About the Course
Master in Healthcare Management
Total: 60 Credit
Program Duaration 2 Years
Weekly Online Class 1 per week
A Master's in Healthcare Management is a graduate-level program that focuses on preparing individuals for leadership and management roles in the healthcare industry. This program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex healthcare landscape, manage healthcare organizations, and improve the delivery of healthcare services. Here's what you can expect from a Master's in Healthcare Management program:
1. Core Curriculum:Healthcare Management Principles: Courses that provide an overview of healthcare management principles, including healthcare systems, organizational behavior, and leadership skills.
Healthcare Economics: Study of healthcare economics, healthcare financing, reimbursement models, and the financial management of healthcare organizations.
Healthcare Policy and Law: Exploration of healthcare policy development, healthcare regulations, and the legal aspects of healthcare management.
Quality Improvement in Healthcare: Understanding quality improvement methodologies, patient safety, and strategies for enhancing healthcare service quality.
2. Specializations: Some programs offer specialized tracks or concentrations that allow students to focus on specific areas within healthcare management, such as:
Hospital Administration: Concentrating on management roles within hospitals and healthcare systems.
Healthcare Informatics: Emphasizing the use of technology and data in healthcare management and decision-making.Long-Term Care Administration: Focusing on management positions in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care settings.
Health Policy and Advocacy: Preparing students for roles in healthcare policy analysis, advocacy, and government affairs.
3. Healthcare Leadership Skills: Developing leadership and interpersonal skills that are essential for managing healthcare teams and organizations effectively.
4. Research and Analysis: Training in research methodologies and data analysis, often culminating in a research project or thesis.
5. Practicum or Internship: Many programs include a practicum or internship experience that allows students to gain hands-on experience in healthcare management settings.
6. Capstone Project: Some programs require a capstone project in which students apply their knowledge and skills to address a real-world healthcare management challenge.
7. Ethical Considerations: Exploration of ethical dilemmas and considerations specific to healthcare, such as patient confidentiality and end-of-life care.
8. Interdisciplinary Perspective: An interdisciplinary approach, often involving collaboration with professionals from various healthcare fields, including medicine, nursing, and public health.
9. Career Opportunities: Graduates of Master's in Healthcare Management programs can pursue a wide range of careers, including:
Hospital Administrator: Overseeing the operations of hospitals or healthcare systems.
HealthcareConsultant: Providing consulting services to healthcare organizations in areas such as strategy, operations, and financial management.
Healthcare Policy Analyst: Analyzing healthcare policy issues and working for government agencies, think tanks, or advocacy organizations.
Healthcare Informatics Manager: Managing healthcare data and information systems.
Long-Term Care Administrator: Managing long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted living centers.
Healthcare Quality Improvement Manager: Leading initiatives to improve the quality and safety of healthcare services.
Healthcare Compliance Officer: Ensuring that healthcare organizations adhere to regulatory and legal requirements.Before enrolling in a Master's in Healthcare Management program, it's essential to research the specific program's curriculum, faculty expertise,
The Master program is for two years and aims to cultivate leaders who are equipped with the ethics, knowledge, and abilities necessary to function in an environment that is highly competitive and driven by the market.
Candidates who have less than two years of experience in the healthcare industry and who are successful in getting into the program will be required to perform a residence that is worth three credits during the program's final trimester.
Mental and Physical Requirements
Be able to talk in a way that is both clear and succinct if you want to be considered for admission to the program leading to the Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration.
Have the necessary verbal and written communication skills to communicate with people in a professional setting, both verbally and in writing.
Have the kind of critical thinking skills that allow you to think clearly and behave responsibly even in the most trying of circumstances.
Having the necessary interpersonal skills to deal with people of a wide range of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds, including individuals, families, and groups.
Applicants to the HBIU Masters program must:
You may submit an application online and pay the $50 application fee, which is nonrefundable.
Please provide proof that you have a bachelor's degree from a school that is regionally recognized.
Please include current and certified transcripts from any and all schools attended for your undergraduate and/or graduate studies.
Only credits earned and grades received from schools that have accreditation will be used for admissions GPAs.
Each educational institution that a student has previously attended is required to either physically provide or electronically submit a transcript to the Office of Admissions.
Only transcripts that have been obtained directly from the institution being applied to will be regarded as official.
