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Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

Love working in healthcare? Want to lead in this thriving industry?

If you're ready to enter the field of health administration but need to work during the day, consider Pfeiffer’s health administration undergraduate degree completion program. Our flexible program is available through a combination of on-campus and online courses — an ideal setup for working adults. Explore the unique economic, policy and management forces of the health care industry while learning about marketing, budgeting and planning for success.

For more information, read the health administration program one sheet.

Printable curriculum sheet

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Campus

The bachelor of science in health administration degree completion program, in the division of applied sciences, is available at our Charlotte campus and online. Choose to complete your degree entirely online or by taking a combination of online and traditional courses.

Curriculum

Core Courses (39 SH)

  • ACCT 591       Fundamentals of Accounting
  • BMAL 311       Business Statistics
  • BMAL 432       Financial Management
  • ECON 591      Fundamentals of Economics
  • HA 300            Principles of Healthcare Management
  • HA 302            Introduction to Community and Public Health 
  • HA 403            Economic Perspectives in Health Policy
  • HA 405            Medical Communications
  • HA 406            Healthcare Insurance and Managed Care    
  • HA 414            Law and Ethics in the Health Sciences 
  • HA 416            Introduction to Healthcare Leadership
  • HA 503            Operations Assessment and Quality Improvement
  • HA 505            Healthcare Planning and Strategy

Electives

You may choose to concentrate your studies in long term care management or medical practice management.

Long Term Care (LTC) Management Concentration

The LTC concentration prepares you for a variety of positions in the field of long term care. It encompasses content necessary for licensure examinations of both the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators and the North Carolina Board of Nursing Home Examiners.

Complete the specified required core courses (48 SH) plus the following:

  • HA 407 Long Term Care Management
  • HA 506 Clinical Aspects of Aging
  • HA 508 Contemporary Issues in Long Term Care
  • Two electives related to long term care, healthcare disabilities or aging.
  • Five electives of choice

Medical Practice Management (MPM) Concentration

The MPM concentration prepares you for a variety of administrative positions in the field of medical group practice management. It incorporates competency areas necessary for certification by the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Complete the specified required core courses (48 SH) plus the following:

  • HA 409 Healthcare Information Management
  • HA 412 Healthcare Human Resource Management
  • HA 413 Risk Management and Insurance
  • HA 507 Healthcare Quality Management
  • HA 509 Medical Practice Operations Management
  • Five electives of choice

Health Informatics Management Concentration

The HIM concentration is designed to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and interpersonal skill set that employers deem essential to facilitate the operation of health care systems by focusing on decision making in healthcare. The curriculum encompasses content necessary for the certification examination of the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Complete the specified required core courses (48 SH) plus the following:

  • HA 408 Introduction to Health Informatics Systems
  • HA 411 Foundations of Health Information Technologies and Informatics
  • HA 415 Electronic Health Records and Quality
  • HA 417 Project Management of Health Information Technology
  • HA 516 Health Care IT Capstone

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Admission Requirements

Please submit the following:

  • Application for Admission and non-refundable application fee.
  • Copies of official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended are required. 
  • If you have applied for financial aid, the financial aid transcript must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.

Prior Learning Credits

There are several ways to get credit for previous educational experience and/or knowledge in a subject. Review our prior learning credits policy on the admissions page. 

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Careers

Build the necessary foundation to start a career in health services administration, leadership or management. Administrative positions exist in a wide variety of healthcare settings, from acute care to long term care. This dynamic industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, with job opportunities springing up across the nation.

Ready to get started? Apply now. 

Advisor

Sheila Mull
(800) 338-2060
(704) 945-7322
sheila.mull@pfeiffer.edu