‌The bachelor’s degree completion program in Economics with a concentration in Healthcare Services Administration is for healthcare professionals holding an associate's degree who want to advance their careers as managers or supervisors.

Healthcare administration professionals make decisions every day that help improve the lives of their patients. They're responsible for planning, directing and coordinating health services, and working closely with medical staff to positively impact patient care.

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Students who enter the program typically have gained experience in the healthcare field, having worked as:

  • clinical laboratory scientist
  • dental hygienist/dental assistant
  • occupational therapy assistant/physical therapy assistant
  • radiology technician
  • respiratory technician

Healthcare administration

The field of healthcare administration is growing fast, and so is the demand for qualified candidates to fill the growing number of jobs. Employers seek candidates 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 will 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 

Career opportunities

You will be prepared to pursue a wide array of employment options:

  • community clinics
  • government offices
  • hospitals
  • insurance companies
  • regulatory agencies

Curriculum

The concentration in Healthcare Services Administration is primarily a degree completion program. Most students will transfer in with college credits, and our generous transfer policy may accept up to 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution.

To earn your bachelor’s degree with this concentration, you must complete 120 credits and meet all major college and university requirements.

Sample course offerings

Examples of courses offered in the bachelor’s degree completion program in Economics with a concentration in Healthcare Services Administration program 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. 

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Study Online

We offer an online degree completion option for adult learners with some college credits. Learn more about our degree completion program

The Charlton College of Business 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. 

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