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Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Management

With the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting 22-percent growth in health administration jobs between 2010 and 2020, it’s a good time to earn an education to manage health care. The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Management* focuses on factors that matter in hospital administration: leadership theory, facility planning and more. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how our bachelor’s program prepares you to for the opportunities in health care. 

*In Maryland, the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration has an emphasis in Health Management.

Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition,” Medical and Health Services Managers: bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.

What you'll learn

 

The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) Program is designed to integrate a framework of general education courses with a health care curriculum that provides the graduate with the foundational knowledge needed to enter today’s challenging health industry. The BSHA curriculum focuses on the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified as relevant to an ever expanding and diverse health care arena.

Coursework includes content in some of the following areas- management, finance, legal and ethical parameters, human resources, and information systems. Upon completion of the core curriculum healthcare students have the opportunity to select a concentration that is designed to expand their professional opportunities.

The Health Management concentration is designed to expand the students’ health care management focus. Courses will include content in leadership theory, the legal and regulatory aspects in health care, facility planning, community health as well as an introduction to health care policy. In addition to the required course of study, students must satisfy General Education and Elective requirements to meet the 120 semester-credit minimums required for completion of the degree.

Note: The diploma awarded for this programs will read as: Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and will not reflect the concentration. Concentrations are reflected on the transcript only.

Our certificate option gives you the opportunity to build career skills early in your degree program, so you can leverage those new competencies in the workplace — even before you graduate. Best of all, choosing an en route certificate or degree won’t add more cost or time. For more information, select an option below.

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(Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate as well as your degree.)

 
 

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Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.

Core courses

How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

*Although these courses are accepted by some state boards of nursing toward continuing licensing requirements, this may not be the case in all states. Please check with your own state board for applicability.

Make your work experience count

University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with a representative to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.

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If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits. 

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As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.

Benefits of this degree program

  • Develop in-demand health management skills.

    The growth in the health administration field means that there will likely be a greater necessity for health care leaders to manage and prepare for the challenges that progress will bring. When you graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Management degree program, you will be able to:
    • Draw on a foundation of health administration knowledge to help you make effective decisions as they apply to managing health care.
    • Understand how ethics and government regulations apply to the management of health care businesses.
    • Analyze current and future demand and risks to put strategies into place to successfully account for known and unknown factors to maximize growth without sacrificing quality.
  • Enhance skills that can apply to multiple fields.

    According to employers, the skills that many of them need are a demonstrated ability to collaborate, think critically and creatively, and effectively solve problems. The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Management coursework and learning tools help you develop these soft skills employers desire.

  • Small class size helps you get the one-on-one attention you need.

    Average class size is 16 — deliberately small so our faculty members will be able to focus on students’ needs.

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