2017-2018 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Healthcare Administration (MBA)*
Offered at South University, Cleveland; South University, Columbia; South University, High Point; South University, Montgomery; South University, Novi; South University, Online Programs; South University, Tampa; South University, Virginia Beach; and South University, West Palm Beach.
The Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Administration degree program is designed to prepare graudates to seek employment in a leadership role in the healthcare delivery system. The program is founded with the philosophy that healthcare leaders require strong business competencies and management skills to be successful. The curriculum is designed to prepare students with a sound foundation in business analysis and decision-making, followed by a specialization in healthcare administration.
The Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration program is delivered in two modalities: fully online and blended. Students enrolled in the blended modality meet face-to-face in the classroom and asynchronously online on alternating weeks over the 11-week quarter.
The foundation courses are designed to provide a firm grounding in decision-making, behavioral sciences, and strategic environment. The MBA degree program core presents a functional approach to the long run and short run decisions that must be made to deliver goods and services. The Healthcare Administration specialization core is designed to provide specialized management and capstone courses specific to the healthcare field.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
- Integrate and apply the knowledge of business and healthcare concepts specific to structures and governance, finance, and the delivery of healthcare within the US healthcare system.
- Evaluate and analyze the impact that current healthcare policies may have on healthcare services.
- Develop proficiency in critical thinking, information literacy skills and knowledge in healthcare specific research, problem-solving and case study analysis.
- Demonstrate exceptional communication skills including the use of appropriate computer skills for writing, research, and analytic papers.