Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration Online

Gain the leadership skills to advance your career in healthcare. Increase your experience with staffing, finances, and facility management.

Program Overview


Learn how the MBA in healthcare admin can impact your career

$11,850* Total Tuition
12 months Duration
30* Credit Hours

Develop the expertise to increase the quality of healthcare services with the online MBA in Healthcare Administration. This career-advancing program equips you with a broad understanding of business principles while advancing your knowledge of industry laws and regulations, organizational behavior and strategic planning.

As a student in one of the most affordable AACSB-accredited online MBA programs in the country, you will learn from faculty who are experienced healthcare administration practitioners. Access your coursework 100% online as you build strong communication skills and prepare to collaborate with physicians and other key stakeholders.

Our healthcare administration MBA focuses on managing the financial aspects of facilities, training and supervising staff and ensuring the accuracy of recordkeeping. Additionally, you’ll benefit from our small class sizes as you explore quantitative business analysis and management control systems.

Pittsburg State University students are highly sought-after in the job market, with a placement rate of nearly 90% within six months of graduation. If you’re interested in areas like human resources or marketing, you can gain additional expertise by taking three more courses, which may affect your time to completion.

In this AACSB-accredited online MBA program, you will:

  • Explore environmental issues, organizational structures and financial control mechanisms that affect the healthcare management process
  • Gain experience with the financial management of healthcare organizations, which includes budgeting, financial reporting, third-party payers, risk management, matching resources to operations, capitalization of healthcare projects and other elements of financial decision-making
  • Master key competencies necessary for success in healthcare leadership including, but not limited to, leadership execution, working with people, financial operations, strategic planning, budgeting, leadership in quality, building culture, building teams, working with physicians and working with key stakeholders
  • Practice and master strategic management skills to implement policy
  • Benchmark your skills with MBA peers across the world by participating in a program assessment in your capstone course
  • Explore environmental issues, organizational structures and financial control mechanisms that affect the healthcare management process
  • Gain experience with the financial management of healthcare organizations, which includes budgeting, financial reporting, third-party payers, risk management, matching resources to operations, capitalization of healthcare projects and other elements of financial decision-making
  • Master key competencies necessary for success in healthcare leadership including, but not limited to, leadership execution, working with people, financial operations, strategic planning, budgeting, leadership in quality, building culture, building teams, working with physicians and working with key stakeholders
  • Practice and master strategic management skills to implement policy
  • Benchmark your skills with MBA peers across the world by participating in a program assessment in your capstone course

Potential career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Compliance Officer

$11,850* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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The Gladys A. Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition


Keep your budget intact with our affordable tuition

Pittsburg State University offers affordable tuition prices. Tuition for the MBA online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

*Pittsburg State University's tuition rates and fees are reviewed annually by the Kansas Board of Regents and subject to change prior to each new academic year.

Tuition breakdown:

$11,850 Total Tuition
$395 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$11,850* Total Tuition
$395 Per Credit Hour

Calendar


Browse these important dates and deadlines

This MBA program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started at PSU—choose the date that works for you.

Please note that all tuition payments are due at 8 a.m. on the day of the Tuition Deadline.

Now enrolling:

1/2/24 Apply Date
1/16/24 Class Starts
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall 210/16/2310/2/2310/9/2310/11/2310/13/2312/1/23
Spring 11/16/241/2/241/9/241/11/241/12/243/1/24
Spring 23/11/242/26/243/4/243/6/243/8/244/26/24
Summer6/3/245/20/245/27/245/29/245/31/247/19/24
Fall 18/19/248/5/248/12/248/14/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/7/2410/9/2410/11/2411/29/24

Now enrolling:

1/2/24 Apply Date
1/16/24 Class Starts

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Admissions


Discover how easily you can apply to the online healthcare administration MBA

We value your experience. At least three years in a managerial role or a recent Bachelor of Business Administration gives you a foundation for success in the MBA online program from Pittsburg State University, meaning no prerequisites or leveling courses are required regardless of your undergraduate degree specialization. Please review these admission requirements so you can get started on your online MBA.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an earned master's or higher professional degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • No GMAT

Interested students may apply to the online MBA program via one of the following admission tracks:

