Why earn an MBA in Health Care Administration?

The business of healthcare is constantly changing as policies, technologies and best practices evolve. As a health care administrator, earning an advanced degree is a great way to ensure you’re able to take on immediate challenges while preparing for future advancements. 

An MBA in Health Care Administration degree program offers healthcare professionals a path toward upper-level leadership and management positions.

MBA in Health Care Administration 

Earning an MBA in Health Care Administration provides a highly customized degree that allows you to gain business expertise and insight within the context of the healthcare industry’s unique challenges and opportunities. An MBA in Health Care Administration offers valuable business expertise with critical industry-specific insights.

Dr. Jason LaSuzzo, program manager for the UNC Health Care System at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, North Carolina, chose to earn a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s online program. 

Since earning his degree, Dr. LaSuzzo is now also an instructor with the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration.

“Obtaining a degree from a reputable university in my home state that offered an AACSB-accredited program, such as UL Lafayette, was the right move. It has allowed me to pursue a quality education from a university to which I felt very connected, including its faculty, students and alumni,” Dr. LaSuzzo said. 

“After considering multiple factors, including the program’s reputation, flexibility and cost, I knew it was the right fit for me.”

Health Care Administration Curriculum

At UL Lafayette, students enrolled in the MBA in Healthcare Administration program gain an understanding across a range of business areas — accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and technology — as well as healthcare management expertise. 

Health Care Administration courses include:

  • Health Care Information Systems 
  • Health Care Delivery Systems 
  • Quality Management in Health Care 
  • Strategic Management in Health Care 
  • Health Care Economics and Finance 
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care 

This curriculum provides a diverse perspective, amplified by the opportunity to connect with professionals across the country through online coursework and an extensive alumni network. 

“In addition to learning from a tremendous faculty and being challenged by the program’s rigorous curriculum, I’ve also had the opportunity to network with fellow students from all over the country, to accept an invitation to join the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and to gain knowledge, and valuable insights which will certainly shape my future career,” says Dr. LaSuzzo. “I also learned a little bit about myself. All in all, it was a wonderful experience.”

What to look for in an MBA program

When choosing your degree program, consider the quality of the degree you’ll earn as well as how the program fits your goals and current personal and professional priorities.

Key considerations include: 

  • Accreditation.
  • Faculty.
  • Research standing.
  • Affordability.
  • Delivery.

The B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration offers the MBA in Health Care Administration and has earned the AACSB accreditation for the last 26 years. Part of that accreditation is faculty impact – our faculty are practical experts conducting relevant research to their fields. Faculty are also trained and certified to teach online according to nationally recognized standards and best practices.

As a University, UL Lafayette is categorized as a Carnegie R1 Institution – the highest tier of research excellence.

Since 2010, the University has offered online degree programs, innovating and identifying new ways to maintain academic excellence as well as access. The MBA and MBA in Health Care Administration degree programs are among those offered 100% online at an affordable package price. All courses in these programs use open educational resources, meaning students won’t need to purchase additional textbooks. 

Ready to take your health care career to the next level? Request information today about the MBA in Health Care Administration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Hope has worked with online students for more than five years, telling their stories and sharing tips for succeeding as an online student.

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