Business Administration–Healthcare Administration
Skills for a dynamic field.
Prepare for a variety of careers in a field that is constantly expanding.
A solid foundation in business.
Your degree is immediately applicable to your job and prepares you for further study.
Your schedule, your degree.
A flexible online format means you will earn your degree when and where it is right for you.
A strong foundation for a dynamic career.
As healthcare advances, the need for management professionals in the field grows. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of management positions in health services in the United States is projected to grow 20% by 2026, making now the right time to pursue a career as a healthcare administrator. Our healthcare administration degree online program will provide you with the business skills and healthcare expertise required for success in this dynamic field.
Through a curriculum founded on business innovation, our online bachelor’s in healthcare administration program delivers a flexible online learning option for working individuals. Balance your education with your full-time responsibilities and earn the credential you need to take the next step toward career advancement.
Topics of Study
Our online bachelor’s in healthcare administration program provides instruction on the essentials of business and healthcare administration. As a student, you will study key topics, including:
- Business law
- Disaster management planning
- Healthcare systems
- Long-term healthcare
- Operations management
When you complete your healthcare administration degree online, you will be able to:
- Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
- Critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions
- Utilize effective management strategies in the workplace
- Collaborate effectively in diverse teams across cultures
- Practice organizational management techniques when developing processes in the workplace
- Successfully manage a variety of departments within the healthcare field
Many graduates of our healthcare administration degree online program pursue management-level roles within the field of healthcare while others take their careers even further with a master’s degree following the completion of their bachelor’s degree.
Each of our students receive personalized attention from educators who bring years of field experience to their classes. You can count on unparalleled support from a faculty that is committed to your academic and professional success.
Designed with working individuals in mind, our online bachelors in healthcare administration program delivers the flexibility you need to succeed in your education while maintaining your busy personal schedule. In our interactive online classroom, you will benefit from course options that allow you to learn at your own pace and complete your degree on your time.
This Program Is Designed for:
- Current healthcare professionals striving for career improvement
- Those with previous college experience who wish to finish their four-year degree
- Working adults who wish to advance their careers through a flexible education format
Courses & Requirements
Your course of study will help you earn the credential you need to take the next step in your career. Our online bachelors in healthcare administration program requires 68 credit hours: 44 hours of business administration core curriculum and 24 in the healthcare administration major. Additionally, all students are required to complete 52 credit hours of foundational studies.
Foundational studies courses offer students a comprehensive introduction to a range of subject areas and help build skills necessary for academic and personal success.
Selected Business Administration Core (44 hours)
Course Description Credits BU 155Introductory course in financial accounting. Presents basic accounting theory, principles and practices related to double-entry system. Accounting cycle including journalizing and posting entries, preparing worksheet, making adjusting, closing and reversing entries and preparing periodic statements is covered. 4 BU 156Continuation of BU 155. Application of basic principles of accounting to partnerships and corporations, owner’s equities, cost systems, management reports and financial statement analysis are presented. Prerequisite: BU 155 4 BU 210This course will present an arithmetic-based, basic approach to business mathematics. The emphasis is on practical, skill-building approach to prepare students for future careers in business through step-by-step development of concepts, numerous practice exercises, and a focus on business applications. Applied Business Mathematics will provide students with vocabulary, practices and background information for future business courses such as bookkeeping, accounting or finance. Successful completion of the course will result in the student gaining factual knowledge such as terminology and mathematical methods and procedures, learning fundamental mathematical principles and generalizations, and learning to apply course material to real-world situations. 3 BU 230Introduction to the social foundations of marketing, the marketing management process, the role of marketing research, analysis of market opportunities, selection of target markets and the development of the marketing mix. Prerequisites: EC 100, EC 201 or EC 202. 3 BU 235Focus upon ways in which information systems can be created to give competitive advantages to businesses. Emphasis on effective management of information technology and organizational issues in information systems. Exploration of these issues through case studies. 3 BU 240An examination of the basic principles, processes and functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A look at contributions from key classical theorists and present applications of these theories. Topics also include ethics, globalization and decision-making. Application assignments are used to assist the development of student’s written communication skills. Prerequisite: EN 110 or equivalent. 3 BU 360Study of how business corporations can plan for, acquire and make maximum utilization of funds available to them. Extensive review of time value of money calculations and concepts. Investigate effects of taxes on types of business ownership, analysis of financial ratios, capital budgeting, rates of return and risk analysis. Prerequisites: BU 155, BU 156, EC 201, EC 202, MA 145 or higher. 