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Healthcare Management

AIU® offers a professionally focused MBA program with a specialization in Healthcare Management designed for students interested in an opportunity to learn how various business functions are integrated into healthcare, including systems that consider valid assumptions of human behavior, inter-organizational perspectives, medical needs, education, communication 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.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying advanced topics in Healthcare Management to complete the specialization requirements, AIU can give you an opportunity to learn a comprehensive core of business knowledge in addition to specialized knowledge and skills common in healthcare management.

A Curriculum Taught by Experience Professionals

In addition to a quality curriculum based on industry-relevant standards, AIU's MBA with a specialized focus in Healthcare Management is taught by an experienced team of professionals, many with experience in the fields they teach. This can give you an opportunity to learn from individuals who may be willing to share their understanding of the qualities and skills sought in today's competitive marketplace for professionals in the field of healthcare.

  • Next Start Date

    June 8, 2015

  • Total Credits

    48

  • Specialization Credits

    24

  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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    Successful completion of the MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management can provide students with an advanced level of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how 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.
    • Apply quantitative reasoning and analysis to business and management problems using knowledge of mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
    • Develop plans to improve business operations.
    • Apply principles of quantitative and qualitative research to business cases and evaluate the quality of research presented based on these principles.
    • Use knowledge of economic concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate economic problems and opportunities.
    • Use critical thinking skills, including deriving the issue, understanding argument reasoning and developing conclusions.
    • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
    • 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.

  • In this specialized curriculum, students can learn an in-depth view of healthcare administration, systems, policies and strategies by examining the concepts and skills necessary in positions of leadership in today's complex healthcare industry. They could also have an opportunity to study the important role political factors play in the development of health policy, how administrative agencies translate legislation into statutory law and the role played by the media in shaping public opinion on health policy issues.

    Specialization courses are structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they can learn advanced knowledge and skills common in healthcare management. For example:

    • In Systems in Healthcare, students can examine the concepts and skills necessary to assume leadership positions by integrating the various business functions.
    • In Health Policy, the important role political factors play in the development of health policy can be examined, including how administrative agencies translate legislation into statutory law, and the role played by the media in shaping public opinion on health policy issues.
    • In Healthcare Administration, students can gain an overview of the healthcare delivery system in the United States. Topics can include composition, function and interrelationships of organizations and professional groups within the system.
    • In Healthcare Strategies, students can focus on the planning and strategic development of healthcare organizations. Topics include needs assessment, demands analysis, generation of alternative, priority setting and evaluation.

     

    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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