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Healthcare Management Curriculum

The University of Scranton's Online MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management program conveys practical, real-world knowledge and essential skills to advance our graduates' careers within the rapidly changing and growing healthcare industry.  Healthcare management is a dynamic field with excellent employment growth projected through 2018 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics*.

The Online MBA with the Healthcare Management specialization requires 36 semester credit hours, excluding the 12 semester credit hours of foundation modules, which may be required depending on the student's qualifications. A three-credit cornerstone course, MGT 501: Responsibility, Sustainability, and Justice, is required of all MBA students.

In addition to the 21 credits of core courses in accounting, operations, management information systems, organizational behavior, marketing, economics and financial management, the Healthcare Management specialization features three advanced courses: Hospital Administration, International Comparative, Healthcare Services and Systems, and Healthcare Financial and Management II.

The three-credit capstone course, MGT 509: Business Policy, draws on all the functional areas in the MBA curriculum and provides an opportunity for students to examine strategic policy issues of business organizations. Students are required to develop, present and defend their own policy solutions for a real company or organization.

Cornerstone Course
3 credits

MGT 501: Responsibility, Sustainability, and Justice

Core Courses
21 credits

ACC 502: Accounting for Management
OM 503: Operations Management
MIS 504: Management Information Systems
MGT 505: Organizational Behavior
MKT 506: Marketing Management
ECO 507: Managerial Economics
FIN 508: Financial Management

Advanced Courses
9 credits

HAD 510: Hospital Administration
HAD 517: Global Health Management*
HAD 521: Health Care Financial Management II

Capstone Course
3 credits

MGT 509: Business Policy

Foundation Requirements

Students who need the appropriate foundations background will be required to take the modules listed below. Based on the student’s prior academic preparation and work experience, some or all of these modules may be waived.

Foundation Modules

(1 credit each, all required unless waived)
Decision-Making Concepts & Tools
MBA 501A: Statistics Module
MBA 501B: Management Science Module
MBA 501C: Information Management Module
Accounting Analysis and Business Law
MBA 502A: Financial Accounting Module
MBA 502B: Managerial Accounting Module
MBA 502C: Business Law Module
Economics and Finance
MBA 503A: Microeconomics Module
MBA 503B: Macroeconomics Module
MBA 503C: Finance Module
Management and Marketing
MBA 504A: Management Module
MBA 504B: Marketing Module
MBA 504C: Operations Management Module


*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, accessed 6/30/2010,