Use your management skills to make a difference.

Join the growing field of healthcare.

Health Services Managers coordinate and lead organizations that provide healthcare services, often acting as a liaison between medical staff and governing boards. In addition to their traditional business management responsibilities, they manage factors unique to healthcare: changing laws and regulations, an aging population that requires more medical services, increasing costs, and changing medical technologies. This program is delivered online.

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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Healthcare Management Master Degree from Baker College

Healthcare ManagementMaster of Business Administration

Use your management skills to make a difference.

Join the growing field of healthcare.

Health Services Managers coordinate and lead organizations that provide healthcare services, often acting as a liaison between medical staff and governing boards. In addition to their traditional business management responsibilities, they manage factors unique to healthcare: changing laws and regulations, an aging population that requires more medical services, increasing costs, and changing medical technologies. This program is delivered online.

Discover Your Future Healthcare Management Career

Career Facts

$88,580

Median salary for Medical and Health Services Managers

23%

Estimated employment increase by 2022 for Medical and Health Services Managers

$101,650

Median salary for Top Executives

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Overview

Baker’s Healthcare Management program is designed and taught by healthcare management professionals, who share their insights into the complex factors that affect healthcare services.

Our curriculum combines traditional business disciplines with an in-depth exploration of the unique challenges facing those who work in the healthcare field. Our focus on real-world issues, case studies, and successful business models ensures your mastery of managerial skills that are grounded in actual practice.

As a graduate, you’ll be prepared for a management position in the area you choose — a medical or health services facility, a clinical specialty or department, or a group medical practice.

Course Information

MBA Major Course Rotation Schedule 2014 - 2016 [PDF 37KB]

Healthcare Management Major Requirements24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
BUS 750
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines various healthcare policies and the related impact on diverse populations. Students will analyze population health and status assessment information and develop appropriate healthcare program recommendations. Major future trends, such as major causes of disease, expanding role of hospice, and the role of preventative medicine and wellness programs, will be investigated.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Healthcare Programs and Policies4
BUS 752
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies, comprehensively, managerial problem-solving and decision-making techniques, organizational design, human resources management, the healthcare system, quality improvement, organizational change, and strategic planning.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Healthcare Administration4
BUS 753
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a thorough review of accreditation requirements and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality standards for healthcare organizations. Each of the seven healthcare criteria for performance will be explored: leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, measurement/analysis/knowledge management, workforce focus, operations focus, and results. Case studies and self-assessments will allow for practical application of these criteria.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations4
BUS 755
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an in-depth study of information technology as it is utilized in healthcare organizations. Students will compare and contrast the tools, processes, and strategies available to manage information, data, and software and hardware in healthcare organizations. Practical application will be emphasized and students will analyze the impact of information systems and technology on a business and demonstrate the ability to make effective information management decisions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Information Technology Management in Healthcare Organizations4
BUS 758
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores various legal and ethical issues relevant to the healthcare field. Topics include medical malpractice, informed consent, professional liability, patients' rights, employee rights and responsibilities, and medical ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Health Law and Ethics4
BUS 759
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a deeper understanding of financial concepts applied to the healthcare field. Topics include financial statement analysis, principles of reimbursement, cost concepts and decision making, financial forecasting, budgeting techniques, capital project analysis, and strategic financial planning within the healthcare industry.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Healthcare Finance4
Business Requirements29 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
BUS 572
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4 Quarter Hours

Evaluates a variety of human resource issues facing corporations and businesses today. These include employee development, performance appraisal systems, job design, hiring and dismissal processes, career management strategies, legal issues, morale monitoring, domestic and global labor market problems, as well as how cultural and economic factors influence the effectiveness of human resource management.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Human Resource Management4
BUS 615
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an understanding of individuals, groups, and organizations as a whole. This course considers such topics as alignment of people within an organization, as well as techniques for these individuals to manage and lead more effectively. This course will also discuss how technology, the Internet, globalism, and virtual teaming are impacting the work environment today.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Human Behavior Management of Organizations4
BUS 630
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the use of financial and managerial accounting information for decision-making purposes. Topics include accounting concepts, accounting systems, preparing financial statements, product costing and overhead allocation, variance analysis, budgeting, and responsibility accounting. How these topics should be applied in information based decision making is emphasized. Case analysis is used to enhance student learning of key accounting concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Accounting for the Contemporary Manager4
BUS 650
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an integrated understanding of the concepts of economics. The emphasis is on the application of economics and uses actual economic events to encourage the study of the principles of economics and to show how these concepts can help students understand the complex and dynamic American economy.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
The Economic Environment4
BUS 660
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4 Quarter Hours

