Impact the Future of Healthcare With a BS in Healthcare Management From Walden

You want to do more than just further your career—you want to improve healthcare for all. We’ve created a BS in Healthcare Management program to help you do both. Take the next step in your professional journey while realizing your passion for helping others.

This program explores the latest trends and challenges affecting the industry—from healthcare delivery issues to organizational performance. Sharpen your analytical capabilities and written communication skills as well as other critical skills you can apply immediately on the job. Coursework includes an emphasis on health insurance, healthcare finance, and healthcare reimbursement.

As a student in Walden’s online bachelor’s in healthcare management program, you’ll benefit from:

  • Curriculum aligned with professional association standards to ensure you’re acquiring skills vital to today’s jobs.
  • Faculty with hands-on experience as hospital CEOs, quality improvement coordinators, and health informatics professionals.
  • Flexibility and pacing that fits your busy life.

A Faster Path to Your MHA

Our BS in Healthcare Management program offers an optional Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) pathway. AIM allows you to take master’s-level courses as a bachelor’s student, earning credits that will transfer into the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. You will enter the MHA program having earned up to 20 credits of the total credits required, saving you time and money.

Learning Outcomes

Our online BS in Healthcare Management degree program helps prepare graduates to:

  • Critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery inside and outside of the United States.
  • Evaluate health-related research and research methods.
  • Analyze how population health impacts healthcare (including behavioral, demographic, and cultural factors).
  • Explain how different factors impact the delivery of healthcare services (including technology, legal, and ethical factors).
  • Evaluate the interprofessional approach to healthcare delivery.
  • Articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspective of patient and practitioner.
  • Analyze evidence-based factors that impact a healthcare organization’s performance, quality, and safety.
  • Apply foundational healthcare economic evaluation and financial management skills.
  • Apply strategic planning methods to healthcare organizations (including planning, implementing, and marketing).
  • Evaluate human resource methods of managing healthcare employees.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare financial issues (including insurance, reimbursement, and prospective payment).

Career Impact

With the focus of healthcare shifting toward preventive care and education, the demand for qualified healthcare services administrative professionals is projected to rise 20% by 2026, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.* Walden’s BS in Healthcare Management can help you gain the knowledge and skills needed for an in-demand career as a healthcare manager or administrator.

Advance Your Healthcare Career and Make a Bigger Impact

Walden’s BS in Healthcare Management can help prepare you for a position in a range of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Nursing/residential care facilities
  • Rehabilitation and long-term care facilities
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Wellness centers
  • Health charities/foundations
  • Group homes

Career options include:

  • Healthcare administrative support
    • Medical secretary
    • Medical transcriptionist
    • Registrar
    • Patient service representative
  • Healthcare administrators and managers
    • Healthcare administrator
    • Medical director
    • Medical office manager
    • Practice manager
    • Nursing home manager
    • Home health administrator

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.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2017–18 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-6 (viewed online July 23, 2018). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

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

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Highlights

Beyond The Classroom

When you pursue your bachelor’s degree at Walden, you can translate your coursework into practice by participating in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program.

Accelerate into Master's (AIM) Program

The AIM program allows you to complete your master’s program with up to 50% fewer credits, since you begin the coursework while earning your bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate Pathways offers options for increasing your course load to reduce your degree completion time.
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