Health Care Management Concentration
As more Americans gain access to medical care under the new federal healthcare law, more management-level professionals will be needed to administer an expanding patient population. More than ever, health care professionals will need the training required to navigate the changing landscape of health care in America. Professionals who can offer strong business management skills and a competent grasp on industry practices and trends will have an advantage in this competitive field.
If you want to advance your career in health care management or, if you aspire to enter this rapidly growing field, an MBA/PMBA with a health care management concentration at Lipscomb is an excellent means to achieving your goals. Lipscomb enjoys the unique position of offering this program in Nashville -- one of the most dynamic and profitable health care centers in the world. Combining Lipscomb’s valuable network in the local health care industry with a highly qualified faculty, this valuable educational experience offers a distinct advantage to those with an eye on the top administrative jobs in healthcare institutions locally and globally.
Did you know?
- According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medical/health care management field is projected to grow 16 % by 2018, faster than the average for all occupations.
- The median annual wage for management-level health care professionals is $81,850.
- An MBA/PMBA with a health care management concentration prepares leaders for opportunities across every conceivable aspect of health care - nursing administration, business department, laboratory management, EMS services management, security, data and records administration, research, education, marketing, recruitment, human services, and more - from department heads to chairman of the board, the career options are limitless.
- More than 250 health care companies have operations in Nashville and work on a multi-state, national or international basis, with more than 300 professional service firms providing expertise in the healthcare industry, according to Nashville Health Care Council data.
“The health care industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to ensure smooth business operations”
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Occupational Outlook Handbook
BU 6303 - Health Services Management
This course will expose students to a range of operational health care topics to include leadership, organizational behavior, strategy, and process improvement. The reference material used in the class will mostly be from primary sources such as executive interviews, case studies, and guest lecturers.
BU 6313 - Contemporary Issues in Healthcare
This is an issues - oriented course that will provide the student with a broad background of information on current issues emerging and impacting the health care industry. Topics will include key trends and regulatory conditions confronting health care today from a policy, management, technology, and reform perspective.
BU 6323 – The U.S. Healthcare System
This course will identify and examine the various services and organizations that impact the current health care delivery system in the United States. The class focuses on gaining an understanding of how these varying organizations and services come together to create the health community of the U.S. while also challenging students to creatively assess ways the system can be changed and improved to enhance health care service delivery.
Concentration coursework is offered on weekends during the October, March and June terms.
For more information about the Lipscomb MBA/PMBA with a health care management concentration, visit the online catalog with the most current course and prerequisite information, and faculty profiles.