The Mission of the American University of Sovereign Nations School of Medicine (AUSN) Master of Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program is to develop the new breed of healthcare leader, who is ethically conscious, socially responsible, has critical-thinking ability, is able to analyse the business aspects of health care delivery, and is dedicated to the commitment of the advancement of the public health of all Peoples and populations.
The Vision of the AUSN MBA Program is to contribute significantly to the growth of all individuals, nations, and Peoples, and expand the impact of our engagement in the world through the use of knowledge and critical thinking.
Because healthcare and public health is complex and inherently multi-disciplinary, the values that guide the AUSN MBA Program include the following:
Summary Description: AUSN MBA Program
A. Program Description
The AUSN School of Medicine MBA Program is an academic master’s degree program which will provide academically qualified individuals the basic fundamental core business administration and management knowledge necessary to become future healthcare leaders in a ever-changing national and global healthcare industry. The Program has a primary focus on preparing managers and professionals who are already working in the healthcare industry, but desire to become a healthcare leader and are willing to use and apply their previous experience in healthcare to the study of managing and operating successful healthcare organizations.
B. Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the AUSH MBA program of study is to prepare the future healthcare leaders of tomorrow, who must be able to integrate the basic fundamental core business administration and management knowledge with principles relating to public health and healthcare access, to successfully contribute to their community by preserving the public’s health.
By mastery of the Program’s required core courses, graduate students will be prepared to work in the diverse fields within the healthcare industry and significantly influence and improve community health outcomes by working for public health agencies, non-governmental organizations, hospitals, medical centers, clinics, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers, and many other health organizations and entities.
E. Length in Time / Units – Clock Hours
The core subjects of the AUSN MBA program can be completed by either full-time or part-time study, and can be completed within 1-2 years of study. The MBA Curriculum requires thirty-two (32) semester credit hours (480 clock hours of instruction).
There are no state nor federal licensing requirements to work in the healthcare industry with an MBA degree. The Total Tuition and Fees for a full-time (2-semester program) are USD 25,350 for the residential program and USD 15,350 for the combination program. Students are required to own their own laptop or desktop computer which contains Microsoft Word / Power Point / Excel (or an equivalent software program).
AUSN MBA Required Core Competencies
A. Integrative leadership: develop strong and effective oral and written
communication skills, and effectively work in teams developing leadership skills.
B. Ethical leadership: promote ethical business practices while enhancing
the promotion of human respect and human dignity in becoming an ethical leader.
C. Global Responsibility & Diversity: understand how to responsibly conduct
business in a foreign environment by appreciating the differences in business practices and cultures.
D. Core Knowledge: obtain the core functional knowledge of the
disciplines of business management and administration and learn how to apply them in a healthcare setting.
E. Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: learn critical-thinking and analysis and
innovative problem-solving necessary to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills of business administration and management with the goal of increasing healthcare access and the advancement of the public’s health.
MBA Program General Information
Admission to Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program at the American University of Sovereign Nations School of Medicine (AUSN) is a competitive process which gives students an opportunity to further advance their life, career, influence the progress of society, and advance the public’s health.
Generally, students are admitted to the AUSN MBA program upon proof of a Baccalaureate, Masters, or other professional degree (e.g., MD, JD, PhD, etc.). The AUSN Admissions Committee is responsible for the final decision as to the admission of any applicant to the MBA program. The Admission Committee is made up of the Dean of the Medical School, Members of the Faculty of Medicine, and various individuals from the community, and the AUSN Board of Trustees and Board of Governors.
Criteria for admission to the AUSN MBA program shall include the following:
Consideration of Special Circumstances. The applicant may submit any additional information, documentation, comments, or explanations which he/she believes may be further explanatory and beneficial to the applicants successful candidacy for admission to the AUSN MBA Program.
B. Application Procedure
All applicants for admission to the AUSN MBA program must submit their Application for Admission to the Admissions Committee with the following information (form):
Completed Application Form
(a) Must contain active email address
(b) Must contain Photo of Applicant
(c) Must contain completed Personal Statement
Copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
Letters of Recommendation
A $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
Applications may be submitted either online or via regular mail; online submission or submission as a pdf email attachment is preferred.
MBA Core Curriculum
The Masters in Public Health (MBA) curriculum at the AUSN School of Medicine consists of various required core courses and has a discipline-specific competency in Healthcare Management. The MBA curriculum includes the following courses (32 credit hours):
Compulsory Courses (15 credit hours compulsory)
Essentials of Public Health, 3
Healthcare Finance and Economics, 2
Healthcare Management, 3
Public Health Law, Ethics and Policy Analysis, 3
Strategic Management, 3
Choose minimum of 17 credit hours from these:
Applied Business Administration Research Seminar, 2
Corporate Finance Management, 2
Essentials of Community Health, 3
Environmental Ethics, 3
Ethics of Science and Technology, 3
Healthcare Financial Management and Accounting, 3
Healthcare Leadership, 3
Healthcare Organization Strategy and Marketing, 3
Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Public Health Care, 3
International Business and International Taxation, 2
International Development and Sustainability, 3
MHA Thesis and Public Defense, 6
Quality and Information Management Systems, 2
Operations Management, 3
Organizational Behavior, 3
Public Health Preparedness and Bio-terrorism, 2
Sustainability and Business, 3
Writing a thesis is optional - students can substtute the thesis requirement by taking 6 credits of courses.
