The Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within a healthcare organization. Students will create and defend their solutions to problems of crisis management, profitable growth opportunities, and change leadership. Throughout the program, students gain experience in distilling a situation into a well-defined problem; applying tools and concepts to analyze a variety of alternative solutions; and selecting and defending their recommended course of action.
The Master of Business Administration program at the University of Phoenix utilizes problem-based learning where refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information utilization, and critical thinking skills. They are assessed on the basis of their use of the problem-solving process (which employs a general rubric) as well as their communication and critical thinking skills during their presentation.
The MBA/HCM specialization is designed to provide students with the business management skills needed to manage successfully in today's health care delivery systems. The MBA/HCM program emphasizes the identification, analysis, and solution of complex management problems. Also addressed are healthcare concepts and decision models used by managers in today's healthcare environment. The MBA/HCM specialization is based upon courses in health care organizations, health care infrastructure, and current issues in health law and ethics.
Learning teams will apply the principles of benchmarking throughout the program to research the most creative solutions to a health care problem. This will enrich the alternatives that learners consider in evaluating possible solutions to the problems.
The MBA/HCM consists of 48 credit hours and includes three proficiency courses (MBA/501, MBA/502, MBA/503) which may be satisfied using undergraduate coursework. Students may also waive an additional nine credits using graduate courses and may qualify for a 30-credit hour residency.