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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Welcome, Future Healthcare Leaders

Successful healthcare systems require strong business leaders who understand the complex healthcare field. In our BS in Healthcare Management program, you can study both business and healthcare, so that you're prepared to help organizations deliver better efficiency and quality patient care.

Prepare for Your Career in Healthcare Management

Overseeing the delivery of healthcare services is an important role that requires well-trained and skilled leaders. At South University, our campus and online bachelor’s degree in healthcare management programs can prepare you with the right mix of management training and healthcare knowledge to face and solve tough challenges in the constantly evolving healthcare environment.

To prepare you for your career, our instructors* share their own healthcare management job experiences and provide with you one-on-one support and mentorship throughout the program.

Upon successfully earning your bachelor’s degree in healthcare management, you’ll be equipped to:

  • Critically analyze and address problems in healthcare organizations with an understanding of how healthcare services are produced, coordinated, consumed, and reimbursed.
  • Evaluate critical issues in acute and long-term care environments from the viewpoints of all healthcare stakeholders.
  • Use human resources, marketing, finance, and information management knowledge and skills to solve business challenges inside healthcare settings.

At South University, you can earn your healthcare management degree online in 3 years (36 months) or in 45 months on campus.

Develop Business Skills & Healthcare Knowledge

Our bachelor’s degree in healthcare management courses are carefully selected and designed to prepare you to assess organizational needs and implement effective, strategic solutions within entry-level healthcare management roles.

While earning your healthcare management degree, you’ll explore topics that include:

  • Business communications
  • Healthcare insurance coding, billing, and reimbursement
  • Healthcare delivery and organization
  • Economics of healthcare
  • Ethics and law for administrators
  • Healthcare finance
  • Healthcare marketing and strategy
  • Health information management systems
  • Long-term care
  • Managed care
  • Managing the healthcare workforce
  • Risk management in healthcare settings
  • Managerial epidemiology in healthcare administration
  • Leadership in healthcare organizations
  • Case studies in healthcare administration
  • Strategic management in healthcare organizations

You’ll also be able to customize your program by selecting elective courses that align with your healthcare interests and professional goals.

BS in Healthcare Management Degree Program Admissions

To be accepted into one of our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree online or campus programs, you must meet all standard university admissions requirements for undergraduate programs. Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. For questions about admissions or financial aid, call us at 1.888.444.3404.

What You Can Do with a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management

Wondering what you can do or what jobs you can get with a healthcare management degree? After earning a healthcare management degree, jobs that our program graduates are prepared for include entry-level healthcare management positions at:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Outpatient care facilities
  • Physician practices
  • Insurance organizations
  • Health-related research and development firms
  • Pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies

As a healthcare manager, you’ll help to plan, direct, and coordinate the various business functions required for running a successful healthcare organization. While working in healthcare management, you may be tasked with:

  • Increasing the efficiency and quality of your organization’s services
  • Establishing team or departmental goals and objectives
  • Ensuring compliance with healthcare laws and regulations
  • Recruiting, training, and overseeing staff members
  • Managing finances, including patient fees and billing
  • Setting and monitoring budgets and spending
  • Acting as the public face of the facility to the media or at various meetings
  • Managing various types of medical records and information
  • Communicating with medical staff, including doctors, nurses, and other care providers

In large organizations, healthcare management roles may focus on a particular business area, such as finance, human resources, or marketing. Entry-level roles in large organizations are also likely to involve a specific clinical area or department rather than an entire facility. Management positions in a smaller organization may encompass multiple business and/or clinical areas. The best undergraduate healthcare management schools and programs provide you with a solid foundation for working in various business areas.

Healthcare Management Job Outlook

With the large aging baby-boom population, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be increased demand for healthcare services as well as healthcare management. The BLS projects that medical and health services manager employment will grow 20% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the 7% average of all occupations. This growth could lead to 72,100 new jobs in the field.

For professionals with a healthcare management degree, salary varies based on factors like experience level, employment type, industry, and geographic region.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

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