Harrogate, Tennessee, Jan. 24, 2019—Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) School of Business will add operations management and health care administration concentrations to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program beginning in fall 2019, Dean James Maxwell announced. Both concentrations will be available in Harrogate, Knoxville or Kingsport, Tennessee.
The operations management concentration will equip graduates with knowledge and understanding of operational business functions as they relate to the overall well-being of the business. The curriculum is focused on planning, organizing and supervising in areas of production, manufacturing and delivery services. The MBA with a concentration in operations management can be completed entirely online, or by utilizing LMU’s hybrid MBA model. The hybrid model allows students to take a mixture of seated and online courses.
The health care administration concentration is designed to deliver knowledge and understanding of business operations within the health care industry. The concentration aims to equip graduates to work in administration within hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and other health-related businesses by completing a combination of core and concentrated classes. The MBA with a concentration in health care administration can be completed entirely online, or by utilizing LMU’s hybrid MBA model.
Additionally, the School of Business will transition its Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program to a low-residency online format. The DBA program is a 57 credit hour program. Candidates holding a MBA or equivalent degree may qualify to transfer 12 credit hours of completed course work into the program, leaving the student with only 45 credit hours of work to complete. The program aims to provide a doctoral learning opportunity for business professionals in Appalachia and beyond with a focus on advancing business practice in an evolving global economy and enhancing research and critical thinking skills. Within the revised format, all course work and lectures will be delivered online. Throughout the duration of the DBA program, candidates will complete two short residencies (two days each) on-site at LMU in Knoxville.
The LMU School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). LMU offers undergraduate business majors and programs in accounting, finance, management, marketing and sport management. The business core is also available at the LMU-Cedar Bluff extended learning site in Knoxville. The master of business administration (MBA) program is available in Harrogate, Knoxville and Kingsport with concentrations in general business, management, marketing, operations management, health care administration and sport management. The School of Business also offers a dual MBA degree in conjunction with the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and the LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or email at [email protected].