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

Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management - Non-Clinical Track


Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management — Non-Clinical Track

Earn your health care management degree online at Ottawa University and gain the skills you need to plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of health care services across entire systems.

About Ottawa’s Online Bachelor’s in Health Care Management Degree

Our healthcare system is only getting more complex. Business professionals who understand health care management systems, especially those with people and project management skills, are in high demand. 

If you’re interested in programs to help develop a business career in health care services, you should consider Ottawa University’s online health care management degree program. Courses in this major give students the organizational insight and managerial ability they need to pursue positions of leadership or management of health care organizations and includes your choice of several concentrations such as:

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


Health Care Management Career Outlook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of people employed in health care administration positions will increase by 23% between 2012 and 2022. This bachelor’s degree program can be helpful if you wish to pursue positions in management, administration or human resources in health care organizations. 

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.

For more information about earning your bachelor’s degree in health care management at Ottawa University — or for any of our other degree or certification programs contact us today.

Foundation Courses








MAT 20043 is recommended to fulfill foundation requirement. 

Health Care Management Non-Clincal Major Courses

Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems |  
Introduction to the U.S. health care system, major components of the system, and historical development of current health care systems.

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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