Online Master of Business Administration Health Services Administration
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Make health care your business
Develop your passion for health care with an online MBA in health services administration from Strayer University. You’ll grow skills that can help you prepare for a leadership role in the field, expanding your reach with ways to improve health care systems from the inside out.
*10-course MBAs are not available in all states. Contact an admissions officer for more details.
Fall classes start on October 6
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
Prescriptions for healthier futures
Financial management plays a major role in health services administration. Our program focuses on the theories and practices behind public and private health care financing. Strengthen your financial decision-making skills as you explore capital structure, operating revenue and resource allocation.
Build your skills
- Formulate effective healthcare management strategies to compete efficiently in today’s healthcare environment.
- Formulate effective financial management strategies for healthcare organizations.
- Apply healthcare organization legal requirements and policies to minimize risk for providers and customers.
A real student community
Experience online and live discussions, receive mentoring, expand your professional networks and create lifelong friendships.
No GRE/GMAT required
Good news: You don’t need GRE or GMAT test scores to apply to Strayer’s master’s degree programs.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course*
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 3 classes toward your MBA degree.**
Save up to 20% off the cost of your MBA degree. Eligibility rules apply.
*Students enrolled in North Carolina and Pennsylvania have a cost per course of $2,490, but have 12 total courses.
**Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in North Carolina or Pennsylvania may transfer up to 4 classes.
New skills to support health care
You can help people stay healthy with expertise in administration. Gain a strong foundation of business knowledge in health care law, antitrust legislation, institutional accreditation, malpractice, liability and cost regulation. View all courses.
Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determine appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture and managing change. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence human behavior in an organization.
You are the most important brand. This course will introduce methods to boost your communication skills and personal brand in a digital business setting using a variety of tools such as video, Skype and social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. Topics covered include thought leadership, brand development, presentations, content curation, company/group interactions and trending topics.
Examines the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyzes the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. Analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills will be exercised through the use of case analysis and decision-making that will involve the core business functions, leadership challenges and global operations.
This course focuses on management practices in health care organizations by addressing concepts that are consistent across organization types such as: organization design, effective communication, power and politics, and establishing strategic alliances. Key concepts include exploring the challenges associated with delivering value in health care systems.
Survey the legal environment of the health services industry from a policy perspective, with emphasis on the tensions and trade-offs between quality and cost. Use case law, statutory and regulatory analysis, and trends in health services delivery law to understand the legal relationships among physicians, personnel, patients and health care institutions. Topics include access to health care, antitrust law, personnel licensure and institutional accreditation, malpractice, professional and institutional liability, cost containment regulation, and cost controls in government programs. Discuss the philosophical and managerial implications of ethical issues including professional codes, resource allocation and decisions concerning impaired professionals, end-of-life decisions, experimentation and biotechnology.
Get a background in the theory, tools and practical experience of health care financial management. Examines payment sources and reimbursement arrangements; the public and private financing of health care service organizations from both a theoretical and practical perspective; and emerging trends in the healthcare industry that affect financial decision-making. Topics include capital and debt financing, capital structure, financial planning, operating revenue, working capital, resource allocation and financial analysis of the industry. Review case studies for the opportunity to analyze a working health care organization.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
We welcome more than 1,200 international students from more than 110 countries.
Experience the Strayer difference
Make every credit count
Strayer makes it easy to transfer college credits you already have, up to 28 bachelor’s classes, to help save time and money.
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