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Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Administration

About the M.B.A. Healthcare Administration Concentration 

 As part of Cedarville’s School of Business fully online Master of Business Administration program, you can choose a Healthcare Administration concentration that will equip you for leadership and management roles in a variety of healthcare settings. This program meets the needs of those who are already in the healthcare industry or for those desiring a career change.

M.B.A. Healthcare Administration Concentration Highlights

In-demand – The need for healthcare administration professionals is great, as the industry growth continues to outpace the supply of professional managers. 

Balanced – You will study healthcare systems with an emphasis on ethically managing quality care while improving on cost containment. 

Biblical ethics – Addressing the continuing erosion of moral discernment in the medical field, you will study ethical issues from a biblical perspective, allowing you to construct a biblical foundation to appraise the ethics of institutional policies.

Core M.B.A. – You’ll take nine core M.B.A. courses, each designed for Christian professionals who view their work as a ministry.

  • Accounting for Business Executives
  • Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study  (may be waived for prior credits)
  • Executive Financial Management
  • Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Managerial Data Analysis
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Design and Behavior
  • Organizational Management Strategy
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

Specialty courses – You will take four healthcare administration courses, focusing on systems, policy, ethics, and quality.

  • Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Policy and Data Analysis
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Quality Management in Healthcare

Outcomes for M.B.A. Healthcare Administration Concentration

With a M.B.A. healthcare administration concentration, you will be equipped to serve as a:

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Health Insurance Specialist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Training and Development Manager

In a wide range of healthcare settings:

  • Home healthcare
  • Hospitals
  • Group physician practices
  • Mental health facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Mental health facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers

Opportunities for M.B.A. Healthcare Administration Concentration 

Courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.

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M.B.A. Preparing Students Well

Read a feature in a recent Cedarville Magazine to discover how Cedarville’s Master of Business Administration prepares students for excellence in the marketplace by rooting their education in a clear understanding of how to think biblically about every aspect of doing business.

Master of Business Administration

Cedarville University's Christian M.B.A. online program is specifically designed for Christian professionals who view their work as a platform for ministry.

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Dr. Janice Supplee named dean of graduate studies

Supplee has served at Cedarville since 1995.


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Program Faculty

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Dan Sterkenburg, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Bus Admin Grad Studies; Associate Professor of International Business

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Jeffrey Haymond, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business Administration; Professor of Economics

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M.B.A. Healthcare Administration Concentration Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take core and elective M.B.A. courses and four core healthcare administration courses to complete the concentration. There is also a 3-credit Bible course, which is waived for those who completed a Bible minor as part of their undergraduate work.

Sample courses:
  • Healthcare Policy and Data Analysis
  • Quality Management in Healthcare 
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