Do you want a career that marries your interest in healthcare with your leadership and management skills?
Do you need convenience and flexibility in pursuing your degree? Prefer to take classes when your time allows? Then choose Mercy College’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration Online Completion Program.
Healthcare Administrators are responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and managing the direction of their chosen healthcare facility. The Healthcare Administration Online Completion Program prepares students to enter these management practices in a healthcare setting and serves to enhance the knowledge and skills of those already employed in a management role while in the comfort and convenience of your home.
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program courses begin in the fall (August), spring (January), and summer (May) semesters.
The Healthcare Administration (HCA) Degree Completion Program provides a foundation of management skills and business knowledge specific to the healthcare industry. Opportunities through coursework and an elective practicum experience will assist the student in current or future management positions. Emphasis is placed on building strong communication skills and organizational competence that highlight the effective healthcare manager.
Common Occupational Titles
- Mid-Level Hospital Manager
- Long-Term Care Administrator
- Managed Care Organization Administrator
- Clinic Administrator
- Public Health Administrator
- Healthcare Consultant
Sample program of study for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|HCA 301||Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System||3|
|HCA 310||Organizational Behavior in Healthcare||3|
|HCA 312||Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations||3|
|HCA 316||Healthcare Information Systems||3|
|HCA 318||Principles of Healthcare Marketing||3|
|HCA 330||Principles of Accounting for Healthcare||3|
|HCA 410||Introduction to Healthcare Finance||3|
|HCA 412||Healthcare Law and Ethics||3|
|HCA 419||Reimbursement, Insurance, and Managed Care||3|
|HCA 420||Fundamentals of Healthcare Economics||3|
|HCA 435||Quality Improvement & Patient Safety||3|
|HCA 440||Fundamentals of Population Health for Healthcare Administrators||3|
|HCA 450||Healthcare Management||3|
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|GEN||Natural Sciences, Technology and Innovation||6|
|GEN||Math, Statistics, and Logic||3|
|GEN||Social and Behavioral Sciences||6|
|GEN||Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity||9|
|GEN||Additional General Education Coursework (any category)||6|
Curriculum effective Fall 2018. For students enrolled prior to Fall 2018, please reference the Mercy College catalog.
At the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration completion program, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced attainment of Mercy College Core Values.
- Demonstrate workplace readiness through the ability to understand resource management (fiscal, human and physical), the importance of planning and leadership skills, as well as the understanding of the legal impact on professional ethical decision-making.
- Possess interpersonal communication skills required for successful performance in the healthcare environment.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer technology as applied to systems in healthcare operations, presentation technology and other communication, planning, analysis and quality applications.
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Healthcare Administration Online Completion
February 20, 2019
7 p.m. EST
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment for Healthcare Administrators to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2020 as the health services industry continues to expand and diversify. [Bureau of Labor Statistics]
A student holding an associate/bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.3, will be considered for program admission. Students whose GPA falls below a 2.3 but above a 2.0 will be considered on an individual basis. A student without an associate/bachelor’s degree will be considered for admission provided he/she has earned 60 or more transferable credit hours, with a minimum GPA of 2.3, and has completed the following general education coursework: Natural Sciences (6 cr. hrs.), ENG 101 or equivalent (3 cr. hrs.), Mathematics (3 cr. hrs.), and Social and/ or Behavioral Sciences (3 cr. hrs.).
As determined by the program director, a student without prior experience or current healthcare employment will be required to complete HCA 404, Healthcare Administration Practicum (1 credit hour, 120 contact hours) as a graduation requirement. The student who may become employed in healthcare while enrolled in the program will not be required to complete the practicum experience, as approved by the program director. This experience allows for acquisition of specific skills in a real-world healthcare setting. Additional practicum information may be obtained from the program director.