Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Online

Forge your path toward management opportunities by gaining the specialized knowledge and skills to strategically create efficiencies in a variety of healthcare settings.

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Program Overview

Build your career prospects with our online B.S. in Healthcare Administration

Bolster your credentials while positively impacting the quality and delivery of healthcare. Earn your Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration 100% online from the University of Mount Saint Vincent and qualify for high-growth opportunities.

Gain a thorough understanding of healthcare financial management systems, state and federal healthcare policies, and best practices and learn how to successfully administrate business in any healthcare setting. This affordable program offers you a chance to amplify your role in your organization or transition to a new career. Graduate sooner by taking advantage of the Mount’s multiple start dates, 7-week courses, and the option to transfer up to 90 credit hours.

As a graduate of this online bachelor’s program, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare financial management
  • Understand how to apply state and federal healthcare policies
  • Recognize best practices in healthcare delivery, finance, and systems
  • Analyze the origin, uses, and maintenance of the various resources that are vital to the success of a healthcare administration
  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare financial management
  • Understand how to apply state and federal healthcare policies
  • Recognize best practices in healthcare delivery, finance, and systems
  • Analyze the origin, uses, and maintenance of the various resources that are vital to the success of a healthcare administration

Career opportunities:

  • Medical Director
  • Nursing Recruiter
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Medical Records Manager
  • Director of Nursing
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Director
  • Nursing Recruiter
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Medical Records Manager
  • Director of Nursing
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Hospital Administrator

Also available:

The Mount has multiple undergraduate degree programs online. Explore our online bachelor’s degrees.

Per Credit Hour: $324
Transfer Credits: Up to 90
Credit Hours: 126

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Tuition

Benefit from budget-friendly tuition

At the University of Mount Saint Vincent, we are committed to providing a high-quality education for less than you would expect. Tuition for the B.S. in Healthcare Administration is affordable and can easily fit into your budget.

Tuition Breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $324
Per Course $972

Calendar

Stay on track with our convenient course schedule

The B.S. in Healthcare Administration is designed with working adults in mind. We offer multiple start dates and faster course completion time to help you earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 19/2/248/19/248/23/248/28/248/30/2410/18/247 weeks

Now Enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/19/24
Start Class 9/2/24

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Admissions

What you need to be admitted to our online B.S. in Healthcare Administration

The streamlined admission process at the University of Mount Saint Vincent makes it easier to apply and helps you start your academic journey faster. Please read the full admission requirements for the online B.S. in Healthcare Administration.

  • No ACT/SAT scores required
  • Transfer up to 90 credit hours
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the B.S. in Healthcare Administration online program:

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale
  • First-time freshman must be out of high school for two years

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Office of Admissions:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:
Office of Admission
University of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471


