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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management | Dr. Brian West, Program Director

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management | Dr. Brian West, Program Director

Nursing programs build caregivers, but for those who take an interest in the business of healthcare, there is the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program. Dr. Brian West explains the benefits of earning this degree.

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My name is Bryan, and I'm the Program Director for the Bachelor of Science and Health Care Management Program at South University.

The Bachelor of Science program is designed to orient those interested in a career in Health Care Management to the information they would need to be successful in an entry level position in that career.

It's suited for people who have an interest in Health Care, but maybe not necessarily on the caregiving end of healthcare. The great thing about the program here at South, is that the students are engaged one-on-one with the professors, whether it be on ground or online, there's ample opportunity to get personal instruction in their degree requirements.

The curriculum involves a wide range of subjects required for success in Health Care Administration. That includes finance, economics, ethics and law, research methods, information technology. If you're interested in a degree in business, this program is great for you because you get exposure to all the training you need to be a successful business person. In addition, you have exposure to the unique business environment of healthcare.

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Online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

In hospitals, nursing homes, group medical practices, and other healthcare facilities, the role of healthcare management cannot be underestimated. Tasked with a job so important to our communities, healthcare managers must possess knowledge of two worlds--business and healthcare--to succeed. At South University, Online Programs, our Healthcare Management degree program equips you with the skills you need to ensure organizations not only provide quality care, but also operate with efficiency for the benefit of patients and employees alike.

In this program, you’ll discover how to apply business concepts to the healthcare services industry. As you work through your healthcare management courses online, you’ll explore topics like leadership, financial management, healthcare delivery systems, law and ethics, marketing, human resources, risk management, information systems, and strategic planning. Your capstone courses will challenge you to integrate and apply your learnings, as you analyze and explore case studies and practice developing a strategic plan for a healthcare organization.

The curriculum for our online healthcare management degree program is carefully designed around recommendations from The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and is led by faculty members who bring a wide variety of industry and academic experiences to their classrooms.

You Can Learn the Skills to Lead Healthcare Facilities

By the end of this bachelor’s in healthcare management degree program, you should be able to:

  • Discuss and apply knowledge of terminology, concepts and principles specific to the healthcare management field.
  • Research, critically analyze, appropriately interpret, and utilize data in problem solving, decision-making, and case study analysis within a healthcare management environment.
  • Utilize appropriate and professional communication skills including appropriate referencing of sources.

Pursue a Fulfilling Career in Healthcare

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree online program is designed to prepare you to handle the responsibilities of entry-level positions at:

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

To learn more about healthcare management careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics online or contact us to see how we can help you prepare for a future in the field.

Earn a Healthcare Management Degree Online on Your Schedule

South University’s online Healthcare Management degree program offers you the flexibility and control to access your classes anytime, day or night, so that you can pursue your healthcare management degree online, whenever it’s most convenient for you. Our faculty and staff also make sure that online never means out of touch, supporting you every step of the way as you work toward your goals.

Learn more about South University’s Healthcare Management online program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Washington DC and Wisconsin.
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