Why get your BS in Healthcare Management degree at Walden?

  • Develop job-ready skills with curriculum aligned with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) certification requirements.
  • From healthcare delivery issues to organizational performance, explore the latest trends and challenges affecting the industry.
  • Learn from faculty with hands-on experience as hospital CEOs, quality improvement coordinators, and health informatics professionals.
  • 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.
  • 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 health care delivery inside and outside of the United States.
  • Evaluate health-related research and research methods.
  • Analyze how population health impacts health care (including behavioral, demographic, and cultural factors).
  • Explain how different factors impact the delivery of healthcare services (including technology, legal, and ethical factors).
  • Evaluate the inter-professional approach to health care delivery.
  • Articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspective of patient and practitioner.
  • Analyze evidence based factors that impact a health care 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).

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.

Testimonials

JImmy Watson

Jimmy Watson

BS in Health Studies Graduate / MHA Student
Pursuing a degree from Walden is a commitment to efficiency and quality in healthcare.
I knew my work could positively impact the community I serve when the results of my dissertation revealed disparities relative to income and race.
The amount of support, resources, and assistance available to students is phenomenal.
Perry Ishmael Peralta MHA Student
Perry Ishmael Peralta
Bruce Furr PhD in Public Health / MPH Graduate
Bruce Furr
Kahla D. LaPlante PhD in Health Services Student
Kahla LaPlante

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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