Master of Business Administration – Health Care Management

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Master of Business Administration: Health Care Management

A Master of Business Administration degree is a versatile graduate degree focusing on business principles and enables you to compete for corporate-level managerial leadership positions in multiple industries. Your schedule shouldn’t keep you from achieving your goal of obtaining your MBA degree. Which is why CMU offers affordable and flexible online MBA degree programs for working professionals, parents and other individuals, like you- seeking to advance their career while balancing work and home.

Our online MBA degree program enables you to further develop the skills, knowledge and theories obtained in your undergraduate degree program and the workplace to confidently formulate and implement strategies in a competitive environment.

An MBA in Health Care Management allows students to focus on the business of health care, health care policy, IT, and management. Take 4 courses:

HCM 6001: Health Care Policy Analysis and Decision Making (3 credits)

Surveys theory and practice in the management and policy sciences as applied to the field of public health care. Students will gain an understanding of the U.S. public healthcare system, legal bases of public health care, methods of policy analysis, and public and private sector institutions.

HCM 6002: Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Management (3 credit hours)

This course addresses regulatory agency and other public policies that influence the direction and financing of health care systems. Students will be asked to identify the various ethical theories and belief systems and critique the relationships between risk management, quality assurance and resource allocation. Additional topics include: a current and historical overview of health care delivery in the developed and developing countries, and applications of the laws that affect the operational decisions of health care providers and managers.

HCM 6003: Advanced Community Health Care Management (3 credit hours)

Focuses on the principles of population-based health care systems that promote good health in communities. Students will examine population aggregates in structured and unstructured settings, as well as strategies to evaluate health outcomes and cost of care.

HCM 6005: Operations in Health Care Management (3 credit hours)

Presents the field of operations management as it relates to integrated health care delivery systems. This course demonstrates the important relationship between operations research and the management of complex health care delivery organizations. Additional areas of focus include: strategic planning, system design, quality measurement and productivity analysis. This course will be of interest to the future health care delivery system manager, operations consultants and decision-makers in organizations that support health care delivery.

BUS 6001 HCM: Business Administration Career Practical Training (1 credit hour or 3 credit hours)

This course is an elective externship course. This course of 3 semester units requires 135 hours of externship in the eight-week session. This course may be repeated, however, only the first 3 semester credits count toward the required 39 semester units required for graduation. The course is designed to give the student practical On-The-Job experience in the directed area of Business Administration. The course presents an opportunity for student to apply and practice their knowledge and skills they have learned in their degree program and further develop their passion for their chosen industry in a real-world setting. Repeatable. In BUS 6002 or BUS 6003 (1 credit hour).


Course No. Title Credit Hours
MIS 6110 Management Information Systems 3
MKT 6120 Marketing Management 3
ORG 6011 Organizational Development and Change 3
ACC 6140 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 6150 Managerial Economics 3
FIN 6160 Managerial Finance 3
MGT 6170 Operations Management 3
HRM 6180 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 6190 Strategic Management Capstone 3

All Prerequisite Courses are one unit each. These courses may be waived if completed at the undergraduate level with a grade of a “B” or higher.

Course No. Title Credit Hours
ACC 1202 Principles of Accouting 3
ECO 2501 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 4310 Financial Management 3

Education Costs

  • Tuition per Unit: $585
  • Tuition per 3 Unit Course: $1,755
  • Total Program Tuition: $22,815 (39 units)

MBA Degree Capstone

CMU’s BUS 6190 Strategic Management Capstone is designed to teach strategic planning and decision making in order to craft a corporate strategy. Students will learn how to develop mission statements, and assess both the external and internal environments in order to determine organizational strengths and weaknesses for entrepreneurial ventures, businesses of all sizes, and not-for-profit organizations.

CMU offers all prerequisite courses in an accelerated manner. Students that don’t have the undergraduate background in accounting, finance, marketing, economics, and management, may be required to take prerequisite courses in preparation for the corresponding core course. Contact admissions for details about accelerated prerequisite courses.

The MBA at CMU requires a total of 13 courses, equivalent to 39 units.

Graduates of the MBA program should be able to:

MBA PLO #1:  Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts of business administration.

MBA PLO #1A: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts:  covered in the general core subject matters.

MBA PLO: #1B: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts:  covered in concentration areas with work related applications of business administration.

MBA PLO #2:   Perform a factual and application oriented literature review applying critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to understand various possible outcomes.

MBA PLO #3:  Demonstrate both oral and written communication skills in a business and academic manner.

MBA PLO #4:  Develop, analyze and implement an operational strategic plan based on solid organized data with a business application.

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