Healthcare Management Online Bachelor’s Degree



The online Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management Degree program will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective manager and leader within the healthcare industry. You will explore concepts and theories related to management and supervision, quality improvement, policy and ethics, law and the regulatory environment, financial management, and strategic planning and evaluation in healthcare. The program’s performance-based curriculum provides a variety of opportunities to improve critical thinking, decision making, and communication skills through analysis of real-world healthcare issues.

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Online Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management Overview

The online Healthcare Management Degree can serve as the foundation for a successful career in healthcare or medical management.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Apply management and leadership principles and concepts in healthcare organizations.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and relationship management skills in healthcare organizations.
  • Engage in ethical behavior and decision-making as a healthcare manager.
  • Create plans for ongoing professional development and advancing the profession.

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management Classes and Curriculum

The online Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management consists of 180 total credits. You take healthcare management core, support core, and general education core courses.

Healthcare Management Major Core

49 credits

Support Core

18 credits

General Education Core

66 credits

All academic courses are 100% online and subject to minimum class size requirements. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of courses.

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management Specialty Courses

In addition to the required core courses, the online bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management program offers two specialized options.

  • Option One: For students who have successfully completed approved healthcare diplomas or associate degrees and wish to transfer these credits into a bachelor’s degree completion program.
  • Option Two: For students seeking business-related positions in healthcare institutions or agencies. Graduates find career opportunities in management positions within the diverse healthcare industry or within their own area of clinical/professional expertise.


Online Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management Tuition and Fees

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Online Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management Career Outcomes

The online Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management gives you the skills and background you need to handle healthcare management roles. You will learn how to communicate with medical personnel, manage healthcare staffs, coordinate between patients and doctors, and handle medical inventory.

With a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management, you’re ready for jobs such as:

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Patient Finance Manager
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Health Insurance Manager
  • Healthcare Department Manager
  • Physician Practice Manager
  • Assisted Living Manager

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management?

  • Entry-level job seekers: Do you want to enter the healthcare management or administration field? Start with the bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management Degree program. This shows prospective employers you’re ready for a successful career.
  • Existing Healthcare Managers: If you’re currently a healthcare manager but want to improve your skillset and garner the respect of your colleagues and subordinates, a BS in Healthcare Management affirms your value to the organization.
  • Healthcare Managers seeking advancement: Are you already a good Healthcare Manager but are looking for the next challenge? The BS in Healthcare Management can teach you how to effectively manage an entire facility, such as a hospital, a specific clinical area or specialized department, an emergency services operation, or a medical practice for a physician or group of physicians.

Course Listing (180 Credits)

HA3010D     Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery

HA3110D     Quality Improvement and Risk Management

HA3120D     Essentials of Managed Care

HA3220D     Health Information Systems

HA3300D     Healthcare Policy and Ethics

HA4050D     Healthcare Law

HA4070D     Regulatory Environment in Health Care

HA4110D     Healthcare Planning and Evaluation

HA4120D     Management of Continuum Care Services

HA4200D     Healthcare Financial Management

HA4300D     Healthcare Management and Supervision

HA4501D     Healthcare Management Action Research Project OR
HA4521D     Healthcare Management Capstone


AC2760     Financial Accounting for Managers

MT1050     Introduction to Business

MT2050     Principles of Management

MT3050     Human Resource Management


EN1150     Composition I


HU2000     Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

HU     Humanities Elective

Behavioral/Social Science

PS2100     Human Relations

Behavioral/Social Science Elective


EN1300     Composition II

EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication

EN3050     Technical Communications


SC Science Electives


MA2000     Quantitative Reasoning

MA3000     Business Statistics OR
MA3010     Statistics for Health Professions

General Education

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success! OR
Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

CS1301      Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

CS2086     Career Path Planning

Specialty Courses

**Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing or Allied Health Required**

Allied Health Courses or Business Electives

at the 3000+ level (AC, EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL, or OM courses)

6000DC+Elective OR

Open Elective

6000DC+     Elective OR

6000DC+: Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

Required Support Courses

# Elective courses must be coded AC, CI, EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL, OM, or equivalent transfer.

EC2050     Macroeconomics

EC2100     Microeconomics

ME1140     Medical Terminology for Health Professions

6000DC+     Elective OR
3000+     Elective

3000+     Elective

3000+     Elective

Open Electives

6000DC+     Elective OR
Elective 18

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.