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Online Classes: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
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 and 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||Oral and Written Communication||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 2019. For students enrolled prior to Fall 2019, 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 an understanding of the U.S. healthcare system.
- Identify legal and government regulations that impact healthcare organizations.
- Demonstrate fiscal and economic principles necessary for value creation within healthcare organizations.
- Determine practices required to support, develop, and motivate a diverse healthcare workforce.
- Identify essential organizational processes, infrastructure, and quality initiatives required within healthcare organizations.
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Healthcare Administration Online Completion
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Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
This means greater needs for physicians and other healthcare workers, medical procedures, and healthcare facilities, and therefore greater needs for managers who organize and manage medical information and healthcare staff. There should also be increased demand for nursing care facility administrators as the population grows older.
Employment is projected to grow in offices of health practitioners. Many services previously provided in hospitals will shift to these settings, especially as medical technologies improve. Demand in medical group practice management is projected to grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex.
Candidates with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree will be required for most entry-level positions and for some advanced positions, a master’s degree will be preferred.
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration at Mercy College of Ohio provides a solid foundation for advancement by supporting one’s overall career ladder and professional objectives.
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.