Concentration in Health Service Administration
Health care services and health care management are among the strongest employment fields in the Shenandoah Valley, as well as nationally. Retiring baby boomers and the rising average age indicate an increased demand for health care and retirement services. The growing demand calls for innovative leadership in health services administration in all sectors of health care. Future leaders face challenges of meeting an organizations goals and providing adequate services.
The Health Service Administration concentration supports innovative delivery of services across a broad spectrum of health providers from church-related organizations to community-based organizations. The program serves practicing health care providers who desire to earn a graduate degree. . Please see the section on Curriculum for information about specific course offerings.
The program (37 credit hours) takes five semesters and two summers, usually in 30 consecutive months, including a four credit hour capstone course in the final semester. The accelerated format assumes students spend more time on coursework out of class than in a traditional delivery format.
Students are expected to take the courses in the order outlined below. Any deviation from this schedule must be approved by the MBA program director.
NOTE: Course requirements and order may change as the program evolves. Students are accountable to the sequence of course work under the catalog in which they entered the program and as updated from time to time on the MBA website. Should program courses change and the student desire to replace an old requirement with a new one, he/she must petition the co-directors for the change to occur.
Prerequisites (12 SH)
Students are expected to complete the following prerequisites as a condition for admission to the EMU MBA program:
- Survey of Economics
- Statistics for Business
- Survey of Accounting
- Introduction to Finance
All prereqs offered in an online format in the fall, spring, and summer
MBA with Concentration in Health Services Administration (37 SH)
- MBA 600 – Comparative Perspectives on Business and Society
- MBA 615 – The Health Care Delivery System
- MBA 616 – Application of Legal&Ethical Principles to Health Care
- MBA 658 – Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship
- MBA 655 – Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation
- MBA 631 – Accounting for Managers
- MBA 626 – Managing in a Complex Health Care Environment*
- MBA 611 – Managerial Economics
- MBA 627 – Financing Health Care
- MBA 682 – Business Policy and Strategy
- MBA 683 – Organizational Governance and Leadership
- MBA 628 – Systems Approaches to Organizational Behavior
- MBA 690 – Business as a Calling for the Common Good
*alternating year courses
Students may petition the co-directors to replace up to four semester hours of required courses with electives. Co-directors will base the decision to grant the student’s request on their professional experience and interests. Graduate electives may come from selected courses from the Masters in Conflict Transformation program, Masters of Education program and the Seminary.