About OU's Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management (Non-Clinical Track)
Are you interested in earning a degree in health care or pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration? The non-clinical track of Ottawa University’s Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management will help business professionals understand health management systems and gain the organizational insight and managerial ability needed to pursue positions of leadership or management of health care organizations, so they can continue helping people live better, healthier lives. Healthcare is a growing field, in every way. While there continues to be great demand for doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners, there is also a rising need for the office professionals and administrators that maintain health-care operations. You could fill these roles with OU’s health care management degree.
The Health Care Management program promotes an understanding of complex, evolving and integrated health care and reimbursement systems. Students analyze perspectives, methods and values associated with the delivery and financing of health services. They learn to evaluate client needs, fiscal constraints, management practices, ethical principles, public policies, and promotional strategies of the health care institution. System designs to discover ways to meet the growing demands for affordable, efficient, responsible, and effective health care are considered. This major promotes organizational insight and managerial ability for those who desire leadership positions in health-related organizations. It is especially suitable for health care professionals with technical/clinical training.
Coursework in the non-clinical track requires six foundation courses in business, along with the necessary core courses to earn the degree.
Four BAHCM Concentrations
Ottawa’s bachelor’s degree in health care management offers several concentrations that allow you to tailor your degree in an area of specialization, such as:
Career Outlook for the B.A. in Health Care Management (Non-Clinical)
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of people employed as managers in the health service industry will increase by 32% through 2029. The median annual wage in health care management positions was $100,980 in May 2019. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $58,820, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $189,000.
The need for people with skills and expertise will increase as health care management systems become more complex. Graduates can pursue health care management and health care administration career options in settings such as hospitals, residential care facilities, nursing homes, home health agencies, group medical practices, community health manager, behavioral health organizations, consulting firms, government health care agencies, long term care facilities, and physician offices. These careers may include:
- Health information manager
- Community health manager
- Health policy analyst
- Nursing home administrator
- Health promotion specialist
- Medical Services administrator
- Health services manager
Some careers in healthcare administration require an advanced degree. As our students pursue their bachelor's degrees, they often consider earning a Master of Arts in Leadership or a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Population Health/ Health Care Management.
Perspective on the BAHCM
“Medical and health services managers plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care. These works are either specialists in charge of a specific clinical department or generalists who manage an entire facility or system.”
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Why Choose Ottawa?
The courses in Ottawa University's online Health Care Management Non Clincal degree program are 100% online and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. We make it easy for you to transfer credits in order to help keep tuition costs down. We also offer courses in accelerated 8-week terms in order to reduce your time to completion. These are just a few of the reasons why we are proud to be the best, fastest, and most affordable option locally in the Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Phoenix areas, as well as serving students nationally through our online degrees.
For curriculum and course descriptions, please download a program overview.
If you’re ready to learn more about the Health Care Management undergraduate degree program, contact us today.