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BA in Health Care Management

Be a leader! Enhance your marketability by developing your skills in communication, informatics, leadership, marketing, and finance in the health care industry. 

The bachelor’s degree in health care management at Graceland University prepares you for a career in the ever changing health care industry. The health care field is challenging, exciting and far reaching. With a health care management degree the number and type of opportunities are unlimited.

Graduates typically find management positions in organizations such as hospitals, medical practices, long-term care facilities and community health agencies, as well as health care-related organizations such as insurance companies, consulting firms, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies and other organizations that support the health care system.

In a career in health care management, you will apply a blend of health care system knowledge, informatics application and leadership expertise. You will gain a fundamental understanding of health care delivery systems and services, as well as the complex factors that impact unique health care environments. In your internship, you will have the opportunity to work with professionals in a setting that you select. It may open a door to a future position.

The job market outlook for managers with degrees in health care management is very strong, with projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing a 17 percent increase in the job market between 2014 and 2024. The median pay in 2015 was $94,500 per year. (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes119111.htm#st). Explore the possibilities!

You will have the opportunity to complete a health care managment degree that builds upon your previous education and professional background. Up to 30 hours of credit may be awarded for previous work experience and continuing education.

BA Degree - Health Care Management Major

In addition to the essential education requirements, Healthcare Management majors must complete 30 semester hours as prescribed below:

  • BUAD3330 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
  • HCAD3330 Healthcare Finance and Economics 3 s.h.
  • HCAD3420 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for Healthcare 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4100 Internship in Healthcare Management 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4300 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4310 Healthcare Electronic Database Systems 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4320 Electronic Data Management 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4400 Quality Assurance in Operation Management 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4500 Leadership in Healthcare 3 s.h.
  • INTD3720 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management 3 s.h.

This program is offered only online through our Independence campus near Kansas City, Missouri.

If you are looking for an online health care management degree, please contact us today for information, and our admissions representative can answer any questions you might have.

800-833-0524, ext. 4718
Loren D. Spicer, Admissions Representative
Graceland University, 1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64050
lspicer@graceland.edu