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Bachelor of Science Business Administration

Online Healthcare Management Degree

OVERVIEW

An Online Healthcare Management Degree That Prepares you for a Future Where You Can Make a Difference


 

Healthcare is a booming career field, and today’s successful healthcare managers combine industry-specific knowledge with current skills in business administration. WGU’s bachelor degree in healthcare management is designed to prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to play a key leadership role in a wide range of environments, including doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and government offices that serve the healthcare industry. An online healthcare management degree allows you to stand out from the competition, boosting your résumé and preparing you for raises, promotions, or a step into a new career field.

Compare this degree: The B.S. in Business Administration – Healthcare Management program is not WGU's only undergraduate degree focused on building leadership skills in the business and administration of healthcare, or what many call the health services management field. You may also be interested in our B.S. Health Services Coordination degree program, or our B.S. in Health Information Management degree program.

73% of students finish within 

37 Months

WGU lets you move more quickly through material you already know and advance as soon as you're ready. The result: You may finish faster.

 

Tuition per six-month term is

$3,575

Tuition charged per term—rather than per credit—helps students control the ultimate cost of their healthcare management degree. Finish faster, pay less!

Average salary increase

$10,590

B.S. healthcare management graduates report an average salary increase of $10,590 after completing their WGU degree.

 

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COURSES & COMPETENCIES

Healthcare Management Courses

This online program is composed of the following courses. Some may be waived through transfer from your previous college experience. The rest you will typically complete one at a time as you make your way through your program, working with your Program Mentor each term to build your personalized Degree Plan. You’ll work through each course as quickly as you can study and learn the material. As soon as you’re ready, you’ll pass the assessment, complete the course, and move on. This means you can finish as many courses as you're able in a term at no additional cost.

This health care degree program allows students to earn valuable certificates on their path to a degree. You'll earn the business essentials, applied business skills, marketing, and human resource management certificates as part of this degree program. These certificates will help you boost your résumé before you graduate.

Healthcare Management
Business Core
Human Resources
Business Management
General Education
IT Fundamentals
Capstone

40 Courses

Program consists of 40 courses

At WGU, we design our curriculum to be timely, relevant, and practical—all to ensure your degree is proof you really know your stuff.

Capstone Project

Special requirements for this program

At the end of your program, you will complete a capstone project that represents the culmination of all your hard work—a project that allows you to take what you’ve learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue you face in your place of business. 

 

“I not only want to become a leader in healthcare, but I want to change the ways of healthcare for the better. My undergraduate and graduate degrees will help me accomplish this.”

—Alicia Lloyd
B.S. Healthcare Management

Why WGU?

Earning Potential

A degree can dramatically impact your earning potential. After graduation WGU healthcare management students report earning $10,590 more per year.

On Your Schedule

Competency-based education means you can move as quickly through your degree as you can master the material. You don't have to log in to classes at a certain time—you are truly in the driver's seat of your education

Entirely Online

Competency-based education means you can move as quickly through your degree as you can master the material. You don't have to log in to classes at a certain time—you are truly in the driver's seat of your education.

Accredited, Respected,
Recognized

One important measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, you reap the benefits of that respect. WGU is a pioneer in reinventing higher education for the 21st century, and our quality has been recognized.

COST & TIME

A Healthcare Management Degree That's Affordable

By charging per term rather than per credit—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees. The faster you complete your program, the less you pay for your degree.

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A College Degree Within Reach

There is help available to make paying for school possible for you:

The average student loan debt of WGU graduates in 2019 (among those who borrowed) was less than half* the national average.

Most WGU students qualify for financial aid, and WGU is approved for federal financial aid and U.S. veterans benefits. 

Many scholarship opportunities are available. Find out what you might be eligible for.
 

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

What Makes Us Different: Learning Designed to Fit Today’s Busy Lifestyles

Professional responsibilities. Family obligations. Personal commitments. At WGU, we understand schedules are tight and oftentimes unpredictable for today’s business professionals. That’s why we offer a flexible, personalized approach to how online education should be in today’s world. No interrupting your work or family obligations. No rigid class schedules. No barriers to earning your degree on your own terms. Just a solid, career-focused education that dovetails seamlessly with your current lifestyle. 

