Master of Business Administration

MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration

Healthcare saves people. Become a leader in the healthcare system to ensure that it stays a healthy, caring structure. With foundational business practices ranging from finance, to human resources and marketing management, the healthcare MBA program at TU prepares you with decision-making tools and new technologies so that you stay current in healthcare law and ethics.  

Graduate Program Tabs

The MBA Healthcare Administration Concentration

The MBA Healthcare Administration concentration is a program designed for working professionals employed in the areas of education, child care, social services, health care and business. The curriculum will focus on management systems, decision making tools, new technologies, financial management, referral systems as well as current issues in health law and ethics.

Tiffin University’s Accreditations:

Tiffin University is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of Ohio to award the MBA degree. The program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The program has also received a national and international stamp of approval with an accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Eurpoean Council for Business Education (ECBE).

Your Life Experience Equals A Dynamic Classroom Experience

Our commitment to quality begins with an application process designed to ensure that students entering our program have the ability and background to be successful. The average MBA student enters the Tiffin University program with nearly 10 years of post-graduate work experience. The student body has degrees in fields ranging from business to medicine, from the social sciences to engineering, from law to liberal arts, humanities, and more. The life experience of this diverse student body contributes to the dynamic and interactive nature of the educational atmosphere at Tiffin University.

The Tiffin University Academic Tradition

Tiffin University is in its twelfth decade of educating students for success, providing a solid foundation upon which to build your own personal success. Yet at the same time, the curriculum and educational methods at Tiffin University are undergoing a continuous process of improvement. Our curriculum is distinguished by a focus on developing competencies in leadership and teamwork, communication skills, and managerial decision-making and problem solving.

We Provide You With Personal Support

We understand that your success depends on our ability to answer your questions quickly and correctly. Virtually every survey or study designed to identify the critical success factors in online education confirm that keeping students connected is a top priority. Our students rate the personal support they received at Tiffin University as the primary reason for their success, and they would recommend Tiffin University’s online programs to a friend or coworker because of it.

Healthcare Administration Concentration 8 hours

  • HCA540 Managing Healthcare Systems
  • HCA552 Current Issues in Healthcare Administration
  • HCA633 Healthcare Finance and Process Management
  • HCA642 Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics

MBA Core Curriculum 28 hours

  • ACC510 Financial Accounting 
  • ACC512 Managerial Accounting
  • CIS514 Information and Decision Support 
  • ECO524 Managerial Economics
  • FIN612 Managerial Finance
  • MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers 
  • MGT511 Individual and Teamwork 
  • MGT522 Management of Human Resources 
  • MGT613 Operations Management
  • MGT614 Global and Transnational Management
  • MGT622 Strategic Management
  • MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management
  • MKT523 Marketing Management
  • MKT611 Business Research Analysis 

Total MBA 36 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

On Campus - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Managing Healthcare Systems (HCA540) - This course is a comprehensive approach to the multitude of organizations and flow management systems for managing healthcare. Students explore the historical context, social implications, evolution and current state of healthcare services in America. Topics include the types of managed care organizations, provider payment plans, utilization control, negotiations, underwriting and rate setting, and managing efficient and effective organizational structures. The course also addresses marketing and information systems (both onsite and web-based) for business operations and management decision making in the industry.    

Current Issues in Healthcare Administration (HCA552) - The course is designed to expose students to significant current issues that impact the healthcare professional. Topic areas will include healthcare industry-specific marketing, technology, finance, human resource management, the political environment, healthcare management culture and other current issues as they relate to the healthcare administrator. Topics will vary as changes to the industry environment dictate.    

Healthcare Finance and Process Management (HCA633) - This course is designed to educate students regarding the complex and volatile aspects of healthcare financial management and how these aspects affect the processes associated with provide healthcare services in a variety of healthcare settings. Topics address organizational behavior while focusing on wage and benefit factors, operating revenue by payer sources, healthcare tax status information, managing capital, capitation and fee-for-service reimbursement, healthcare reform regulatory requirements related to reimbursement for all sectors in the industry, capital and financial budgeting and forecasting, managing inventory, strategic planning, and healthcare ratio analysis. Students investigate the application of financial management to an industry where reimbursement from payers has declined for over a decade while the demand for technologically advanced and expensive healthcare services will soon meet a breaking point. The social justice issues of quality, access, and cost for healthcare services is examined within the reality of available funds to provide such services.    

Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics (HCA642) - This capstone course will require students to examine general healthcare administration issues within a framework of legislative issues and their impact on healthcare systems in the United States. Special emphasis will focus on the changes in federal governmental regulations and their impact on quality and financial administrative issues. Through the case study approach involving politics, policy, regulatory environments, economics and ethics, students will critically analyze issues for both healthcare providers and organizations related to corporate governance, personal choice, and regulatory compliance. Topics will include applied ethics, conflicts of interest, and allocation of scarce resources, FDA regulations, confidentiality, payment policies, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and global competition.

Faculty

Michelle Maus
Michelle Maus

Michelle Maus

mausm@tiffin.edu
216-509-0862

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems & Healthcare Administration

Chair, Healthcare Administration Program

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S. in Acute Care Administration, Ohio University
  • M.B.A., Cleveland University

Michelle Maus

Professor Maus has taught in higher education, both in an online and seated environment. Her career in higher education originated as an adjunct instructor in 2005. Her full-time position at Tiffin University began in 2010. She teaches business and healthcare administration courses. She developed the Associates Degree in Business with a specialization in Healthcare Administration, the Bachelors Degree in Business with a specialization in Healthcare Administration, and is currently constructing the Bachelor's of Science Degree of Healthcare Administration for Tiffin University. She has had the opportunity to work in the healthcare industry since 1991 in a variety of different capacities within hospitals, a non-profit organization, in the medical employment industry, and for a highly specialized laboratory testing facility. During her tenure at On Assignment, Inc., she received the prestigious honor of President's Club affiliation twice for outstanding marketing and sales performance. Professor Maus has acted as a reviewer for a health insurance textbook published in 2014, a peer reviewer for the annual American Public Health Association conference, and recently presented at an international conference concerning the use of supplemental instruction within an online learning environment in Orlando, FL.

Michelle Maus
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems & Healthcare Administration
Michelle Maus
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems & Healthcare Administration

Testimonials

  • "Tiffin University is the college that has helped me grow into the person that I am today. While at Tiffin, I have made unforgettable memories and friends. I continued my education at The University of Toledo College of Law. Although I am moving on, I will never forget everything I have gained from my time at Tiffin University."

    – Jessica Paule, Class of 2015

  • "I chose Tiffin University because I heard so many great things about it from other students. Now that I am here, I am very happy. TU has numerous resources on campus, such as the Pfeiffer Library and Student Success Center. These places offer assistance for all of my academic needs."

         - Ali Alshehri, Saudi Arabia

  • "I chose Tiffin University because of the curriculum, the online opportunities, and the fact that it is a brick-and-mortar school close to my home. I made many invaluable contacts through my TU experience."

    – John Carpenter

  • "What I love about Tiffin University is the fact that I am learning about real-life experiences inside the classroom. Once I graduate, I know I will be prepared for a career in my field. I am thankful for the support I have received from my professors and classmates."

    - Hasan Abdul Elah, UAE

  • I could not have asked for better faculty. I love how small the class sizes are because I really know the majority of my professors pretty well. More importantly, they know me really well and are aware of my future goals and aspirations. I know that I could seek help from any one of my mentors and they would give me the best advice that they had.

    -Beata Krembuszewski '17

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