Health Care Management MBA

The MBA in Health Care Management provides graduates with comprehensive knowledge of leadership and management principles in an increasingly competitive health care environment.  The Health Care Management MBA is a 15  course, 45 credit hour degree program which leads to a Masters of Business Administration degree and a certificate in Health Care Management.  Students interested in learning more should click here.  To apply, visit

Healthcare MBA Graduates

Dr. Christopher Culp (left) and Dr. Kimberly Davis (right)

Graduates of the program will be able to apply management tools and techniques relative to achieving organizational goals and objectives; identify strengths and weaknesses in individual leadership skills; apply decision-making models and systematic problem-solving methods to enhance and improve individual and organizational performance; apply critical thinking skills to real-world strategies in the healthcare industry; and develop networking skills to enhance the potential for individual growth.When Brenau University prepared to offer its first earned doctorates on May 3, there were two doctors preparing to receive different degrees:  Dr. Christopher Culp, on the left, an internist who had received an M.D. from Vanderbilt University and Dr. Kimberly Davis, on the right, an ophthalmologist whose M.D. is from the University of Arkansas.  Both U.S. Navy officers received Master of Business Administration degrees in health care from Brenau.  Capt. Culp is inspector general for the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in Washington D.C., scheduled to assume responsibilities in September as Pacific Fleet surgeon in Hawaii.  Cmdr. Davis is director of surgical services at Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The Health Care Management MBA is well-suited for clinical professionals, such as RNs, Medical Technologists, and other medical specialists, to expand their potential for promotion and leadership responsibility.

Brenau also offers the option to students who already hold a graduate degree to earn the Health Care Management Certificate by completing  the 5 required courses in the Health Care Management Concentration curriculum.


Preparatory Courses

To enhance their success in the program, students are required to take BA 500 MBA Foundations (3 hours) and BA507 Introduction to Business Communications (3 hours).  These courses must be completed before starting the other MBA coursework.


The core curriculum is taught online or at one of our 5 campuses.  There are 8 courses in the MBA core curriculum (24 hours):

BA 642 Cross-Cultural Business Challenges
BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA 787  Global Economics
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA  723   Financial Management
MK 715  Marketing Management
BA  799  Strategic Management & Policy


Concentration courses are taught online.  Students take five courses to complete the concentration (15 hours):

HC 750 Ethics and Leadership in Healthcare
HC 760 Law and Policy Development in Healthcare
HC 770 Organizational Systems in Healthcare
HC 780 Financial Management in Healthcare
HC 790 Advanced Topics in Healthcare

Program Director

Dr. David Miller has both clinical and management experience in healthcare in both the private and government sectors. He is the author of numerous healthcare-related articles and has extensive consulting and teaching experience. He holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia as well as specialty certifications and professional licensure.  He can be reached at 770-538-4714 or via email at

Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Brenau University. To apply for admission, please complete the following steps:

1.  Complete the online application or download a form and mail or fax it to the Office of Admissions.  The application is available at
2.  Request Official Transcripts from all previous institutions and have them sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
3.  Forward your resume to Office of Graduate Admissions at

Admissions decisions are typically made within 2 weeks of receiving a completed file.

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Please note:  Financial aid cannot be awarded to students who have not been officially admitted to the university.

Information Sessions

The Office of Graduate Admissions together with other University offices would like to offer you an opportunity to visit campus and talk with us about your academic and professional goals.  We want to make sure you understand how Brenau University can assist you in living an Extraordinary Life.  These sessions are held once a semester at the campus near you.  Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further details.


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