Finish your degree in as few as 16 months
Concordia University’s healthcare administration (HCA) bachelor’s degree program is designed for working professionals who want to move ahead in the healthcare industry. The program features a cohort model with a small group of students who move through the 16-month curriculum together. Classes are offered completely online or held one night per week on our campus in Portland, Oregon – all taught by experienced healthcare leaders. You will learn healthcare finance, human resources, strategic planning, quality assessment, and healthcare management skills. Utilizing the tools learned in this program, you will be well equipped to make a positive difference in the fast growing healthcare industry.
The overall goal of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is to prepare students to effectively step into healthcare middle management positions with a solid management foundation. The degree provides students the basic knowledge they can build upon to move into upper management and executive positions during their careers.
Career opportunities include middle management positions in acute care organizations such as hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities, and community organizations. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, department management, marketing, quality management, materials management, IT, and finance. Middle management career opportunities in long term care administration include site administrators, program managers (Memory Care), and marketing. Sample healthcare careers include:
- Department Manager
- Department Supervisor
- Area Supervisor
- Program Director
- Area Director
- Service Line Manager
- Practice Manager
- Assistant Director
- Associate Administrator
- Compliance Officer
- Quality Department Manager
Where can your healthcare administration degree take you?
Medical/Health Services Manager $94,000
Administrative Services Manager $86,110
Social/Community Services Manager $63,530
Potential career outcomes. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition
- Instructors share real-world experiences, explore the latest theories of practice, and have extensive contracts for internships and job opportunities
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 22% growth in medical and health services careers through 2020
- The accelerated learning schedule allows students to accomplish academic goals while maintaining career and family commitments