Next Start Date January 8
Est.Program Length 2-4 years
Course Length 7 weeks
Credit Hours 120
Cost Per Credit $299.73*
Accreditation Higher Learning Commission, The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (Long-Term Care Track Only)
Transfer Credits Accepted 90
*Out-of-state students will be charged an additional $30.90 per credit.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Healthcare Administration Overview
The online BSBA Healthcare Administration degree from Shawnee State University Online Campus combines fundamental business skills with career-ready leadership expertise for healthcare settings. Designed with your career success in mind, the program offers two concentration options in healthcare administration care and long-term care. The healthcare administration care track explores effective management techniques for hospitals and clinics, while the long-term care track focuses on the practical experience required by licensed nursing home administrators.
Regardless of the healthcare administration concentration you choose, you’ll receive personalized attention in each course from industry-experienced faculty. With their expert support, you’ll build the career-ready skills necessary to make successful management decisions, and to meet healthcare needs through community-based services.
All courses for the online BSBA Healthcare Administration degree can be completed entirely online through an interactive, virtual classroom. Access course materials from the time and place of your choice and complete your degree on your schedule. When you graduate, you’ll have the academic credential required to pursue a master’s degree, plus the expertise to succeed in the healthcare administration career you want.
The Online BSBA Healthcare Administration Degree Is Designed for:
- Individuals interested in healthcare management positions
- Those seeking professional skills that are transferrable to multiple settings and provider organizations
- Professionals seeking a career change with promising professional opportunities
International students residing outside the United States of America may apply and enroll into the Shawnee State University’s online BSBA Healthcare Administration degree. The program is administered all online and the international student will maintain a full course of study. Admitted students will not be issued an I-20 for entry into the United States. The program will be completed by the student from their home country. Please refer to www.studyinthestates.dhs.gov for more information pertaining to enrollment in an online program from your home country.
Courses and Requirements
40 Total Courses In This Program
In addition to 78-85 credit hours of Shawnee State University’s General Education program, Business Core, and Healthcare-related curriculum, the online BSBA in Healthcare Administration degree requires the completion of 21 core credit hours and 15-22 concentration credit hours for a total of 120. Courses combine core business skills with career-ready healthcare administration expertise to prepare you for success after graduation.
BUIS 1010 – Computer Applications
BUAC 2010 – Intro to Financial Accounting Principles
BUAC2030 – Intro to Managerial Accounting Principles
BUFI 3450 – Management Finance
BULW 2700 – Legal Environment of Business
BUMG 2900 – Professional Communication/Development Skills
BUMG 3100 – Management Principles
BUMK 3100 – Marketing Principles
ECON 2201 – Principles of Microeconomics*
ECON 2202 – Principles of Macroeconomics
STAT 1800 – Business Statistics*
*Satisfies GEP Requirements
BUAC 3030 – Accounting Applications for Management Decisions
BUHE 3100 – Introduction to U.S. Health Care System
BUHE 3120 – Human Resources in Health Care Settings
BUHE 3200 – Health, Illness, Disease, and Disability
BUHE 3500 – Meeting Needs through Community-Based Services
BUHE 4200 – Managing Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
BUHE 4300 – Health Care Finance and Payment Systems
BSHS 3400 – Epidemiology
PSYC 1101 – Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 3131 – Death and Dying
BUHE 4150 – Administration in Acute Care Facilities
BUHE 4160 – Management Issues Acute Care Facilities
PSYC 3130 – Psychology of the Adult*
BUHE 3300 – Intro to Gerontology*
BUHE 4585 – Intern Acute Health Care Management
BUHE 3300 – Intro to Gerontology
BUHE 4100 – Resident Care in Long-Term Care Facilities
BUHE 4110 – Administration in Long-Term Care Facilities
BUHE 4120 – Regulations in Long-Term Care Facilities
BUHE 4685 – Administrator in Training (AIT) Internship*
All incoming students to the program will be required to complete a 1,000-hour AIT internship, per our accrediting body, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). Each credit requires 100 hours of field work.
*This course combines the previous hours for practicum and internship hours into one AIT experience, and provides one credit hour for each 100 hours of required field work.
Before applying for this program, you must have:
- Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
- A completed online application.
How to Apply
In order to apply for admission into our online master’s degree in rhetoric and composition, please contact an enrollment counselor and submit the following:
- Completed application
- Official transcripts from all prior institutions
Costs & Financial Aid
The online BSBA Healthcare Administration degree is offered at a tuition rate of $291 per credit hour for Ohio residents and $321 per credit hour for out-of-state students. This program accepts up to 90 transfer credits.
Component Cost Total* Full Program Tuition $299.73 per credit hour $35,968 Total $35,968 Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 90) $299.73 per credit hour $8,992 Total with Transfer Credits $8,992 Component Cost Total* Full Program Tuition $330.63 per credit hour $39,676 Total $39,676 Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 90) $330.63 per credit hour $9,919 Total $9,919
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes two to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-815-0323 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
To help make your online education more affordable, Shawnee State offers financial aid in the form of loans, scholarships, and grants. If you have questions, our experienced enrollment counselors and tuition planners will assist you through the process.
At Shawnee State, we want those who have served our country to get the education they deserve. As a veteran or current member of the U.S. military, you can receive federal and state educational benefits through the VA, and we will provide you with guidance and support throughout your online education.
Open the door to countless business administration careers in healthcare with the online BSBA in Healthcare Administration degree. With a strong academic foundation in business fundamentals and essential healthcare skills, you’ll complete your bachelor’s degree with the credential to pursue a master’s degree or enter the workforce through a variety of in-demand positions. Many graduates of this program succeed in the following roles:
Salary and job growth information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Hospital administrators oversee the daily procedures of a hospital to ensure the facility is functioning properly and lawfully. Their responsibilities include working with professionals from multiple departments to maintain total efficiency. The average annual salary for hospital administrators was $86,866 in 2021.
- Nursing home administrators oversee the daily procedures of their facility to ensure the safety of all residents. These professionals work with faculty in multiple departments to ensure the facility is functioning efficiently and lawfully. The average annual salary for nursing home administrators was $92,653 in 2021.
- Health information managers oversee the storage of health information and patient data by a medical facility. They ensure these records and data are only accessible by appropriate parties and that the facility is storing them properly and lawfully. The average annual salary for health information managers was $56,149 in 2021.