Why get your BS in Healthcare Management degree at Walden?

  1. Develop job-ready skills with curriculum aligned with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) certification requirements.
  2. From healthcare delivery issues to organizational performance, explore the latest trends and challenges affecting the industry.
  3. Learn from faculty with hands-on experience as hospital CEOs, quality improvement coordinators, and health informatics professionals.
  4. Earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost with an optional Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) pathway.
  5. Experience flexibility and pacing that fits your busy life.

Learning Outcomes

Our online bachelor’s in healthcare management program helps prepare graduates 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.
  • 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.

A Faster Path to Your MHA

Our online healthcare management bachelor’s degree program offers an optional Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) pathway. Through AIM, up to 20 master’s-level credit hours may be obtained while completing a BS in Healthcare Management, giving you a head start on your Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA).

Career Impact

Advance Your Healthcare Management Career and Make a Bigger Impact

With the demand for qualified medical and health services managers projected to rise 20% by 2026,1 according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Walden’s BS in Healthcare Management can help prepare you for growth-oriented positions in a range of healthcare 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.

Reach Your Potential

With a bachelor’s degree from Walden, you’ll have the tools you need to succeed. Walden’s online BS in Healthcare Management degree program can help you gain the knowledge and skills needed for an in-demand career as a healthcare manager or administrator.

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.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers. 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.

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