E. MBA Thesis and Public Defense
Candidates for the advanced graduate degree known as the MBA offered by the AUSN School of Medicine shall be required to complete, submit and defend, in public, in addition to the successful completion of their required course work, a publishable Thesis. The MBA Thesis is an extended piece of writing that reflects original thought or research conducted by the candidate. An MBA thesis length is expected to be between 20-50 pages which must be of publishable quality. The prospective MBA graduate of the AUSN School of Medicine MBA Program shall be required to defend their MBA Thesis in public, at an open public gathering or forum.
F. MBA Thesis Faculty Advisor
Each AUSN School of Medicine MBA candidate shall have an assigned Faculty Thesis Advisor. The Faculty Thesis Advisor shall be chosen by the candidate with the assent of the Dean. An early selection of the Faculty Thesis Advisor is strongly advised.
The Faculty Thesis Advisor shall be either a member of the Faculty of the AUSN; or a member of another Faculty from a recognized and accredited national or international college or university; or may be a professional licensed clinician; or other scholarly individual, researcher, or professional, as determined by and approved by the Dean. The candidate should submit the name of his Faculty Thesis Advisor as early as possible to assure smooth and regular progress in his/her Thesis and Defense.
The role of the Faculty Thesis Advisor shall be to provide aide, assistance and scholarly guidance to the candidate in preparation of the MBA Thesis and defense, and to make a final recommendation to the Dean that the candidate be admitted for public defense of his/her MBA Thesis.
G. MBA Thesis Committee
In addition to the assignment of a Faculty Thesis Advisor for each candidate of the MBA degree at AUSN, a MBA Thesis Committee shall be organized and assigned to the prospective MBA candidate. The MBA Thesis Committee shall be determined and assigned within thirty (30) days of the candidate’s submission of his particular MBA Thesis topic, or at any time sooner should the MBA Candidate so desire.
The MBA Thesis Committee shall consist of the Faculty Thesis Advisor assigned to the candidate, in addition to two (2) other Members who shall be selected by the Dean. The Dean shall accept names as suggestions for additional members from the candidate; thus a tribunal of three (3) judges shall be assembled through the cooperative efforts of the MBA Candidate and the Dean.
After the MBA Candidate has Defended his/her Thesis in public, the MBA Thesis Committee shall vote on the approval / disapproval of the Thesis. The Committee may vote instantaneously at the conclusion of the Defense or within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) following the conclusion of the Defense. In case of a tie vote, the Dean shall break the tie. In case the candidate does not successfully defend his/her Thesis, the candidate shall be required to repair or amend the MBA Thesis as may be appropriate and then be permitted to graduate with the MBA degree at the next (subsequent) graduation ceremony.
H. MBA Graduation Requirements
The AUSN School of Medicine requirements for graduation for the award of the MBA degree shall include the following:
VI. Goals and Objectives
The AUSN MBA Program Goals and Objectives, which are operationalized in case studies, assignments, and class-discussions presented in the MBA core curriculum, include Instructional, Research, Community Service, and Institutional Goals and Objectives, as follows:
A. Instructional Goal
The instructional goal of the AUSN MBA program is to offer excellent educational and academic training and develop students to become superior professionals, who are able to integrate and skillfully apply basic public health knowledge in performing the “ten essential public health services” (as originally created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Core Public Health Functions Steering Committee and the U.S. Public Health).
We will recruit graduate students with high academic qualifications who are committed to the advancement of the public’s health.
We will recruit a culturally and ethically diverse student body and endorse and promote diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity.
We will offer high-quality academic and educational programs which have appropriate learning objectives.
We will offer a high-quality educational program with a curriculum that supports the development of core, cross-cutting, creative and critical-thinking competencies for public health.
The research goal of the AUSN MBA program is to engage in research and evidence-based applications that advance public health knowledge and community practice.
We will recruit Faculty interested in pursuing research activities and contributing to the advancement of public health critical-thinking and analysis.
We will recruit students interested in applied research activities with community involvement.
We will encourage AUSN MBA faculty to participate in research activities that advance public health knowledge and practice.
We will require AUSN MBA students to participate in research activities that advance public health knowledge and practice.
We will inform MBA students of research possibilities available through community involvement and with public health and medical organizations.
We will encourage and support AUSN MBA faculty and student collaboration with public health practitioners in clinical and research activities that advance public health knowledge and practice.
C. Community Service Goal
The community service goal of the AUSN MBA program is to improve local and global public health through collaborative community service.
Community Service Objectives
We will collaborate with community-based organizations and public health organizations to create healthy communities.
We will maintain leadership and service to the profession and to AUSN.
We will encourage MBA faculty to participate in collaborative community service activities.
We will encourage and require MBA students to participate in collaborative community service activities.
We will encourage and require MBA faculty and students to work together in collaborative community service activities.
D. Institutional Goal
AUSN shall create an environment that supports excellence in instruction, research and service.
We will encourage open and honest communication at all levels of the AUSN community.
We will develop the leadership and management skills of both the faculty and staff.
We will develop an infrastructure to support state-of-the-art teaching, research, and service.
We will foster an environment that promotes creativity, collaboration, and interdisciplinary creative critical-thinking.