GMAT/GRE requirement waived for applicants with a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration Online

Prepare for exciting management opportunities within the growing field of healthcare. Gain an edge by exploring complex issues that have a daily impact on healthcare organizations, including how to manage economic, legal, policy and ethical issues.

Next Apply Date: 2/29/24
Next Start class Date: 3/11/24
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Program Overview

Insights into our online MBA in Healthcare Administration

Help meet the demand for qualified healthcare industry professionals when you earn your Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. This 100% online program elevates and hones your business skills so you become a valuable contributor to the complex operations of the growing healthcare sector.

Core MBA curriculum ensures you have a strong foundation in accounting, economics, managerial finance, marketing and international business. Concentration courses and electives in Healthcare Administration tailor your degree to meet your career goals with topics exploring human resources, legal and ethical issues for healthcare professionals, the economics of health insurance, and the role of government in healthcare.

The same expert faculty found on campus teach the online courses in this AACSB-accredited program. They are committed to your success and dedicated to preparing you for such roles as hospital administrator, healthcare consultant, pharmaceutical brand manager and medical director.

As a graduate, you will possess the industry-specific knowledge and expertise to qualify for various healthcare leadership roles, including:

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Pharmaceutical Brand Manager
  • Medical Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Pharmaceutical Brand Manager
  • Medical Director

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UNC Pembroke offers value in a variety of MBA concentrations. Check out our other Master of Business Administration Online programs.

Total Tuition (In-State) $11,073
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 36

Accreditation

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is an accredited member of AACSB International.

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UNC Pembroke offers value in a variety of MBA concentrations. Check out our other Master of Business Administration Online programs.

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Tuition

Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers the advantages of a private school education without the private school cost. Tuition for the MBA – Healthcare Administration online is affordable and priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour (In-State) $237.78
Total Tuition (In-State) $11,073

Calendar

Milestones to guide your student journey

For the convenience of our MBA – Healthcare Administration online students, the School of Business offers multiple start dates each year. View the full calendar below for upcoming deadlines, including when to turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for your desired program start date.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring I1/15/241/1/241/8/241/10/241/11/243/1/24
Spring II3/11/242/29/243/4/243/6/243/7/244/26/24
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/29/245/1/245/2/246/21/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/17/246/19/246/20/248/9/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/12/248/14/248/15/2410/4/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/2410/7/2410/9/2410/10/2411/29/24

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Next Apply Date 2/29/24
Start Date 3/11/24

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Admissions

Find your fit for our online program here

The School of Business admission process is the first step toward becoming a difference-maker in the field of business. Find out the requirements for the MBA – Healthcare Administration online and what additional materials are needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA, or 3.0 on all major courses or senior year coursework
  • GMAT/GRE waived for 3.0 undergrad GPA or master’s degree

To be eligible for consideration for full or provisional admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed online application
  • Pay a $55 non-refundable application fee ($60 for international applicants and waived for military members)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA, or 3.0 in all major courses or 3.0 in all coursework during senior year
  • GMAT or GRE waived for 3.0 undergraduate GPA or completion of a master’s degree at a regionally accredited institution
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA must submit an official report of satisfactory scores on an entrance examination (GMAT or GRE). Score: 400 or higher is the standard, but all scores will be reviewed as part of the admission decision.

The electronic and physical information for submitting transcripts:

UNC Pembroke The Graduate School

PO Box 1510
One University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372

UNCP will accept transcripts electronically - [email protected]

An MBA that’s flexible enough for everyone.

- Jesse Thomas, Healthy Blue CEO and UNCP Online MBA Student

UNCP’s online MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration gives you knowledge that can directly and immediately impact your company. Watch to learn how.

