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Bachelor of Arts: Health Care Administration

If you wish to fill a managerial role in the health care industry, you might prepare by studying in the Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration program at the University of Arizona Global Campus. Continue reading for more information about this online bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

What are the delivery, financing, and technological aspects of health care systems? Which supervisory methods are best employed in health care settings? How are health care systems planned, evaluated, and implemented? These are some of the major topics you could expect to discuss in the University of Arizona Global Campus's Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration program. Other courses are likely to cover health care accounting practices, health care promotion and disease prevention strategies, health care regulations and legislation, health informatics, and health care ethics. You will get to take a human resources management course addressing methods you can apply to the managing of staff in health care institutions. The capstone course allows you to demonstrate your understanding of financial processes, policy development, regulatory adherence, and leadership practices in the health care industry.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You might demonstrate strong computer, organizational, and leadership skills before beginning this program, as health care managers and administrators typically use health care electronic systems, organize patient care and health management systems, and manage health care staffing. Applicants to the University of Arizona Global Campus should have a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The major curriculum of the BA in Health Care Administration program consists of 11 courses and a capstone totaling 36 credits. You must also take 43 credits in general education courses and 41 credits n electives to reach the required 120 credits to graduate from this program.

Major Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
HCA 205 Introduction to Health Care
SOC 313 Social Implications of Medical Issues
HCA 340 Managing in Health & Human Services
HCA 322 Health Care Ethics & Medical Law
BUS 303 Human Resource Management
HIM 301 Introduction to Health Informatics
HCA 375 Continuous Quality Monitoring & Accreditation
ACC 281 Accounting Concepts for Health Care Professionals
HCA 312 Health Care Finance
HCA 415 Community & Public Health
HCA 421 Health Care Planning & Evaluation
HCA 460 Health Care Administration Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of UAGC's Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration program, you could have built the skills and gained the knowledge required to compete for managerial positions in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, physicians' offices, and community health centers. You could also work for managed care companies or health insurance companies. You might be responsible for managing patient records, clinical office staff, billing, regulatory adherence, patient safety, and/or health insurance information.

Earning this bachelor's degree could lead you to pursue such professional roles as:

  • Managed care specialist
  • Medical office manager
  • Health services manager
  • Health information manager

Advanced Degrees

While a four-year degree is sufficient to gain entry-level or perhaps mid-management positions in the field, you might pursue a master's after completing the BA - Health Care Administration program if you wish to obtain senior management or executive positions in most health care facilities. A master's degree could also be needed to teach health care courses. Graduate studies in this area could allow for more detailed focuses on health care leadership, health care policy development, health data analytics, and managerial decision-making processes.

The following are some master's-level programs you could consider:

  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Health Care Administration