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BS in Healthcare Administration and Management

Students interested in careers that combine administrative responsibilities with knowledge of healthcare practices and operations might consider the education offered by Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management program. Read more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.

Program Description:

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management program is designed to teach students about managerial responsibilities and practices in public and private health systems. Major course topics could include U.S. healthcare delivery systems, healthcare regulations, healthcare technologies, policy development and management, risk management and health insurance plans. Methods for overseeing the design and maintenance of various types of healthcare facilities, such as clinics, nursing homes and surgical centers, might also be discussed. In addition, students could study accounting principles, business ethics, conflict management, personnel management and business law.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management:

Healthcare Administration and Management Major - 15 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Applying Leadership Principles (3)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • Healthcare Principles and Practices (3)
  • Health and Disease (3)
  • The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3)
  • History of Healthcare Worldwide (3)
  • Quality and Risk Management in Healthcare (3)
  • Managed Care and Health Insurance (3)
  • Facilities Management in the Healthcare Environment (3)
  • Ethics and Decision-Making in Healthcare Management (3)
  • Communication Strategies for Leaders (3)
  • Human Resources Development and Management (3)
  • Healthcare Information Systems (3)
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation (3)
  • Healthcare Policy Development and Analysis (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While completion of CSU-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management program could prepare graduates to seek entry-level work in the field, some could choose to continue their studies. Many healthcare and healthcare-related organizations could require a master's degree for advancement to executive or directorial positions. CSU-Global offers a Master of Healthcare Administration and Management program.

The Dual Enrollment Option allows qualified students in the B.S. in Healthcare Administration and Management program an opportunity for early admission into the Master of Healthcare Administration and Management program. Accepted students will be able to complete four graduate-level courses in place of four specific undergraduate core courses and apply the resulting 12 credits to both their bachelor's and master's degree programs through institutional transfer. Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper division core credits at CSU-Global before applying for the dual enrollment option.

Career Paths:

Graduates of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management program could seek employment in various clinical and non-clinical settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes or managed care companies. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) indicates that job growth for health services managers or administrators is expected to be 22% from 2010-2020. Additional fields that graduates might consider are:

  • Emergency Management
  • Public Administration
  • Human Resource Management

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