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About the Online M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration offered by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business

Why Study Healthcare Administration at Cedarville?

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing career fields today. More than ever, there is a need for skilled, ethical leadership in this important field. Are you ready to take the next step in your career by combining industry-specific healthcare knowledge with sound, Christian business principles?

As part of Cedarville’s Plaster School of Business fully online Master of Business Administration program, your Healthcare Administration concentration coursework 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.

Cedarville also offers an online 12- hour Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration, which is open to anyone with a bachelor's or master's degree.

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What Sets Cedarville Apart?

Program Overview

M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration Highlights

Supportive — Dedicated program adviser ensures support while you pursue your degree and maintain other commitments, and cohort-based approach builds community and network for Christian business professionals.

In-demand – Cedarville's healthcare M.B.A. online meets the need for healthcare administration professionals, 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.

Accredited – Cedarville's M.B.A. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

Focused Expertise – 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

What Can You do With a Master's in Healthcare Administration?

With an M.B.A. with a healthcare administration concentration from Cedarville University, you will  be equipped for leadership and management roles in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctor's offices
  • Treatment centers
  • Nursing homes

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

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

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission. Learn about admission requirements.

Healthcare Administration Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

Healthcare Administration Cost Information

Program Start Dates — You can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.

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Program Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take core and elective M.B.A. courses and three 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.

You'll build a strong business foundation through core coursework that applies in any organizational setting:

  • Accounting for Business Executives
  • Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (may be waived with undergraduate Bible minor or approved alternative)
  • Capstone Course
  • Executive Financial Management
  • Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Legal/Ethics Course Managerial Economics
  • Management and Leadership of Organizations
  • Quantitative Course
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

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

You can add an M.B.A. to many of Cedarville's popular majors by using one of our bachelor's-to-master's accelerated completion plans.

One-Year Completion Plan Two-Year Completion Plan View Curriculum Plan and Catalog

Sample courses:

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

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Jeffrey Haymond, Ph.D.

Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business; Professor of Economics

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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management

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Amy Ervin

Graduate Enrollment Advisor

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