Business Administration - Healthcare (Master's)
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare from Virginia College online degree programs is ideal if you have healthcare experience and seek serious advancement, or, if you already hold your bachelor's degree and desire to train for a management career on the business side of healthcare. A master's degree in such areas as health services administration, long-term care administration, health sciences, public health, public administration, or business administration is the standard credential for most generalist positions in this field. The program offers business management skills needed within in today's health care systems, emphasizing core management, strategy and analytics. The concentration includes courses in marketing for health care organizations, health care accounting and health care law.
Medical and health services managers advance by moving into more responsible and higher paying positions, such as assistant or associate administrator, department head, or chief. This program is specifically designed to give graduates the education they need to enhance a career in this growing field.
For what type positions does this program prepare me?
With the proper educational background, graduates are prepared for supervisory roles in a wide variety of organizations. Graduates of this program may start as department managers or as supervisory staff. They may also take jobs in medical group practices, clinics, hospitals, governmental agencies, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, or insurance or managed care companies.
What is the potential for job growth for someone with this degree?
Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics* data. The healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations. This is especially true for applicants with work experience in healthcare and strong business management skills.
Take the next step. Talk with an Admissions Associate now about this dynamic program. Learn more about the classes you will take and how they could benefit you in your career. Remember, Virginia College offers you practical, real-world education in a supportive learning environment.
Even though you take classes online, anytime, anywhere, you are not on your own. We will be with you every step of the way!
*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.