Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration

Position yourself with the tools and skills to jumpstart a career in healthcare administration to serve the community and promote better health outcomes.

Pursue Your Vocation with CUC

Application Deadline: August 21, 2024
Classes Start: August 26, 2024

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration

Earn your BA in Healthcare Administration, the intersection of business and healthcare, from Concordia University Chicago.

The CUC Advantage

The Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration is carefully crafted to equip students with the expertise and managerial acumen required to become impactful and socially conscious leaders within the ever-evolving regional, national and global healthcare services landscape.

As a Christian-based institution, we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of leaders to live a life fulfilled by purpose and meaning. Because we aim to model Christlike behavior, our doors are open to all. So, bring your curiosity, your personality and your values. Be a living example of what it means to serve a cause greater than yourself by pursuing an education where ideas inspire you, the Gospel lives and forms you and God’s calling takes root. Show the world what it means to stand tall.

100% Online Program

Discover the unparalleled convenience of pursuing your Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration through a fully online program. At CUC, we recognize the challenges of today’s fast-paced world, and that’s why our curriculum is thoughtfully structured to seamlessly integrate with your busy lifestyle. With all courses offered online, you have the flexibility to acquire knowledge from the comfort of your home or even while on the move, ensuring that your education is more accessible and adaptable than ever before.

Self-Paced Learning

CUC’s Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration empowers you to tailor your learning experience to your own rhythm. Whether you’re a full-time student or managing your education alongside work and family responsibilities, our adaptable curriculum enables you to dictate the pace of your learning. Seize control of your educational path and attain a harmonious work-life-study equilibrium that aligns perfectly with your unique requirements.

A Dedication to Integrity

Integrity forms the cornerstone of CUC’s principles. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to living genuinely, guided by their faith. Within our programs, students are encouraged to exhibit resilience and unwavering dedication to their academic endeavors.

Simple Transfer Credit

Transferring your credits to CUC has never been more effortless. Our uncomplicated transfer credit procedure guarantees the swift acknowledgment and integration of your previous academic accomplishments into your Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration degree. This translates to reduced time spent revisiting what you’ve already mastered and more time dedicated to pursuing your interest in healthcare administration.

Wide Selection of Career Opportunities

Through CUC’s Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration, you’ll unlock a multitude of promising career pathways within the dynamic healthcare sector. Our all-encompassing program empowers you with the expertise, insights and connections required to thrive on the business front of this ever-evolving field. Our degree is your stepping stone to a prosperous journey in this vibrant field.

Don’t merely pursue your passion for business and health; transform it into a gratifying and enriching career with CUC’s Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration. Help patients get the best care, by being their advocate in healthcare administration roles.

The Rewarding Nature of a Healthcare Administration Degree

If you are business-minded and interested in the healthcare industry, then a healthcare administration degree might be right for you. A healthcare administration degree is a pathway to a dynamic and rewarding career at the intersection of the business and medical world. This field plays a critical role in the effective functioning of healthcare organizations, ensuring that they are financially sound, well-managed and able to provide high-quality care to patients.

This degree shares similarities with traditional business programs but is designed to meet the specific demands of the healthcare industry. You will learn how to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system including the unique challenges, regulations, legalities and ethical considerations that are inherent to this field. Additionally, you’ll understand current healthcare trends and the impact technology has on improving service quality and patient safety.

Embark on a journey where your deep passion for both the healthcare industry and business sets the stage for a world of thrilling career possibilities. Explore how this groundbreaking degree program can equip you with the tools to thrive and succeed.


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As long as there are no interruptions in your course of study, we guarantee your tuition will remain the same and never increase while earning this degree. This guarantee ensures a stable and predictable investment in your education.

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Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration: Senior Project

The Senior Project serves as a showcase of an individual student’s body of work. Students will craft a personalized portfolio that demonstrates their experience and expertise in the workforce, alongside the array of technical and soft skills they excel within. The production of this portfolio brings together the academic, professional and personal achievements of the individual, helping brand themselves to potential employers upon graduation.

Your Senior Project acts as a concrete manifestation of your skills and expertise, serving as a compelling asset when you present yourself to potential employers. It stands as a potent addition to your professional portfolio, showcasing your capacity to create a significant impact in any project area you collaborate on.

To delve deeper into the Senior Project and its pivotal role in shaping your educational journey at CUC, please request more information here. Embrace this exceptional opportunity to harness your enthusiasm for both healthcare and business administration and transform it into a promising career through the comprehensive learning experience provided by CUC’s Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration.

