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Health Care Administration Program

Master of Arts in Management — Program Overview

Our health care industry is booming, but so are challenges that come along with it: Quality of care, cost of care, access to care — and that's not to mention radical changes in laws and regulations!

Health care providers are seeking leaders with higher levels of education who can evaluate and find solutions to these challenges. Whether you're a physician, nurse, pharmacist or a business professional in the industry, earning an online Master's Degree in Management with a specialization in Health Care Administration can add the expert-level business and leadership skills you need to become a more effective health care manager.

In our online program, You'll study finance, law, human resources, and ethics — all delivered through the lens of the health care industry — with an emphasis on caring, compassionate, ethical health care delivery, true to our Franciscan roots.


  • The Master of Arts in Management is a 35-credit hour, interdisciplinary program.
  • Coursework takes place online.
  • There are thesis and non-thesis options.
  • The program allows transfer of up to nine credit hours of graduate course work from another accredited institution (if they have been completed within the past five years).
  • For more information, contact an advisor.

Core Health Care Administration Courses

HCA 610 - Advanced Health Care Systems
HCA 620 - International Health Care Systems
HCA 640 - Financial Management for Health Care Organizations
HCA 650 - Legal & Regulatory Issues in Health Care
HCA 670 - Advanced Health Care Management
MGMT 500 - Research Methods and Theory
MGMT 530 - Teamwork & Change Management
MGMT 560 - Diversity in the Workplace
MGMT 590 - Conflict Resolution, Negotiation
MGMT 601 - Management Information Systems
MGMT 611 - Financial Management
MGMT 670 - Strategic Management
MGMT 690 - Thesis

Additional Program Requirements

Before enrolling, students must prove completion of at least the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and GPA for the most recent 60 credit hours of undergraduate work must be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For more info, see the MAM admissions checklist.