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Master of Business Administration: Healthcare Administration

SNU’s MBA in Healthcare Administration trains leaders to master the intersection of health and business.



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Master of Business Administration: Healthcare

Program Overview

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a leader within the healthcare industry with an MBA. This MBA-Healthcare Administration degree  applies advanced concepts in business to the practical reality of the healthcare world to ensure you are trained for strategic planning, skillful execution, and critical analysis in your current and future career. Healthcare is undoubtedly the fastest growing industry within the U.S., and graduates of this program have the opportunity to make their mark as professionals skilled in business, human resources, and leadership.

This degree designed for adult students will allow you to invest in your career without sacrificing your existing lifestyle. Many adults have graduated from SNU with an MBA-Healthcare Administration degree while balancing full-time jobs, families, and other obligations. With the tutelage of experts in the field, classes taking place completely online, and the ability to study one subject at a time, you will find yourself reaching your goals faster than you ever expected. We are here to help you on your journey. 

Textbooks: For this program, students are automatically opted into a program through Slingshot called Cengage Unlimited. This subscription based service will last through your entire program and will give you access to WebAssign courseware as well as any other digital Cengage Learning titles. Nearly all SNU MBA courses use digital textbooks available through Cengage. If desired, students can choose a different plan offered through Slingshot, or opt out of these benefits. 

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How it Works

Earning a degree while working full time or raising a family has never been more possible. Here’s why adult students are thriving and reaching their goals at SNU:

  • Classes take place entirely online.
  • Students focus on one class at a time to ensure true mastery and prevent overwhelm.
  • Students study alongside other adults in similar stages of life.
  • Instructors with vast amounts of industry experience guide students through courses.
  • Textbooks are delivered directly to your door at the beginning of each class.
  • A dedicated student success advisor guides students through the duration of your studies.


This 34 credit hour graduate program will prepare you to be a leader in the world of business. Students in this program take one class at a time so they can master one subject before moving onto the next. You will learn to clearly communicate as a professional, analyze information, critically think about the economic environment, and more. Continue reading for a full course list with descriptions.


Credit hours: 4 This course provides a foundation in professional business concepts related to accounting, economics, finance, global business, marketing, management, and business law and ethics.


Credit hours: 3 This course explores the managerial skills necessary for strategy development.  Emphasis will be placed upon generating value and sustaining competitive advantage within the marketplace. 


Credit hours: 3 This course examines law, regulation, and ethics within business. Emphasis will be placed on the laws that regulate business relationships and attention will be given to the importance of ethical practices upon the employee, firm, consumer, and society.  Case studies are incorporated to assist the student in understanding ethical practices and the laws governing today’s business environment as well as social responsibility and ethical leadership.


Credit hours: 3 This course incorporates the techniques necessary for formulating domestic and global marketing strategies for the 21st century. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of marketing opportunities, analysis of marketing mix activities, and assessment of corporate marketing strategy implementation.


Credit hours: 3 This course enhances the ability to lead organizations and their members. Emphasis will be placed upon organizational behavior theory, effective communication practices, motivational theory, and organizational culture analysis.


Credit hours: 3 This course emphasizes the usage of quantitative techniques to support strategic managerial decision-making.  Focus will be on the analysis of data and application of findings rather than mathematical developments, with the goal to solve practical business problems. 


Credit hours: 3

This course focuses on the planning and management aspects of operations. Emphasis will be placed on resource allocation, capacity planning, management of patient flows and scheduling. 


Credit hours: 3

This course examines policy, law, ethics, and the government’s role within the healthcare industry. Emphasis will be placed on the laws and policies that regulate business relationships and attention will be given to the importance of ethical practices upon the employee, firm, consumer, and society. 


Credit hours: 3

This course examines social issues, current trends and the impact on healthcare administration and strategy. Emphasis will be placed on controversies, healthcare reform, artificial intelligence and the impact these trends  have on healthcare administration.


Credit hours: 3

This course covers a range of accounting topics and financial principles needed for effective decision-making within healthcare organizations. Focus will be a practitioner’s approach of applying information provided in accounting statements and conducting financial analysis in order to make strategic business decisions. 


Credit hours: 3

This course explores leadership strategies necessary to effectively lead in the healthcare industry. Students will be given the opportunity to develop leadership skills needed by top-level healthcare managers. Emphasis is placed on organizational strategy, formulation of policies, strategic planning, and leading through change.

Upcoming Start Dates


Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Wednesday, January 29, 2025


"SNU provided me the opportunity to not only start school but finish it, coupled with multiple deployments. They did everything they could to support me."
Jeffrey M.
MBA Graduate

Admission Steps 

Enrolling at SNU is a simple process. With rolling start dates, there’s no need to wait months at a time to begin your educational journey. Plus, our generous transfer policy and prior learning assessment can shorten your path to graduation. Once you are ready, take the following steps:

Step 1. Apply online at

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts from any colleges you have attended to SNU at
or ATTN: SNU PGS Admissions, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.

You will be contacted regarding any supporting materials we may need. Upon acceptance, your student success advisor will help you enroll and prepare for success as an adult student at SNU.



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6729 NW 39th Expressway,
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Tulsa Campus

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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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MBA Healthcare Certificate  

The Healthcare Certificate is designed for individuals who desire to pursue a career in management in a healthcare organization or are currently working for healthcare organizations and desire to increase their effectiveness as managers and/or professionals.

Healthcare Certificate Courses (12 credit hours - 100% online)

MGT 6313 Healthcare Operations (3)
MGT 6323 Healthcare Systems: Policies and Regulations (3)
MGT 6343 Social Issues in Healthcare Administration (3)
MGT 6353 Capstone: Leading Teams in Healthcare Administration (3)

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Program Accreditations

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP's accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

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