Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

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The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (BSHA) is an undergraduate professional degree designed to prepare students for entry-level supervisory and mid-level management roles in health care organizations. Ideal candidates for the BSHA program are those students looking for career entry in health care administration and those looking to advance from clinical/technical roles to supervisory roles. The BSHA program also prepares students who wish to eventually seek their master's degree in order to obtain senior health care executive positions.

This health care administration degree emphasizes both the conceptual and analytical skills required to manage in contemporary health care organizations. Graduates may be prepared for administrative positions in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, outpatient facilities, physician offices, mental health organizations, insurance companies, public health agencies, government health departments, and other types of health organizations.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree features investigative and experiential opportunities in project management, teamwork, and leadership. Students will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the organization and structure of the health care sector. The implementation of successful management strategies within the industry along with the managerial skills needed to work in teams, lead teams, build cross-functional teams, and facilitate collaborative decision making are also topics of focus.

Students will learn about industry-specific business knowledge and skills related to finance management, human resources, strategic planning, marketing, information management, and quality improvement. Other topics include the impact that various dynamics have on health service organizations; the manner in which public, private, and social forces can shape the health care system; and financial options, including third party payers, and strategies within and between sectors of the health care industry.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $2,830 $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $56,350 $68,150
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 100% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $32,245 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
Medical and Health Services Managers
Risk Management Specialists
Community Health Workers
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  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
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  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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