Program Details

Program Outline

Our Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management gives students a solid foundation in the business and industry knowledge essential to working as a non-medical healthcare professional in hospitals, long-term care facilities, insurance companies and other types of organizations.

You Can Learn How to:

  • 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
  • Identify and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts in today's healthcare systems

General Education

BUSN 125Applied Business Mathematics


COMP 101Introduction to Computers


COMP 102Introduction to Computers Lab


ECON 220Microeconomics


ECON 224Macroeconomics


ENGL 106English Composition I


ENGL 107English Composition II


HUMA 205Art Appreciation


HUMA 215Topics in Cultural Studies


PRES 111Presentation Essentials


SCIE 206Biology


SCIE 207Biology Lab


SCIE 210Environmental Science


SCIE 211Environmental Science Lab


General Education Electives (1)


Total Credit Hours:58.5

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours:36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205Principles of Accounting I


BUSN 105Introduction to Business


BUSN 150Legal and Ethical Environment of Business


MKTG 205Principles of Marketing


Total Credit Hours:18

Upper Division Core

ACCT 310Managerial Accounting


BUSN 311Quantitative Methods and Analysis


FINA 310Financial Management


MGMT 310Management and Leadership of Organizations


MGMT 315Survey of Human Resource Management


MGMT 305Management Information Systems


Total Credit Hours:27


Healthcare Management

FINA 412Risk Management


HLTH 310Survey of Healthcare Management


HLTH 320Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare


HLTH 420Healthcare Finance


HLTH 430Healthcare Information Systems


HLTH 440Healthcare Resource Allocation and Policy Making


MGMT 335Personnel and Organization Policy


MGMT 345Diversity in the Workforce


MGMT 499Program Capstone


Classes Overview

At AIU, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization, on average, than at other similar schools. When working toward your Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management, your classes can include:

Risk Management

The course deals with uncertainties of outcome resulting from the financial market and the strategies that enable an organization to manage the risk associated with it. Topics include identifying major financial risks such as interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk, credit, commodity, and operational risks, how they are measured and global initiatives in financial risk management.

Survey of Healthcare Management

This course explores management issues in healthcare such as the environment of care, performance improvement, risk assessment, and managing diverse workforces in healthcare.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare

This course provides a working knowledge of law and ethics in a wide variety of healthcare topics, enabling students to deal with common legal and practical problems facing patients, their families, practitioners, caregivers, and society within the healthcare industry. Students must possess a basic knowledge of ethics and the law as it applies to their areas of responsibility.

Healthcare Finance

This course covers an analysis and evaluation of the economic, financial and payment environment of the healthcare consumer, provider, institution and the different organizations found in the healthcare industry. These areas will be integrated to provide a complete understanding of the managed care organization's economic, financial and payment objectives to provide health services to all healthcare clients.

Healthcare Information Systems

This course is designed to assist healthcare students in understanding principles of analysis, design, evaluation, selection, acquisition, and utilization of information systems in the healthcare organization. Sufficient technical detail on computer hardware, software, networks, and data management is included to enable the student to become conversant with modern information technology and its use in healthcare organizations.

Healthcare Resource Allocation and Policy Making

This course focuses on the impact healthcare policy has on resource allocation. Students will achieve a better understanding of the public policy formulation and modification processes in addition to an awareness of critical issues in American health policy impacting healthcare managers to balance costs, quality, and access to care in various settings.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.

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Course content subject to change.

Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts– AIU Online offers a 45% tuition discount to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition discount to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

Career Paths

Working in the healthcare sector can be extremely rewarding, using valued professional qualifications to really help to make a difference in the smooth running of operations around the management of hospitals, clinics and other health-related organizations. The field of healthcare management is expected to grow by 17% through 2024—much faster than average.1

The Day-to-Day Role

Typically , healthcare managers work closely with physicians, nurses, and laboratory technologists and technicians. Their duties can include the following:

  • Conducting and administering fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing rates for services and coordinating financial reporting
  • Directing, supervising and evaluating work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel
  • Maintaining communication between governing boards, medical staff and department heads
  • Reviewing and analyzing facility activities and data to aid planning and cash and risk management and to improve service utilization
  • Planning, implementing and administering programs and services
  • Directing or conducting recruitment, hiring and training of personnel
  • Establishing work schedules and assignments for staff, according to workload, space and equipment availability
  • Monitoring the use of diagnostic services, in-patient beds, facilities, and staff to ensure effective use of resources and assess the need for additional staff, equipment and services
  • Developing and maintaining computerized record management systems to store and process data such as personnel activities and information, and producing reports.2

Related degrees

Still not sure which specialization is right for you? Consider the specializations below:

Bachelor of Healthcare Management Degree: Specialization in Health Services Administration Management
A bachelor of healthcare management focused in Health Services Administration Management can prepare you for administrative roles in hospitals, medical offices, insurance companies and extended care providers.
Bachelor of Healthcare Management Degree: Specialization in Gerontology Management

You are passionate about making a difference in healthcare and working with the elderly. A bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management with a specialization in Gerontology Management can prepare you to enter the healthcare industry as a healthcare manager serving the needs of older patients.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree: Specialization in Management

Businesses need strong leaders to build teams, organize change and help employees reach their full potential. A Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Management can help you refine your skills as a leader while building a strong base of business expertise.


AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Learn More

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your education more meaningful in the marketplace.

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Classes Start November 21, 2016