Valdosta State University


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Valdosta State University delivers an online Master of Business Administration specializing in Healthcare Administration (MBA-HCAD) at the Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration. This thirty-six-credit-hour, non-thesis business program leads to an awarded MBA degree. Langdale College’s MBA-HCAD Program is presented by full-time instructors from the Langdale College of Business Administration. The business school also offers the Georgia WebMBA: Master of Business Administration as a 30-hour, non-thesis business program. The Georgia WebMBA is an entirely distance-based business program that takes five consecutive semesters to complete. Full-time instructors deliver the Georgia WebMBA courses from five University System of Georgia universities, including Valdosta State University.

Business School

At Valdosta State’s Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration, business students learn to compete in today’s global economy through practical experiences in finance, trading, management, healthcare administration, leadership, and marketing. By pursuing a degree at the business school, students go beyond the classroom by starting real businesses and trading real money. The Langdale College of Business Administration ranks among the elite business colleges worldwide, while its AACSB-accredited accounting department ranks among the best worldwide. Program graduates are booming worldwide. Enrolled students can build their networks within an undergraduate, M.Acc., and MBA program. Available resources within the business school include the Small Business Development Center, Career Strategies Center, Experiential Learning Opportunities, and the Center for Business & Economic Research.

Online MBA Requirements

The online MBA-HCAD provides training in strategic management, management, health information technology, health law/ethics, healthcare finance, healthcare economics, quantitative methods, and health operations management. It focuses on business and attaining the needed leadership skills to manage and lead people, services, and resources within a healthcare organization.

Master’s-equipped health service managers work as directors and managers of departments/units, chief or executive administrators, and assistants to chief executives. Settings where MBA-HCAD graduates work include equipment manufacturers, hospitals and hospital systems, health insurance companies, physician practices and clinics, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, local/state/federal health agencies, consulting firms, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

The Langdale College online MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Administration requires the completion of twelve graduate courses equal to thirty-six credit hours. Required courses include Managerial Accounting, Marketing Strategy, Financial Management in Healthcare, Advanced Quantitative Methods, Leadership and Motivation, and Healthcare Economics.

The business school’s Georgia WebMBA curriculum includes ten courses. All distance learners complete two online courses each semester for five consecutive terms. Up to six hours of graduate transfer credit can be added to a student’s list of completed courses. There is a mandatory two-day orientation in Atlanta and no required electives.

Application Requirements

Applicants are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores for current admission. Applicants’ entry will be determined solely on GPA and full-time professional experience. A completed online application will include the payment of the application fee, a completed form, and all official transcripts from previous academic experience. Online MBA candidates who feel their GMAT scores will help bolster their chances for acceptance are free to submit placement test scores.


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