Program:
Administration & Management

Degree Awarded:
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business with a major in Management

Length of Program:
7-10 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Rolling Admissions
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Degree Overview

Today's health care business professionals must not only master business theory, but also understand how to apply it in the operation of health care organizations. While earning a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Business with a major in Management at Clarkson College, your coursework will familiarize you with subject matters in leadership and ethics, human resources, finance and economics— all tailored specifically to address the unique challenges of the health care field. Other major courses include medical terminology, revenue cycle management, quality management, informatics and public health.

The Healthcare Business with a major in Management program option is offered 100 percent online and prepares students with the management and critical thinking skills necessary to excel in business and health care work environments.

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business with a major in Management degree serves as an excellent stepping stone toward earning a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, also offered through the Clarkson College online campus.

How we prepare
the best

  • Curriculum examines business theory, concepts, and practices through a health care lens.
  • Graduate employment rates above 93%.
  • Students are prepared to pursue a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.
  • Career opportunities available as an office manager, quality management specialist, revenue cycle specialist, medical/pharmaceutical sales professional, long term care administrator, and others in related fields.
  • Student learn from experienced faculty with backgrounds in various health care disciplines and practices.
  • Coursework available 100 percent online with part- and full-time study options.

Required Courses for Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Business Management

General Education Courses

(65 semester hours) IC, HU, EA courses and electives are offered in the 7.5-week or 6-week format or full-semester format (15 or 12 weeks in duration) depending on the course.

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Electives 41
Total Semester Hours 65
Support Courses

(5 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration.

Courses Semester Hours
BU 110 - Microsoft Office Applications 4
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
Total Semester Hours 5
Business Major Courses

(44 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration besides BU499, which is only offered in a full-semester format (15 or 12 weeks in duration).

Courses Semester Hours
BU 140 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
BU 262 - Business Communication and Marketing 3
BU 307 - Principles of Management and Change Leadership 3
BU 318 - Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 357 - Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management 4
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
HM 215 - Data Management 3
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
HM 360 - Compliance and Legal Applications 3
HM 333 - Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
Total Semester Hours 44
Healthcare Business Elective Courses

(Choose 6 hours of the following 37 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration besides BU496, which is only offered in a full-semester format (15 or 12 weeks in duration).

Courses Semester Hours
BU 420 - Long-Term Care Management 3
BU 470 - Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
◊ BU 496 - Professional Practice Experience/Internship 3
HM 108 - Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
HM 218 - Data Analysis and Visualization 3
HM 230 - Coding I: Foundation of Coding 3
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 3
HM 340 - Healthcare Informatics 3
HM 417 - Data Organization, Analysis, and Governance 4
Total Semester Hours 28

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.

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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour
$620


Cost per Semester
$7,590 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$3,795 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Tuition
Undergraduate Tuition$620 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Application Fee for first time students $25/ each
Enrollment Fee for first time students $150/ each
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $99/ student

Career Overview

Median Salary

$65,736
Payscale.com, 2020

Job Outlook

The health care administration field is projected to grow 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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