Online Bachelor’s in Health Care Management
Next Start Date: 8/24/2020
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Cost Per Credit Hour: $505
Technology Fee: $16 (per Credit hour)
Total Credits to Graduate: 128
Why Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management from Concordia University-Chicago?
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Care Management is designed to provide students with the professional knowledge and management skills necessary to be effective and socially responsible leaders in dynamic regional, national and global health services systems. A health care management degree provides opportunities in many fields, including business, education, government, and the not-for-profit sectors.
Open the door to success in health care management
Concordia-Chicago’s courses in health care management prepare students to:
- coordinate and facilitate the work of others in a health care organization relative to their roles and functions to accomplish organizational goals
- understand organizational structure, culture and ethics to effectively guide individuals and teams
- explore functional areas of a health care organization such as human resources, marketing, accounting and law
- demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills applied to a health care context
Find your place in a high-growth career field
Employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.
A top-ranked program for adult students with busy lives
Ranked among the top 100 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Concordia University Chicago’s Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) delivers educational opportunities designed for adult learners who understand the importance of earning a college degree. A leader in developing and delivering online undergraduate education with 20 years’ experience in the field, Concordia-Chicago’s ADP provides goal-oriented students with a specialized, individually tailored program. Our advisors create a specialized program plan to accommodate your individual needs, allowing you to earn your degree in as little as 16 months, depending on transfer credits accepted at the time of your admission.
For Students with Busy Lives
- 100% online
- Flexible scheduling
- Accelerated courses
- Transfer up to 67 credits of 100- and 200-level courses
- Degree completion in as little as 16 months, depending on transfer credits accepted at the time of admission
- Learn from anywhere in the world
Benefits of an Online Health Care Management Degree
- Instructor engagement
- Classmate collaboration
- Valuable relationships and support networks beyond graduation
- Career advancement
- Enhanced opportunities
Additional Program Information
Contrasted to other business degrees, the bachelor’s degree program in Health Care Management provides a unique perspective on the functional operations of a health care organization. The degree allows students to focus on coursework specifically designed to cultivate the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage in a health care organization.
Foundational courses in the program provide a broad and thorough overview of the component areas of health care operations, including organizational planning and design, accounting, human resource management, marketing and law.
Required Core Courses 36 Credit Hours
Introduction to Health Care Industry
Introduction to the United States healthcare systems highlighting the role of values, access and allocation of health care services and resources, medical language and terminology.
Health Care Systems: Issues and Trends
Exploration of issues and trends impacting United States health care systems: financing, regulation and compliance, quality of control and care, administrative and management as well as delivery services.
Introduction to Health Care Law
Exploration of legal issues in the health care industry: medical laws and legal aspects of medical ethics, contract negotiations, legislative, regulatory and compliance, patient protection, medical proxy, and liability and risk management issues.
Ethical Considerations in the Health Care Industry
Consideration of the various ethical issues and challenges experienced in the health care industry: medical ethics, access and delivery of medical services, patient rights, knowledge information and record keeping practices, information sharing, and communication.
Systems Approach to Organizational Change
Nature and meaning of systems, boundaries and environments, mission statements, organizational structures, relationships, rewards, power and procedures. Diagnosing problems in organizations. Preparing for, implementing and managing change.
Research Design and Methodology
Overview of statistics. Measurement objectives for research projects, normal curve, confidence intervals. Data definition, testing hypothesis. Data collection, Chi-Square test. Research project evaluation plan. Survey construction for the research project. Data finalization and project evaluation process.
Principles of Management
Dimensions of management, management process and skills, strategic planning, leadership styles and impact on subordinates, teamwork and work force diversity, communication of values, negotiations with employees and impact on productivity. Total Quality Management and Management by Objectives.
Human Resource Management
Personnel function, development, and organizational structure. Developing job descriptions, personnel planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, personnel selection and orientation, legal aspects of personnel. Employee benefits and costs, performance appraisal and discipline, labor relations, unions, and negotiation.
Financial tools for managers in decision-making: financial statements, bookkeeping process, financial statement analysis, statement of cash flow, internal cost concepts, present value concepts, and budgeting.
The Senior Project is the Accelerated Degree Program capstone. This course is an intensive, process-oriented, active learning project through which students apply learning acquired through all major coursework. Designing and developing the Senior Project requires students to follow a problem from recognition to providing a well-researched solution or from the development of an opportunity to a well-researched action plan. Students are required to complete a comprehensive document and present their findings. Prerequisite: OMP 4236.
General Education Courses
Social Sciences, including Macroeconomics
Mathematics, must be above Intermediate Algebra
Sciences, one biological science and one physical science, including one lab course
World Studies, multicultural or non-Western emphasis
Health and Wellness
For a listing of General Education and elective courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.
Mission-Specific Courses: Theology
The faculty at Concordia University can be found hard at work in the fields they teach. At Concordia, we realize that a top-flight education is only possible with best-in-class instructors with real-world experience. We recruit passionate professionals from around the globe who are committed to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals.
Our faculty are experienced and distinguished, combining years of real world business experience with extensive academic knowledge and teaching experience. Many of our faculty have the highest credential available in the field in which they teach. They demonstrate the highest degree of professional skills, and find unique ways to convey that knowledge in our remote online curriculum. Faculty come from all subspecialties of the health care management field and are dedicated to supporting student learning.
Our tuition is reasonable and will not change while you are enrolled in our program.
Concordia University Chicago is committed to providing students with a high-quality education at a reasonable cost. And for graduates, the benefits of obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree can be very valuable. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2018, the median annual earnings for adults ages 25-34 working full-time, year-round, with a bachelor’s degree was $54,700.
|BA Health Care Management||COST|
|Tuition (Per Credit Hour)||$505|
|Technology Fee (Per Credit Hour)||$16|
A Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from Concordia University Chicago can open many doors in numerous fields.
Employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average of 5% for all occupations, translating into an additional 71,000 new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Medical and Health Services Manager is $100,980/year, with a range of $58,820 to $189,000. Typical titles include:
- Hospital/health care administrator
- Health care association manager
- Health care consultant
- Medical and health services managers
- Health care practitioners and technical workers
- Medical and public health social workers
- Health education/health specialties, secondary education
- Medical records and health information technicians
- Occupational health and safety specialists
- Emergency management specialists
Students graduate well prepared to enter the workplace as strategic managers in the complex, multifaceted and global organizations of today.
- A completed application for admission to the Accelerated Degree Programs.
- Submission of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended. The most recent college transcript must indicate that the student was in good standing and earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale (the Admission Committee reserves the right to evaluate applicants on an individual basis or request additional information when prior college transcripts do not reflect a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average).
- If an applicant has completed fewer than 15 semester hours of credit, or has not completed one semester at full-time status, a final high school transcript with graduation date must be provided. An official high school transcript is also required if the college from which the credit was earned does not have regional accreditation. Applicants who have not completed high school must provide documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.
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I love the curriculum and the ability to take one course at a time, along with the flexible payments that works with my salary. This degree will prepare me to work with other professors or medical doctors in the Exercise Science field to explore further research.
I wanted to get a PhD to pursue a tenured-track position and perform research. The online courses have been highly engaging and have provided an outstanding learning experience preparing me to contribute as a scholar in my field of study.
My favorite class was research methods and design. The instructor’s feedback was extremely helpful and what I learned in this class will be applicable throughout the rest of my career. I also enjoyed my sports nutrition course because it was challenging and put me out of my comfort zone.
The online format allows for me to continue expanding my business and professional goals while still pursuing a Master’s degree. I was initially worried as I had not previously had much experience with online coursework, but the format allows for structured, discussion based learning amongst peers.