Institutional Accreditation

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

The Higher Learning Commission was established in 1895 as one of six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. It is an independent organization whose purpose is to provide accreditation to post-secondary educational institutions that confer degrees. The HLC assesses and accredits the institution as a whole.

The mission of the HLC is to ensure the quality of higher education, striving to be the foremost authority in fair, impactful and reliable accreditation. The HLC serves the best interests of students and member institutions.

Career Outlook: Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration

Upon earning a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration from CUC, you’ll acquire the expertise and credentials essential for embarking on a range of thrilling and fulfilling career paths within the ever-evolving realm of healthcare. According to the BLS, job demand in this space is expected to grow by 28% between 2022-2032 (a much faster rate than most occupations). Here are just a handful of the numerous roles that await you after graduation:

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  • Hospital Administrator: As a hospital administrator, you’ll oversee the day-to-day operations of healthcare facilities, ensuring smooth functioning, resource allocation and quality patient care.
  • Healthcare Consultant: Put your expertise to work by offering advisory services to healthcare organizations, helping them optimize their operations, reduce costs and enhance patient outcomes.
  • Healthcare Manager: Manage healthcare teams and departments, overseeing budgets, personnel and policies to ensure efficient and effective healthcare service delivery.
  • Health Information Manager: Be at the forefront of healthcare technology by managing electronic health records and ensuring data privacy and security compliance.
  • Health Policy Analyst: Contribute to shaping healthcare policy by analyzing healthcare regulations, assessing their impact and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement Specialist: Focus on enhancing patient care by identifying areas for improvement and implementing strategies to increase the quality and safety of healthcare services.
  • Healthcare Marketing and Communications Specialist: Promote healthcare organizations, services and initiatives through marketing, public relations and communication strategies.
  • Healthcare Financial Analyst: Dive into healthcare finance, analyzing budgets, costs and financial performance to ensure the financial sustainability of healthcare organizations.
  • Long-Term Care Administrator: Oversee the operations of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospices, ensuring the well-being of residents.

These are just a few of the exciting career paths that become available with a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration from CUC. Your degree equips you with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare field while pursuing a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application for admission to the Accelerated Degree Programs.
  • Submission of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended, including records of good standing.
  • Possible final high school transcript with graduation date.

*Applicants will be notified of admission decisions generally within 48 hours after submitting all required documents.


Healthcare Coursework

Introduction tothe U.S. health care systems highlighting the role of values, access and allocation of health care services and resources, medical language and terminology.

Exploration of issues and trends impacting U.S. health care systems: financing, regulation and compliance, quality of control and care, administrative and management as well as delivery services.

Students will gain an understanding of current health care laws and regulations, and learn how to apply them in various health care settings. Health Care Reform and the impact on the U.S. health care system and patient care will be covered. Additional topics will be examined such as medical ethics, contract negotiations, compliance, legislation, regulations, patient protection, medical proxy, liability and risk management.

This course provides students with foundational knowledge of the marketing activities of organizations. It explores the core concepts of marketing including the marketing mix, consumer behavior, segmenting and targeting markets, marketing research, and the development of marketing plans to assist in managerial decision-making. The course examines the internal and external environment affecting marketing activities, the role of intermediaries, the effect of government regulations, sales and advertising, and new digital strategies. Students focus attention on the vital role of marketing and effective marketing plans in today’s global economy.

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.

Management Coursework

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.

This course provides an overview of research methodology. Students will identify a well-researched problem or solution. Students will develop a research proposal.

This course presents leadership as an influence relationship that involves the organization’s mission, vision and purpose. Business leaders need soft and hard skills used with integrity to shape culture and values, create change, and inspire and motivate teams particularly in a virtual environment. Principled team and group leadership qualities are developed intentionally to empower followers using human skills, communication [including communication using technology] skills, and teamwork. The course examines leadership theory applied to teams, and applies strategies, processes, and techniques to enable optimal interdependent and collaborative performance in a virtual and face-to-face environment.

An advanced course to develop written and oral communication skills as they apply in the world of business. Prerequisite: C or better in COM-1100. Cross-listed with COM-3200.

Management’s responsibilities regarding the recruitment, selection, hiring, development, promotion and separation of employees. Prerequisite: C or higher in MGT-2001.

Senior Project

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: C or higher in OMP-4235. Cross-listed with OMP-4240.

Your Journey into Healthcare Administration Starts Here

See how CUC’s Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration propels you toward a rewarding career in the dynamic realm of healthcare.

Start Date

August 26, 2024

Deadline to Apply

August 21, 2024

Cost Per Credit