Transcripts that have been hand-delivered by the applicant or faxed in by the school attended will not be accepted. If you do not declare all of the prior institutions that you have attended, you risk having your application denied or dismissed. In addition, transcripts from educational institutions located outside of the United States are required to be assessed by a credential assessment company that has been authorized.
Only submit official transcripts for each College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) examination that the applicant has taken in order to have them considered for fulfillment of prerequisite requirements if the applicant wants them to be considered. Scores obtained on the College Level Examination Program that are reflected on an official college transcript may also be used to fulfill this criteria.
Show that you have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 out of a possible 4.00 for your undergraduate work.
Please provide your most recent resume. It is desirable that applicants have a professional background in healthcare that spans a minimum of two years. Candidates who have less than two years of experience in the healthcare industry and who are successful in getting into the program will be required to do a residence that is worth three credits during the program's final trimester.
Please include an essay or a goal statement that outlines your professional aspirations, the reasons you have chosen to attend a faith-based university, and the reasons you have especially chosen HBIU.
There should be two recommendations from professionals in the field,
Present your transcript from your undergraduate program as either having been completed in the applicant's undergraduate program or as having been taken post-baccalaureate but prior to admission to the MHA program:
Note: Competency in computer skills is assumed.
Completing the personal interview procedure with flying colors is a must. (For an example, see below.)
Applicants are cautioned that even if they fulfill the basic requirements for admission, this does not always ensure that they will be accepted into the program because of the highly competitive nature of the admissions process.
After the preliminary examination of the applications, a selection of the candidates will be asked to come in for an in-person interview on campus (see requirement above).
Every candidate who is granted admission to one of HBIU's professional programs is required to provide a non-refundable deposit, the amount of which will be added to the student's total balance.
The applicant will get an acceptance letter that includes the required deposit amount as well as the timeframe by which the institution must have the money in their possession.
This deposit will be placed against the student's account as soon as they have completed the enrollment process for the program.
Once a student has paid the deposit and then changes their mind about participating in the program, they will lose the money they put down, but they will have two years to use it toward another program or toward the same program again.
If a candidate gets accepted into a program that has requirements that are still being completed but later discovers that his or her grades make them unsuitable for admission, a teaching assistant will be assigned to the student in order to provide the required assistance.
Applicants who were not accepted into the Master's program during a particular admission cycle may reapply to the program for the subsequent admission cycle as long as they have successfully met the minimum admission requirements. However, this only applies if they have successfully met the requirements during the previous admission cycle.
Reapplicants are responsible for ensuring that they satisfy the admission dates that have been established by providing the Office of Admissions with the extra information that is listed below.
You may reactivate your account by submitting an application online and paying a non-refundable charge of $50.
official transcripts that have been updated from any schools that you have attended in the time since your first application was filed and a résumé that has been updated.
A. Academic Status and Notification
It is generally agreed that a student's academic status is in good standing if they are making progress in their program. Students who are currently on academic probation are not regarded as being in good standing academically. Students who have a grade point average that is lower than 3.00 are placed on academic probation.
B. Academic Concern Process
Unsatisfactory progress indicators include:a. Having a grade point average that is lower than 3.00
b. Receiving a grade of C or below in any of your courses
c. Behavior that is unprofessional (as reported by the Department Chair, a course instructor, or other faculty)
d. problems with disciplinary action and other violations of behavior and professionalism that are covered under the HBIU Code of Conduct.
Academic Alert. Students in excellent academic standing who may have failed one graduate level course are eligible for an Academic Alert, which is issued by the department and pertains to students in this category. Students who have been issued an academic alert will be informed in writing by the department chair that they are in danger of being expelled from the program if they do not improve their academic performance. Students may be expelled from the program rather than receiving an academic alert in the event that they do not meet the criteria for receiving one. This is discussed in further depth in Section C, which follows.
Withdrawal.a. If a student withdraws from a required core course (W or WF), the student will only be able to repeat the course once.
i. If a student fails to attend the same required class for a second time, they will be regarded to have dropped out of the program.
b. According to the rules of the institution, a student may also be academically expelled for the following reasons:
i. Exhibiting a high level of academic irresponsibility and dishonesty in the classroom
Provisional Grades and Remediation.
The use of provisional grades as well as remediation
The grade of "incomplete" (I) is a transcript grade that may be changed to a passing mark if the student successfully completes the course by satisfying all of the criteria included within it.
