Dramatic changes in healthcare have created increasingly complex challenges for organizations.

That’s why it’s more important than ever for professionals looking to advance in the field to earn a healthcare management degree. Walden’s B.S. in Healthcare Management program explores the latest trends in healthcare, including how new legislation is affecting the industry and healthcare organizations.

This healthcare management program can help you gain the knowledge and expertise to grow your career, giving you the skills to meet these new challenges so you can change your world—and the world of those around you.

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  • Start classes by April 14 or June 2 and receive your first 6 weeks free. Get an additional $1,500 scholarship if you have an Associate's Degree.

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Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (85 cr.)
    • Elective courses (45 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

You also have the option to pursue an undergraduate minor. Your minor must be in a discipline outside your bachelor’s degree program area. Adding a minor to your program of study allows you to gain multidisciplinary skills that can help you advance toward your professional goals.

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

COMM 1001 Contemporary Communications (General education course) and WLDN 1000 Dynamics of Walden Success: Learning Lab must be taken before other General education courses. These two courses are also prerequisites for the HLTH courses.

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Elective Courses

Choose nine courses from general education, B.S. in Healthcare Management, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 45 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor.

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Curriculum Component Requirements Cost
Courses 181 total quarter credit hours $310 per quarter credit hour
Technology Fee per quarter $120

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increasing need for medical services over the next eight years will result in growing job opportunities in the overall healthcare industry.* Walden’s B.S. in Healthcare Management can help you gain the knowledge and skills needed for an in-demand career as a healthcare manager or administrator.

Expand Your Career Options

Walden’s B.S. in Healthcare Management can help prepare you for a position in a range of healthcare settings, including:
  • Hospital and clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Retirement communities
  • Ambulatory care center
  • Rehabilitation and long-term care facilities
  • Home healthcare
  • Physicians’ offices

Reach Your Potential

With a bachelor’s degree from Walden, you’ll have the tools you need to succeed. Take this crucial step in your career path and prepare yourself for additional study that can lead to a master’s degree in health administration, public health, or health informatics.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, Career Guide to Industries, 2010–2011 Edition,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm (viewed online March 22, 2010). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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New interactive tool can help you take the first step toward a career in public health or healthcare administration.

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When you earn your healthcare management degree online at Walden, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.

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Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States.
  2. Apply epidemiological approaches to the study of patterns of disease and injury in populations.
  3. Evaluate study designs, methods, and strategies for data analysis used in health-related research.
  4. Analyze how changing demographics as well as key behavioral and cultural factors impact health and healthcare.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of how technology and legal and ethical issues impact the delivery of healthcare services.
  6. Analyze the major advantages and disadvantages of an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare delivery.
  7. Articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspectives of patient and practitioner.
  8. Assess public and global health issues that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity, and culture.
  9. Apply healthcare management concepts and theories.
  10. Analyze macro and micro factors that impact a healthcare organization’s performance.
  11. Apply foundational skills relating to fiscal evaluation and financial management.
  12. Analyze effective methods for assessing quality and safety within healthcare organizations.
  13. Apply planning and evaluation methods used in strategic planning, implementation, evaluation, and marketing of healthcare organizations.
  14. Evaluate human resource methods used to effectively recruit, maintain, evaluate, and manage healthcare employees.

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the B.S. in Healthcare Management relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

For assistance in deciding which concentration fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.