Leadership matters.

The Master of Business Administration in Health Care is a graduate level academic program designed to provide leadership skills based on Christ-centered principles in five essential disciplines: operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, marketing and strategy. Created in conjunction with health care administrators, this cutting edge curriculum provides leadership development for clinicians while equipping the business-trained administrator with key competencies required in a health care setting. Students are prepared to pursue careers in areas such as hospital administration, practice management, and health insurance administration.

In addition to Health Care, Cornerstone University offers M.B.A. concentrations in Global BusinessFinance and Project Management.

  • Overview

    • School: Adult & Graduate Studies
    • Division: Business
    • Degree Type: Master of Business Administration
    • Format: Blended, Online
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing

    Quick Facts

    • Program Length: 20-22 months
    • Delivery Format: Blended and online
      • Accelerated cohort model
      • Flexible, convenient learning options
      • On-site courses meet 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
    • Total Program Credit Hours: 38
    • Program Start Date: Cohorts begin periodically throughout the year. Speak with an enrollment counselor today to learn more.
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Outcomes

    • New Skills and Proficencies: You'll graduate able to demonstrate knowledge of operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, marketing and strategy.
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Health care information
      • Health insurance administration
      • Health service management
      • Long-term care management
      • Hospital administration
      • Physician group administration
      • Practice management

    Admission Requirements

    • Submission of a completed application and non-refundable $25 applicable fee
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities: Send a completed transcript release form for each college you've attended to the PGS enrollment team, and we'll request your transcripts.
      • Minimum 2.7 G.P.A. if 1 or more years of work experience
      • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. if less than 1 year of work experience
    • Professional resume
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency

    Students whose primary language is not English must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

    For admission to Cornerstone University's Master of Business Administration in Health Care degree program, you must achieve one of the following minimum scores:

    • Paper-based TOEFL test: 577
    • Computer-based TOEFL test: 233
    • Internet-based TOEFL test: 90-91
    • Minimum IELTS score: 7.0

    Tuition Costs and Financing

    To understand the total estimated cost and investment of the M.B.A. in Health Care program, review a breakdown of expenses:

    • Application Fee: $25
    • Tuition Cost: $500 per credit hour
    • Technology Fee: $40
    • Resource Fee: $200 per course
    • Reservation Fee: $30
    • Total Estimated Cost: $21,935

    Cornerstone University's commitment to offer you a competitively priced degree means that we partner with you to ensure its affordability. Preview our step-by-step financial aid checklist.

Program Courses and Catalog

A maximum of 6 master-level credit hours completed within the last seven years may be transferred from accredited colleges and/or universities. The Master of Business Administration degree with a Health Care concentration requires the following courses:

Core Courses

  • Research Methods (BUS-505) — 3 credit hours, 7 weeks
  • Economics (ECN-530) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
  • Ethics, Values and Social Responsibility (BUS-503) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
  • Accounting for Decision Making (ACC-525) — 4 credit hours, 8 weeks
  • Managerial Finance (FIN-643) — 4 credit hours, 8 weeks
  • Organizational Behavior and Change (MGT-531) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
  • Marketing Strategies (MKT-651) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MGT-539) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks

Concentration Courses

  • Operations and Quality Outcomes Management (MGT-534) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
  • Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues for Health Care (BUS-504) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
  • Integrative Case Study Analysis in Health Care (MGT-693) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks
  • Applied Health Care Project (MGT-697) — 3 credit hours, 6 weeks

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Professional & Graduate Studies Graduate Academic Catalog.

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Your Next Step

Join a cohort of working professionals on the path toward career advancement. To begin, submit your application now or schedule an appointment with an enrollment counselor.

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