3 BU 473Nature, purpose and functions of law with special emphasis on its relation to business. Fundamentals of the law of contracts, agency, sales, commercial paper, banking, property, partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, trade regulations, secured transactions, investment securities and documents of title. Administrative, criminal, torts and employment law. Prerequisite: junior standing. 3 BU 395 or 495BU 395 is a work experience designed to integrate course objectives with a practical experience in an off campus work environment. Prerequisites: Permission of advisor and junior standing. BU 495 is an advanced work experience with clear career or project orientation designed for juniors and seniors with prior on-the-job training. Prerequisite: permission of advisor. 1-6 BU 426Capstone course for all Business majors. Provides students the opportunity to enhance their skills to analyze and understand the strategic use of resources, how organizations adapt to rapid technology changes as well as how they restructure and operate in a culturally diverse market. Students work on a number of case studies to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities. Emphasis is placed on the strategic importance of social responsibility and ethics. Issues include sustainability, community relations and the global environment. Prerequisites: BU 240, BU 150 or BU 155, EC 201/202; BU 345 is strongly recommended, Senior standing. 3 EC 201The second of a two-course sequence; this course introduces students to the social science of economics and then examines the behavior of individual consumers and firms, as well as the role of government, in the product and resource markets. On what bases are decisions made to buy (demand) and sell (supply)? How are these markets structured? What if the market system does not work or is not allowed to work? What is the proper role of the government in a market-based economy? Prerequisite: MA 110 or equivalent, cannot take concurrently with EC 202. 3 EC 202The first of a two-course sequence in Principles of Economics; this course examines the goals of the macro economy (full employment, domestic price stability, economic growth and stable international economic relations) and how they are promoted by the government’s use of fiscal and monetary policy. The course concludes with a formal introduction to international economics, including the micro-based topics of international trade theory and commercial policy, as well as international finance and open-economy macroeconomics. Prerequisite: MA 110 or equivalent, cannot take concurrently with EC 201. 3 IS 260Focus on intermediate level skills in spreadsheet and database management packages. Emphasis on using the software tools to solve problems. Prerequisite: IS 180 or test out. 3 MA 221Descriptive statistics, probability, normal and binomial distributions, sampling concepts, sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and linear correlation. Prerequisite: MA105 or MA110. 3
Major Courses (24 hours)
Course Description Credits BU 386Examines the processes used by a company to produce and distribute valuable products and services to its customers. Operations management appraises the methods that aid in management decision-making. Course topics addressed are strategy and value, capability, capacity, supply chain, quality tools, inventory management, project management and value creation. Prerequisite: BU 235. 3 BU 425Exploration of Project Management through case studies and projects. This course examines both the technical and behavioral aspects of project management. Students will participate in project teams throughout the semester. Prerequisite: junior standing 3 HA 300This is an introduction to the healthcare system. Topics to be covered include: a historical and current explanation on the healthcare system, how organizations work together, communication and any legal and ethical issues that may arise 3 HA 325This course provides an overview of Health Information Management including financial aspects, how to manage this type of system and any legal and ethical issues that may arise. 3 HA 350This course will examine the legal positions in healthcare. Topics include healthcare laws, the liabilities of all healthcare practitioners, legal and ethical responsibilities, and the basic aspects of a lawsuit. 3 HA 400This course will provide the student with developed standards and theories of the executive process. Topics include strategic planning, the different types of management, legal and ethical issues and growth within the organization and alliances. 3 HA 425Students will learn all aspects of the long-term care system, including historical background, reimbursement, staffing, leading, current challenges and future trends. 3 HA 450Students will gain insight into the steps that are used to plan for any type of disaster in a hospital or any type of long-term care setting. Topics include: types of possible disasters, ensuring facilities have solid disaster plans, who are the point people in executing plans and safeguarding patient information 3
Students applying for admission to the healthcare administration degree online program must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum 2.5 GPA
How to Apply
Students applying for admission to the healthcare administration degree online program must submit the following materials:
- A complete online application
- Official high school transcripts or GED score
- Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Costs & Financial Aid
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Component Requirements Cost Per Credit Hour Total Tuition 120 credit hours $475 $57,000 Transfer Credits 90 credit hours $475 $42,750 Total with transfer credits (up to 90) $14,250
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Outcomes & Resources
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- Operations officer
- Project manager
- Management consultant
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Benefits of Learning Online
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