Online MBA in Health Care Management

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The future of health care is in your hands.

Focus on practical ethics and become an agent for positive change.

Our program is designed to help you keep up with the rapid legislative and technological changes that are sweeping through the health care industry. The MBA in Health Care Management addresses government regulation and policy, organizational leadership, finance, marketing, law and other critical components of the health care landscape using a systems approach to create a complete educational experience. The material is designed to be applicable in real time, as our world-class educators prepare you to use new knowledge and ideas in your work environment during the program. Before they become your professors, faculty members undergo a full five-week course simulation from the student’s point of view. Every aspect of the program has been created with you, the student, in mind.

The demand has never been greater for strong, ethical health care leadership. Centered at the crossroads of business management and health care, the online Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management provides hands-on training and theoretical knowledge that can help you become an agent for change in the health care industry. Unlike many top health care MBA programs, the Marylhurst MBA in Health Care Management lets you gear your education toward a specific area of study.

Why pursue an MBA from Marylhurst?

Choose from elective coursework in:

Choose from elective coursework in:

LEADERSHIP AND
GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Health care entails a diverse spectrum of specialties, including nursing, marketing and everything in between. The leadership and general management concentration delivers a broad-based look at effective management strategies to help you pursue high-level opportunities throughout the health care industry.

HOSPITAL
ADMINISTRATION

A successful hospital manager operates in a way that is both efficient and ethically sound. The hospital administration concentration explores operational models, decision-making strategies and performance improvement techniques to help prepare you for leadership roles.

HEALTH CARE LAW

Study the practical survey of business law and the special considerations present in the health care setting. Topics include the legal environment, contract, antitrust concepts, labor law, commercial transactions, data privacy, patient rights, professional liability, defensive medicine and health care reform.

Why choose Marylhurst University?

What you learn in our program is what you are going to be putting into action. You will be given the tools to go out there and be a change agent. Health care is not static. It’s evolving, and it requires lifelong learners.
Charles McGee, Marylhurst faculty
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Why choose Marylhurst University?

For more than 120 years, Marylhurst University (located in Portland, Oregon) has empowered students of all ages to change the world through education and mentorship. As a regionally accredited university, our dedication to the holistic improvement of our students led us to integrate the liberal arts into every degree program we offer. Also present in every Marylhurst program is a commitment to social responsibility and diversity in all its forms.

Since the mid-1990s, Marylhurst has offered online degree programs to accommodate working professionals in Oregon and beyond – serving students in more than 30 states and 10 countries. We believe online learners have as much right to small classes and high-level engagement as campus-based students. We believe in providing educational opportunities in which you can balance a job and personal life with academic responsibilities to earn a first-rate education.

“Students leave here ready for the world. They're better people and better professionals.”
Scott Mazzuca, Program Manager Online MBA in Health Care Management

Focus on practical ethics and become an agent for positive change.

Our program is designed to help you keep up with the rapid legislative and technological changes that are sweeping through the health care industry. The MBA in Health Care Management addresses government regulation and policy, organizational leadership, finance, marketing, law and other critical components of the health care landscape using a systems approach to create a complete educational experience. The material is designed to be applicable in real time, as our world-class educators prepare you to use new knowledge and ideas in your work environment during the program. Before they become your professors, faculty members undergo a full five-week course simulation from the student’s point of view. Every aspect of the program has been created with you, the student, in mind.

The demand has never been greater for strong, ethical health care leadership. Centered at the crossroads of business management and health care, the online Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management provides hands-on training and theoretical knowledge that can help you become an agent for change in the health care industry. Unlike many top health care MBA programs, the Marylhurst MBA in Health Care Management lets you gear your education toward a specific area of study.

Choose from elective coursework in:

LEADERSHIP AND
GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Health care entails a diverse spectrum of specialties, including nursing, marketing and everything in between. The leadership and general management concentration delivers a broad-based look at effective management strategies to help you pursue high-level opportunities throughout the health care industry.

HOSPITAL
ADMINISTRATION

A successful hospital manager operates in a way that is both efficient and ethically sound. The hospital administration concentration explores operational models, decision-making strategies and performance improvement techniques to help prepare you for leadership roles.

HEALTH CARE LAW

Study the practical survey of business law and the special considerations present in the health care setting. Topics include the legal environment, contract, antitrust concepts, labor law, commercial transactions, data privacy, patient rights, professional liability, defensive medicine and health care reform.

Develop expertise in the latest trends in health care technology and legislation. Garner the advanced skills and strategic knowledge to become an effective and ethical modern health care manager.

What you learn in our program is what you are going to be putting into action. You will be given the tools to go out there and be a change agent. Health care is not static. It’s evolving, and it requires lifelong learners.
Charles McGee, Marylhurst faculty
"

Why choose Marylhurst University?

For more than 120 years, Marylhurst University (located in Portland, Oregon) has empowered students of all ages to change the world through education and mentorship. As a regionally accredited university, our dedication to the holistic improvement of our students led us to integrate the liberal arts into every degree program we offer. Also present in every Marylhurst program is a commitment to social responsibility and diversity in all its forms.

Since the mid-1990s, Marylhurst has offered online degree programs to accommodate working professionals in Oregon and beyond – serving students in more than 30 states and 10 countries. We believe online learners have as much right to small classes and high-level engagement as campus-based students. We believe in providing educational opportunities in which you can balance a job and personal life with academic responsibilities to earn a first-rate education.

“Students leave here ready for the world. They're better people and better professionals.”
Scott Mazzuca, Program Manager Online MBA in Health Care Management

“Health care has added 559,000 jobs since the beginning of the recession in December 2007.”
* Bureau of Labor Statistics

A thriving industry

The job market within the health care industry has experienced major growth over the past 50+ years. From 1958 to 2008, the percentage of private sector jobs located in the health care industry nearly quadrupled from 3 percent to almost 12 percent.* Today, health care spending comprises nearly 18 percent of the gross domestic product in the United States, a number that only figures to rise in the coming years.** The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the health care industry will add 15.6 million new jobs from 2012 to 2022.***

*http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2009/health_care/
**http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ecopro.pdf
***http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-13/health-care-spending-to-reach-20-of-u-s-economy-by-2021.html

“The need for transformative and ethical health care leaders is greater than ever before.”
Charles McGee, Marylhurst faculty

An evolving field

The legal and regulatory environment within the United States health care system has changed dramatically since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010. Policy shifts and changing insurance company practices, along with recent technological advancements and the digitalization of patient records, have created a huge demand for health care managers who can lead efficiently. Challenges, such as rising costs, staffing shortages and new policies, are very real, making it even more important for modern health care leaders to have an education that is practical and current.