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Executive MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare Management Online

Cameron School of Business
EMBA in Healthcare Management Online - University of North Carolina Wilmington Online

Gain practical and applicable insights into the U.S. healthcare industry in the Executive Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Healthcare Management online program from UNCW. This program extends beyond a typical online MBA experience to provide a truly collaborative learning environment.

Overview

Learn to navigate the evolving regulatory complexities of the contemporary healthcare landscape in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Finance online program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This high-engagement program enhances your online coursework with dynamic residencies on campus and abroad, fostering abundant opportunities for hands-on learning, peer interaction, and networking.

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$22,323*


N.C. Resident
Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months


Program Duration

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42


Program
Credit Hours

In this program, you will learn the various facets of a complex, trillion-dollar industry that accounts for more than 18% of our country's GDP, including thousands of hospitals, nursing homes, specialized care facilities, independent practices and partnerships, web-based and IT-supported service companies, managed care organizations, and major manufacturers.

You will acquire a thorough understanding of healthcare analytics and the organizational structure of healthcare systems. As the industry continues to grow, complications arise in the ongoing challenges of controlling costs, expanding consumer access and improving the quality of processes and patient outcomes. Government legislation and shifting regulations continue to influence healthcare delivery and payment systems.

Our rigorous core MBA curriculum examines constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory and public policy regulations within the business environment. You will study the principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making. Enrich your background in major information technology concepts and issues that business managers face, along with strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology used to support and lead the operations of any organization.

As part of this unique program, you will benefit from two on-campus residencies—intensive weekends of face-to-face managerial training and experiences that provide a bridge between content knowledge and real-world application. During these on-campus sessions, you will develop and promote a diverse array of managerial soft skills that only an on-campus environment can yield, such as problem-solving, persuasion, teamwork and leadership.

In addition to these vital networking opportunities, you also will participate in a one-week international residency at one of several locations in Europe or Asia that enables you to consult with actual foreign clients and present recommendations for addressing potential challenges on a global scale. This Executive MBA program places you in small, interactive cohorts of experienced peers—progressing together through the program and building relationships that extend beyond graduation. Become empowered to share your knowledge and insight alongside your fellow students.

UNCW Cameron School of Business
AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

The Cameron School of Business features a top-notch faculty committed to your success. Your courses will be taught by full-time professors with terminal degrees and practical management experience in the private sector.

This high-value business master's program requires far less financial investment compared to MBA programs at other AACSB-accredited business schools in North Carolina. Plus we offer convenient pay by the course tuition.

In this specialization, you will learn:

  • How to use data analytics tools to model, select, prepare, analyze, interpret, evaluate and present clinical and operational data to improve healthcare outcomes
  • An overview of the relationship among the primary provider, payer, service, and support sectors in the American healthcare industry
  • The impact of constricting reimbursement on the healthcare industry, as well as an examination of recent healthcare legislation and regulation.

*Students will be required to pay their own airfare for the International Residency.

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Tuition

Tuition for the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare Management online degree is highly affordable and far less of an investment than many other North Carolina AACSB-accredited universities. We also offer pay by the course tuition for our online programs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

  Per Credit Hour Fees Per Credit Hour Per Course Fees Per Course Executive MBA Fee Total Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents: $414.72 $25.70 $1,244.16 $77.10 $3,825 $22,322.64
Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,092.62 $25.70 $3,277.86 $77.10 $3,825 $50,794.44

Students will be required to pay their own airfare for the International Residency.

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Calendar

The Executive MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare Management online program is designed to offer working professionals the flexibility of online learning paired with value-added on-campus and international residencies. We conveniently offer rolling admission and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 1 8/27/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/29/18 8/30/18 10/14/18
Fall 2 10/22/18 9/22/18 9/29/18 10/24/18 10/25/18 12/9/18
Spring 1 1/21/19 12/15/18 12/22/18 1/23/19 1/24/19 3/10/19
Spring 2 3/18/19 2/16/19 2/23/19 3/20/19 3/21/19 5/5/19
Summer 1 5/13/19 4/13/19 4/20/19 5/15/19 5/16/19 6/30/19
Summer 2 7/1/19 5/25/19 6/1/19 7/3/19 7/8/19 8/18/19

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Admissions

To apply for the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare Management online, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent at a foreign institution by the first official day of classes for the semester of application. Because UNCW considers applications on a rolling basis, you are urged to apply promptly for your preferred start date.

