Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management Concentration

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management (MBA-HCM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Colorado campuses. It consists of 32 credit hours in the business administration core and 16 credit hours in the healthcare management concentration.


This program is designed to provide students with a strong focus in business administration skills coupled with the essentials of healthcare management. The program offers students an opportunity to develop a solid understanding of business and management concepts in accounting, finance, strategic management and decision-making with application to leadership roles in healthcare industries.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

Program Accreditations and Alignments

The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

MBA prepares the student to:

  • Manage across various business disciplines
  • Apply business theories, concepts and methods to a current or future position
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the mission and value-proposition of the organization

MBA Program Learning Outcomes
  • Synthesize ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking and reasoning skills in a business environment
  • Integrate professional applied research in order to validate and justify decision making
  • Formulate information in order to communicate effectively across the appropriate channels
  • Utilize appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives
  • Combine the major functional areas of business administration including the critical skills necessary to solve business problems, individually and collaboratively

MBA-HCM Concentration Learning Outcomes
  • Apply sound business principles and practices to the unique field of healthcare
  • Demonstrate visionary leadership skills by creating innovative solutions
  • Analyze processes related to change management
  • Interpret and implement regulations affecting healthcare within ethical constraints

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting

4

ECON616Applied Managerial Economics

4

MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

4

HCM640Applied Healthcare Managerial Finance

4

HCM641Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making in Healthcare

4

MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making

4

HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management

4

MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing

4

Total Credit Hours:32

Courses: Concentration

HCM612Managing the Healthcare Organization

4

HCM632Systems in Healthcare

4

HCM650MBA Healthcare Management Capstone

4

ELE 600-level Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 48

MBA Foundation Requirements

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.
Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.
If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.
MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501 prior to starting INTD670 and complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus