Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management

This degree prepares students to be effective healthcare administrators, whether in hospitals, private practices, pharmaceutical or research organizations, insurance companies, non-profits, or government agencies.

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Prepare for high-earning careers in fields like operations, HR, and project management.

What you’ll learn

This program prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully meet the needs of a growing healthcare industry. Students explore how healthcare managers, administrators, and executives plan, direct, and coordinate health services for the populations they serve.

career outlook

Thrive in a variety of careers

Community health worker

$48,960 (48K median)

Health information technologists and medical registrars

$60,360 (60K median)

Healthcare social worker

$61,000 (61K median)

Medical records specialists

$59,060 (59K median)

what you'll learn

Foster Community Health

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Explore pressing issues that affect world and community health, with attention to the three major dimensions of health: physical, emotional, and social

Ensure Healthcare Quality

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Focus on the strategies and methods healthcare organizations use to improve processes, delivery, and outcomes

Address Aging and End of Life

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Explore issues of aging, death, and mortality from a wide variety of perspectives

Provide Healthcare Legally and Ethically

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Examine issues and trends in healthcare policy as well as legal and ethical decision-making in healthcare

Employ Healthcare Human Resources

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Focus on the practical application of human resource management functions, theories, and models in the healthcare setting, with special attention given to effective decision-making and communication

Utilize Healthcare Data

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Explore ways in which healthcare data can be used to improve patient outcomes and safeguard public health

Handle Managed Care and Reimbursement

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Explore the impact of public policy and the business environment on healthcare organizations

Research Healthcare

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Use a variety of sources—including scholarly materials and personal interviews—to obtain information on healthcare topics and use these research findings to write articles or other pieces

Manage a Healthcare Organization

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Apply management functions, theories, and models in a healthcare setting, with special attention to effective decision-making and communication

Promote Health and Wellness

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Learn medical and biological concepts and terminology needed by nonclinical staff working in a healthcare setting

Navigate the US Healthcare System

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Focus on the structure and function of the healthcare system in the US

Leverage Social Media

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Demonstrate strategic uses of social media for a variety of purposes, such as advertising, marketing, and public relations

Capstone Goal

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Apply the principles of design thinking to address a need in the workplace or community

Use Math to Solve Problems

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Use creative problem-solving techniques together with algebra, geometry, and statistics to address real-world challenges

Negotiate Difference

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Analyze interpersonal and small-group communication

Market a Product or Service

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Focus on the key phases of the marketing process: pre-marketing analysis and research, creation of a marketing plan, and development of a marketing brief

Lead a Team

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Work closely with others, serving both as team leaders and team members to solve complex problems

Demonstrate Cultural Competence

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Improve the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional settings by analyzing how culture shapes interpersonal relations and fi rst-person perspectives

Contribute to Society

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Focus on both the content knowledge and active participation needed for meaningful community and civic engagement, both globally and in the US

Account for Business

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Hone the accounting competencies necessary for non-accountants to interpret and evaluate the financial effects of day-to-day management decisions

Support every step of the way

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Personal coach

From tutoring to time management. Your dedicated coach will help you achieve your goals.

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Financial aid

Expert support to help you access financial aid — plus financing options you’ll only find at Gateway U.

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Community of peers

Join a community of learners at GatewayU. Build relationships with other students in your neighborhood.

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Tools for school

Access our comfortable coworking spaces for you to get work done. Laptop, software, tech support...We’ve got you.

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Your pace

Our program works around your schedule, whether you want to take your time or finish as soon as possible.

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Career planning

Access hands-on career coaching and resources to help you find and get the job you want.

Costs for all Gateway U programs

Tuition +fees before aid

$7,000

per year

3 years

avg. time to completion for supported B.A. degrees

financial aid

Most Gateway U students are eligible for financial aid, and the average Gateway U student covers around half of tuition through government scholarship.

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