Texas Christian University is launching a healthcare-focused masters of business administration program that will use nearby hospital administrators as professors as well as faculty from the UNT Health Science Center.
Classes in the 48-hour program will begin in August. Keith Argenbright, the director of the Moncrief Cancer Institute; Winjie Miao, Texas Health Resources’ system integration officer; and faculty from UNTHSC will teach 10.5 of those hours. TCU says the program will teach operations, finance, accounting, marketing, IT, and supply chain management to the administration hopefuls.
The deadline to apply is May 31 and an on-campus information session will be held on February 22. With tuition and fees from the MBA, the school estimates a total baseline of $75,720. That breaks down to $1,415 per semester hour along with $1,425 in MBA fees each semester. That’s built as if the student completes six semester hours over eight semesters.
“Why is a health care MBA more vital now than at any time in health care? Everything is changing,” read a statement from Bill Cron, senior associate dean of graduate programs at the TCU Neeley School. “Look at payment systems, for example. Approximately 93 percent of a provider’s revenue today comes from fees for services. As health care changes, fees and services will become a minimum part of their revenue. How can they make that transition? It requires an intricate understanding of policy and financing.”