MASTER THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO SUCCEED IN THE GROWING FIELD OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
A bachelor of science in healthcare administration can help you change careers, advance in your current role, or begin your professional life in one of today’s most meaningful industries. Our healthcare administration program covers a comprehensive variety of subject areas that are relevant to becoming a manager, administrator, or supervisor in the healthcare sector.
You’ll learn about human resources, finance, ethical considerations, marketing, and the application of information technology. Our program is designed to help you gain problem-solving and strategic planning skills, as well as the leadership qualities unique to healthcare professionals who are tasked to be agents of change in contemporary healthcare issues.
-- Alexa Munger CC 2017
B.S. IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
- Foundational Courses: 18 Credit Hours
- Liberal Arts Courses: 24 Credit Hours
- Major Core Courses: 45 Credit Hours
- Elective Courses: 33 Credit Hours
- Total Program: 120 Credit Hours
- The Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration consists of 40 courses.
- Each course is six weeks in length.
- The time it takes to complete the program is dependent on the number of transfer credits awarded upon enrollment.
- Financial Management in Healthcare (3 credits)
- Leadership and Change in Healthcare (3 credits)
- Human Resource Management (3 credits)
- Principles of Healthcare Management (3 credits)
- Organizational Behavior & Leadership (3 credits)
- Minimum 2.0 GPA
- High School Diploma or GED
- Develop a broad knowledge of healthcare systems in the U.S. in order to lead effectively.
- Enhance leadership competencies and technical proficiency in finance, marketing, human resources, information technology, strategic planning and ethics in healthcare settings.
- Develop effective communication competencies in business and healthcare settings; learn the dynamics of working in groups and teams.
- Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to tackle current issues in healthcare; apply concepts and theories to practice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
What can a healthcare administration degree offer?
Put simply, those in healthcare administration tend to anything on the “business side” of a healthcare organization. From hospitals to nursing homes to hospice centers, healthcare administrators ensure these organizations run efficiently. They do this by applying both “hard” and “soft” business skills. Read more!
What is the job outlook and salary for those with a healthcare administration degree?
As with the majority of professions in the healthcare field, the outlook for healthcare administration jobs is strong. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected job growth for Clinical and Health Services Managers from 2018 through 2028 is 18 percent. This is much faster than the average growth rate when compared to the rate for all U.S. jobs. Read more!
What do those in a healthcare administration specifically do in a healthcare setting?
The specifics of what healthcare administrators do depend on their exact role and area of responsibility. Unlike other medical professionals, such as doctors and nurses, healthcare administrators do not work directly with patients. Instead, they work behind the scenes, so to speak, to address business needs. Read more!
How can I know if a healthcare administration program is a good fit for me?
It’s a big decision to enroll in an undergraduate degree program. It demands considerable investment in money, time, and effort. Yet, the payoff is usually well worth it due to the increase in future job prospects and earned salary. It’s wise to ask yourself these questions as you’re considering programs: Read more!
What are the duties of a healthcare administrator?
Healthcare administrators oversee the medical and health services of entire healthcare facilities, specific clinical areas or departments, and private medical practices. By doing so, they act as agents of change who have wide-ranging impact on the healthcare system as a whole. Read more!
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