Healthcare is one of the most rewarding and fastest-growing industries in the country. As the aging population continues to increase, more educated healthcare leaders are needed to plan, direct, and coordinate health services and help improve patient care.
At Southern New Hampshire University, you can enhance your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in healthcare administration. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of healthcare organizations through sector-specific topic coverage in economics, reimbursement, delivery, quality management, research methods and human resource principles. Throughout the online healthcare business administration program, you'll have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you've learned so that you can show prospective employers what you can bring to those organizations.
The online BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration covers healthcare-specific topics within the context of a general business course of study. It’s perfect for professionals seeking a business-oriented degree who are interested in the health administration field.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in the online healthcare business administration program at SNHU include:
Demand is high for educated and experienced healthcare administration professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 23 percent through 2022. Although salaries can vary by region and responsibility, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that professionals in these occupations earned an average annual salary of $88,580 in May 2012.
SNHU’s healthcare business administration program prepares you for a variety of roles, such as community health manager, health policy analyst, health promotion specialist, health services manager and medical services administrator. Positions exist in various settings, including:
The online healthcare business administration program will give you a foundation in business with an added focus in healthcare. Coursework covers topics such as healthcare delivery systems, reimbursement, ethics, quality management, and research and evaluation methods.
This course explains the economic tools healthcare administrators need to utilize for effective decision making. The course further explores a framework for understanding pricing, regulation, costs, market demand, profitability, and risk issues within the healthcare economy and utilizes case studies to synthesize this content.
This course examines the fundamentals of policies and administration. Major tasks of procedures and developing, maintaining and utilizing an effective team are studied. Students are introduced to international human resource management. Offered every semester.
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
This course examines the interrelationships among business, government and society and how these relationships evolve over time and shape our world. Through the use of readings, cases, and class discussions, students will examine a variety of important topics impacting the global business environment, including business power, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, regulation, multinational corporations, globalization, pollution and environmental quality. A key focus is on the historical origins of the tensions amongst wealth, virtue, and business and society in developed and developing nations and economies. Global marker. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course focuses on the primary factors that influence behavior in organizations. Emphasis is placed on leadership, group dynamics, inter- group dynamics, organizational structure and design, change, culture, power and politics, environment and technology and organizational behavior in an international context. Offered every year. Writing and team intensive course. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course provides an overview of the nature, organization, and function of the continuum of health services found in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the interrelation of cultural, economic, political and social aspects of health care delivery at the federal, state and local level. Topics include health care costs, accessibility of services, governmental influence on health care delivery, private industry role in health care, services for the medically indigent and elderly, ethical issues regarding transplants, reproductive technology, end of life decisions and funding.
This course explores some of the major issues facing the healthcare industry and the effect that public policy and business environment has on a healthcare organization. Emphasis is on supply and demand theory, reimbursement systems, managed care, charge-master management, Case-mix management, DRG prospective payment, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, governmental regulations, accessibility, eligibility, budgeting, and planning. Students learn to use informational and research tools to make effective management decisions.
Students in this course will develop the knowledge and skills to apply assessment instruments, data collection, research designs, and statistical analysis for needs assessment and program planning. Additionally students will explore contextual issues surrounding evaluation, evaluation designs and methodological issues pertinent to programmatic evaluation.
Students in this course examine the role of health care policy and legal, regulatory, and quality control in ethical decision making in healthcare. Students explore concepts and principles of health care policy, legal control, ethical conduct, and regulatory environments and their application to the health care environment. The impact of health care policy and multicultural, socioeconomic, political, legal, and regulatory factors on health care systems is explored.
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the management of operations and explore how healthcare organizations can use advance methods to improve healthcare processes, delivery, and outcomes. Specific focus will be on analyzing cycle times (e.g., patient wait times), measuring productivity, streamlining process flows, tracking outcomes and performance metrics, and generally improving health management processes and health outcomes. The process improvement will be measured by how it can improve quality of care and safety of healthcare delivery, reduce waste, and reduce costs. The role of technology and innovative approaches in improving continuing quality improvement in healthcare delivery will be presented.
Free Elective Credits: 15
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
*Tuition rates are subject to change. Changes are generally implemented in June each year.
Additional Costs Books (course by course).
Students are responsible for providing their own internet access.
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