2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Healthcare Administration, Accelerated (MBA)
Offered at the Atlanta Learning Site; South University, Columbia; South University, Savannah; and South University, Online Programs.
The Accelerated Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Administration degree program is designed to prepare students to seek a leadership role within the healthcare industry upon graduation. This is an intensive program presented from a management perspective and designed to be completed in 12 months. The program is delivered in two modalities: fully online and face to face. The online learning environment is supported with team projects, faculty-led webinars for each course, faculty advisors for students, and video lectures in each course. In the face-to-face environment, classes are held on weekends 24 Saturdays per year and are supplemented with Internet-mediated coursework, synchronized conference calls, and web-based meetings. The program is founded on 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, in addition to a specialization in healthcare administration.
The business foundation is achieved through a core group of business courses. These courses are designed to provide a firm grounding in decision-making, behavioral sciences, and strategic environment. The MBA courses present a functional approach to the long run and short run decisions that must be made to deliver goods and services. The Healthcare Administration specialization courses are designed to provide specialized management courses specific to the healthcare field.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of the program the student should 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.