Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Care Administration
Dr. Laura Sliwinski is an Associate Dean at Ashford University's College of Health, Human Services, and Science. She holds a Master’s in Health Administration from Tulane University and a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University. Read her full bio.
Prepare to be in high demand! When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree from Ashford University, you prepare yourself to pursue a variety of health care administration positions. Build a solid foundation for career mobility among health care professionals.
Your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree features an interdisciplinary and integrated learning approach, and explores health administration, regulation and financing, health care planning and health policy. You will also delve into the social, political, ethical, legal, and economic factors contributing to the complexity of the US health care system.
You will find a wealth of opportunities within the health care industry, which is experiencing significant growth. Use your experience and knowledge as a management professional with market-current knowledge and skills to seek a career in any of the following areas:
- Health Care Administration (non-clinical management, office staff, medical secretaries, non-clinical technicians)
- Medical and Health Services Management
- Medical Office Management
- Healthcare Program Management
- Medical Clinic Management
- Hospital Operations
- Health Care Human Resources
- Health Care Strategy
- Facilities Management
- Medical Information Management
- Clinical Research Management
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.
You may also choose to delve into other areas of health care administration when you add a specialization to your health care administration degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your online degree program. For more detailed information, see the Courses tab. Choose from the following specializations:
Prepare to launch and manage entrepreneurial enterprises. You will increase your business and your technical skills when you add the Entrepreneurship specialization to your health care administration degree.
Add to your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration with a specialization in Finance. You will bridge the fields of finance and business to gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches of financial management.
Health Care Informatics Systems
Form your future with your Health Care Informatics Systems specialization. This specialization teaches you to use data to improve the quality of health care.
Human Resources Management
Elevate your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration by adding a specialization in Human Resources Management. You will develop the skills and knowledge critical to effectiveness in this essential organizational function.
Take advantage of a wide range of opportunities in one of the fastest growing areas in business organizations. You will increase both business and technical skills with an Information Systems specialization added to your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree.
Broaden your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration with a specialization in International Management. You will prepare to exercise leadership in a diverse array of international and multicultural scenarios.
Long-Term Care Management
Gain new perspectives on long-term care when you add the Long-Term Care Management specialization to your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree program. Discover the factors that influence consumer choices in long-term care.
Build on your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration with a specialization in Project Management. You will be well-equipped to seize new opportunities in this fast-growing field.
Promote civil society and social justice by adding a specialization in Public Administration to your Bachelor's degree. You will enhance the management skills you need to perform effectively within public, government, or not-for-profit organizations.
Your courses in this program are taught by graduate-degreed faculty with real world experience in the fields they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
If a health care administration degree fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.