Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration

Lamar University MBA

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Concentration: Healthcare Administration
Hours: 36

Healthcare Administration MBA

Delivery Options:

On-Campus       Online

Degree Description

In the Lamar University MBA Degree with a concentration in Healthcare Administration, you will learn the principles of global business leadership and understand how to manage the complexities of leading the business-related aspects of the constantly changing healthcare sector. More than ever before, healthcare needs business leadership for the new and rapidly evolving demands of the 21st century.

Due to an aging population and healthcare reform, healthcare is the fastest-growing sector in the U.S. economy. Much has changed in the way healthcare-related businesses and facilities interact with care providers, patients and the government in the past several years and more changes are on the way. This degree will help you navigate those changes and lead healthcare facilities and businesses into the future. 

Why Study Healthcare Administration at Lamar?

The MBA Degree with a concentration in Healthcare Administration at Lamar University, available on-campus or online, offers core leadership skills and business knowledge along with specialized knowledge of healthcare-specific business topics. This mission-driven field can allow you to find deeper meaning and personal satisfaction in your work.

Students of Lamar’s MBA program come from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. This MBA concentration gives you an understanding of business concepts that will enable you to lead in healthcare environments and also to move into other industries, should you so choose. Watch the faculty interview to learn more about Lamar University's MBA program.

Online MBA Healthcare Administration

Career Paths

The healthcare system is booming, and healthcare administration careers are keeping pace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those in healthcare administration can expect job growth of 23% from 2012 to 2022, which is much higher than the average for all occupations. Much of this growth is expected to stem from a healthcare system that will see increased demand from an aging baby boomer population, as well as technology that allows patients to live longer lives. This demand will mean more hospitals, clinics, physicians and other healthcare professionals are needed, and that means more health administrators will be called upon to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Primary Careers

Nursing home administrator, hospital administrator, insurance specialist

Career Areas

  • Hospital and clinic administration
  • Customer service management
  • Insurance billing and coding
  • Nursing home and rehabilitation management
  • Private practice management

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Private practitioners
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Insurance providers
  • Government health agencies
Faculty Member NameDr. Larry Allen
Department Chair
Economics and Finance
Faculty Member NameDr. Kakoli Bandyopadhyay
Department Chair
Information Systems
Faculty Member NameDr. Gisele Moss
Department Chair
Faculty Member NameDr. K.C. Sen
Department Chair
Management and Marketing