Masters of Business Administration degree with Concentration in Healthcare Executive Management

The Francis Marion University Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Executive Management offers the foundation for the health care career. This 30-hour program provides an excellent foundation for those who want to enter the field of hospital administration and for those who are currently working in the healthcare field. The AACSB-International accredited Francis Marion University School of Business and the ACEN accredited FMU Department of Nursing provides the skills and knowledge needed to meet the challenges of healthcare management.

 This program has the same admissions requirements as the regular Masters of Business Administration program and requires 30 hours of graduate courses. The 18 hours required in business subjects are taught by graduate faculty of the FMU School of Business. The 12 hours of healthcare courses are taught by the graduate faculty of the FMU Masters of Science in Nursing.

 The FMU MBA-HEM program is structured for the working professional. Online instruction gives you the flexibility to balance your career, personal life, and an advanced degree program. Students are required to come to campus for no more than three Saturdays each semester for MBA classes. This allows for more opportunities for interactive learning and relationship building among students and faculty. All APRN courses are online and do not require classroom instructions. 

The required MBA courses are:
MBA 700 Accounting Analysis,
MBA 705 Economic Analysis,
MBA 710 Business Analytics,
MBA 720 Contemporary Issues in Business,
MBA 730 Leadership and Management, and
MBA 740 Applied Corporate Finance.


 Plan of Study: Nursing Courses

Fall Semester

APRN 504 Health Policy and Leadership 3

Summer I Semester

APRN 503 Advanced Research and Evidence-based Practice 3

Summer II Semester

APRN 506 Health Systems and Risk Management 3


APRN 713 Executive Practicum

(This course can be taken in the any semester as an independent study but is recommended to be the last APRN course.)