2021-2022 Catalog

Healthcare Administration

The field of healthcare currently constitutes 17% of the U.S. economy and touches the lives of nearly everyone within the country.  This large complex system requires many able administrators. Drawing primarily from coursework in the areas of business and nursing, the healthcare administration major is versatile field of study aimed at students interested in working in the healthcare field but not wishing to provide direct patient care. Students in the healthcare administration program build valuable skills in budgeting, finance, human resources, management and marketing to work as administrators in hospitals, nursing homes, health insurance companies and other organizations that deliver health care services.  Students also gain valuable hands on experience of how health care organizations operate through an internship seminar. This course can help them build a network with local professionals in their field to assist in job placement upon graduation.  The degree also well prepares students to pursue an MBA with a focus on healthcare settings.

 

B.A. in Healthcare Administration major Learning Outcomes:

 

After completing this program, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and identify the complex economic and organizational contexts within which healthcare services are delivered.
  2. Critically analyze and synthesize evidence-based health care research that inform planning, policies, and evaluation to assist in the process of effective administration
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication within different health care delivery systems. 
  4. Develop a professional identity possessing self-awareness, sound judgment, the ability to integrate supervisory feedback, and a commitment to ongoing learning.
  5. Demonstrate ethical decision making within the health care field.