Bachelor of Healthcare Management Degree Specialization
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.

Next Online Start Date:

November 08, 2017

Total Credits:

180

Offered:

Online
Atlanta
Houston

Program Details

In this specialized curriculum, students explore 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 provides students with an opportunity to study healthcare directly across many disciplines in order to help prepare students for a career in healthcare management.

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree with a Specialization in Health Services Administration Management can provide students with a strong foundation of healthcare administration and practical, career focused skills.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Interpret and explain concepts effectively in various healthcare organizations and situations
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the aging services industry including nursing care, home healthcare services, retirement communities, delivered services, rehabilitation and therapy facilities, memory care services and assisted living
  • 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

Download program detail PDF

ACBSP USNEWS-2017

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
HUMA205 Art Appreciation 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SSCI210 Sociology 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

General Electives
A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program
Total Credit Hours: 36

Lower Division Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
HLTH215 Introduction to Healthcare 4.5
HLTH225 Health/Public Policy 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
Upper Division Core
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
HLTH310 Survey of Healthcare Management 4.5
HLTH315 Risk Management in Healthcare 4.5
HLTH325 Quality in Healthcare 4.5
HLTH330 Healthcare and Human Resources 4.5
HLTH335 Research Methods for Healthcare 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 27
Health Services Administration Management
HLTH320 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare 4.5
HLTH337 Healthcare Organization 4.5
HLTH339 Marketing a Healthcare Perspective 4.5
HLTH405 Advanced Healthcare Management 4.5
HLTH415 Leadership in Healthcare Organizations 4.5
HLTH420 Healthcare Finance 4.5
HLTH430 Healthcare Information Systems 4.5
HLTH440 Healthcare Resource Allocation and Policy Making 4.5
HLTH499 Program Capstone 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 40.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

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

For a Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree with a specialization in Health Services Administration Management, your classes may include:

Healthcare Organization

This course introduces organizational theory and structure. It addresses performance and issues related to change management and interoperability of organizations as well as demonstrating upstream and downstream actions and their implications to the success of the organizational goals and objectives. Theories related to proper organizational design and change are discussed throughout.

Marketing a Healthcare Perspective

This course introduces various marketing strategies and how they apply to the healthcare industry. Media types, internal and external marketing strategies, feedback streams and assessment measures as well as legal and ethical practices in marketing as they relate to healthcare are discussed.

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.

Advanced Healthcare Management

This course investigates contemporary challenges in healthcare management and includes examination and application of data analytics and tools used in monitoring, assessing, and evaluating performance of healthcare organizations, approaches to problem identification and assessment, identification of alternative solutions and development of recommendations to address operational challenges and achieve performance improvement.

Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

This course exposes the student to organizational leadership strategies and tactics as they apply to the healthcare organizations. Leadership methods are explained and explored with a focus on communications, delegation, perceptions of power, collaboration, oversight, mentoring, coaching, and tracking of performance, as well as session planning. Matrix management, ad-hoc teams and cross boundary controls are also considered.

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 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 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 health specialization courses. This course provides an opportunity for the student to use the assimilated materials in a cohesive approach through challenges that reflect situations they may address in actual practice.

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

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 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

Program Outline

In this specialized curriculum, students explore 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 provides students with an opportunity to study healthcare directly across many disciplines in order to help prepare students for a career in healthcare management.

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree with a Specialization in Health Services Administration Management can provide students with a strong foundation of healthcare administration and practical, career focused skills.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Interpret and explain concepts effectively in various healthcare organizations and situations
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the aging services industry including nursing care, home healthcare services, retirement communities, delivered services, rehabilitation and therapy facilities, memory care services and assisted living
  • 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

Download program detail PDF

ACBSP USNEWS-2017

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
HUMA205 Art Appreciation 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SSCI210 Sociology 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

General Electives
A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program
Total Credit Hours: 36

Lower Division Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
HLTH215 Introduction to Healthcare 4.5
HLTH225 Health/Public Policy 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
Upper Division Core
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
HLTH310 Survey of Healthcare Management 4.5
HLTH315 Risk Management in Healthcare 4.5
HLTH325 Quality in Healthcare 4.5
HLTH330 Healthcare and Human Resources 4.5
HLTH335 Research Methods for Healthcare 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 27
Health Services Administration Management
HLTH320 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare 4.5
HLTH337 Healthcare Organization 4.5
HLTH339 Marketing a Healthcare Perspective 4.5
HLTH405 Advanced Healthcare Management 4.5
HLTH415 Leadership in Healthcare Organizations 4.5
HLTH420 Healthcare Finance 4.5
HLTH430 Healthcare Information Systems 4.5
HLTH440 Healthcare Resource Allocation and Policy Making 4.5
HLTH499 Program Capstone 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 40.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

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

Classes Overview

For a Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree with a specialization in Health Services Administration Management, your classes may include:

Healthcare Organization

This course introduces organizational theory and structure. It addresses performance and issues related to change management and interoperability of organizations as well as demonstrating upstream and downstream actions and their implications to the success of the organizational goals and objectives. Theories related to proper organizational design and change are discussed throughout.

Marketing a Healthcare Perspective

This course introduces various marketing strategies and how they apply to the healthcare industry. Media types, internal and external marketing strategies, feedback streams and assessment measures as well as legal and ethical practices in marketing as they relate to healthcare are discussed.

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.

Advanced Healthcare Management

This course investigates contemporary challenges in healthcare management and includes examination and application of data analytics and tools used in monitoring, assessing, and evaluating performance of healthcare organizations, approaches to problem identification and assessment, identification of alternative solutions and development of recommendations to address operational challenges and achieve performance improvement.

Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

This course exposes the student to organizational leadership strategies and tactics as they apply to the healthcare organizations. Leadership methods are explained and explored with a focus on communications, delegation, perceptions of power, collaboration, oversight, mentoring, coaching, and tracking of performance, as well as session planning. Matrix management, ad-hoc teams and cross boundary controls are also considered.

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 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 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 health specialization courses. This course provides an opportunity for the student to use the assimilated materials in a cohesive approach through challenges that reflect situations they may address in actual practice.

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

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 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

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