Healthcare Management Online Degree

Healthcare Management Online Degree


About our Healthcare Management Online Degree Program

  • Multiple start dates. No transcript or application fees.
  • Each online course is six weeks and can be completed 100% online.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Student Success Advisor guides you every step of the way.

Acquire a strong business background while building your understanding of the healthcare industry, including the environment of care, performance improvement, risk assessment and managing diverse workforces in healthcare. 

Career Opportunities

Coursework is structured to assist you in achieving your goals as you acquire the knowledge and skills common to healthcare professionals working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, managed-care organizations, pharmaceutical companies or other healthcare-related organizations. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals with a bachelor’s degree earn, on average, $400 more per week than those with just a high school diploma. In addition, bachelor’s degree graduates enjoy a 50% increase in job security.

Healthcare Management Elective Tracks

Healthcare Management

►Principles of Healthcare Management (3 credits)

This course explores the types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision-making. Specific application to healthcare settings will be explored.

►Financial Management in Healthcare (3 credits)

This course provides students with an introduction to finance in the healthcare setting and exposes students to the financial management techniques used by healthcare professionals. Topics include billing and coding/reimbursement, the legal and regulatory environment, revenue determinants, managed care finance, financial statement analysis, financial accounting, costing and financial decision-making.

►Leadership and Change in Healthcare (3 credits)

This course concentrates on the development of students’ abilities to exercise leadership at the management level in healthcare organizations. The focus is to help leaders understand how best to motivate and coordinate employees and the responsibilities of leaders in leading change within an organization. Students will explore leadership theory and practice as it applies to the healthcare sector.

►Operations Management (3 credits)

This course provides students with the principles of operations management in manufacturing and service industries. Through the use of case study analysis, students will learn the systematic planning process of how inputs get turning into goods and services. Students will be exposed to the following topics: process analysis, forecasting, materials planning and management, quality and productivity, purchasing, inventory, technology and project scheduling.

►Healthcare Marketing Strategies (3 credits)

This course provides students with an overview of the strategic marketing function in healthcare organizations. Students will be exposed to the role that marketing plays in healthcare.

►Statistics for Healthcare Managers (3 credits)

This is an introductory course in statistics applied to the healthcare setting. Course outcomes include the ability of students to analyze statistical data, understand the role of statistical theory, and determine appropriate statistical methodologies.

►Project Management (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to principles of managing projects and provides students with the opportunity to explore project management software and tools to manage projects effectively. Topics include project lifecycle management, planning, scheduling, budgeting, controlling, risk management, and crisis and change management.

Program Details

Healthcare Management Online Degree Program Goals

  • Develop knowledge of business and management concepts.
  • Enhance leadership competencies and quantitative proficiency in finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, information technology, strategic planning and ethics.
  • Develop effective communication competencies.
  • Learn the dynamics of working in groups and teams.
  • Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; apply concepts and theories to practice.
  • Understand the qualities and attributes of professionalism and commit to the Fit Four principles of the college mission.

Healthcare Management Online Degree Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Completed Application Form
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Higher Education Transcript(s)
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Engaging

The curriculum blends theory and application giving you an immediate competitive advantage.

Affordable

$425 per credit hour. $5,300 per term. Financial and military aid available for those who qualify.

Flexible

100% online. Log on and attend class at a time that is most convenient for you.