Courses

Get to know your online B.S. in Healthcare Admin degree plan

For the B.S. in Healthcare Administration online, you must complete a total of 126 credit hours comprised of 54 credit hours of core courses, 63 credit hours of major courses, and nine credit hours of elective courses. You may transfer up to 90 approved credit hours to decrease cost and time to completion.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of electronic health records and key concepts in today's healthcare environment. The topics covered in the course include, but are not limited to, Learning Health Systems, Electronic Health Records and various types of digital health technologies addressed through strategic decision making and leadership skills.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the US healthcare system. Students will learn how the healthcare industry (both domestically and globally) function and explore the roles and impacts of its various parts.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to managing healthcare organizations in the United States. Topics covered will include tasks, education, roles, and values of health services managers in various settings; control; organization design; and professional integration, adaptation, and accountability. Students will develop an understanding of the terminology and basic concepts required for a successful career as a health professional, administrator, policy analyst or researcher. Ultimately, this introductory case-based course will provide students with a broad base of knowledge from which to effectively pursue advanced coursework and professional interests in health policy and administration.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the graduate health care administration capstone course. Students integrate and apply knowledge, principles, theories, concepts, methods, techniques, skills, competencies, values, and viewpoints developed throughout the curriculum to resolve health care administration case studies and to complete an applied health care administration project. The course uses knowledge gained in all core curriculum courses and requires critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, creative capacities, qualitative and quantitative analysis. Communication and interpersonal skills are essential in all course activities. Behavioral outcomes focus on eloquentia prefecta, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of health care administration knowledge, skills, theory and issues. Individual and group leadership skills are applied and evaluated.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course looks at law through the lens of healthcare in the United States. Students will learn the ethical ramifications and legal issues that healthcare providers and administrators are challenged with in the workforce. Students will recognize how the legal environment forms the medical profession and how to analyze and respond to a range of ethical and legal issues.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the management of a health care organization’s finances, including the operation of its financial accounting system. Evaluation of the organization’s financial situation using financial techniques and financial statements, cash management, credit analysis, capital structure and capital budgeting, funds management, value analysis and financial control.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will discuss the concept of cultural diversity, how it changes and influences everyday life, health disparities, and what best practices for enhancing cultural diversity competencies in healthcare organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the financial accounting process: measuring, processing, interpreting and using accounting information for business decision-making. It examines the principles and methods of financing business organizations and evaluating internal control problems. It discusses the concepts and analytical techniques applicable to identifying and solving financial management problems.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will discuss the legal and ethical issues dealing with health care. The course intends to clarify legal and ethical issues that approach health care professionals. Students will be able to define negligence, malpractice, and understand the importance of confidentiality. Students will practice effective communication as they explore complex information, thoughts, feelings, attitude, and beliefs.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces the student to healthcare marketing field. Healthcare has not only come of age; it has also risen to a new level of prominence. Increased competition has driven healthcare providers (HCP) to better understand the market in which they operate, their customers, their patients and their customers’ motivations. Marketing is now a recognized and established function in many healthcare organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the process of identification, measurement, accumulation, analysis, preparation, interpretation, and communication of financial information used by management to plan, evaluate, and control within an organization, and to assure appropriate use of and accountability for its resources. The course introduces the student to the preparation of financial reports for non-managerial groups such as shareholders, creditors, regulatory agencies, and tax authorities.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore the process of analyzing patient and other healthcare data to achieve greater efficiencies in healthcare systems. Students will build the programming and scripting skills they need to analyze and explore data sets. By the end of this course, students will be able to perform statistical analyses of healthcare data and turn it into actionable information to improve healthcare systems.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the historical development, structure, policy, operation, and current and future directions of the major components of the American health care delivery system. It examines the ways in which health care services are organized and delivered, the influences that impact health care public policy decisions, factors that determine the allocation of health care resources and the establishment of priorities, and the relationship of health care costs to measurable benefits.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a course in management designed as part of the University's Core curriculum. It is an introduction to the principles of business management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling of businesses. The course combines the traditional management process approach with contemporary systems and behavioral approaches.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a course in marketing designed as part of the University’s Core Curriculum. The course is a study of the basic principles and concepts in the marketing process, the techniques of market research, and the function of advertising in business operations, the role it plays in the economy, as well as a consideration of the sociological and ethical aspects of current practices.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the concepts and applications of business analytics. Most companies today collect an overwhelming amount of data. However, gaining insight from analytics continues to elude many organizations. Business analytics requires individuals to be knowledgeable in the fundamentals of business (e.g. knowing the right questions to ask) as well as an array of disciplines from information systems, machine learning, and statistics. To help meet the market demand for analytics professionals, this course provides students with an analytical toolset that enables them to address data-driven business problems. The course features case studies and hands-on approaches to demonstrate the analytics concepts and techniques used in the business world. The course makes use of the leading business analytics tools: R and R Studio. We discuss supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques for predictive and descriptive analytics.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course introduces the student to the basic economic principles and analytical techniques that are necessary to understand how the market economy functions and what market efficiency means. It explains why the government intervenes and how such intervention affects the market. It focuses on the study of the behavior of individual economic units, which include consumers, investors, business firms, workers, and other entities that play a role in the functioning of the economy. The course examines how and why these units make economic decisions, and how they interact to form larger units — markets and industries. As an introductory course, it is designed to equip the students with the basic tools of economic analysis that will help them understand better the world we live in.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Business and econometric modeling techniques are examined through the use of Windows-based microcomputer spreadsheet construction and analysis. Emphasis is placed upon practical application in the business environment. Topics include inventory simulation, capital budgeting, decision analysis, break-even analysis, database management and record keeping, and single and multiple linear regression analysis (3 credits).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts, terminology, and principles of the American legal system. Topics include: civil dispute resolution, constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, intentional torts, negligence, introduction to contracts, mutual assent, illegal bargains, contract in writing, contract remedies, performance, breach and discharge.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of commercial law with emphasis on the law of contracts, sales, property, partnerships and corporations, commercial paper, secured transactions, bankruptcy and protection of intellectual property.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a survey of computer information systems and how they relate to administration and management in the modern business organization. Topics include choosing the right system for the office environment, site selection and preparation, types of software and their applications, integration of hardware and software, networking techniques and theory, centralized versus decentralized and networked information systems, network topologies, information location and retrieval through the Internet and the World Wide Web, message exchanging through email, message privacy techniques incorporating public key/private key encryption, and emerging trends in information systems.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the major theories and applications that explain international business transactions and the institutions influencing those activities. It studies the social, cultural, political and regulatory environments within which international business transactions take place; the foreign exchange systems which facilitate or constrain such transactions; and the dynamics of international business government relationships.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a survey of frequently used stochastic and deterministic quantitative methodologies used in the management of business organizations and the allocation of scarce resources. Topics and applications include linear programming with graphical and simplex solving, transportation, transshipment, assignment, network models, project management techniques, inventory theory, simulation, queuing, forecasting, and decision theory. Computer-based software tools for management decision-making are integral to the course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts, practices, terminologies, and theories of financial management. It provides an overview of financial management as central to the operation of a business enterprise: planning the firm’s needs for funds, selecting the least costly source and allocating their use to maximize value of owner’s investment. Topics include: ratio analysis of financial statements, yield curves and rates of return, and the measurement of the risk of financial assets.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an examination of the principles of personnel administration and processes of recruitment, placement, development, evaluation, compensation, and effective utilization of the firm’s human resources. Case studies are utilized.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a capstone course for seniors in the business program. The course provides a framework for problem identification and strategy formation within organizations. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay of judgment and decision making, the use of both qualitative and quantitative factors in policy formulation and execution and the impact of social and moral values. The course provides an opportunity for students to integrate and apply previously acquired knowledge in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and management. Utilizes the case approach as well as readings from other disciplines.
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