Concentrates on the marketing concept and its impact on the strategic decision-making process of the firm. This course emphasizes planning and managing marketing activities of multi-product firms and provides an understanding of the fundamental issues which influence marketing decisions. The specifics of implementing a marketing plan are discussed. In addition, the effects of the global marketplace and sources of marketing research are discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
The Marketing Environment4
BUS 678
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the use of data collection and analysis in business environments to facilitate decision making. Research designs will be addressed so that students can ask and answer specific questions. Students will learn to properly use basic descriptive and inferential statistics. This course will offer an applications-oriented perspective to conducting and critically evaluating primary research.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in CGS 501
Research and Statistics for Managers4
BUS 690
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4 Quarter Hours

Integrates the theories, skills, and knowledge gained from previous courses and provides students the opportunity to make strategic business decisions. Students will analyze the strategies of current public corporations. Students will also complete a decision-making business simulation. This is the capstone course of the Baker College MBA program.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Corequisite(s):
BUS 572, BUS 615, BUS 630, BUS 650, BUS 660, BUS 675 or BUS 755 or MIS 511, BUS 640 or BUS 759
Strategy in a Global Environment4
CGS 501
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1 Quarter Hours

Orients graduate students to the standards and expectations of the College, including topics such as policies and procedures, the online learning environment and expectations, academic integrity, APA writing requirements, library resources, and professional standards.

Graduate Seminar1

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 53

Program Description

Healthcare management has become a vital function in today's economy. With the emphasis on cost, service, and quality of care, the healthcare manager is faced with a significant number of issues and problems. This program seeks to combine the best of academic training with the best of field-based learning and an emphasis on the allied health field. Most typical business disciplines are represented in the curriculum because a successful manager must be conversant with different aspects of running organizations or companies.

Program Requirements

MBA Program Overview

The MBA program at Baker College combines the best of conventional academic training with the best of field-based learning. The typical business disciplines are represented in the curriculum to ensure that graduates have the necessary business background to be conversant with various aspects of running organizations and companies. Graduates will have the ability to implement theory into practice, conduct and interpret research, and will be both capable and confident to significantly contribute to long-term corporate success. All graduates of the MBA Program are expected to achieve the MBA Program Outcomes through their course of study.

MBA Admissions Requirements

Candidates applying for matriculation into the MBA program must submit the following materials:

  1. The Graduate College Application (completed).
  2. Non-refundable application fee of $25.00.
  3. A typed essay (500-1000 words) addressing the candidate’s reasons for entering the program.
  4. Official college transcripts indicating an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better (4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited college or university. Official college transcripts must be mailed from the institution granting the degree directly to the Center for Graduate Studies.
  5. A current resume indicating a minimum of three years of full-time, professional work experience.
  6. GMAT or GRE scores may be submitted if the candidate wants the scores considered in the admission decision.

Application forms and detailed directions are available in the Center for Graduate Studies’ Administrative Offices and online. Students are admitted on a rolling admission basis and acceptance decisions are determined by the Admission Committee.

Admission to the MBA program as a degree candidate is classified as either full or conditional status. Conditional status is an enrollment status applicable to students who may be deficient in one of the requirements or standards for matriculation such as: undergraduate GPA or another credential required by the program. For applicants admitted on conditional status, the Center for Graduate Studies will specify the conditions for admissions. If the conditions are not met, the student will be dismissed from the program.

Baker College Center for Graduate Studies has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for College Business Education (IABCE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE.

Master of Business Administration with concentrations in: Accounting, Business Intelligence, Finance, General Business, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Leadership and Marketing.

Accreditation

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

Baker College has received specialized accreditation for it's business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Web address: http://www.iacbe.org/.

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

View Master degree level IACBE Outcomes and Reports.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MBA program will:

  • Communicate using the advanced oral and written communication skills necessary for success in the business environment.
  • Act in a manner that reflects their appreciation and understanding of their legal and ethical responsibilities in a professional environment.
  • Collect, interpret and analyze existing and/or original research, using quantitative and statistical tools, and use in the decision making process.
  • Analyze the interrelatedness of market, economic, social and political trends, and their impact on a global environment.
  • Analyze the strategic planning process, and develop and assess strategic plans.
  • Reason analytically and apply theory across interdisciplinary boundaries to solve problems and create innovative solutions.
  • Analyze financial reports, risk management strategies and their impact on the decision making process.
  • Evaluate various leadership strategies and the implications of their use.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives and analyze the impact of individual and cultural differences on the business environment.
  • Demonstrate the value of personal and professional development, community service and life-long learning.
  • Analyze the impact of information systems and technology on a business and demonstrate the ability to make effective information management decisions.
  • Analyze the strategic impact of human resource development and management on a business.

Annual assessment results for program outcome achievement can be reviewed below.

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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