San Diego MBA in Healthcare Management Degree Program - GRE or GMAT not required. Earn your Master's Degree in less than 15 months*.
Rapid developments in science and technology have created the need for highly specialized executives and managers within the health care industry. In response to this demand, Coleman University's Health Care Management MBA program is tailored to developing the specific business skills required for professional growth in the field of health care management.
This unique MBA program offers focused and comprehensive coursework in the foundations of the U.S. health care system, health care marketing, financial management for health care organizations, quality management in health care, and health information systems.
The result is a program that offers the business benefits of a traditional MBA, but does so in the specific context of the U.S. health care system. Successful graduates will be well prepared to take on leadership roles within the health care industry, or within organizations that support the health care industry.
*Graduate students can complete this Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Management degree program in 13 five-week modules.
Related occupations include:
- Health Care Managers
- Chief Operating Officers
- Health Care Analysts
- Directors of Health and Wellness
- Directors of Health Economics
The courses are not necessarily offered in the sequence in which they are listed. | Full Program Schedule
MBA 625 Marketing: This course provides students an opportunity to explore various aspects of Marketing from a
managerial perspective. Because the specific responsibilities of a marketing manager vary across
industries and firms, the focus of the coursework is on general decision-making and critical
thinking skills. By honing these core skills, and developing the ability to articulate ideas in writing,
students who successfully complete the course will enter professional life well equipped for
dealing with the fluid nature of marketing problems facing individual organizations.
MBA 630 Quantitative Management: This course focuses on the typical mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills needed in
business management. Emphasis is on the practical application and problem-solving skills
required of today’s business professional as well as the investor and consumer. Students will
use Excel spreadsheets to assist in mathematical analyses and quantitative reasoning
MBA 635 Management Support Through Information Systems: This course explores information systems and how they support strategic analysis, planning, decision-making, communication, collaboration, and intra- and inter-organizational transactions. Packaged products, custom-built solutions, vendor selection, and emerging technologies are
examined through common business scenarios
MBA 640 Strategic Planning: This course covers strategic planning and innovation by analyzing both the internal and external factors of the business environment. Managing change in internal processes and structures will
be addressed. Emphasis is placed on the use of technology to support planning, implementation,
and evaluation of strategic management techniques
MBA 655 Human Resources Management:
The course explores personnel management for effective business practices, including employee selection, training, retention, and evaluation. The impact of the human relations factor on organizational effectiveness is also discussed.
COM 665 Leadership:
An interactive study of the techniques, traits, and skills needed by the leader in today’s business environment. Topics include conflict resolution, mentoring, training and development, and identification of leadership talent in organizations. Various models and business cultures will be discussed to assist students in improving the organization behavior in the work place.
COM 671 Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems: This course provides an overview of business intelligence and data warehousing and explores the major facets of developing and using a data warehouse to make effective business decisions. The course introduces the development of systems designed to capture relevant data from all segments of an enterprise, to organize the data into a coherent structure, and to provide the means to analyze the data to make rational decision using statistical calculations. The course will allow the students to gain an understanding of the decision making process utilizing both Microsoft Excel and Expert Choice Comparion software.
MHC 675 Survey of the U.S. Health Care System: This course offers a systematic approach to understanding the nature, structure, and functions of the U.S. health care system. Topics include the history of medical care in the U.S. with
descriptions of the variety of health personnel and facilities that comprise the system, including
an investigation of selected contemporary health policy issues, public health, mental health,
medical insurance coverage, current federal statutes and standards, and alternative systems.
MHC 685 Financial Management for Health Care Organizations: This course provides students with a foundation for using modern techniques of financial
decision-making, planning, directing, and controlling purposes in health care organizations. The
course introduces students to selected financial topics such as cost concepts, costing systems,
cost-volume-profit analysis, cost and revenue prediction, pricing strategies, budgeting, capital
budgeting, accounting, sources of financing, and variance analysis. The use of information
technology is stressed in all of the above. Examples are provided from a variety of providers,
including health maintenance organizations, hospitals, physician practices, home health
agencies, nursing units, surgical centers, and integrated health care systems.
MHC 690 Quality Management in Health Care: This course provides the student with an understanding of the components of a quality
management program: quality assessment, risk management, utilization management, and
outcomes assessment. Students learn to apply principles, processes, and tools used in
Continuous Quality Improvement. The roles of teams, groups, and organizations and their
impacts on policies and processes for quality and safety assurance of patients are also
MHC 695 Health Information System: This course is a comprehensive introduction to concepts and applications of information
management in health care. Students explore the latest legislation affecting health data as well
as the use of data warehousing, web technologies, database management systems,
manipulation of electronic health records, and regulatory compliance in health information
Full Program Schedule