  • Professional Experience
    • Submit a resume that demonstrates a minimum of 3 years of substantial, full-time managerial experience. Management experience is defined as managing people, financial resources or customer relationships beyond a basic supervisory level. This also includes military leadership, business owner-managers and entrepreneurs.
  • Recent Bachelor of Business Administration Graduate
    • Students who have recently earned an undergraduate business degree from a United States accredited university within the last three years prior to the admission decision are eligible to apply to the online MBA program.
      • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree from a regionally accredited institution earned within the last three years.
      • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • With a 2.7-2.9 GPA, your application may be considered with additional support materials requested by the admissions committee.
** Prospective KCOB Graduate Assistants and Dual-Degree/Exchange students are not eligible to apply to the online MBA program.


Official Transcripts directly from all colleges/universities attended and other documents should be mailed to:

Pittsburg State University
Graduate and Continuing Studies
ATTN: Janet Miller
1701 South Broadway Street
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Official electronic transcripts can be emailed to Janet Miller at [email protected]

International Applicants must meet all standard admission requirements as well as the following:

  • Provide official post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended
  • Students with foreign transcripts must submit an original course-by-course evaluation by a NACES-accredited evaluation agency (ex: WES or ECE)
  • English proficiency requirement
  • Students must meet one of the following language requirements:
    • TOEFL score of 550/79
    • IELTS overall band score of 6.5 with no band score below 5.5
    • PTE score of 53
    • Duolingo score of 110 with no section score below 100
    • For admission purposes, tests scores are valid for two years from the date of examination
  • English proficiency waivers/exemptions are available for students who meet the following:
    • Completion of 24 credit hours at an English-speaking institution/academic program (must be able to be verified by Pittsburg State University staff)
    • Any student whose native language is English and who is a citizen of one of these countries: United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, English-speaking Canada, or some Caribbean islands
  • $35 application fee (the same for all applicants, foreign and domestic)
  • A copy of your passport or government-issued photo ID could be required to cross-check your full, correct legal name

Pittsburg State University reserves the right to request that applicants provide supplemental application materials as needed (i.e., letter of recommendation).

Please note that enrollment in our online program requires unrestricted access to technology such as a computer or laptop, webcam, speakers and microphone. In addition, you will need reliable access to the internet. Extensive firewall limitations, particularly outside the U.S., may impede your ability to participate in required course activities.

The Pittsburg State online MBA program permits international students to apply and enroll when accepted while residing outside of the United States. The online MBA program is not qualified to admit students who wish to enter the United States through a student visa, nor does it qualify a student for work authorization in the United States, such as in Optional Practical Training (OPT) programs.

Courses


Explore the coursework for the online healthcare administration MBA

In order to remain in the program, the student must successfully complete (with an A/B grade) their first two online courses.

You must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the design, evaluation, and effective implementation of management control systems using a case-based format.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Tools of managerial economics, decision making under uncertainty, forecasting, regression analysis, and linear programming.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of leadership, organizational design and the interactions between individuals, groups and organizations. Emphasis will be given to an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building. Other topics include organizational behavior, motivation, HRM, and other management processes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and methods for incorporating social responsiveness and public policy analysis into the strategic decision making of the firm.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial management of the firm, emphasizing financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital. Case method.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Management-oriented approach to marketing analysis and planning emphasizing the behavioral sciences, and economics and marketing theory.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The student assumes the role of a decision-maker exercising all management functions to implement policy based on effective management strategy. Case method or simulation. Prerequisites: FIN 836 Financial Strategy, MKTG 839 Marketing Strategy, and to have completed a total of 12 hours of graduate level courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to environmental issues, organizational structures, and financial control mechanisms that affect the healthcare management process.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial management of healthcare organizations, which includes budgeting, financial reporting, third party payers, risk management, matching resources to operations, capitalization of healthcare projects and other elements of financial decision making.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Key competencies necessary for success in healthcare leadership including, but not limited to, leadership execution, working with people, financial operations, strategic planning, budgeting, leadership in quality, building culture, building teams, working with physicians and working with key stakeholders.
Pittstate Faculty Steve Horner

"Read and listen to daily reports of economic and business activity such as 'What's News' in The Wall Street Journal, local and regional newspapers, PBS NewsHour, and CNN."


Dr. Stephen V. Horner

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