- Melissa Mann, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Courses

Advance your knowledge in these online MBA in Healthcare Administration classes

To earn the MBA – Healthcare Administration online, you must complete eight core courses, three healthcare administration concentration courses and one of the five healthcare administration electives listed below for a total of 36 credit hours. Applicants with non-business undergraduate degrees and/or applicants missing prerequisite undergraduate courses may be required to take additional foundation courses. Foundation courses are listed below.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no accounting background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review accounting before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the basic concepts of accounting with an emphasis on the evaluation of transactions and the preparation and analysis of financial statements including their use in the management planning and control process. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no statistics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review statistical methods before enrolling in required MBA courses. Intensive examination of statistical and graphical methods of analyzing quantitative information. Specific topics include frequency distribution, probability, sampling, T-tests, correlation, various graphic forms, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no economics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review economic principles before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the individual decisions in the market economy and an overall view of the operation of the economy. Specific topics include theories of consumer behavior, behavior of firms in various degrees of competition, and government regulation. Fiscal, monetary, and supply-side policies are discussed. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide a survey or review of basic Business Finance principles, including Time Value of Money, Financial Statement Analysis, Basic Stock and Bond markets and valuation, risk and return relationships and interest rates, and capital budgeting. Emphasis will also be on using technology to assist in financial analysis: Internet research, spreadsheet modeling, and the use of financial calculators. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces the student to management’s use of accounting data in the decision-making process. Topics covered include: Estimating Cost Behavior Using Both Linear Regression and Multiple Regression Analysis; Short-Term Planning With Constraints on Resources; Information for Production and Control Analysis; Capital Budgeting, and Segment and Managerial Performance Evaluation. It is strongly recommended that students complete DSC 5100 prior to ACC 5500.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course will teach intermediate-level quantitative skills in multivariate statistics, optimization, and decision-making which will be used in subsequent MBA courses. Topics will include multiple regression, multivariate ANOVA, logistic regression, factor analysis, and linear programming. Computer software will be used.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of methods of economic analysis applied to the modern U.S. economy. Emphasis is on microeconomics and managerial economics, such as theory of consumer choice and demand, theory of cost, outputs, industrial structure, and analysis of efficient use of resources within an organization. Macroeconomic analyses, including a review of monetary institutions, theory of GNP, inflation, and the rate of unemployment, will also be covered.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course covers time-value of money, capital budgeting and structure, and other finance-related decisions for corporations. In addition, the course is intended to give the student an appreciation for the role of finance within the firm and the impact of financial decisions on society at large. Includes basic microeconomic principles, accounting principles and practical applications within the business world.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course will examine explanations of individual behavior, the nature of human behavior in groups, and organizational structures and processes, especially as they affect human behavior. Principles of organizational change and development will also be addressed. The course will rely heavily on analysis and solution of case problems in addition to text and directed readings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to and an overview of the essential elements of international business. Emphasis is placed on the application of behavioral and strategic management practices to global business environments at the graduate level.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course integrates knowledge from functional areas via management of a computer-simulated company and analysis of complex business problems. Case approach requires student involvement in decision making. Prerequisite: final term of MBA program or permission of MBA director.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course details the role of marketing in the firm and its impact on the strategic planning process. An emphasis is placed on identifying and solving marketing problems, marketing strategy, and current issues facing marketing managers.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration of complex system-level issues impacting organizations in the healthcare industry and identification of management priorities for aligning important patient-/population-level health outcomes with organization-level performance outcomes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the legal, policy and ethical issues encountered by health care professionals and patients in the continuously evolving health care system. Topics will include government regulation of health care providers, patient consent to and refusal of treatment, human reproduction issues, privacy and confidentiality, tax-exemption, antitrust, fraud and abuse, mental health issues and health information management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course applies the analytical tools of economics to the markets for health care services, health insurance, and pharmaceuticals.  Some of the issues investigated in this course are the structure of these markets and the degree of competition among health care providers, health insurance and access to health care, and the role of the government in health care markets.

Students may select 1 course from the list below:

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course covers a variety of intermediate statistical tools used in business data analytics; it discusses ways to determine how well the assumptions that underlie these methods describe real-world data problems. Topics include multiple regression and diagnostics tests, categorical response models, cluster analysis, factor and latent variables analysis. Prerequisite: DSC 5050 or equivalent.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with the competency to identify and implement opportunities and overcome business obstacles in forming a new venture, leading a new corporate venture, or advancing current business careers. This course will identify and explain how initiation and entrepreneurship are ways of thinking, reasoning and acting that are opportunity obsessed, holistic in approach, and leadership balanced to advance the entrepreneurial venture.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course will examine how an organization secures, develops, maintains, and rewards employees to meet organization objectives. Topics include recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, and labor-management relations. Examines effective integration of human resource functions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Managing the operation function is extremely important due to strong competition nationally and internationally. Operations management is responsible for systems that create goods and/or provide services. The course examines the techniques required to operate the system and points out potential problems. Global systems, with emphasis on Japan, are discussed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The primary goal of this course is to acquaint students with the unique aspects of marketing service firms and nonprofit organizations. The course will cover such topics as service quality, service operations, pricing, distribution, managing supply and demand, customer retention, and developing an integrated marketing communications program.

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