MBA Healthcare Management

The MBA in Healthcare Management provides graduates with comprehensive knowledge of leadership and management principles in an increasingly competitive healthcare environment.  The Healthcare Management MBA is a 15  course, 45 credit hour degree program which leads to a Masters of Business Administration degree and a certificate in Healthcare Management.

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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare Management Certificate by completing the five required courses in the Healthcare Management Concentration curriculum.


Prerequisite Sequence

BA 508 Applied Economics for Managers
(waived with Micro and Macro Economics undergraduate coursework)
BA 514 Business Essentials for Managers
(waived with Accounting and Finance undergraduate coursework)

Introduction Sequence

BA 507 Business Communication
OL 703 Critical Thinking and Business Innovation


BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
MK 715  Marketing Management
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA  723   Financial Management
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA 717 Business Law
BA  799  Strategic Management & Policy

Global Sequence (select one course)

BA 642 Cross-Cultural Business Challenges
BA 787  Global Economics
MK 782 International Marketing
BA 749 International Finance
MG 785 International Organizational Behaviour
BA 780 International Travel Experience



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

General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100