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Health Services Administration Management

An aging baby boom population, new medical technology and advances in medical treatment have contributed to an increasing demand for healthcare professionals who can coordinate, plan and direct rapidly changing health services. Dedicated healthcare programs are more recognized by employers in the healthcare field*, and AIU®’s Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree is ideal for those interested in healthcare organizations. The Bachelor of Healthcare Management (BHCM) is a targeted degree program designed to give students comprehensive core of knowledge about the U.S. Healthcare System, its structure, operations, regulations and management. The specialization in Health Services Administration Management prepares students for administrative roles in organizations such as hospitals, medical offices, insurance companies and extended care providers.

In-Depth Specialization

By studying key topics in Health Services Administration Management to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to focus your interests on coordinating, planning and directing healthcare services including administering operations, finance, policy development, service delivery and compliance for a wide range of health organizations.

*The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers (visited April 30, 2014).

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation


American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

  • Next Start Date

    October 5th, 2015

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    54

  • Program Length

    36 Months

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  • AIU’s BHCM is specifically designed to prepare students to seek careers as managers and leaders in this rapidly expanding industry. During their course of study, students will learn from professors who are industry specialists who can share their real-world perspectives and experiences common to managing healthcare organizations such as hospitals and nursing homes.

    • Interpret and explain concepts effectively in various healthcare organizations and situations
    • Apply principles of economics and finance to make effective decisions in various healthcare settings for various contemporary healthcare practices and functions
    • Analyze the relationships between costs, quality, and access to healthcare in the U.S.
    • Formulate current operation’s management practices and principles used in the current healthcare environment
    • Evaluate the types of information and information systems capabilities/technology needed by healthcare organizations
    • Evaluate potential ethical and legal conflicts in healthcare related to legislative and regulatory issues affecting healthcare

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

    AIU's business administration degree programs with all their specializations, except for Technology Management and Fashion Marketing, are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Healthcare Management and Master of Healthcare Management degree programs are not accredited by ACBSP.

  • In this specialized curriculum, students can gain a comprehensive core of knowledge about the U.S. healthcare system including its structure, operations, regulations and management with a focus on administrative roles in healthcare services. The Bachelor of Healthcare Management (BHCM) provides students with an opportunity to study healthcare directly across many disciplines in order to prepare students for a career in healthcare management.

    SPECIALIZATION COURSES

    • Healthcare Management
    • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare
    • Research Methods for Healthcare
    • Healthcare Organization
    • Marketing, a Healthcare Perspective
    • Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
    • Healthcare Information Systems
    • Training and Development
    • Project Cost and Time Management
    • Project Management
    • Budgeting
    • Healthcare Finance

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  • AIU’s Bachelor of Healthcare Management with a Specialization in Health Services Administration Management is designed to help students develop a strong foundation in healthcare management fundamentals. Specialized study of the healthcare industry as it pertains to legal and ethical issues, operations, marketing, information systems, project management, budgeting and finance prepares students to make effective administrative decisions in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environments.

    Equipped with these skills and knowledge of healthcare systems, students may be able to find careers in these fields:

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Medical and Health Services Management
    • Health Facility Management
    • Medical Practice Management

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