Healthcare is a booming industry. As the aging population continues to grow, so does the need for educated healthcare leaders who can help plan, direct, and coordinate health services and improve patient care. At SNHU, you can enhance your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.
Why earn a healthcare business administration degree at SNHU?
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.
The online Bachelor of Science 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 20% through 2026.* In addition, the median salary for industry professionals in May 2016 was $96,540.*
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.
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
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% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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