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Earn Your Healthcare MBA Degree Online

Advance your education and career by earning your accredited MBA in Healthcare Management from Madison School of Healthcare. Our online Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management program is comprised of an orientation and twelve graduate credit courses. The program was designed by experts in the healthcare industry and will help you excel as a healthcare leader and prepare you for professional advancement. Hands-on activities and research projects challenge you to take what you’ve learned from the texts, independent research and outside sources to explore real-world issues. With our flexible and affordable program, you learn at your own pace and on your schedule and you can graduate with the skills that could lead to a role as a healthcare leader.

In addition to your comprehensive course materials, tuition includes academic and account support over the phone, via email, or online in the Student Portal. Enroll today and start when you want. Enroll in one semester at a time in this 3-semester program and graduate with the skills that healthcare employers seek.


Semester 1

MB600 - Orientation  

This non-credit orientation is a foundation-building experience that introduces and refreshes the skills necessary for success in your Master's Degree Program. You'll learn how to navigate ProQuest, Ashworth College's online library, and review the distinguishing characteristics of academic journals and other publications. Internet research skills are polished enabling you to identify credible and unbiased Web sites for your research. Emphasis is placed on submission requirements, project structures, and writing formats used throughout your coursework, and APA writing style. The final portion of this course provides you the opportunity to research and explore the various career fields in the world of Business Administration.

MB601 - Strategic Management  

Plan for increased productivity. Learn about the organization, its structure, and its relationship to the economic, political, and social environments surrounding it. Examine theories and guidelines for dealing with geopolitical events, consumer trends, and new developments in information technology. You'll study a model of strategic management using the "strategic audit" as an approach to addressing complex organization-wide issues.
Credit Hours: 3

MG641 - Marketing Management  

Discover how marketing serves as a foundation for making critical decisions related to identifying customers, delineating which needs to satisfy, developing products and services that satisfy these needs, setting prices, using appropriate communications, staging sales promotions, managing the sales force, selecting channels of distribution, maintaining funding and coordinating partnerships. Concepts presented are directed to the marketplace realities of the 21st century, including global marketing.
Credit Hours: 3

MA610 - Managerial Accounting  

Integrate accounting data into your decision-making process. Managerial accounting is an essential tool that enhances managers' abilities to make sound decisions. You'll examine concepts and procedures of managerial accounting from the user's viewpoint, how they are typically applied in real-world situations, and see the role they play in improving the decision-making process within all types of organizations. Also discussed are issues in cost basics, cost management systems, planning and control, and product costing.
Credit Hours: 3

MB661 - Leadership and Motivation  

Develop your leadership potential. Discover the qualities, talents, and vision that leaders need to survive and grow in a changing world. You'll examine how today's theories of leadership and motivation have evolved, and how leadership concepts and motivational techniques are applied in a wide variety of business environments. Case studies reveal how executives and other decision makers lead, motivate and succeed.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

MH601 - Survey of the Health Care System  

This course presents the concepts and principles of public health practices within the health care system. It begins by exploring broad principles and then shifts focus to substantive topics and issues within the public health field, including the development of public health practices, the determinants of health status, legal aspects, and the public health information systems. Special attention is given to the tools needed to effectively manage a typical health department and the role of the public health department in a variety of environments.
Credit Hours: 3

MF620 - Financial Statement Development and Analysis  

Use financial data to your advantage. Learn what financial disclosures contain and how they effect management decision-making, plus the principles and economic factors behind publicly reported disclosures, their limitations and constraints, and how to analyze them. You'll examine research methods and how they help you convert raw data into useful information that influences decisions about financial performance, wealth creation and economic valuation.
Credit Hours: 3

MH684 - Managed Health Care  

This course provides the basic concepts of Managed Health Care. It is formulated not only for the experienced health care professional who has not worked in managed care, but also for the individual just entering the health care profession. Students are introduced to how managed care has evolved, with a broad look at many of its component parts. The course also examines managed care regulation and offers some predictions for its future.
Credit Hours: 3

MH681 - Health Care Human Resource Management  

This course is an overview of the various functions of a human resource management department, including staffing, recruitment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, and more. Each area is examined with a focus on current trends and the role of HR as an integral part of the administrative team in health care organizations. The movement of the human resource management function to a strategic level is also discussed. Special emphasis is given to these functions with respect to the dynamics of the health care industry.
Credit Hours: 3


Program Details

Our Healthcare Management MBA program builds upon the core curriculum by focusing on advanced topics in healthcare management. The program’s goal is to provide a learning experience that students can readily transfer into everyday practice in the field of healthcare. In addition to core courses in general functional areas, general management and administration skills, the program emphasizes performance competency (skill- and knowledge-developing projects) and affective development (value-challenging experiences). Projects focus on enhancing the following skills: Internet, primary, and secondary research; software; creative; decision making; project and people management; analytical; synthesis; integrative; conceptual; and communication.

Your Healthcare Management Program Includes:

  • Textbook and/or comprehensive online resources
  • Comprehensive online course materials
  • Online exams and assessments
  • Access to Academic Advisors
  • Personalized faculty feedback on all written assessments
  • Ability to track academic progress and manage account information via the student portal
  • Ability to interact with peer students, faculty and staff via Madison’s Online Community

Being here made me feel a part of something and I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like this, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment.

— Susan Donaldson, Recent Graduate


Getting your MBA in Healthcare Management is more affordable than you might think. Enroll today and begin your studies at any time, and choose the low monthly payment that works with your budget.

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Career Outlook

Healthcare management jobs are rising steadily. The need to improve efficiency and reduce costs in delivering healthcare services is critical, particularly as healthcare reform is implemented. In fact, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to increase 17% through 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Opportunities for healthcare management professionals, especially those with advanced degrees, are available in private doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, healthcare consulting companies, surgical and outpatient centers, nursing homes and more.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports an annual median salary of $66,420 for occupations requiring a master’s degree.


Are there any prerequisites for Madison’s healthcare management MBA program?

The only requirement to enroll in Madison’s healthcare management master’s degree program is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Is the training all online or do I get books?

Your course content is delivered via online course materials and assessments. Textbooks and/or comprehensive online resources are also included with your program tuition.

What types of assessments are included in this program?

Each course includes Discussion Questions, Activities, and a Stand-Alone Project. Students must take a proctored semester exam at the end of each semester in the program. Semester exams are scheduled at the convenience of the proctor and student.

Does Madison accept transfer credits?

Yes. Madison School of Healthcare accepts eligible transfer credits from previously attended colleges and universities for candidates in our Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. Our Registrar will evaluate your credits and let you know what credits are eligible to transfer toward your degree. We also offer life/work experience credit.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Earn your Healthcare MBA Degree on your terms. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Projections (April 18, 2016).