This online B.S. in Business Administration – Healthcare Management degree program is designed for working professionals, so you don't have to quit your job or leave your other responsibilities behind to get an online healthcare management degree. You don't have to log in to classes, your assignments don't have due-dates—you're in charge of your education.

 

“WGU ... allowed me to earn my degree online with a schedule that worked for me and at a price I could afford. My education will help me advance my career and create a better life for myself.”

—Chris Travis
B.S. Healthcare Management

CAREER OUTLOOK

Earn your Healthcare Management Degree Online and Prepare for Leadership Roles

Healthcare is a business, and the field needs top business leaders to help it run smoothly and efficiently. A healthcare management degree is crucial in helping you gain the skills you need to be an effective leader in healthcare. Stand out from the competition with knowledge in accounting, communications, regulation, financial resource management, and more. You'll be prepared to earn more money, get promotions, and truly make a difference in healthcare. Earning your healthcare management degree online the first step to an exciting future.

Maybe you’re looking for a smart way to advance your career in the healthcare industry. Or perhaps you’re a business professional ready to add healthcare-specific credentials. Either way, a WGU bachelor’s degree in healthcare management is a great way to prepare for your next career move.

Return on Your Investment

32%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates very strong demand for health services managers through 2029, with an impressive 32% projected growth rate, which is much higher than the 4% average for all occupations.

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learn About All the Job Opportunities in Healthcare Management

The healthcare industry is extensive and complex, requiring leaders with specialized knowledge and credentials. The right education and training can prepare you for a broad range of rewarding positions, such as:

  • Nursing home administrators
  • Clinic Managers
  • Healthcare Consultants
  • Hospital administrators
  • Health services managers
  • Web-based health education firm managers
  • Pharmaceutical firm managers
  • Community health center managers
  • Insurance company specialists

WGU Grads Hold Positions With Top Employers

ADMISSIONS

Healthcare Management Admissions Requirements

For undergraduate business programs, there are currently no additional admission requirements beyond the general admission requirements.

NOTE: Students will not have the option or ability to waive or remove transfer credit in order to earn a certificate. Their coursework is counted towards their degree, but they will not earn the certificate if they have brought in more than 50% of the transfer credit for that intended certificate.

NOTE: You do not need to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to this program. Learn why we don't require these tests.

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MORE DETAILS

WGU Certificates in Healthcare Management


 

The Healthcare Management bachelor's degree program allows students to earn valuable credentials on their path to a degree, including the healthcare, strategic thinking and innovation, and leadership certificates. These certificates allow you to demonstrate mastery and add credentials to your résumé before you even graduate with your degree.

Healthcare Management

Strategic Thinking & Innovation

Leadership

Frequently Asked Questions About Healthcare Management at WGU

There are many jobs that a degree in healthcare management can prepare you for, including:

  • Healthcare manager
  • Nursing home manager
  • Health insurance manager
  • Community health manager

Healthcare management combines business and healthcare knowledge to help students thrive. Typically this degree is housed in a business college, as it relies on many business principles to help students be successful in their careers.

If you're hoping to work in a healthcare setting without being involved in direct patient care, a healthcare management degree could be the perfect fit for you. Healthcare management prepares students for the crucial role of administering and organizing healthcare facilities and programs for all kinds of organizations. 

In order to become a healthcare manager you'll likely need at least a bachelor's degree, which typically takes four years. If you choose an online degree program that allows you to accelerate, you may be able to graduate faster.

In a healthcare management program you will learn many skills, including:

  • Organizational behavior
  • Employment law
  • Healthcare systems
  • Healthcare values and ethics
  • Healthcare statistics
  • Financial resource management
  • Project management
  • Strategy

The BLS shows that healthcare management is expected to grow 18% by 2028, much faster than the national average. This is largely due to the constant growth and change of the healthcare industry, from longer life expectancies to new technologies. Healthcare managers play a vital role in ensuring the future of healthcare is safe.

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