Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a Specialization in

Healthcare Management

AIU’s healthcare management degree online program is designed to help you prepare for the rapidly growing healthcare industry. 1 You’ll examine business topics and see how they are used in the healthcare environment. Healthcare degree online curriculum includes the survey of healthcare management, ethical and legal issues in healthcare, as well as resource allocation and policymaking.

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Online Business Degree in Healthcare Management Program Outline

AIU’s bachelor’s in healthcare management online program allows you to study courses such as healthcare finance and healthcare marketing.

If you want to expand your understanding of business administration and healthcare applications, an online health management degree from AIU may be rewarding. Whether you want to be in the forefront, or behind the scenes, our accredited online healthcare administration degree program is designed to teach you how to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services.

Our healthcare management online classes can help you study how to adapt to and grasp changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology. The specialized curriculum can teach you how to recognize management issues relevant to non-medical healthcare professionals such as the environment of care, performance improvement, and risk assessment.

Requirements to complete an online bachelor’s degree in healthcare management program include general education courses, general electives, core business administration courses, and healthcare management specialization courses. AIU's bachelor’s in healthcare management online degree program is programmatically accredited by ACBSP.

AIU provides students with convenience, flexibility, and support to accommodate busy lives. We offer full and part-time program options and transfer-in credit for eligible college, work, and military experience.2 This could reduce the time it takes to earn a degree and save you money in the process.

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ACBSP

1. “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, last modified April 12, 2019, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm. Conditions in your area may vary.
2. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Business Degree in Healthcare Management Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
General Education Elective (1 Course) 4.5
Humanities (2 Courses) 9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 49.5
General Electives

A combination of 11 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 49.5

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 215 Topics in Cultural Studies; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.
General Business Administration Track
In lieu of a Specialization, select 5 Business Electives from any of the Specializations below
Total Credit Hours: 22.5
Healthcare Management
HLTH310 Survey of Healthcare Management 4.5
HLTH320 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare 4.5
HLTH420 Healthcare Finance 4.5
HLTH430 Healthcare Information Systems 4.5
HLTH440 Healthcare Resource Allocation and Policy Making 4.5

Total Credit Hours : 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Business Degree in Healthcare Management Classes Overview

For an online BBA in Healthcare Management, your classes may 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 is designed to provide 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 and are designed 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. A focus on technical detail on computer hardware, software, networks, and data management is included to help 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 have the opportunity to develop 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/specialization 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 on Your Online Business Degree in Healthcare Management

From grants to military service to transfer credits, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your Online Business Degree in Healthcare Management 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 reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction 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

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Accreditation

This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP

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