Healthcare Administration

Put yourself at the intersection of management and compassion.

Advance Your Career with a Healthcare Administration Degree

Take your career to the next level! Our healthcare administration (HCA) program provides a solid foundation in healthcare management and prepares you to effectively step into leadership positions. The flexibility of our HCA program makes it easy to complete your degree.

Classes can be taken either completely online, just one evening per week on the Concordia University campus in Portland, Oregon, or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.

Taught by experienced healthcare leaders, your coursework will focus on the latest information concerning healthcare administration – from healthcare finance, human resources, and operations management to strategic planning, quality assessment, and data analytics. Drawing on this knowledge, you will graduate with valuable, in-demand management skills that are unique to the healthcare industry.

Why Concordia?

The Concordia HCA program includes an intensive internship in your area of study, giving you the real-world experience today’s employers are seeking. The result is a strengthened resume, along with the confidence, education, and skills required for taking the next step in contributing to the wellness of the community and making a positive difference in a rapidly growing, ever-changing industry.

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Focus Your Skill Set

Ten of the 20 fastest-growing jobs in the US are in the healthcare sector, which is expected to grow at 17% per year through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By focusing your studies on two of our three highly relevant concentrations, you’ll graduate with marketable skills that will help you advance or begin your career in healthcare administration. This career-focused degree prepares you for positions such as Medical or Health Services Manager, Program Manager, Site Administrator, and Practice Manager, to name just a few.

Targeted Concentrations

Concordia University’s HCA faculty keep a close eye on the healthcare administration sector and refresh the HCA program curriculum accordingly.

Students can focus their coursework around two out of three possible concentrations:

  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Healthcare Process Improvement Management
  • Healthcare for an Aging Population

Maximum Flexibility

Flexible, convenient, and customizable, the HCA degree completion program is designed so you can continue working while earning your degree. You can complete your degree in as few as 16 months, taking classes full-time or part-time, online or on-campus. Both the online and on-campus programs follow an 8-week format so that you can start the program in any semester. Classes are taught in a supportive, welcoming environment by healthcare professionals with managerial experience. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 22 percent growth in medical and health services management careers through 2020.

Medical/Health Services Manager $94,000/yr
Administrative Services Manager $86,110/yr
Social/Community Services Manager $63,530/yr

Potential career outcomes.
Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

"As an adult learner weighing the options on a new career, the program at Concordia University couldn’t have been a better choice. The school workload was challenging but manageable, allowing me to juggle work and family needs."

Jacade Hanson, ‘14