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Health Care Administration

The School of Public Health offers a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in health-care administration. The degree provides students with a broad understanding of health-care management in line with appropriate and relevant industry-leading competencies. In addition, students will engage in practical experience to apply the principles learned through an 800-hour practicum in the health sector. Graduates are prepared for administrative careers in health service organizations — including medical centers, health plans, physician groups and dental practices, and long-term and managed-care settings, among others. This degree program provides students with knowledge, skills, and practice necessary to further their administrative careers in the healthcare sector. Health professionals who are currently employed and have at least five years professional work experience in health-care administration are eligible to apply for a waiver of up to 9 units, and a portion of practicum hours, as specified, of the M.B.A. program. Learner outcomes Upon completion of this degree, the student should be able to: • Understand the health-care environment • Demonstrate leadership skills and accountability aptitude • Integrate strategic awareness and innovative thinking • Demonstrate business management skills and stewardship principles • Demonstrate public health, policy and global awareness Vision statement M.B.A. degree program in the School of Public Health aims to be globally recognized as a provider of excellent, quality health-care management education with an emphasis on service, using a values-based approach to confront health-care issues. Students will be prepared to confront and solve complex problems in health-care delivery using evidence-based analytics, theory, and practice. Mission statement The mission of the M.B.A. degree program in the School of Public Health is to provide quality education to new and midcareer professionals locally, nationally, and globally who are interested in health-care management. The program fully integrates a health-care perspective in all course work, which is guided by theoretical frameworks, scholarship, and informed practice. Faculty practice holistic Christian principles and serve to develop students into conscientious and ethical leaders who will integrate innovative solutions to health-care challenges. Values In addition to the seven values held by Loma Linda University, the M.B.A. degree program also upholds the following: *Professionalism—The demonstration of ethics, sound professional practice, social accountability, and community stewardship. The desire to act in a way that is consistent with one's values and what one says is important. *Initiative—Identifying a problem, obstacle, or opportunity; and taking action in light of this identification to address current or future problems or opportunities. Initiative should be seen in the context of proactively doing things and not simply thinking about future actions. *Collaboration—The ability to work cooperatively with others, to be part of a team. Collaboration applies when a person is a member of a group of people functioning as a team. *Accountability—The ability to hold people accountable to standards of performance or to ensure compliance using the power of one's position or force of personality appropriately and effectively, with the long-term good of the organization in mind. Educational effectiveness Educational effectiveness will be determined by papers, presentations, experiential exercises, tests, field practicum projects/papers, and an exit interview. There will also be a competency inventory survey conducted two times during the student's time at Loma Linda University—upon starting the M.B.A. degree program and at the end upon completion of all classes and the practicum experience. Educational effectiveness indicators Program learner outcomes as evidenced by: • Signature assignments linked to course and non-course requirements • Field practicum report • Culminating experience Prerequisites The following undergraduate level courses are required, and may be taken as a MOOC or other online course where a certificate is received. • Micro-economics (one course) • Accounting (one course) Health-care administration practicum The health-care administration practicum provides practical training for M.B.A. degree students. It affords students an experiential learning opportunity to develop critical career skills. After a student is accepted into the M.B.A. degree program, the program director and practicum coordinator consult with the student to determine the most suitable health-care facility for the practicum placement. Suitability is determined by the student's skill sets and interests, and the host organization's resources and requirements. The completion of the cumulative total of 800 hours is required for the M.B.A. degree and will be integrated

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Loma Linda University, School of Public Health accepts applications for the MBA program for the Fall term only. We will accept and examine applications as they are received, instead of waiting to judge all applications concurrently. This gives you the advantage of finding out early on whether or not you have been accepted. Admission Requirements (in addition to the required program requirements) include: 1. Transcripts from all universities attended 2. Official GRE (or equivalent) scores - applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and higher or with program specific/relative work experience can request a GRE waiver. Waiver only applies to the master's programs and is determined on a case by case basis. Please contact Stephen Sledge at to see if you qualify. 3. Three letters of recommendation (preferably two academic and one professional) 4. Secondary application (emailed to you once SOPHAS application is verified and complete) International application may require additional documentation (see link below) For GRE scores, even though we do not have a minimum GRE score requirement, 30th percentile or higher in each of the three sections of the GRE (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) is considered competitive. If you have questions contact Alumni Profiles:


Fall 2017 | US applicants: 9/10/2017

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    Loma Linda University School of Public Health


    Loma Linda, CA

    Office of Admissions

    Office of Admissions and Academic Records, Nichol Hall 1705, Loma Linda, CA, 92350

    Tel: (909) 558-8776

    Fax: (909) 558-4087


    Loma Linda University School of Public Health

    Loma Linda University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. LLUSPH is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). We’re the only accredited Christian school of Public Health in the state of California. 


    Public Health is at the heart of the mission of Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). The school of public health, founded in 1967, continues to be the hub for public health initiatives at LLUH, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian organization. Our commitment to our students is an exceptional learning experience that instills confidence and skills that shape leaders in public health and beyond.


    LLUH’s mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, “To make man whole.” We believe wholeness is the harmonious relationship that exists when healthy individuals are able to thrive in resilient communities supported by sustainable systems of health. We prepare our students to view public health challenges from a global lens and with an eye on equity. Match your passion and drive with a hands on learning experience through our master’s and doctoral programs. 

    Working Professionals 

    We are the only school of public health in the country that offers an MBA in Health Care Administration. If you’re a working professional, our MBA degree incorporates time spent in a management or business setting toward degree requirements. With our online offerings, you can learn around your busy schedules. Our online programs include the MPH and DrPH in Health Education, MPH in Population Medicine, and MPH in Lifestyle Medicine. 

    Peace Corps 

    The LLU School of Public Health is partnered with the Peace Corps for our Master’s International Program (MIP) and Fellows/USA programs. MPH/MIP students complete coursework on the Loma Linda campus in one of seven majors at LLUSPH before entering the Peace Corps to fulfill the field experience requirement. If you are a returning Peace Corps volunteer, you are eligible to enter the Fellows/USA program where you can gain credit for your overseas experiences. 


    Faculty – Public health professionals who back up their scholastic teaching with real-world experience teach our programs. At LLUSPH there is approximately one faculty for every 10 students in our programs. 


    Local and Global – Take your passion all over the world. We belong to an international network of 29 hospitals and clinics in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Locally, in San Bernardino, CA, we offer opportunities with programs, projects, centers, and active grants for students to gain practical experience in the field of public health. 


    Career Services – LLUSPH recognizes that education is a means to an end. Our career center offers workshops on topics ranging from how to use professional software, writing a lit review, plagiarism and abstracts that get read. The career center also offers help on resumes, cover letters, interview skills, how to dress, and everything you need to know in and outside of the classroom. 


    Interdisciplinary – We are right next to the Loma Linda University Medical Center, a world class teaching hospital and 8 schools including Nursing, Pharmacy, Religion, Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health. The close proximity to other schools and professions, all within walking distance, offers many opportunities for collaboration. 


    Start Today – Start the application process now. There has never been a better time to join and grow the field of public health. 

    MPH | MS – rolling admissions MBA | DrPH | PhD – fall enrollment only

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    To get more information about LLU School of Public Health’s programs, please visit our website or call (909) 558-8776 to speak to an admissions counselor.

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