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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management


Master the business side of healthcare and move your career forward in a thriving, fast-growing field.
Master the business side of healthcare and move your career forward in a thriving, fast-growing field.

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BS in Healthcare Management

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Why Choose Walden?

JOB-READY SKILLS

Develop job-ready skills with curriculum aligned with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) certification requirements.1

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 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.

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMY

This dedicated online learning track offers support, tuition savings, and resources for those without previous college credit.

Program Details

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).

Curriculum

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 quarter credits (course-based learning) / 180 quarter credits (Tempo Learning®)
    (1 semester credit equals 1.5 quarter credits)

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.

View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN

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

*Please note: Students that reside in Virginia may be eligible to transfer up to 125 credits. At least 55 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 1-844-767-9522.

Curriculum

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.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 quarter credits (1 semester credit equals 1.5 quarter credits)

View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN

Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0515.

 

 

Walden Undergraduate Academy®

Discover a new bachelor’s education experience for first-time adult college students.

Walden Undergraduate Academy opens new doors for working adults like you and makes earning a degree more achievable than ever before. This dedicated learning experience has an extra layer of support to help you build your confidence and academic skills before you start your online bachelor’s program. You’ll also be eligible for special savings that can make your bachelor’s degree more affordable.

Questions?

Our Enrollment Specialists are here to give you answers.

Admission Requirements

Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are 21 years of age or older.
  • You are less than 21 years of age with at least 12 quarter credits.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.

More information for international applicants.

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum ComponentRequirementsCostAmount
Tuition181 quarter credit hours$340 per quarter hour$61,540
Program FeePer quarter$175$2,800
   $64,340**
BELIEVE & ACHIEVE SCHOLARSHIP

YOUR TUITION
-$17,640

$46,700*

*Represents course-based learning format, minimum time to completion, no transfer of credit, and Believe & Achieve Scholarship. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Believe & Achieve Scholarship savings based on current tuition. See Scholarship Details for more information.

**Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 135 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0109.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,000.

Progress at Your Pace. Control Your Cost.

Walden’s Tempo Learning® programs follow a subscription-based pricing format. Students are billed a flat-rate for each 3-month subscription term. All pricing is represented in U.S. dollars and is subject to change.

PROGRAMSUBSCRIPTION PERIOD TUITIONSUBSCRIPTION PERIOD PROGRAM FEESUBSCRIPTION PERIOD TIME FRAME
BS in Healthcare Management$2,650$1753-month subscription period
You may be able to complete your BS in Healthcare Management degree in 21 months for under $18,000.*

*Represents Tempo Learning® format, Believe & Achieve Scholarship, and the fastest pace of our top 25% transfer students in this program in the Tempo Learning® format. Your actual total program time and costs will depend on your individual pace and transfer credits. A student’s pace is usually determined by their experience, ability to work independently, and availability. Believe & Achieve Scholarship savings based on current tuition. See Scholarship Details for more information.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for this program. Our financial aid advisors can help you identify funding opportunities to help you pay for your education.

 

With Tempo Learning, you may be able to complete your BS in Healthcare Management degree in as few as 21 months for as low as $17,000.*

*Represents Tempo Learning® format, Believe & Achieve Scholarship, and the fastest pace of our top 25% transfer students in this program in the Tempo Learning® format. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Tuition and fees are subject to change. See Tuition and Fees section and Scholarship Details for more information.

 

Program Outcomes

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.

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


Learning Outcomes

All graduates will be prepared to:

  • Analyze the elements of quality health care delivery systems
  • Explain how different factors impact health care delivery and services
  • Evaluate the impact of serving diverse populations in a health care organization’s performance
  • Apply foundational healthcare financial management skills to health care organizations
  • Evaluate human resource strategies for managing healthcare employees
  • Apply leadership concepts for strategic decision making in health care organizations
  • Explain the role of healthcare managers in improving health outcomes through facilitating social change

Resources

FAQ About Walden’s Online BS in Healthcare Management

What skills can you gain in a BS in Healthcare Management program?

A bachelor’s program in healthcare management can help you learn how to:

  • 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.
  • Articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspectives of patient and practitioner.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how technology and legal and ethical issues impact the delivery of healthcare services.
What do employers look for when hiring healthcare managers?

 

Skills and experience top the list in what employers want in prospective hires. If you’re not already working in the healthcare field when you start your degree program, you may want to consider completing a field study or an internship before you graduate. Both of these experiences can help you gain important skills and knowledge not always available in a classroom. Many BS in Healthcare Management programs will likely be able to help you find fieldwork and/or internship opportunities, and Walden’s Career Planning and Development is an excellent resource for any student looking for positions.

How can you network within the field of healthcare?

In order to meet people who may one day be able to offer you a job or partner with you on a project, you should participate in professional associations and attend professional conferences. In addition to networking, these resources can help you keep up with industry trends and learn new ways to approach healthcare management. Three professional organizations related to the healthcare management and administration field are:

What roles can you fill with a bachelors degree in healthcare management?

With a BS in Healthcare Management, you can put yourself in a position to become a medical and health services manager or healthcare administrator. Three common types of medical and health services managers include:

What is the outlook of the healthcare administration industry?

The field of healthcare administration is rapidly growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medical and health services manager occupation is projected to grow 32% between 2019 and 2029.1 That is much faster than the average for all occupations. In 2018, the median annual pay for medical and health services managers was $100,980. Government and hospitals—state, local, and private—were the top-paying industries for these roles.1

1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers. Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

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1Walden University is not certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

2Bureau 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.

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers. National long-term salary projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual salaries, and are subject to change.