The Wingate University MBA program offers a healthcare management concentration for those who want to lead within the healthcare management field.

a student looks confused during classAre you looking for an accredited MBA degree with a healthcare management concentration? The Wingate University MBA program develops healthcare industry leaders through relevant, real-world course content. Our innovative curriculum offers you the opportunity to build a professional healthcare industry network. You’ll meet local leaders, delve into case studies to understand the current challenges the industry faces and develop effective solutions to actual situations.

Working adults appreciate the flexibility of our approach. You can begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semester, and we’ve put together three courses to address the needs of this concentration. The MBA coursework for the healthcare management concentration begins with fulfilling the prerequisites listed for the three healthcare-specific
courses below. Students are expected to take these three classes in sequence.

Healthcare Management Concentration

BUS 670 Healthcare Systems Management
3 credits
This course provides a breadth of advanced coverage across the U.S. health care system and the interrelationships across the different system components. Topics include the organization of the U.S. healthcare system, the structure of the healthcare delivery system and the continuum of care, the financing of healthcare services, public and private third party payment structures, managed care and principles of capitation, organization and management of the health services workforce, principles of quality of care and outcome measurement, future changes in the U.S. healthcare system.
Prerequisites: BUS 612 Organizational Management

BUS 671 Financial and Legal Issues in Healthcare Management
3 credits
This course examines key financial and legal issues in healthcare management across the spectrum of healthcare organizations. The course is divided into sessions that focus on financial and legal topics. Financial topics include an in-depth examination of financial issues associated with the third-party payment system, Medicare and Medicaid, managed care and capitation, rate setting, contracting, risk management, and financial analysis within healthcare organizations. Legal topics include the legal organization of the healthcare institution, institutional liability, admission and discharge, consent for treatment, fraud, abuse and compliance, healthcare information and patient privacy and healthcare ethical issues.
Prerequisites: BUS 670 Healthcare Systems Management, BUS 623 Financial Management, and BUS 602 Legal Environment of Business

BUS 672 Healthcare Strategic Management
3 credits
This course assesses and integrates the different functional activities of the healthcare organization in order to develop overall corporate strategy. This is the capstone course for the MBA Program for students with the Healthcare concentration.  This course will substitute for BUS 631 Business Strategy from the core MBA curriculum. Topics include a comprehensive examination and application of strategic management across the healthcare industry and management’s role in policy formulation and implementation, competitive advantage in the healthcare industry and how to sustain it, vertical and horizontal integration and overall expansion strategy, strategic plan design and development.
Prerequisites: BUS 670 Healthcare Systems Management, BUS 671 Financial and Legal Issues in Healthcare Management and the successful completion of at least nine core courses, including BUS 622 Marketing Management and BUS 623 Financial Management.

Preparing Your Future

Our faculty recognizes and stresses the importance of learning from the best. Our coursework isn’t merely theoretical, it’s based on real-world case studies and practical applications that give you the chance to see actual challenges, solutions, successes and failures. When you complete your degree, you’ll be ready to step up to the challenges of tomorrow in delivering effective healthcare management.

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, we invite you to apply for the MBA program today. If you have questions, we’re happy to meet with you to show you what a Wingate MBA degree can do for your career. Simply call 980-359-1020, email or stop by at 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150 in Charlotte, NC.