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MBA: Healthcare Management

COVID Waiver Policy

Florida Southern is offering additional support for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 applicants, by waiving the GRE/GMAT for graduates from regionally accredited institutions with any major who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

The Florida Southern MBA is nationally ranked and recognized.

Our flexible, award-winning MBA provides you with a competitive advantage in today’s demanding marketplace.

The Healthcare Management Concentration is designed to meet the growing demand from industry for graduates with healthcare management skills. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent in the next decade, indicating there will be a greater need for leaders who organize and manage healthcare staff and medical practice. Students who wish to pursue careers in healthcare administration are encouraged to consider this concentration which is comprised of courses associated with healthcare analytics, finance, policy, and quality.

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MBA Virtual Information Session

February 15

An online webinar for prospective graduate students to learn more about the Master of Business Administration program. This event is designed to present an overview of our MBA program, provide an opportunity to connect with faculty, and hear from your admission counselor.

Apply today to start next term
Monday, March 14, 2022

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

MBA Merit Scholarship

This is a one-time award between $500 to $1,500 for applicants who submit a GMAT/GRE score as part of their MBA application process.

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Top Reasons to choose MBA: Healthcare Management at florida southern college

AACSB Accredited

Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.

Accelerated Program

Our flexible 12 to 24 month program allows you to complete your MBA and start your career faster!

Large Alumni Network

Our MBA graduates work at many of the Fortune 500 firms in Florida and nationally, such as Amazon, Publix, Geico, Lockheed Martin, Citibank, as well as notable entrepreneurial ventures.

Increase Your Earning Potential

In 2021 NACE found that an MBA created a 51% earning differential from those with an undergraduate degree.

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Florida Southern MBA Pillars

With living case studies, executive mentors, and international field experiences, the Florida Southern MBA program is tailor-made to meet the growing demands of the business world. You will work on projects that will have an impact on real companies, nonprofit organizations, or the public service sector. You will train for a truly global career, and you will network with faculty who bring real-world business experience to the classroom.

Living Case Studies

Our MBA students provide real-world consulting for clients facing strategic challenges and opportunities.

Global Focus

More than 60% of Florida Southern MBA students participate in an international field experience.

A Caring Mentor

Our Executive Mentor program pairs you with an experienced executive to help you along the way.

Elizabeth Krause, DHA
- Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration

Our Healthcare Management program targets individuals looking to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to challenges and opportunities within the health services industry. Our curriculum represents core competencies, which are critical to effective leadership across all domains of health services delivery.

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Meet our Mocs

Sabrina Robinson

Vice President
Regional Medical Center of South Carolina

The pivotal moment of my MBA experience was identifying with a completely different culture through an international field experience. Our trip went to Switzerland. Being from healthcare, I was very intrigued by this trip in terms of health policy. I truly believe that if you fix healthcare you fix everything. By going on this trip I was able to bring back a wellness and preventative perspective.

Sam White

Sam White

Blue Cross Blue Shield

The opportunity to get a graduate assistantship was one of the things that appealed to me about Florida Southern’s MBA program.

Alice Koehler

Alice Koehler

CEO
Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM)

I work in the nonprofit sector where the leaders are full of heart. I wanted an MBA to balance that heart with business know-how. FSC was fabulous about helping me find ways to do that.

J. Elizabeth Sherling

Program Coordinator
City of Lakeland

With a few years between my MBA and today, I feel I notice the benefits of the program more than ever. I realize now how I analyze processes and really question the "why" behind projects.

Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis

ArrMazz

I’ve been to Asia on business many times, but traveling to Vietnam and Hong Kong as part of the MBA’s international field experience — having those interactions with the other students and the professor — was a fantastic opportunity.

Thomas Horton

My long term career goals are to head a department of a surgical unit. I am currently preparing to apply to medical school. I am eager to use the skills learned through the MBA program to better understand how to manage people and tasks, as well as how to approach complex problem solving.

