Spotlight: NNU’s MBA with a Healthcare Emphasis


NNU graduation pictureVirginia Henson wanted to remain in healthcare, but the former charge nurse at Elks Rehab Hospital in Boise, Idaho, wanted to take her career in a new direction. Northwest Nazarene University’s fully online MBA with a healthcare emphasis offered her a way to achieve her career goals.

“When I began looking at programs to complete my master’s degree, I looked at multiple colleges,” says Virginia, a 41-year-old mother of three. “NNU had the program that fit my individual needs. It was a perfect opportunity to integrate the career I had by expanding my scope in healthcare administration.”

NNU’s MBA is internationally accredited by the ACBSP. Students can earn their MBA in as little as 16 months by enrolling in two, eight-week courses at a time.

While the MBA can be taken fully online with no residential requirements, some courses in the healthcare emphasis may require distance students to take courses at a specific time via Adobe Connect.

“The classes are demanding, but I never felt like I couldn’t get the help I needed,” says Virginia, who recently graduated with her MBA from NNU after taking a blend of online and on-campus courses. “My professors spent a lot of time with me as an individual.”

She found the online classes encouraged interaction with her classmates, who live and learn all over the country and the world. She also appreciated the interactions she had with her professors.

“NNU’s professors do a great job teaching in a way that is meaningful. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge in the classes they teach,” Virginia says. “NNU is a Christian university. Professors not only embody these concepts, but also share them with students during the courses.”

Armed with her MBA with an emphasis in healthcare, Virginia will begin interviewing with healthcare organizations this summer. “My dream job,” she says, “would involve developing healthcare policy.”

In addition to the healthcare emphasis, NNU also offers specializations in:

  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Leadership
  • Operations Management

Want to learn more about NNU’s MBA? Contact NNU.

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Jun 2013