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Healthcare Management

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Healthcare Management degree is geared toward helping students gain an understanding of how various business functions are integrated into healthcare, including systems that consider valid assumptions of human behavior, inter-organizational perspectives, medical needs, education and resources. In this industry-focused curriculum, students have an opportunity to study how administrative agencies translate legislation into statutory law and the role played by the media in shaping public opinion on health policy issues.

  • Next Start Date

    June 8, 2015

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  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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  • acbsp accredited school
    ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within AIU’s business administration degrees meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. Learn more.

    The ACBSP accredited Healthcare Management specialization program offers coursework that ranges from the basics of the healthcare industry to the management principles and responsibilities required for leadership positions in the industry today. Students who participate in this program can expect to learn to:

    • Adapt and innovate to solve problems.
    • Analyze various leader, follower, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers.
    • Develop plans to improve business operations.
    • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
    • Communicate effectively in business situations.
    • Assess the effect of changes in health policy on healthcare management.
    • Evaluate the role of information systems management and technology in healthcare systems.
    • Describe the functions of accrediting agencies and medical management committees.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • This MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management includes courses taught by instructors, many with relevant career experience in the healthcare industry. The experiences and firsthand perspectives they share in class can help prepare you for real-life challenges after you graduate.


    • Systems in Healthcare
    • Health Policy
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Healthcare Strategies


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Individuals who complete graduate work in the Healthcare Management specialization program can expect an in-depth view of healthcare administration, systems, policies and strategies by examining the concepts and skills necessary in positions of leadership in the healthcare industry.

    In addition to reviewing the many laws and ethical and moral codes that guide and impact the healthcare industry currently, students will receive specialized instruction in the business and professional skills necessary to take on more responsibility and advanced leadership roles in the industry as well.

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