Bachelors (BA) in Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Administration (BA)

The healthcare administration major offers a 36-semester-hour course of study that provides learners with the administrative and managerial skills necessary for professional careers in hospitals, clinics, long-term and short-term healthcare facilities, doctors' offices, and health departments. It is an interdisciplinary curriculum that gives you a comprehensive foundation in healthcare payer and provider issues, healthcare EHR systems, sociological and political influences, and examining legal and ethical concerns. You will develop the skills to communicate and interact effectively with physicians, administrators, patients, and families. This degree also prepares learners for graduate studies in a non-clinical field of healthcare and business administration.

In this program, students will learn to: 

  • Effectively manage organizational change and promote organizational and clinical excellence.
  • Manage health services organizations under alternative financing mechanisms.
  • Utilize the management tools, analytical methods, and research skills necessary to identify organizational problems and to formulate solutions for those problems.
  • Analyze and appraise healthcare law and policy to assist in effective decision making and clinical management.
  • Develop leadership skills to improve both business and clinical outcomes of health services organizations.
  • Discover and evaluate how their understanding of ethics and Christian values informs decision making and impacts their management practices in an organizational context.

Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all courses taken for the major.

Major Requirements

Management Core (15 hours)
MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior 3
MGOL 403 Organizational Theory 3
MGOL 404 Leadership Communication 3
MGOL 407 Christian Faith and Thought 3
MGOL 450 Strategic Management 3
Healthcare Administration Major Coursework (21 hours)
MGHA 413 Healthcare Ethics 3
MGHA 414 Healthcare Finance 3
MGHA 427 Introduction to Healthcare Services 3
MGHA 430 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Services 3
MGHA 432 Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
MGHA 433 Leadership for Healthcare Professionals 3
MGHA 436 Current Topics in Healthcare Administration 3
Degree Completion Course Descriptions