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Master of Business Administration

Healthcare Administration

Online & On Campus
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The Prescription for becoming a leader in healthcare

32-36 Credit, 14-Month Program

Healthcare is a healing profession. With an MBA healthcare administration degree from Tiffin University, you can become a leader in the healthcare system to ensure that it stays a healthy, caring structure. With foundational business practices ranging from finance to human resources to marketing management, our program prepares you with the knowledge, decision-making tools and new technologies you’ll need to thrive as an administrator in the healthcare field.

The population is aging. There is currently and will continue to be a need for quality, knowledgeable employees educated in healthcare administration.

The Healthcare Administration concentration is designed for working professionals employed in the areas of healthcare, education, childcare, social services and business. The curriculum is comprehensive, offering various paths of study, including public health, mental health, long-term care administration and acute care administration. Courses focus on management systems, decision-making tools, new technologies, financial management and referral systems as well as current issues in healthcare law and ethics.

You’ll be provided several options upon graduation, including working in the industry and upward movement if you’re currently employed in the industry.

Professional HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION Training
  • Acquire an understanding of concepts, theory and models applicable to the industry.
  • Learn to recognize interrelationships, interdependencies, feedback and culture within healthcare organizations.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of healthcare transformation and change.
  • For those who want to pursue a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, they’ll have a very solid foundation provided from the BBA in healthcare management.
  • The TU School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • On a national standardized test by Peregrine, Tiffin University business students scored higher on average compared with students from other ACBSP schools.

All faculty teaching healthcare administration courses are practitioners.  More specifically, experience of our faculty includes, but is not limited to, long-term care, acute care, rehabilitation services and public health.

Throughout the curriculum, you’ll focus on developing knowledge specific to the industry concerning transformation, change and systems thinking. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of theory, concepts and models necessary to function effectively in the industry. You’ll also develop skills in critical thinking, analysis, communication, organization and decision-making. An overall strong sense of business acumen is developed.

The program’s curriculum is updated on a regular basis. Theory and concepts taught in the classroom are enhanced by the real-world experiences of our instructors who are current or past practitioners in the healthcare industry.

a practical, professional education
  • Be fully prepared to work in the industry upon graduation.
  • Acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities specific to the healthcare industry.
  • You’ll be taught to think critically, consider multiple perspectives, engage in team-based thinking, and recognize and understand the significance of reflection.
  • Our graduates are employed in long-term care facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation, mental health, public health entities and physician services.
  • Complete your degree online in 14 months.
FORMAT

On Campus – Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, May, August and October

Online – Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Core MBA courses are offered online or on campus; remaining concentration courses are offered exclusively online.

SAMPLE COURSES

Managing Healthcare Systems (HCA 541) – This course is a comprehensive approach to the multitude of organizations and flow management systems for managing healthcare. Students explore the historical context, social implications, evolution and current state of healthcare services in America. Topics include the types of managed care organizations, provider payment plans, utilization control, negotiations, underwriting and rate setting, and managing efficient and effective organizational structures. The course also addresses marketing and information systems (both onsite and web-based) for business operations and management decision making in the industry.

Current Issues in Healthcare Administration (HCA 553) – The course is designed to expose students to significant current issues that impact the healthcare professional. Topic areas will include healthcare industry-specific marketing, technology, finance, human resource management, the political environment, healthcare management culture and other current issues as they relate to the healthcare administrator. Topics will vary as changes to the industry environment dictate.

Healthcare Finance and Process Management (HCA 634) – This course is designed to educate students regarding the complex and volatile aspects of healthcare financial management and how these aspects affect the processes associated with provide healthcare services in a variety of healthcare settings. Topics address organizational behavior while focusing on wage and benefit factors, operating revenue by payer sources, healthcare tax status information, managing capital, capitation and fee-for-service reimbursement, healthcare reform regulatory requirements related to reimbursement for all sectors in the industry, capital and financial budgeting and forecasting, managing inventory, strategic planning, and healthcare ratio analysis. Students investigate the application of financial management to an industry where reimbursement from payers has declined for over a decade while the demand for technologically advanced and expensive healthcare services will soon meet a breaking point. The social justice issues of quality, access, and cost for healthcare services is examined within the reality of available funds to provide such services.

Healthcare Policy, Law and Ethics (HCA 643) – This capstone course will require students to examine general healthcare administration issues within a framework of legislative issues and their impact on healthcare systems in the United States. Special emphasis will focus on the changes in federal governmental regulations and their impact on quality and financial administrative issues. Through the case study approach involving politics, policy, regulatory environments, economics and ethics, students will critically analyze issues for both healthcare providers and organizations related to corporate governance, personal choice, and regulatory compliance. Topics will include applied ethics, conflicts of interest, and allocation of scarce resources, FDA regulations, confidentiality, payment policies, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and global competition.

The opportunities in healthcare administration are many, as the healthcare industry continues to grow. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.6 million new jobs.

what is healthcare administration?

Healthcare administration occurs behind the scenes of healthcare facilities or institutions. Healthcare administrators make large-scale decisions and oversee policy and budgets to create better patient experiences and ensure the well-being of guests and staff. Healthcare administrators have in-depth knowledge of the regulatory framework of patient care and their responsibilities are different than those of doctors and physicians.

what is an mba in healthcare administration?

An MBA in healthcare administration is designed for working professionals employed in the areas of healthcare, education, childcare, social services and business. The curriculum is comprehensive, offering various paths of study, including public health, mental health, long-term care administration and acute care administration. Courses focus on management systems, decision-making tools, new technologies, financial management and referral systems as well as current issues in healthcare law and ethics.

what can i do with an mba in healthcare administration?

With an MBA in healthcare administration, you will be qualified for a variety of career opportunities, including administrator and management positions in hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient facilities, physician officers, public/community health entities and more.

MBA Healthcare Administration Program Requirements

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“I researched a lot of universities. Everyone at Tiffin was so fast to answer my questions. I made my decision to study here because Tiffin was affordable, had the program I wanted, and showed genuine interest in me!”

Thomas Simenson
MBA in Healthcare Administration
Class of 2018