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Online Master of Business Administration with a Health Services Administration Concentration

Deepen your skillset and qualifications to meet the unique challenges of leaders within the ever-evolving health care sector.

10/19/20 Next Application Due Date
11/02/20 Start Classes

Program Overview


$14,880* Total Tuition
As few as 11 months Program Duration
44 Credit Hours

Build on your experience as a health professional and prepare to transition into a broad range of leadership roles in the online Master of Business Administration with a Health Services Administration Concentration from Eastern Washington University. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 18 percent through 2028.

The online MBA in Health Services Administration curriculum empowers you with a foundational business background in finance, accounting, marketing, ethical decision-making and more. You will also study the direct applications of law, human resources, finance, governance and business intelligence in contemporary health systems. A capstone course builds on your knowledge gained during the program and grows your strategic-thinking abilities.

EWU is one of the only schools in Washington to offer an MBA program 100 percent online and the GMAT is waived for many applicants.

AACSB International

The EWU College of Business has also been continuously accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1974.

As a student in this program, you will connect with peers and work with our experienced faculty to:

  • gain an understanding of health service delivery models and standards;
  • explore health law, regulatory and human resource issues within the health care environment, including professional liability and legal issues in the operation and regulation of health care institutions;
  • study financial operations, revenue cycle management, budgeting, hierarchical reporting process and expectations, governance and regulatory compliance within health systems;
  • understand how business intelligence is used to manage and support a health system’s strategic operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements.

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Tuition


Tuition for the online MBA with a Health Services Administration Concentration offers the same affordable, pay-as-you-go rate to all in-state and out-of-state students.

$338 Per Credit Hour
$14,880* Total Tuition

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Online MBA – Health Services Administration Program Tuition and Fees

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Business Administration with a Health Services Administration Concentration $338.18 $1,352.72 $14,880*

Application Fee: $75

*Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Ronald Patton

"The program allowed me to learn how to identify a market, which I applied to healthcare. I learned to ask what kind of people are coming into the clinics and how to address each of them. That was the highlight of the program for me."

– Ronald Patton

EWU Master of Business Administration graduate

Read Ronald's Story »

Calendar


The online MBA with a Health Services Administration Concentration is designed to be flexible for working professionals, featuring six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar to find the best start date for you, along with deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.

Now Enrolling:

10/19/20 Next Application Deadline
11/02/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall II 11/2/2020 10/19/2020 10/26/2020 10/28/2020 10/31/2020 12/13/2020
Winter I 12/28/2020 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 12/22/2020 12/26/2020 2/7/2021
Winter II 2/8/2021 1/25/2021 2/1/2021 2/3/2021 2/6/2021 3/21/2021
Spring I 3/29/2021 3/15/2021 3/22/2021 3/24/2021 3/27/2021 5/9/2021
Spring II 5/10/2021 4/26/2021 5/3/2021 5/5/2021 5/8/2021 6/20/2021
Summer 7/6/2021 6/21/2021 6/28/2021 6/30/2021 7/4/2021 8/15/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Eastern Washington University?

Admissions


The admission process for the online MBA with a Health Services Administration Concentration is simple and streamlined. Our generous GMAT waiver makes it even easier for you to get started right away, without taking time away from your professional or personal commitments.

Professional resume
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Cumulative 2.5 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

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Online MBA Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours OR:
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resume will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050 will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may considered on a case-by-case basis and must have an index score of (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Have a question? Call us at 800-826-3411.

Courses


In order to earn the online Master of Business Administration with a Health Services Administration Concentration, you must complete 11 courses (44 credit hours), comprised of 28 credit hours of core courses and 16 credit hours of health services administration concentration courses. If you don't have a business undergraduate degree, you will benefit from up to 12 additional credit hours of concurrent foundation courses.

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Foundation courses provide the opportunity to gain additional knowledge needed to be successful in subsequent MBA coursework.

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in business from an accredited college or university are not required to take foundation coursework.
  • Students with a non-business bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university will be required to take foundation coursework unless they are able to show competency in the required foundation areas, based on previous academic coursework. Required foundations will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.
  • BADM 502 and BADM 505 can also be satisfied with Ivy equivalent courses. Contact MBA Advisor for details.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This accelerated course deals with the application of basic theory and analytical techniques to financial decision making. Topics include time value of money, risk and return, capital management, cost of capital, option theory, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, and the market for corporate control. Note: This MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA finance courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credit hours.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An accelerated course in descriptive and inferential statistics, including basic regression analysis, chi-square analysis and quality control methodology. Note: this MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to BADM 520, does not count toward the required MBA degree credits.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An accelerated course in understanding and using accounting information and accounting information systems in a business environment: includes coverage of both financial and managerial accounting information. Note: This MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA accounting courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credit hours.

Students in the MBA program will take the following core courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course explores models and methods of production and service management. It provides a conceptual foundation and quantitative tools that can be applied to specific business problems. Topics may include, but are not limited to, process choice, product design, quality management, principles of supply chain management, facility planning, forecasting, inventory management and scheduling.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A career in management is likely to involve decision making based on data. It is important to be able to organize and use data appropriately and intelligently to make decisions. This course provides an understanding of the statistical and data analysis tools that are necessary in managerial decision making. It should make you aware of how data analysis tools can be used and misused within an organization. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 503 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course covers an analysis of valuation issues and project analysis as well as the relationship between risk, capital structure, cost of capital and dividend policy. It examines contemporary issues and problems confronting financial managers. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of both the theoretical and applied aspects of the marketing process. It covers the elements of successful marketing strategies, marketing decision making and the impact of marketing on business.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course inquires as to leaders and leadership from a perspective of ethics. It asks the student to think about principled leadership through three complex lenses: personal character, accountability and pragmatism (ethical action in an uncertain, competitive and imperfect world). Each of these lenses reflects traditions in moral philosophy and each emphasizes fundamental aspects of leaders' responsibilities.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course focuses on the use of accounting information and accounting information systems in business decision making. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This capstone course requires students to use knowledge from all previous coursework to analyze, evaluate and solve complex organizational problems in case study, simulation or projects formats. It builds on that knowledge to develop strategic thinking about organizations and their environments in conditions of uncertainty. Prerequisite: be registered in the last or second-to-last quarter of the MBA program.

Students choosing the MBA with a Health Services Administration Concentration must take the following Health Services Administration courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course introduces health delivery systems. Topics covered include various health services delivery models and standards that impact population health, experience of care and per capita costs. Current practices are reviewed.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course explores health law, regulatory and human resources. Topics include an introduction to our legal system, professional liability issues related to providers, legal issues in the operation and regulation of health care institutions, and institution-patient relationships, institution-physician relationships as well as institution-employee relationships.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course challenges students to understand both the health care financial responsibilities and governance oversight for health systems. The student will learn the financial operations and governance to help any organization be successful. The modules, taking a practical approach, will cover subject matters such as: financial operations, revenue cycle management, budgeting, hierarchical reporting process and expectations, governance, and regulatory compliance.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course is designed to explore information as a strategic resource in an organization-wide framework for supporting a health system’s strategic operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements. Review of current health systems implementation and impact on decision-making for management and finance are evaluated.

*Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

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