A Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management instills a strong foundation in business, while helping you gain a stable background in analytics, financial management, healthcare policy and diverse healthcare settings. Through hands-on experience, live interactive sessions with faculty and peers, virtual labs and real-world projects in your Healthcare Management degree courses, you’ll be ready to lead teams of healthcare workers, giving them what they need to put their patients first. The average Healthcare Management degree student transfers in 91 credits—which is equal to more than $20,000 in tuition savings—and with eight starts a year and no application fee, eligible students have the ability to get started on the path to their career right away.
The Healthcare Management Bachelor’s degree-completion program is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education (CBE)—the best of all worlds—so you can receive credit for what you already know and can do.
Plus, with our accelerated Master’s pathway, you have the opportunity to finish up to one-third of your Master of Healthcare Administration during your Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management—saving you up to $4,000 in the process. The accelerated Master’s pathway sets you up to finish your Master’s degree in as little as one more year after your Bachelor’s degree at Rasmussen College.5
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What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Help Move Your Career Forward
Flexible and affordable online courses help you feel prepared and confident advancing your career. Through the formal education provided by coursework in this program, you may be eligible to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM®) exam and the Project Management Professional® (PMP®) certification exam through the Project Management Institute or other industry certifications.
Finish Your Master's Degree
Our accelerated Master’s pathway gives you the option to take up to four graduate-level courses while earning your Bachelor's degree. That means that you can finish up to one-third of your Master of Healthcare Administration degree during your Bachelor’s degree program—saving you up to $4,000 in the process if you choose to continue on to your Master's degree with Rasmussen College. The accelerated Master's pathway sets you up to finish your Master’s degree in as little as one more year after your Bachelor’s degree with Rasmussen College.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for medical and health services managers is 20%.2 A Healthcare Management degree online from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.
What Skills Will I Gain?
Through hands-on, interactive learning and an internship option, you’ll understand the mindset of clinicians and how to manage people, projects and policies.
Learn how to develop and manage departmental budgets and understand common sources of healthcare revenues and expenses.
Healthcare Planning and Policy Management
Arrive at sound business decisions through your understanding of healthcare trends and policy.
Healthcare Law and Ethics
Study the ethical theories and principles that will help you confront the challenges facing healthcare.
You’ll also develop soft skills you will transfer into your role that employers are looking for. Core courses develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, digital fluency, information literacy, diversity and teamwork, and ethics and professional responsibility. Learn more about transferable skills.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- 4 Credits
- HSA 4110
- 4 Credits
- HSA 4210
- 4 Credits
Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Students create a quality improvement plan for a regional hospital scenario where they describe quality healthcare methods, evaluate importance of patient satisfaction and experience, and apply statistics and quality improvement methods in healthcare.
Healthcare Operations Management
Examines the operations function of managing people, information, technology, materials and facilities to product goods and services for the healthcare industry.
Advanced Healthcare Law and Ethics
Evaluate public health policies and practices, the application of current legal and ethical principles in healthcare as well as analyze ethical and legal dilemmas encountered in the medial field.
23 Courses to Complete
90 Credit Hours
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
To be considered for admission, students must hold a conferred Associate’s degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education, or students must have successfully completed 60 quarter or 40 semester credits with a grade of C or higher. Students do not need any previous healthcare experience to enter the program.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. We will provide a transfer credit eligibility estimate quickly with one-day turnaround without needing a formal transcript—any kind of graduation record will do in order to produce an estimate. Talk to an admissions advisor today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation
Help Paying for College
Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.
Where Can I Find a Healthcare Management Program Near Me?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. The Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management program is available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources, such as admissions advisors, experienced faculty, library and learning resources, experienced tutors, 24/7 tech support, personal student advisors and career services. See below to find out where you can find a Healthcare Management degree program near you. See below to find out where you can find a Healthcare Management program near you.
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
- Certified Associate in Project Management and CAPM are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
- Project Management Professional and PMP are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
- Time and cost savings are dependent on the eligible student completing both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Rasmussen College through the Accelerated Master’s Pathway program. If a student is not eligible or chooses not to continue on to earn their Master’s degree, the cost for the Bachelor’s program is higher than for our standard Bachelor’s degree program. Savings vary based on the student completing courses on a full-time or part-time schedule.
- The average number of transfer of credits is based on data from students transferring into Rasmussen College’s Healthcare Management Program in 2019 fiscal year. The average number of transfer of credits will vary by student. Savings vary based on the number of transfer of credits and the student completing courses on a full-time or part-time schedule.