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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.
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 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).
Tiffin University’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. They accredit business education programs at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Institutions with this accreditation are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.
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.
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.
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Healthcare Administration Concentration 12 hours
MBA Core Curriculum 24 hours
**MBA core courses required of non-business undergraduate majors, international students and special admit applications.
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.
On Campus - Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, May, August and October
Online - Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October
- Core MBA, Leadership & Change and Data Analytics courses are offered online or on campus; remaining concentration courses are offered exclusively online.
Managing Healthcare Systems (HCA 541) - 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 (HCA 553) - 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 (HCA 634) - 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 (HCA 643) - 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.