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Master of Business Administration

If you're looking to increase your chances of mobility in your chosen field, consider a Master of Business Administration. This MBA program is designed to give you added competencies in organizational leadership, strategy, law, finances and more.

Midway University offers MBA concentrations in Health Care Administration, Equine Studies, Sport Management, and Tourism and Event Management.

As a student of this program, you will be encouraged to analyze business problems and test generally-accepted theories, best practices and leadership/management skills. Then, you will be encouraged to translate what you learn into effective corporate policies. In addition, this program covers the following skill development areas:

  • Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication and Interpersonal Relations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Assessment (Qualitative and Quantitative) Methods

To qualify for this program, a Bachelor's degree, three years of professional work experience and an interview with our MBA Admissions Committee are required.

MBA with specialization in Health Care Administration (HCA)

The need for skilled health care workers is increasing as the public demands more and more health related services. For those interested in the administration of health services, an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration is an ideal professional degree.

The Master of Business Administration with a specialty in Health Care Administration at Midway University is designed to prepare business graduates trained for the health care administration industry. This program will give students an extensive knowledge of business while also focusing on the specializations within health care administration. An MBA in health care administration will provide students with skills to handle economic, financial, operational, marketing, regulatory, ethical, social, political and legal demands associated with working in the health care industry. Graduates will know how to analyze economic, statistical and quantitative information to make sound business decisions, practice financial management, and effectively identify and address legal and ethical issues that arise in health care. 

All graduate students will complete 18 hours of graduate business education and 18 hours of graduate health care administration education. Business faculty mentor students in their curriculum development and advanced business methods. Health Care Administration faculty mentor students in their curriculum development, training in scientific methods, and health care practices. All MBA HCA degree candidates share a common core of course work in management, marketing, economics, research methods, and health care administration. In addition, each student will complete an extensive individualized capstone course thus permitting each student the opportunity to explore their personalize interests. This interdisciplinary approach with business and health care strengthens each student's area of interest.

Specific areas of health care studied will include: Health Care Structure, Organization and Governance; Public Health Organization and Management; Health Policy; Financial Management of Health Care Organizations; and Quality Performance and Management.

Graduates in this program will be prepared for careers as hospital administrators, medical and health service managers, and health care finance managers.

MBA with specialization in Equine Studies (EQS)

The need for skilled equine business managers is increasing as the equine industry becomes more efficient. The Master of Business Administration with a specialty in Equine Studies at Midway University is designed to prepare business graduates trained for the equine industry.

All graduate students will complete 18 hours of graduate business education and 18 hours of graduate equine studies courses. Business faculty members mentor students in their curriculum development and advanced business methods. Equine Studies faculty members mentor students in their curriculum development, training in scientific methods, and equine industry practices.

All MBA EQS degree candidates share a common core of course work in management, marketing, promotion, economics, research methods, equine entrepreneurship, legal issues, risk management, equine ethics. In addition, each student will complete an extensive individualized capstone course thus permitting each student the opportunity to explore their personalize interests. This interdisciplinary approach with business and equine studies strengthens each student's area of interest.

Specific areas of equine studies will include: Equine Entrepreneurship, Legal Issues and Risk Management, Equine Ethics, and Marketing/Promotion of Equine the Industry.

Graduates in this program will be prepared for careers as equine farm administrators, equine health service managers, equine sales business managers, and equine service representatives and managers.

MBA with Specialization in Sport Management

The need for qualified leaders in professional and amateur sports – on and especially off the field – is exploding as athletic competitions, leagues and events around the globe continue to grow in demand. At the heart of any sport is a business operation that keeps the lights on. The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Management is perfect for those who want the off-field operations to match the winning attitude and nature of the athletes involved.

From the offices of a professional team to the organizer behind a city-wide amateur tournament, the MBA Sport Management degree program gives graduates the skills needed to advance their sport management careers in a number of leadership roles.

This program offers a strong business curriculum mixed with specialized sports-focused courses that will help graduates work within the sports industry.

All graduate students will complete 18 hours of graduate business education and 15 hours of graduate sport management education. Business faculty mentor students in their curriculum development and advanced business methods. Sport Management faculty mentor students in their curriculum development with specialized sports-focused coursework and best practices. This interdisciplinary approach with business and sport management strengthens each student’s area of interest.

Specific areas of sport management studied will include: Sports Law, Sports Organization Finance, Sport Marketing and Organizational Behavior in Sports.

Graduates in this program will be prepared for careers as general managers, facilities managers, sport operations directors, team presidents and marketing managers.

MBA with Specialization in Tourism and Event Management

The need for qualified leaders in the tourism industry is increasing as more and more entertainment options compete for the same dollar – from weekend matinees to cruises to concerts to dream vacations. At Midway University, the MBA with a concentration in Tourism and Event Management offers a focus in Bourbon history, operations and hospitality, giving graduates a leg up in the growing Bourbon Tourism industry,

The Master of Business Administration with a specialty in Tourism and Event Management is uniquely designed to prepare business graduates for leadership positions in the $13 billion Kentucky Bourbon Tourism industry. It combines strong business curriculum with special courses in Bourbon history, visitor center and distillery operations, Bourbon hospitality, and a special study abroad opportunity around Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail. The skills learned, however, are transferable throughout the event and hospitality industries and beyond.

All graduate students will complete 18 hours of graduate business program and six hours on the history and evolution of the bourbon tourism industry. Students are then able to customize their concentration with courses covering a wide range of bourbon tourism, hospitality and operational coursework. Business faculty mentor students in their curriculum development and advanced business methods. Special program advisors help students select the right courses for their career goals. This interdisciplinary approach with business and hospitality/tourism strengthens each student’s area of interest.

Specific areas of tourism and event management study for the history and culture of the bourbon industry can include: Bourbon Women: Craft to Consumption, Tourism Industry Analytics, Fermentation, Distillation and Maturation, The Bourbon Experience & Hospitality, and Kentucky Bourbon Tourism & Distilleries.

Graduates of this program will be prepared for a number of career opportunities in hospitality in general and Kentucky Bourbon specifically. Job titles could include general managers, distillery operations executives, quality assurance managers, senior buyers, communications managers and marketing directors.