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Master of Business Administration: Healthcare 

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

Program Overview

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a leader within the healthcare industry with an MBA. This MBA degree with a healthcare administration specialty 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 with the healthcare administration specialty 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. 

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6
week course format
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12
start dates per year
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Graduate in as few as
18 months
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34
total credit hours
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$575
per credit hour
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Learn 100% online

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.
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Courses

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.

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

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.

EXPLORING BUSINESS STRATEGIES

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. 

ETHICS AND LAW

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.

MARKETING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

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.

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP FOR ORGANIZATIONS

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.

MANAGEMENT ANALYTICS

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. 

HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS

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. 

HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS: POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

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. 

SOCIAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

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.

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE FOR HEALTHCARE DECISION-MAKING

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. 

CAPSTONE: LEADING TEAMS IN HEALTHCARE

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

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Online
Monday, August 23, 2021
Bethany
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Del City
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Online
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Tulsa
"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 degrees.snu.edu/apply

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at fafsa.gov using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts from any colleges you have attended to SNU at pgsadmissions@snu.edu
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.

Locations

Online

Online classes are specially
designed for professional &
graduate studies.
Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332

Bethany Campus

6729 NW 39th Expressway,
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008

Del City Satellite 

3903 SE 29th Street
Del City, OK 73115
pgs@snu.edu

Tulsa Campus

8210 E. Regal Ct.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: +1 (918) 664-4100
pgs@snu.edu

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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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