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BS in Business Administration - Healthcare Management

Walden University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management program combines a basic business education with courses in healthcare delivery, management, and policy development. Read more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prior to enrolling in this BS in Business Administration program, students might have taken previous courses in business or management. They might also possess strong computer skills and some knowledge of the healthcare system, as concentration courses will address healthcare technologies and delivery systems. Applicants to Walden University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

What information management programs promote quality of care and patient safety? What are the characteristics of the U.S. healthcare delivery system? How are healthcare policies developed? These are some of the major topics explored in Walden University's online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management program. Students could also learn more about trends and reform in healthcare delivery, healthcare data collection and storage, healthcare databases, and regulatory practices. In required business courses, students can review managerial practices in areas of finance, accounting, human resources, IT, marketing, and operations, as well as information about business law, organizational leadership, data analytics, and business statistics. Students can draw on concepts studied throughout the program in the capstone project, where they describe a change or improvement within a real-world business organization.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

181 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Management:

Core business courses in this BS program account for 61 of the 181 credits needed to earn the degree. The remaining credits are taken in general education courses (45 credits), electives (55 credits), the area of concentration (15 credits), and a capstone course (5 credits). Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (45 credits)

  • Students take a minimum of two courses in the following areas:
    • Written and Oral Communications
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
    • Social Science
  • College Math

Business Courses (61 credits)

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Law
  • Operations Management
  • Data Science Essentials
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems in Enterprise
  • Personal and Organizational Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Business Statistics

Concentration Courses: Healthcare Management (15 credits)

  • Context of Healthcare Delivery
  • Health Informatics
  • Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice

Elective Courses (55 credits)

  • Students select a total of 11 courses from general education, BS in Business Administration, or any Walden University bachelor's degree courses.

Capstone Course (5 credits)

  • Capstone: Strategic Business Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of the BS in Business Administration - Healthcare Management program, graduates could choose to pursue a master's degree in anticipation of career advancement to senior management or executive positions. Master's degree programs could offer deeper studies in data analytics, healthcare leadership, and strategic planning.

Available master's degrees include:

  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Leadership
  • Master of Healthcare Administration

Career Paths:

Once they have been awarded this Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, graduates could qualify for administrative or mid-management positions in the healthcare industry. They might apply their knowledge of patient care program management, quality control, health information systems, and health regulatory compliance in hospitals, clinics, and managed care companies.

Career opportunities that graduates could explore include:

  • Physician office manager
  • Clinical program manager
  • Long-term care administrator
  • Medical staff relations director

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