The School of Business & Technology graduate management programs are dedicated to developing leaders who demonstrate the highest levels of ethical decision-making, social responsibility, global awareness, and professional excellence. These values-as reflected in the Benedictine heritage-include:
The graduate management programs are designed to produce the following general outcomes in graduates:1) communicate effectively and professionally in business situations through writing, speaking, listening, and electronic media; 2) appreciate globalization and its impacts on people, businesses, and the economy; 3) conceptualize organizational dynamics including structure, functions, and systems; 4) integrate personal values with professional ethical standards and their application to real world issues; and, 5) identify, analyze, and solve strategic business problems by reflecting, creating, innovating, and acting.
The Rural Healthcare Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed for students who want a broad knowledge base in all areas of rural healthcare management and organizational behavior; strong technical and analytical business skills; to become an effective leader and exhibit proficiency in finance, marketing, human resources, information technology, change management, and other key areas which impact healthcare facilities, staff and patients; to enhance their professional and personal effectiveness; and, to possess a keen understanding of the cultural and ethical aspects of the business environment.
The 40-semester-credit program is offered in an online format that allows professionals to maintain their current work schedules while enhancing their knowledge and skills. The Rural Healthcare MBA can be completed in 27 months by completing one course per eight-week term.
Upon completion of the Rural Healthcare MBA program, students will be able to:
The Rural Healthcare MBA program considers applicants who:
International applicants will need to complete additional admission requirements.
Note: Meeting minimal entrance requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission.
Please prepare a 600-word (minimum) essay, typed and double spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins. Essays should address the following questions:
The essay should represent your highest level of academic writing and demonstrate an ability to participate in a rigorous, fast-paced academic program.
A total of 40 semester credits are required for graduation. Credit toward the degree will be given for courses with a grade of "C" or better; students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. A maximum of six graduate semester credits may be transferred from another accredited college or university if approved by The College of St. Scholastica. The Rural Healthcare MBA program must be completed within seven years, and students must make sufficient academic progress toward the degree during their enrollment. Credits more than seven years old as of the date of graduation will not count toward the degree. Evidence of regular progress in the program generally means registration in at least one course each semester during the academic year. Students will be allowed to register for courses only when they have met course prerequisites and have demonstrated sufficient academic progress toward the degree.
Every student must complete faculty-directed conceptual or applied project.
A student must complete a required program-specific curriculum (36 credits) and a final capstone project to meet the program's 40 credit hour graduation requirement. A maximum of six graduate semester credits may be transferred from another accredited college or university if approved by The College of St. Scholastica.
MGT 6420: Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
MGT 6412: Management Writing & Resources 3 cr.
MGT 6450: Marketing: Consumer Behavior 3 cr.
MGT 6431: Research Methods 3 cr.
MGT 6307: Economics for Decision-making 3 cr.
MGT 6430: Organization Development 3 cr.
MGT 6445: Human Resources Management 3 cr.
MGT 6351: Healthcare Administration 3 cr.
MGT 6355: Healthcare Finance 3 cr.
MGT 6352: Performance Improvement in Healthcare Organizations 3 cr.
MGT 6532: Monitoring and Evaluating Health Programs
MGT 6455: Strategic Leadership for Change 3 cr.
MGT 6800: Faculty-directed Conceptual or Applied Project 4 cr.