The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare from Virginia College Online 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*.
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.
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.
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Virginia College's flexible online associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs allow you to do school work when you have time — and wherever there is an Internet connection. Our programs meet the needs of people who are busy balancing work, family, military or other obligations. In addition to flexibility and convenience, we offer:
One of the first questions many of our prospective online students ask is, "How will I pay for college?" The Financial Planning department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants and student loans are available to those who qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions.
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* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, published December 17, 2015. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
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