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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management

Parker University’s Master of Business Administration 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.

Core Concentrations

Why Choose Parker?

Parker University’s MBA 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

  • 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.

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Career Outcomes and Job Titles

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

Potential Employment areas*

  • Community care facility for the elderly
  • Hospital settings
  • Community college settings
  • Consulting firms
  • Medical Doctors, Dentist, Chiropractor offices
  • Federal government health care facility
  • Home health care service
  • Information technology/software company serving health care industry
  • Insurance company
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Medical device company
  • Medical or diagnostic laboratory
  • Nursing and residential care facility
  • Outpatient care center
  • Pharmaceutical company
  • Other Physician’s office
  • Regulatory agency

Value

Our online MBA program helps you to build a solid foundation of business knowledge and high-level skills. Our values include the fact that:

  • The GMAT may be waived
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • 100% Online – No required residencies
  • Enrollment is once a Semester
  • Our MBA is affordable
  • Health care professionals will benefit from this unique customized MBA with a Specialization in Health Care Management program.
  • Achievement of better management and technology skills relevant to this high-demand 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

Core 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 6301 Organizational Behavior

3

MRKT 6301 Marketing Management

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 2

6

Year 1 Semester 3

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 5

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

Year 1 Semester 2

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 4

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 6

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

6 Pre-requisite credit hours
24 Business Core credit hours
12 Healthcare Management Concentration credit hours
TOTAL 36 Semester Credit Hours

Note: if the Pre-requisite courses are needed, the total semester credit hours would be 42 and the program would finish in 7 semesters instead of 6.

*Concentration Courses: Core courses must be successfully completed before concentration courses are undertaken.

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.