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Healthcare Management

AIU® offers an industry-relevant BBA program with an in-depth specialization in Healthcare Management designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and ability to pursue opportunities in the healthcare industry. Students can develop a solid foundation in the business knowledge essential to working as a non-medical healthcare professional in hospitals, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, managed-care organizations, pharmaceutical companies or one of the many other healthcare-related industries. The program also can give them the chance to explore management issues in healthcare, such as the environment of care, performance improvement, risk assessment and managing diverse workforces in healthcare. The business fundamentals that students acquire in the core courses will address the specific issues involved with healthcare management including public relations and the ethical and legal issues in healthcare and personnel policy.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Healthcare to complete the upper division's core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to focus your interests on the acquisition of industry-relevant knowledge and skills common to many of today's healthcare professionals.

  • Next Start Date

    October 5th, 2015

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    40.5

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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    Successful completion of the BBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management can provide students with an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    • Assess decisions and employ methods for improving decision-making.
    • Apply team building and leadership skills.
    • Apply mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices and functions.
    • Apply the concepts and principles of finance and accounting to make effective decisions.
    • Recognize the management issues relevant to non-medical healthcare professionals such as the environment of care, performance improvement, risk assessment and managing diverse work-forces in healthcare.
    • Use principles of finance, accounting and management to successfully coordinate operations and personnel in a healthcare environment.
    • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts in today's healthcare systems.

  • In this specialized curriculum, students have an opportunity to learn a working knowledge of law and ethics in a wide variety of healthcare topics, enabling them to deal with common legal and practical problems facing patients, their families, practitioners, caregivers and society within the healthcare industry.

    This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with more than half of your courses in your area of interest. It can help you develop a focused, industry-specific knowledge base common to professionals in today's healthcare industry. For example:

    • In Survey of Healthcare Management, students can explore management issues in healthcare such as the environment of care, performance improvement, risk assessment and managing diverse workforces in healthcare.
    • In Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare, students can develop a working knowledge of law and ethics in a wide variety of healthcare topics, enabling them to deal with common legal and practical problems facing patients, their families, practitioners, caregivers and society within the healthcare industry.
    • In Healthcare Resource Allocation and Policymaking, students can gain an awareness of critical issues in American health policy impacting healthcare managers to balance costs, quality and access to care in various settings.

    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with a Healthcare Management specialization is designed to help students develop a strong foundation in business fundamentals and a familiarity with the skills and knowledge necessary to build a career in healthcare management.

    Students will be able to assess decisions and employ methods for improving decision-making. They will acquire team building and leadership skills. Students will apply mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices and functions in the field of healthcare and be able to use the principles of finance and accounting to make effective decisions. They will recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts that occur in the field of healthcare management.

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