Every facility and organization in our healthcare system relies not just on the skilled medical professionals performing patient care, but also on the network of managers, representatives, and administrators who help keep all of these medical services running efficiently. As demand for healthcare continues to grow in the U.S., the need for healthcare managers is expected to grow as well.

About Salem’s Healthcare Management Bachelor’s Degree

At Salem University, our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management can prepare you for an entry-level position helping to manage the day-to-day operations of a wide variety of medical organizations and facilities. Learn how to direct and coordinate medical and health services and make data-driven administrative decisions for clinics, departments, hospitals, and more to enhance patient care. A business bachelor’s degree can also be a great stepping off point toward getting your Master of Business Administration.

We’ve designed our bachelor’s degree curriculum with the goal of providing a high-quality education that prepares you for lifelong learning. We aim to develop your leadership and problem-solving skills and encourage all of our students to read critically, ask appropriate questions, gather information, and apply critical analysis. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management?

A bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in healthcare management can help you prepare for entry-level employment in careers like:

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Analyst
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Hospital Unit Clerk
  • Patient Services Representative

What Will I Learn in Salem’s Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management Program?

The business bachelor’s degree with healthcare management specialization program at Salem is designed to naturally build your skills and knowledge in the areas of business, critical thinking, leadership, communication, and human resource management. You’ll establish key concepts in all the many areas of the business world, from management and accounting, to marketing and law, to organizational behavior. We also fold in an international component that focuses on global information, awareness, and perspectives. All of this is brought together in a capstone course that lets you demonstrate your ability to combine what you’ve learned with a practical, ethical, and global perspective.

In your specialized healthcare management courses, you’ll cover topics like:

  • The basics of healthcare management, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, marketing, government and regulatory oversight, and change management
  • The principles and techniques of manpower management in organizations, including challenges and processes, labor law, and the collective bargaining process
  • The laws and regulations that govern healthcare facilities and programs, including privacy, rights, protections, and liabilities
  • The economics, accounting, and finance principles applied to healthcare, including budgeting, capital expenditures, and investments
  • The emerging global issues in healthcare, which include comparisons of international delivery systems, differential patient outcomes, and multicultural considerations

What Healthcare Administration Classes Will I Take?

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a specialization in Healthcare Management requires the completion of 75 foundational and elective credits, as well as 30 core business credits that include:

  • ACC111 Principles of Accounting
  • ACC112 Principles of Accounting 2
  • BUS323 Commercial Law Salem
  • FIN344 Corporate Finance
  • FIN345 Corporate Finance 2
  • MGT210 Principles of Management
  • MGT361 Management Information Systems
  • MGT363 Organizational Theory
  • MGT499 Senior Capstone Project
  • MKT231 Principles of Marketing

You’ll also take 15 credits in the Healthcare Management specialization:

  • MGT212 Introduction to Healthcare Management
  • MGT222 Human Resources Management
  • MGT225 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management
  • MGT310 Economics and Healthcare Finance
  • MGT426 International Issues in Healthcare Management

How Long Will It Take to Get My Healthcare Management Bachelor’s Degree?

On average, a full-time student can earn their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a specialization in Healthcare Management in approximately 40 months. However, we recognize every student is different, with different circumstances. It’d be best to contact one of our admissions advisors to discuss your specific questions and goals.

Why Choose Salem University?

Since 1888, Salem University has built upon our tradition of accessible, affordable higher education by constantly innovating and looking to the future. We aim to develop lifelong learners who embrace problem-solving with a global perspective. We offer:

  • Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-campus
  • A unique one-course-a-month format that allows students to focus on a single subject at a time and build their knowledge in a way that feels natural
  • Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule
  • Supportive faculty and staff who serve as thought leaders and mentors
  • A beautiful 100-acre campus situated in the Smoky Mountains where programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.


This course is accredited by ACBSP.

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