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Healthcare Administration Online

The bachelor's degree in healthcare administration prepares students for careers in planning, directing, and coordinating medical and wellness services. This degree is a great option for healthcare professionals who want to advance their careers as managers or supervisors. The program is also well-suited to students who are looking to work in the healthcare industry with a focus on operations, administration, and management rather than the science-focused aspects of this profession.

Healthcare administration professionals make decisions every day that help improve the lives of their patients. They are often responsible for managing health records, communicating new policies, coordinating with doctors and nurses, and ensuring compliance with healthcare laws and regulations. They work closely with medical staff to positively impact patient care.

This program is designed for working students who will be attending school part-time.

The business of healthcare

The field of health administration is growing fast, and so is the demand for qualified candidates to fill the growing number of jobs. Employers seek people with very specific credentials in the field.

We'll help you gain the practical skills necessary for intelligent decision-making and administration in healthcare. You'll be able to:

  • create evaluative techniques
  • design and implement budgets
  • develop quantitative skills
  • evaluate management goals
  • use theoretical concepts of social dynamics
  • research healthcare and economic issues
  • manage healthcare staff 

Transferring to UMassD

With our generous transfer policy, students with existing credits may transfer up to 90 credits from a regionally accredited institution.

Our curriculum provides a sound foundation in the leadership, financial, and analytical skills necessary for intelligent decision-making and management in healthcare organizations.

You'll gain the practical skills necessary to manage staff, oversee budgets, and prioritize in the context of the healthcare industry.

Sample Course Offerings

Examples of courses offered in the bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration include (course offerings subject to change):

  • MGT 201 Leadership, Teamwork, & Collaboration
  • PSC 315 Public Policy in America
  • MIS 315 Information Systems
  • ECO 338 Health Economics
  • MGT 401 Applied Organizational and Career Development
  • MGT 443 Human Resource Management
  • ECO 475 Healthcare Services Administration and Management

Additional courses in accounting, economics, management, and other business-related areas are also required. 

Course descriptions, schedules and requirements

Accelerate your graduate degree by enrolling in the BS/MS joint degree program with the Charlton College of Business's Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM). The MSHM program will provide the knowledge and tools to help improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and become an agent for positive change. With "double-count" classes that apply towards the completion of your undergraduate and graduate degree, you will have a greater return on your educational investment in less time.

Student success

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue a wide array of employment options:

  • community clinics
  • government offices
  • hospitals
  • insurance companies
  • regulatory agencies
  • insurance analyst
  • insurance underwriter
  • regulatory agency analyst
  • lobbyist

UMassD advantages

Customize your education and receive the help and guidance to finish as planned:

  • Convenient and flexible online courses
  • Generous transfer policy
  • Value and affordability of a UMass education
  • One-on-one personal advising from enrollment through graduation
  • Free online and in-person tutoring and writing center

Expand your opportunities

UMass Dartmouth advanced degrees

Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) provides you with the knowledge and tools to help improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and become an agent for positive change. 

Healthcare Administration faculty

Biyan Tang
Biyan Tang
Devon Lynch
Devon Lynch
Merve Meral
Merve Meral, PhD
Neal Olitsky
Neal Olitsky, PhD
Randy Hall
Randy Hall
Sarah Cosgrove, PhD

Learning Style: Online

Online courses are taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty to provide high quality instruction and personal attention. Students have the flexibility to accommodate work and home responsibilities within the structure of defined assignment due dates. The majority of our online courses are taught asynchronously.

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