Study Health Systems Management Concepts and Prepare To Effectively Lead Organizations
At Grand Canyon University, you can explore the principles of ethical leadership in 21st century health care systems. The Colangelo College of Business at GCU is pleased to offer the Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Health Systems Management. This master’s degree is offered online or in the evenings to fit your schedule. By completing this program, you will have been taught analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of strategic management practices and policies in healthcare that could prove useful to a career in health systems management.
Here’s why studying Health Systems Management from GCU may be right for you:
- Courses are online or in the evening: This program is designed to fit within your career and life outside the classroom.
- Utilize your transfer credits: Tack on your transfer credits from your previous business degree education for a potentially faster completion time.
GCU Practices Conscious Capitalism and Business as Ministry Within Health Systems Management
Proper health systems management requires the use of efficient operational processes that drive profitability. This is tempered by the careful considerations of ethical and responsible decision-making. Graduates with a health systems management emphasis may be prepared to pursue positions that influence the health and wellbeing of the patient population, as well as their entire communities.
These are three aspects of how we believe business affects the greater good:
- Business as a force for good: We keep an emphasis on conscious capitalism to elevate humanity by doing business right.
- Free markets and purpose for prosperity: To have long-term success, there needs to be higher purpose of business and a stakeholder orientation.
- Business as ministry: Love, care and support those on your team. Approach business with a Christian perspective.
Learn Critical Health System Management Skills From Knowledgeable Faculty
GCU’s online master’s in business administration with health systems management emphasis degree lays a strong conceptual framework that may enable future business leaders to shape the growth of medical organizations. As you work through your MBA with a health systems management emphasis courses, you have the opportunity to develop many skills relevant to health systems management, such as:
- Ethical dilemmas in healthcare
- Workplace safety
- Healthcare economics and policy
- Managerial decision-making
- Healthcare policy and reform
The objective of this master’s degree with a health systems management emphasis is to prepare you to affect growth and sustainability of ethical organizations that continually strive for excellence in patient care.
Key Areas of Study in Health Systems Management
This degree program blends traditional MBA courses with specializations in healthcare. Some of the course topics you will cover include:
- Ethical and legal principles of health care
- Policies and economics in health care
- Applying probability and statistics in business
- Strategic management practices
Some of the key concepts that students in the MBA degree with emphasis in health systems management program will study include:
- Raising funds in capital markets, managing working capital and budgeting capital
- Managerial decision-making that factors in cost, service and economic variables
- Healthcare ethical dilemmas and their recognition, analysis and resolution
- The science of organizational behavior and key concepts in leadership
Career Pathways for MBA With Emphasis in Health Systems Management Graduates
The MBA degree with emphasis in health systems management follows an industry-driven curriculum. This program can effectively prepare graduates to potentially position themselves to become leaders in the complex and ever-changing healthcare landscape.
MBA With Emphasis in Health Systems Management FAQs
If you’re thinking about continuing your education in health systems management, read through our frequently asked questions to learn more about degree specifics, salary expectations and pursuing a career in health systems management.
If you think an MBA with a health systems management emphasis could be the right choice for you, fill out the form on this page to get in contact with a university counselor and learn more.
1 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Medical and Health Service Managers, as of May 2021, retrieved on March 15, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as medical and health service managers. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education, but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.
2 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2022, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical and Health Service Managers, retrieved on March 15, 2023.
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