Why offer Healthcare Administration in an MBA program?
Healthcare administrators are integral to the management of medical organizations, ranging from hospitals, nursing homes and hospice facilities, to medical insurance companies, provider networks and government policy organizations. However, concentrated knowledge in a narrow specialty is no longer considered adequate to be an effective manager. Today’s healthcare administrators are expected to examine business from multiple perspectives, drawn from a cross-section of multidisciplinary expertise. Practiced healthcare administrators with a broad range of business skills are in high demand and the healthcare industry’s best asset.
Residency and Practicum
During the introductory Health Administration course, Baylor MBA students get their first exposure to medical administration as they meet working health executives. Later during their residencies, students tailor their studies to personal career goals in progressive, leading health organizations located throughout Texas, including Austin, Houston, Dallas, Waco, and San Antonio. Residency opportunities also exist outside of Texas, including one of the nation\'s leading health consulting firms in Washington D.C.. Students work closely with a preceptor in the organization and a Baylor faculty member to maximize their learning experience. Ideally, they will be able to incorporate residency efforts to produce a major paper, contributing to the body of knowledge for health systems.
As students prepare for a career in health administration, they will be introduced to the professional organizations providing lifelong educational programs for medical executives and given the opportunity to establish early mentoring relationships. During the two-year program all students will be given the opportunity to attend a major state or national health education event.
The mission of the MBA Healthcare Administration Specialization is to promote academic excellence, stimulate intellectual activity, and encourage community excellence in a Christian environment to improve the health of all segments of society.
The Healthcare Administration Specialization will promote:
•Academic Excellence through the education and preparation of medical administrative professionals
•Intellectual Activity through the development of new knowledge through research
•Community Excellence through application of knowledge through service
Admission to Baylor Business is competitive. We're looking for individuals with professional work experience, outstanding scholarship, leadership potential, a commitment to community service, and a motivation to pursue an intense MBA program. MBA candidates should have strong analytical skills.
The application process is conducted by the Hankamer School of Business with the support of the Graduate School.
- Application- The preferred method of applying is online.
- Essays- Express your unique qualifications, experiences, and reasons for applying to the MBA program.
- Letters of Recommendation- Ask for recommendations from individuals who know you professionally and can present a balanced evaluation and assessment. Two recommendations are required.
- Transcripts- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university, is required. The transcript from your graduating institution must show proof of degree. NOTE: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the evaluation process. If the Business School recommends approval, the Graduate School will require official transcripts before your admission is complete. If you earned your undergraduate degree from Baylor, you do not need to submit transcripts. The Graduate School will obtain your Baylor transcripts from the Records Office.
- Resume- A current resume should describe those activities, honors, or awards that you believe helpful to ensuring success in the MBA program.
- Standardized Tests - All MBA applicants are required to submit a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score. International applicants are also required to provide a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFLUnofficial copies of the test scores are acceptable for the evaluation process.
- Application Fee - $50 non-refundable fee.
Note: If offered admission to Baylor Business, you are required to submit your official GMAT score, TOEFL score (international only), and transcripts within 30 days. Baylor reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission should any misrepresentation occur.