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.

  • 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
    • Copy of military transcripts (if applicable)
    • Professional resume
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • English Language Proficency

    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 in Health Care degree requires completion of the following courses:

Core Courses

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

Concentration Courses

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