Please refer to the Grading Policy in order to understand each and every grade definition.
If a student completes the course with a grade of C or better, the grade will be shown on their transcript. Students who get a grade of C or below will be advised in writing by the chair of the department that they are at danger of being expelled from the program, which will cause an
Academic Alert to be generated. Students who maintain a grade of "D" or "F" during their time in the program will be expelled.
If a student drops out of a class, they will only be able to take that class once more before they are required to move on.
If you withdraw from the course for the second time, this will count as withdrawal from the program altogether.
In HBIU, a student's record of academic failure is regarded very seriously. The following criteria are used to determine academic failure within the Healthcare Administration department:
i. The expulsion of the class would be triggered for any student who received a second grade of "C."
ii. The school would expel from the program immediately any student who had a grade of "D" or "F."
iii. Any student who has conduct that has been noted as being unprofessional.
If a student does not get a grade that is at least minimally acceptable in a class that counts toward graduate credit, then that student is not permitted to continue with their educational program without the consent of the Chair of the Department. The decision of the Chairs must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office, together with an acceptable explanation and rationale, as soon as possible. This might result in the student being required to repeat the class. The maximum number of classes that a student is permitted to take more than once while progressing through their program is two.
E. Petition for Readmission.
In the event that a person who has previously been expelled from the program due to academic failure expresses interest in rejoining the program, that person is required to reapply within the usual application cycle for the next class that will be offered. The department chair may extend an invitation to reapply to the program in the event that a vacancy occurs in the program that is compatible with the matriculation of the academically failed or dismissed student. This is dependent on whether or not the vacancy is compatible with the student continuing their education. People and those who want to apply are needed to submit the necessary admission documents and costs. Even if you get an invitation to apply, this does not guarantee that you will be accepted into the program. Those who have been expelled academically and who are interested in being considered for readmission should send a letter of intent to the head of the department. If an individual applies to re-enroll in the program and is granted readmission, the department chair will create an individualized course plan of study for the readmitted student. This plan of study may involve the student retaking classes that they have already passed with flying colors in addition to taking directed study courses.
HBIU will consider students for graduation in a Master’s when they have:
Students are obligated to earn all of the needed credit hours in order to graduate from their program.
The total amount of time that must pass between enrollment and graduation cannot exceed 72 months.
Students are expected to acquire the information, skills, and abilities necessary to function effectively in a leadership role in healthcare administration.
Students are expected to adhere to the codes of behavior, professionalism, and academic integrity that are specified in the university catalog, student handbook, and the regulations that are connected to those documents.
Those students who are currently in satisfactory academic standing are the only ones who may graduate.
In order to deviate from the aforementioned rules, a petition must be submitted to the department chair and get their permission.
Year 1 - Fall 1
STAT 515 - Scientific Inquiry and Research (3)
HTCA 554 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)
RELB 510 - Identity and Mission in Faith-Based Healthcare (2)
HCM 601- Health Care Ministry 1 (3)
Total: 8 Credit Hours
Year 1 - Spring 1
ACCT 520 - Managerial Accounting for Healthcare (3)
MKTG 520 - Marketing and Planning in Healthcare (3)
FNCE 521 - Healthcare Financial Management (3)
Total: 9 Credit Hours
Year 1 - Summer 1
HTCA 543 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare (3)
HTCA 585 - Human Resources Management (3)
HTCA 613 - Healthcare Systems and Operations Management (3)
HTCA 549 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare in Faith Based (3)
Total: 9 Credit Hours
Year 2 - Fall 2
HTCA 605 - Health Insurance, Managed Care and Reimbursement (3)
HTCA 640 - Managerial Epidemiology (3)
ECON 550 - Economics of Healthcare (3)
Total: 9 Credit Hours
Year 2 - Spring 2
HTCA 653 - Healthcare Policy and Politics (3)
HTCA 630 - Quality Management and Patient Safety (3)
HTCA 503 - Information Systems Management for Healthcare (3)
Total: 9 Credit Hours
Year 2 - Summer 2
HTCA 680 - Strategic Planning and Management (3)
HTCA 696 - Faith Care (3)
RELP 610 - Role Fidelity and the Exercise of Power (1)
HTCA 691 - Healthcare Administration Capstone (3)
Total: 7-10 Credit Hours
1Required for those without two or more years of healthcare administration experience.
Program Total: 60 Credit Hours