Executive MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Five years of professional work experience preferred (minimum two years required)
  • Resume and cover letter (statement of interest) indicating how your background has prepared you for the MBA program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program
  • A GMAT score above 500 or equivalent GRE, which is waived if you have:
    • Five or more years of managerial work experience
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completed an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities are required. Electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed to gradtranscripts@uncw.edu. Alternatively, they can be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UNCW at this address:

UNCW Graduate School
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

Have a question? Call us at 855-306-4734.

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Courses

The Executive MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare Management online curriculum is comprised of 14 courses (42 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of EMBA core courses, six credit hours of required residencies, and six credit hours of electives.

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As a student in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare Management program, you must take the following core courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examination of the constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policy forces exerted on the business environment. Particular focus on contracts, torts, and property law.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An intensive course in principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce major information technology (IT) concepts and important issues that business managers face when using, developing and managing information systems (IS). Strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology are addressed as they support and lead the operations of the organization.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to data driven decision making using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive Business Analytics approaches. Topics included are data visualization, predictive techniques, data mining, simulation, optimization models, and decision analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques for the management of operating systems. Development of concepts and decision processes critical to short-run and long range organizational decision making. Topics include product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, capacity planning, quality and scheduling.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers principles of micro and macroeconomics. The initial focus is on an analysis of decision making processes and economic equilibrium for consumers and individual firms. Also covered is basic data and measurements used in describing the macro economy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A broad survey of finance concerned with the money-management decisions of the individual and the firm. Study includes the tools and terms that the corporate and individual financial manager employs as he or she conducts his or her financial affairs. Value-creation for the firm, the use of financial statements, the importance of cash flows, the measurement of risk, investment decision-making, the use of the securities and derivatives markets, asset-pricing models, estimating value of income-producing assets and international financial issues will be reviewed. These topics and the foundation we build in this course will be supplemented with regular reference to contemporary issues in finance.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the principles of marketing and basic marketing methods and tools needed to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and projects regarding new product development, customer relationship management, and other key marketing concepts will expose students to marketing principles and require them to formulate marketing tactics and strategies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course focus will be on the challenges confronting firms competing domestically and internationally with an emphasis placed on the integration of strategies with the structures and systems needed for successful implementation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys management theories, research, and concepts about the structure and processes of complex business organizations. Emphasis on the development and assessment of core management skills. Topics include self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, motivation, team building, human resource management, and leadership.

You will complete the following residency courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Requires campus attendance for two (2) weekends. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to promote and develop the soft skills that are essential for managers, but are difficult to develop in an online environment. The purpose of this class is to help bridge the knowing doing gap that occurs when students have strong content knowledge but limited experience in applying that knowledge to real world situations. Learning activities in this class may include role plays, team-building exercises, real world cases and other applied learning activities that can occur in an immersive learning environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Requires 1-week trip abroad. This course is the capstone of curricular requirements for the Executive MBA program. The main purpose of the course is to help students integrate the business concepts learned in functional core courses in an international setting. Specifically, students will have an intensive one week learning experience that involves company visits, presentations from business executives and case studies.

As a student in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare Management program, you must take the following courses to complete the degree requirements.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course equips students with health analytics skills to select, prepare, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and present clinical and operational data to improve healthcare outcomes. Theoretical and practical coverage of topics is presented, such as data mining, predictive modeling, association analysis, clustering, and visualization.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide an overview of the three Ps (providers, payers, producers) in the US healthcare industry. This industry is a complex, trillion-dollar industry, accounting for over 18% of GDP. It includes thousands of hospitals, nursing homes, specialized care facilities, independent practices and partnerships, web-based and IT supported service companies, managed care organizations, and major manufacturing corporations. It continues to grow in size and complexity, complicating the on-going challenges of controlling costs, expanding consumer access, and improving quality in process and outcomes. The Affordable Care Act resulted in significant changes for the entire industry and subsequent legislation both to modify it and even disband it will continue to influence healthcare delivery and payment systems.

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