Discover a Dynamic Career in Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management Bachelor's Degree

Recent healthcare industry changes have resulted in an increased demand for healthcare management and administration professionals. Our Healthcare Management Bachelor's degree combines healthcare specific coursework and proven business management and administrative strategies to help you start a successful career in this growing field.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in the healthcare management field are projected to grow 22% by 2020—a faster than average growth rate that, combined with our Healthcare Management Bachelor’s degree, can help you land the job you want at a healthcare facility.



Coursework Includes Real-World Experience

Our Healthcare Management Bachelor's degree coursework covers healthcare management and administration, as well as business practices, including:

  • Financial management of healthcare organizations
  • Quality improvement in healthcare
  • Healthcare law and ethics

Learn more about our Healthcare Management Bachelor's degree by completing the form on the right or calling us at 888-549-6755. One of our program managers will be happy to answer all your questions.

''Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition.'' U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor, Dec. 2009. Web. 29 Nov. 2010.

Program Highlights
  • Available online or on campus
  • Examine case studies from Harvard Business Publishing
  • Gain real-world experience through capstone course project
  • Health Sciences and Business Associate’s degree graduates can transfer credits into our Healthcare Management Bachelor's degree (speak to your program manager about transfer details).

Healthcare Management Degree Courses

In the Healthcare Management online degree program, you will study multiple facets of healthcare. The courses you take will prepare you for real-world situations in the healthcare industry. You will learn from experienced instructors who will teach you how to become a leader in the healthcare industry.

Sample Course List

Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations
This course focuses on healthcare finances, assets, cost concepts, capital budgeting, and general principles of accounting applied in the healthcare environment. Students will discuss the development and management of department budgets, and the common sources of healthcare revenues and expenses.
Healthcare Planning and Policy Management
This course provides a study of current healthcarepolicy issues affecting the U.S. healthcare system and the politics that drive policy and planning of healthcare delivery. The influence of participants outside the healthcare industry and the various levels of government involved in policymaking will be examined. Economic theory, trends, and the future of healthcare will be explored.
Healthcare Operations Management
In this course students examine the operations function of managing people, information technology, materials, and facilities in the healthcare industry.
Advanced Healthcare Law and Ethics
This course examines ethical theories and the principles of bioethics. Students will analyze these theories and principles and apply them to ethical problems in the healthcare field. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.
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Estimated Program Cost

  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
$2,281,040
4.9%
Associate's Degree
$1,763,440
6.8%
Some College
$1,622,240
8.7%
High School Diploma
$1,367,880
9.4%

**http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf, http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Administrative Services Managers$44,330$60,250$81,080
Medical and Health Services Managers$53,940$69,160$88,580

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, bls.gov/ooh/

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Salary data includes earnings of March 2012 – December 2012 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

The average
starting salary
for our Healthcare Management graduates:

Bachelor's
$35,201

Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer up to 67% of the credits required to complete your degree
  • Credits accepted from nationally and regionally accredited schools
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all courses with a grade of C or higher
  • No expiration of your previously-earned general education and certain degree-specific credits
  • Credit through prior learning, work, and military experience
    • Test out of courses where you can demonstrate specific knowledge
    • Complete advanced placement (AP) exams and achieve a score of 3 or higher
    • Successfully complete college exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST, DANTES, etc.)
    • Successfully submit course waivers for approval from Rasmussen College
    • Submit credits transcribed by the American Council of Education (ACE)
    • Submit a military transcript
  • Transfer all general education courses from your previously earned Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of course of study
For the Bachelor of Science Healthcare Management program students, credits will be transferred based on the guidelines below:
  • Health Sciences Programs (Medical Assisting AAS, Health Information Technician AAS, Medical Administration AAS, Pharmacy Technician AAS)—Transfer 45 lower level core credits in a block transfer and 32 lower level General Education credits for a total of 77 credits. In addition, these students will need to take Financial Accounting I, Financial Accounting II, Introduction to Business and Introduction to Human Resource Management in the core.
  • Business Programs:
    • Business Management AAS—Transfer 49 lower level core credits in a block transfer and lower level General Education credits for a total of 81 credits. In addition, these students will need to take Medical Terminology, Medical Office Procedures and Medical Law and Ethics in the core.
    • Accounting AAS—Transfer 44 lower level core credits in a block transfer and lower level General Education credits for a total of 76 credits. In addition, these students will need to take Introduction to Human Resource Management, Medical Terminology, Medical Office Procedures and Medical Law and Ethics in the core.
  • The remaining core content necessary for the Healthcare Management degree will be provided in the 300 and 400 level core courses.
  • For students transferring credits in from the medical field with Medical Assisting or Health Information Technician AA/AAS degrees, the degree must have been earned form an institution with programmatic accreditation.
 
 
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