 $82,240
Home Health Care Services 17,260 $88,670
Outpatient Care Centers 15,970 $94,720

 

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90% Mean annual wage
Annual Wage $53,940 $69,160 $88,580 $114,920 $150,560 $98,460

Career Outcomes and Job Titles

Graduates of Parker’s online MBA in Health Care Management degree often pursue mid or upper-level management, including executive positions in the health care industry or other organizations serving the health care industry.


*These are examples and do not represent a guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title. It is important for graduates to research requirements for job targets and career goals

Curriculum

The Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Health Care Management requires graduates to complete a total of 36.0 graduate semester credit hours of course work including MBA core courses (24 credits) and Health Care Management concentration courses (12 credits). No elective courses are offered in this program.

Prerequisite courses may be required if your undergraduate degree did not prepare you for MBA level courses.

Year 1 Semester 1

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

BUSI 5000 Concepts in Management

3

ACCT 5000 Concepts of Financial Management

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 1

6

Year 1 Semester 3

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

BUSI 6305 Business Research Methods

3

ACCT 6301 Accounting for Decision Making

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 3

6

Year 2 Semester 5

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

BUSI 6310 Developing Ethical Leadership

3

BUSI 6320 Strategic Management

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 5

6

Year 3 Semester 7

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

MHCM 6320 Corporate Compliance and Legal Issues in Health Care

3

MHCM 6330 Capstone: Business Strategies

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 7

6

Year 1 Semester 2

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

BUSI 6301 Organizational Behavior

3

MRKT 6301 Marketing Management

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 2

6

Year 2 Semester 4

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

FINA 6301 Financial Management

3

ECON 6301 Global Economic Environment

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 4

6

Year 2 Semester 6

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

MHCM 6301 Health Care Policy Analysis and Decision Making

3

MHCM 6310 Strategic Management of Health Services Organizations

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 6

6

6 Pre-requisite credit hours
24 Business Core credit hours
12 Healthcare Management Concentration credit hours
TOTAL 42 Semester Credit Hours

Note: if the Pre-requisite courses are not needed, the total semester credit hours would be 36 and the program would finish in 6 semesters instead of 7.

The business courses offered through Parker University’s online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management (MBA-HCM) program are in candidacy for accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs offered at Parker University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

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