The Program in Depth

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).

You Can Learn How to:

  • 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

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other, similar schools. For a Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree with a specialization in Health Services Administration Management, your classes can include:

  • Budgeting

    This course will provide fundamental understanding of budgeting, budgeting process and includes a practical guide for preparing financial budgets. ...

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  • Healthcare Information Systems

    This course is designed to assist healthcare students in understanding principles of analysis, design, evaluation, selection, acquisition, and utiliza...

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  • Marketing a Healthcare Perspective

    This course introduces various marketing strategies and how they apply to the healthcare industry. Media types, internal and external marketing strate...

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Course content subject to change

A Flexible Degree That Fits Your Life

Real-World Education

You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists, learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

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Still not sure which specialization is right for you?

If you want to enhance your business management and leadership skills consider these specializations:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at (visited April 30, 2015).

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Classes start June 6th!