Vanessa Saunders

Dr. Vanessa Saunders

Florida Southern College

I’m not interested in spending 16 months reading a textbook. I want to use what I’m learning. Getting practical experience is really important for what I want to do with my career. That’s why I chose Florida Southern College.

Derrick W. Rowe

Derrick W. Rowe

Chief Operations Officer
Metrohm USA

FSC has a strong partnership with local businesses, creating coursework with an emphasis on live cases. I appreciate that FSC focuses its academic curriculum around real-world business issues. This approach adds purpose beyond the classroom.

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Program Details

You choose which delivery method works best with your schedule throughout the entirety of the program. Choose between attending a combination of Saturday-Hybrid and Online courses — or choose Online courses every term. Courses are structured in a 7-week format.

Flexible Saturday-hybrid

Complete the program through solely Saturday-hybrid courses, which meet on campus every other Saturday, with the remaining coursework completed online, or through a combination of Saturday-hybrid and fully online courses. This flexible delivery is ideal for working professional who still want face-to-face interactions.

Online

All coursework is completed online. With access to virtual advising, this option is ideal for working professionals who travel or require the convenience of an online delivery.

Florida Southern is offering additional support for summer and fall 2021 applicants, by waiving the GRE/GMAT for graduates from regionally accredited institutions with any major, who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

  • Official undergraduate transcripts of all academic work with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE/GMAT Scores*
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference

*See if you qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver.

Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor***
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score****

** Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, SpanTran, or World Education Services or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.

*** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

**** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Foundation Courses - 0 hours

Course Number Course Name
BUS 6010 Graduate Business Foundations*

Required Courses - 21 hours

Course Number Course Name
BUS 6360 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BUS 6460 Marketing Strategy
BUS 6560 International Business
BUS 6660 Economic Decision Making**
BUS 6760 Financial Management**
BUS 6860 Data Analytics**
BUS 6960 Strategic Management**

Healthcare Management Required Courses - 9-12 hours

At least three Healthcare Management courses are required (9 credit hours). One additional elective is required if student chooses to only complete 9 hours. 

Course Number Course Name
BUS 6200 Healthcare Informatics & Decision Making
BUS 6210 Health Policy
BUS 6330 Healthcare Finance AND/OR
BUS 6340 Healthcare Quality

Additional Elective Courses - 3 hours (If only taking three Healthcare Management Required Courses)

Course Number Course Name
BUS 6260 Management Negotiations
BUS 6270 International Field Experience
BUS 6280 Graduate Internship in Business
BUS 6290 Entrepreneurship/New Venture Creation
BUS 6350 Business Law for Accountants
ACC 6120 Corporate Taxation
ACC 6140 Taxation of Partnerships and Estates
ACC 6200 Auditing with Accounting Information Systems
ACC 6300 Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting
ACC 6400 Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACC 6420 Accounting Data Analytics
ACC 6620 Ethics in Accounting
ACC 6960 Accounting Internship

MBA Program Total - 33 hours

* This is a pass/fail, self-paced course that focuses on accounting, finance, economics and statistics to equip students with an overview of fundamental background knowledge and skill-sets essential for success in the FSC MBA program and career.
** Course has the prerequisite requirement of BUS 6010 Graduate Business Foundations.

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2020-2021

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $1,035
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $25 to $100

$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first semester tuition balance)

*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.

MBA Merit Scholarship

To be considered for this merit based scholarship, applicants must submit a GMAT/GRE score as part of their MBA application process.

Scholarship awards will be granted based on the following tier system.

  • $1,500 for GMAT or GRE equivalent score of 650 or higher.
  • $1,000 for GMAT or GRE equivalent score of 550 to 649.
  • $500 for GMAT or GRE equivalent score of 500 to 549.

This is a one-time award that will be applied as a tuition discount in the first year of MBA enrollment.

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are offered. The assistantship program offers tuition discounts in exchange for hours worked.

To be eligible to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position students must have:

  • Already been accepted into their chosen program
  • Submitted their GRE or GMAT scores.

Various Amounts