Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration: Online

Our goal is to ensure our students are Parker Prepared. This mission takes our Master of Business Administration degree beyond the standard curriculum into an intensive and innovative program that readies students for success in health care management.  With four core concentration options, students gain a conceptual understanding of advanced business strategies and learn to critically analyze applied research methods. Our flexible, fully online program leads our students on their journey to become health care leaders.

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Master of Business Administration: Online

Our goal is to ensure our students are Parker Prepared. This mission takes our Master of Business Administration degree beyond the standard curriculum into an intensive and innovative program that readies students for success in health care management.  With four core concentration options, students gain a conceptual understanding of advanced business strategies and learn to critically analyze applied research methods. Our flexible, fully online program leads our students on their journey to become health care leaders.

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17% job growth for managers in the health care industry between 2014 and 2024

17%

JOB GROWTH FOR MANAGERS

56,300 projected new jobs in the health care industry between 2014 and 2024

56,300

PROJECTED NEW JOBS

$135,800 median income in 2016 for computer and information systems managers

$135,800

MEDIAN INCOME

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Why Choose Parker?

  • Essentials
  • Program Outcomes
  • Core Concentrations
  • Mission

Essentials

Why Parker’s Master of Business Administration program?

Our goal is to ensure our students are Parker Prepared. This mission takes our Master of Business Administration degree beyond the standard curriculum into an intensive and innovative program that readies students for success in health care management.  With four core concentration options (Practice Management, Management, Health Care Management, Information Technology),  students gain a conceptual understanding of advanced business strategies and learn to critically analyze applied research methods. Our flexible, fully online program leads our students on their journey to become health care leaders.

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.

Our online MBA program offers many advantages over other programs:

  • The GMAT may be waived
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Convenient, flexible, fully online program
  • Classes begin every eight weeks
  • Achievement of better management and technology skills relevant to this high-demand industry
  • Financial aid is available to qualified students

Program Outcomes

The graduating student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate an organization’s financial position through financial statement analysis and forecasting
  2. Design and compare operational and strategic plans for health care systems based on sound finance, accounting, and global economic principles
  3. Function with integrity and make ethical and legal decisions within the health care workplace
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and legal issues that impact leaders of organizations and the dynamic health care environment
  5. Demonstrate a capacity to lead others to achieve organizational goals and to effectively manage projects, developing marketing strategies, and operations.
  6. Communicate proficiently in the health care environment through scholarly writing and knowledgeable oral presentations that lead to clarity of purpose and effective decision-making
  7. Apply data-driven quantitative reasoning and statistical tools to address complex problems for critical decision-making in dynamic business environments.
  8. Critically analyze and develop health care policies and interpret and evaluate their legal and regulatory impact.

Core Concentrations

With four core concentration in our MBA program, students gain a conceptual understanding of advanced business strategies and learn to critically analyze applied research methods. Our flexible, fully online program leads our students on their journey to become health care leaders.

Health Care Business Management professionals are an integral part of the health care industry. Having a solid foundation in business principles and practices is essential for the Health Care professional. Forward-thinking managers can help lead Health Care in the right direction.

The Health Care Business Management professional may be responsible for:

  • Demonstrating leadership skills and exercising judgment in problem solving
  • Taking the initiative to make decisions and being an advocate for change
  • Ensuring that policies and procedures are followed
  • Monitoring workflows and implementing improvements where needed
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing, internally and externally

The Master of Business Administration with a Major in Management program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to management and leadership positions in all types of business enterprises. In addition, students complete general coursework in valuable areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing and business research methods.

Students will also be able to demonstrate a conceptual understanding of advanced business strategies and critically analyze and solve problems based on applied quantitative and qualitative analytical research methods.  Students will develop an ability to use business research methods to analyze data to make effective and efficient accounting, financial and ethical decisions in a changing global environment.

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology prepares graduates for management positions in business enterprises related to information technology. Students will learn valuable business core concepts in areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing and business research methods. Students will acquire executive leadership skills with technical competencies in the Information Technology concentration courses in computer networking, database design and management, and object-oriented programming.

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Practice Management Degree will give a Doctor of Chiropractic the business skills and tools needed for the startup and managing of a chiropractic practice. 

Graduates of this program will master topics that include ownership structures; entry into the competitive, economic, and social environment; developing a business plan and associated strategies; marketing and selling the product or service; accounting, finance and financing; tax strategies; operations; risk and insurance; legal issues; ethics; and human resources. By analyzing and evaluating current chiropractic practices and small businesses in the healthcare field, graduates will be able to apply management strategies that will allow them to be successful small business owners.

Mission

The mission of the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management is to offer 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 business profession. In addition, MBA students complete general coursework 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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