MBA in Healthcare Administration

There is an increasing demand in the healthcare industry for skilled leadership, with a projected employment increase of 20 percent over the next decade.* Graduates with an MBA in Healthcare Administration from SEU are equipped to not only help meet this need but also, more importantly, to perform their job roles with integrity — a critical skill in this growing, fast-paced industry. Christian principles are the core strength of our courses, from marketing to accounting and economics to corporate finance. Our online MBA in Healthcare Administration program can be completed in 15–24 months, with flexible start dates available approximately every eight weeks. You’ll hone your understanding of traditional business principles in the healthcare context, specifically looking at how they apply to healthcare organization and governance, economics and finance, information technology, law, quality management and more.

*2016 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


With a projected need increase of 20% over the next decade, skilled administrators are critical to the delivery of quality and efficient healthcare.

Program Details

Total credit hours — 39

Cost per credit hour — $525
Estimated total tuition cost — $20,475

Financial Aid

We have Financial Aid staff dedicated specifically to graduate students. These staff members can assist you with coordinating employer assistance benefits, church-matching scholarships, federal aid, private loans, and military benefits. Convenient payment plans are also available.

Sample Core Courses

  • Healthcare Principles and Policies (HCAD 5613) — Students will learn how healthcare problems are addressed and the role of culture and patient choice in establishing health policies. This covers community and national health needs, including providing for the disabled and aged, in terms of long term care. A Christian world perspective will be considered as students learn about healthcare principles and policies.
  • Healthcare Economics and Finance (HCAD 5633) — This class will build on the earlier accounting and finance class in the MBA business core. Students will evaluate how the healthcare industry functions economically and financially. This includes financial risks and rates of return measurement, third party reimbursement programs, cost measurement and allocation, and how healthcare organizations’ overall financial condition can be measured and evaluated. Scriptural principles on the stewardship of resources will also be included.
  • Healthcare Information and Technology Management (HCAD 5643) — This class will cover how information technology is used in a healthcare setting. Control of private information is important. Therefore special attention will be paid to HIPPA and government policy regarding healthcare. How the information is managed and reported is crucial for evaluation against organizational objectives, as well as for comparison among care providers. Here, continual technology upgrade is crucial to meet the needs of new millennial healthcare and the crises it faces. A biblical worldview will be integrated.
  • Applied Healthcare Management Capstone (HCAD 5663) — Students will apply the principles they learned in the earlier five MBA healthcare courses and perform a project in healthcare administration designed to answer a research question or contribute to pressing onward, the best practices in the industry. Thinking, planning, and acting strategically is crucial to helping healthcare administration to improve. Students will work closely with a faculty advisor and assemble an action plan to help solve real world problems in the healthcare administration field. Faith integration, importantly, enters into this capstone experience.

Core Courses

MBA Principles

Healthcare Principles and Policies

Marketing Management

Healthcare Organization and Governance

Organizational Behavior

Healthcare Economics and Finance

Ethics, Stewardship, and Legal

Healthcare Information Technology Management

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Accounting and Finance

Healthcare Law, Accreditations, and Quality Management

Human Resource Management

Applied Healthcare Management Capstone

Hospital administrator

Hospital CEO or CFO

Revenue management analyst

Physician relations liaison

Pharmaceutical project manager

Practice manager

Ambulatory project manager

Healthcare business consultant

Health policy analyst

Health information manager