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Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management - Clinical Track | Undergraduate Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management - Clinical Track


About OU’s Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management (Clinical)

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. These are roles you could fill with the right health care management degree.  

If you’re interested in a career in health care services, consider earning your health care management bachelor’s degree online at Ottawa University. This health care management degree program is part of our rich, online degree programs and offers several concentrations such as:

  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership and Management 

Follow the clinical track with your associate degree in a clinical field or 30 credit hours in professional clinical training. Contact your Enrollment Advisor if you have a primary credential in one of the listed credentials that was received in a structured education pathway other than academic credit.

If you hold a postprimary credential, you may be able to apply additional upper division credit. Contact your enrollment advisor for information.

Career Outlook for the B.A. in Health Care Management (Clinical)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of people employed as managers in the health service industry will increase by 23% between 2012 and 2022. 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 administration career options in settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Residential care facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health agencies
  • Ambulatory services
  • Group medical practices

Discover the Benefits of Ottawa University

  • Generous credit transfer policy – Save time and cost with Ottawa University’s generous credit transfer policy that honors past experience – up to 80 credit hours
  • Rich, established history – For almost 150 years, Ottawa University has educated students for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, and personal growth and significance. Today, we remain an inclusive learning community grounded in faith and focused on the career needs of the future
  • Life-friendly online learning options – At Ottawa University, we offer life-friendly online degree programs for working adults, military personnel and their families, or anyone looking for a flexible and convenient program that can be completed outside the classroom
  • A supportive learning environment – As an online student at Ottawa University, you’ll draw upon the expertise and support of faculty members who are dedicated to your success

For curriculum and course descriptions, please download a program overview.

If you’e ready to learn more about the Health Care Management undergraduate degree program, contact us today.

Health Care Management Major Courses (Clinical Track)

Planning and Budgeting in Health Care |  
Addresses basic budgeting and management systems applicable to various health care industries. Examines development of business budgets using tools and models such as balance sheets, income statements, cash flow analysis, time value of money concepts and project planning techniques specific to health care organizations.

Human Resources in Health Care Organizations |  
Examines relationships between employer and employee. Topics Includes development of appropriate and legally prescribed standards for measuring work performance, compensation, labor-employee relations, and recruitment, selection, training, development, and appraisal of employees.

Health Care Law and Ethics |  
Explores case law affecting health care administration. Includes subjects such as health care reimbursement, patient access to health care, organization and operation of the health care business and medical staff relations. Examines ethical issues such as defining death and harvesting organs, withholding or withdrawing medical care, surrogate motherhood and maternal-fetal conflict and patient confidentiality and AIDS.

Health Care Policy and Regulation |  
Examines the development of health care policy in the U.S. and the influences of societal, political, and economic environments on the health care industry. Explores the interaction of government and other regulatory agencies within the health care industries.

Quality in Health Care |  
Examines the various aspects of quality: measurement, management, and improvement and how these are conducted in health care organizations.  Describes the relationship between quality and reimbursement, particularly in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, as well as the growing linkage to commercial payers.  Focuses on the theory of quality as well as the process, including studying examples of quality initiativs and organizations that promote quality efforts in health care organizations.

Management of Health Care Organizations |   
Provides overview of management in health organizations with attention to management functions of planning, controlling and organizing. Emphasis on budgeting as application of planning and controlling. Covers setting of objectives, formulation of strategies, decision-making techniques of control, and different approaches to establishing authority and responsibility in organizations.

Seminar in Applied Health Care Management |  
Capstone course that guides students in integration of functional content areas in the field of health care management. Addresses health care management Issues and applies health care management theories and techniques to problems and cases through a process of decision-making.

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