Healthcare is on the rise. As retirees leave the field - and an aging patient population grows at record numbers - there's a greater need for up-and-coming healthcare leaders who can help improve patient care and practice for future generations.
Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration program is perfect for those seeking a rewarding, competitive career. A healthcare administration major will discover how to promote organizational cultures, establish strategic visions, interpret and analyze data, and embrace change for continuous healthcare quality improvement.
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A healthcare administration major explores healthcare-specific topics from a core business perspective. Early career professionals who pursue this degree may gain the support, skills and knowledge they need to break into their desired field.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in business administration include:
This healthcare administration program combines traditional coursework with real-world experiences. Students will have access to internships and a career development team that can connect them with hands-on opportunities to apply key competencies in the workplace.
Graduates will be prepared to enter a field that is likely to grow in the coming years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median annual salary for medical and health services managers in May 2016 was $96,540.* It also predicts that employment opportunities within the industry are set to soar 20% through 2026.*
The healthcare administration program will introduce students to various areas of operations management in the context of healthcare. Coursework includes healthcare delivery systems, reimbursement, ethics, quality management, and research and evaluation methods.
SNHU's bachelor's in healthcare administration program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
Learn about the standard economic principles and tools that healthcare administrators need to utilize for effective decision making within the healthcare industry. Explores a framework for understanding government policies, legislation, pricing, profitability, market supply and demand, and risk issues within the healthcare economic system.
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 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.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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