Achieve Your Dream Job by Earning a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
BS in Healthcare Management
In the United States, the demand for healthcare managers is soaring. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted a 20 percent increase in employment of medical and health services managers between 2016 and 2026, and MACU is committed to equipping leaders to fill those positions.
Our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Ethics program prepares students for entry-level management positions in the sphere of healthcare through a curriculum created with competencies in mind. In addition to focusing on applicable knowledge, the program also emphasizes the importance of ethics in healthcare administration.
Students in the program will learn specialized knowledge pertaining to healthcare administration, such as human resources management and development, legal and regulatory issues, finance, information management, technology and operations management. Because the world of healthcare is constantly changing and improving, the course material is consistently updated to stay current with trends in healthcare management.
Graduates of the program will step into healthcare administration roles ready to apply relevant knowledge ethically and effectively, contributing to the smooth operation of any healthcare institution.
Why MACU’s Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration is Right for You
Mid-America Christian University is experienced in adult education, whether on-campus or online, so courses are designed to work with the busy schedules of students who may have significant career and family commitments.
Discussion among peers and instructors is a key aspect of every five-week course, so students have the opportunity to learn from real-world experiences in the medical field. In addition, MACU's B.S. in Healthcare Management program offers a Christian perspective in every course, allowing students to internalize management strategies based on the character and virtues of Christ.
For graduates of the bachelor’s program who wish to further advance in healthcare administration, MACU’s Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management program is an ideal next step.
Career Opportunities in Healthcare Institutions
- Human Resources Specialist
- Operations Manager
- Quality Assurance Specialist
- Risk Management Coordinator
- Manager of Health Information
Awards for MACU's Healthcare Management Program
MACU's B.S. in Healthcare Management degree program was named by Online Schools Report as one of the most affordable online Healthcare Management degrees in the country in 2020.
BUAD 3403 Business Finance
HC 3203 Introduction to Healthcare Management
HC 3213 Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management
HC 3313 Healthcare Human Resource Management
HC 3503 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management
HC 4103 Healthcare Economics
HC 4203 Healthcare Operations Management
HC 4303 Healthcare Information Systems
MGMT 3213 Applied Business Management
MGMT 4303 Accounting for Managers
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Financial principles and functions with applications to business organizations, including investment, dividend decision, and an introduction to the models and tools used for financial analysis. Offered every fall semester.
|HC3203||Introduction to Health Care Management|
A study of the five parts of managing healthcare organizations—planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling/evaluating—with the study of principles for application to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.
|HC3213||Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management|
This course will introduce students to the terminology, current issues, and changing role of management in the medical practice. Consideration will be given to the legal, ethical, regulatory, technological, practical, and inter-relational aspects of healthcare business management, so that the student may gain a better understanding of the language, planning, and analysis skills necessary to successful organization and administration of the medical practice.
|HC3313||Health Care Human Resource Management|
This course reviews the management of human resources, with particular focus on healthcare services environments. It is designed to provide an understanding of the key concepts, principles and practices of Human Resource Management. Topics include recruitment, selection and retention practices, performance evaluation, employee evaluation, employee training and development, compensation and benefit issues, promotion, job design and analysis, legal issues affecting the healthcare workplace, management/labor relations and workplace safety within contemporary health care service organizations. Trends in human resource management in healthcare are also addressed.
|HC3503||Legal Aspects of Health Care Management|
This course is structured to present an overview of the general legal rules and concepts governing numerous aspects of the health care industry. The main focus of this course will be on the law as it relates to the delivery of health care in hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices and other medical care environments. The course will analyze the concepts associated with modern tort law as it applies to health care and will also review other areas of law that impact health care including contracts, criminal law, employment law, and other laws governing business organizations.
|HC4103||Health Care Economics|
Course provides an overview of healthcare markets. Topics reviewed include supply and demand of medical care, economic tools for healthcare institutions, the impact of government on the healthcare market, industry market studies, and healthcare reform.
|HC4203||Health Care Operations Management|
Course focuses on organizational structure of the health care delivery system and administrative processes including productivity and quality improvement, planning, problem solving, decision making, marketing, human resources management, and counseling.
|HC4303||Health Care Information Systems|
An examination of the application of computer and communication technologies for analyzing, forecasting, planning, and health care management functions.