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Earn your healthcare management degree and reshape your future.

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.

Job-ready Skills

Develop job-ready skills with curriculum aligned with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) certification requirements.

Explore Latest Trends

Explore the latest trends and mission-critical challenges affecting healthcare, including health insurance, health care finance, and reimbursement.

Expert Faculty

Learn from subject matter experts who have hands-on experience as hospital CEOs, quality improvement coordinators, and health informatics professionals.

A degree on your terms

Opt for our course-based, competency-based, or Accelerate Into Master’s to match your life, budget, and learning style.

Program Savings

Course-Based: Receive a $2,500 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 30, 2020. Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more.

Tempo Competency-Based Learning™: Receive a $1,500 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 2, 2020. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Learning Path

Two Ways to Learn

Choose from two degree completion options.

The course-based format may be a good option for you if you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule.

Tempo Competency-Based LearningTempo Competency-Based Learning is an alternative way to earn your Walden degree. It’s different from our standard course-based learning because you can work at a pace that makes sense for you, and progress once you’ve shown you understand a subject. With Tempo Learning®, you have the flexibility of online learning, plus the ability to personalize and control the length, cost, and pacing of your program. See below which specializations are offered in Tempo Competency-Based Learning in addition to our standard course-based learning.

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

  Course-based learning
tempo competency-based learning
   The standard, guided pace to earn your degree
 The flexible pace, ideal for some students
Time Structured schedule
Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress
Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course
All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree
Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty

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Payment Plans and Scholarships*

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*May not be available for all programs

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)

Earn up to 25 master’s-level credit hours by taking graduate-level courses as an undergraduate. This allows you to complete both degrees in less time than earning each degree separately. Learn more about Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM).

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Program Savings

Course-Based: Receive a $2,500 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 30, 2020. Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more.

Tempo Competency-Based Learning™: Receive a $1,500 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 2, 2020. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

Get Started Now

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to this bachelor’s program, you must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and meet the general admission requirements. If you choose the competency-based option, you also must transfer 45 quarter credits from prior coursework. All applicants must submit a completed online application and transcripts. More information for international applicants.

Hone Your Leadership Edge

Become a leader and innovator in today’s complex healthcare landscape with Walden’s BS in Healthcare Management program. A bachelor's in healthcare management degree program focuses on developing a greater understanding of the U.S. healthcare system and the management techniques that guide the operation of thriving healthcare organizations. Learn to think more analytically, communicate more effectively, and master other skills you can apply immediately to impact your organization’s success.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this healthcare management degree program will be prepared to:

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

What’s the Career Impact of Earning a BS in Healthcare Management?

A Healthy Employment Outlook

With an aging population and ever-changing healthcare laws and regulations, the demand for qualified medical and health services managers is projected to rise 32% by 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.2  Walden’s BS in Healthcare Management program can empower you with the knowledge and skills needed for a long and fulfilling career as a healthcare manager or administrator.

Find Your Opportunity as a Healthcare Leader

This online healthcare management degree can help prepare you for roles in a range of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices and clinics
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Consulting firms
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Healthcare associations
  • Wellness centers
  • Mental health organizations
  • Public health departments
  • Rehabilitation and long-term care facilities
  • Universities and research institutions
  • Group homes
  • Health charities and foundations

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

Increase Your Earning Potential

Walden’s BS in Healthcare Management degree program can potentially lead to higher earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers earned an average annual wage of $99,730 in May 2018.2


Medical and health services managers earned an average annual wage of

$99,730

in May 2018.3
The demand for medical and health services managers is projected to rise

20%

by 2026.3

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