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Online BS/BAS in Accounting: Health Care Administration Concentration

Advance Your Career in the Business of Health Care

Methodist University’s 100% online BS/BAS in Accounting features an optional concentration in health care administration that examines the business side of health care. In addition to the traditional and core accounting courses you’ll take, you’ll also gain a deeper understanding of how major health care systems coalesce to provide the best possible care.

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  • Duration 3.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $400
  • Credit Hours 62-124

Program Benefits

  • Accredited by ACBSP
  • Optional internship opportunity
  • 100% online
  • Transfer up to 93 credits

A Business Foundation to Offer Exceptional Care

Gain the necessary skills to provide growth opportunities to an array of health care organizations with Methodist University’s health care accounting degree. Our health care administration concentration is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the business operations of health care. From organizational behavior to health care informatics, you’ll develop a unique skill set to make informed business decisions to ensure health care providers offer the highest quality services.

Career Outlook: Become a Leader in Diverse Health Care Settings

With the online health care accounting degree, you’ll ultimately be equipped to enter a rapidly expanding industry. As more employers aim to hire experienced accounting professionals to coordinate new business activities, the need for qualified accountants with a familiarity of health care environments is rising. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services manager positions are expected to grow by 32% through 2029. Additionally, those who occupy these roles are expected to earn an average salary of $100,980.1

Budget Analyst

$76,540/YEAR2

As a budget analyst, you would be responsible for gathering appropriate and relevant financial records to craft an even, practical budget. As a result, you would be directly involved in helping health care organizations make major business decisions regarding their spending and growth options. There are currently 55,400 budget analyst positions in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Financial Analyst

$81,590/YEAR3

Financial analysts primarily help private organizations make important, informed investment decisions. In a health care setting, you would assist administrators in balancing prudent spending options as they aim to offer the best possible care. Financial analyst positions are expected to grow by 5% through 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Financial Manager
  • Accountant
  • Cost Estimator
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Curriculum: Learn the Business of Health Care

The health care accounting degree online will allow you to engage with a variety of topics that will prepare you for success in health care administration. Topics covered in the health care concentration include medical terminology, health care organizational management, health care informatics, and strategic management.

Course Spotlight: HCA 3500 Economics and Finance of Health Care Organizations

Understand how direct business measures connect the systems of health care organizations. In this course, you will explore market trends that currently determine the best practices of the business of health care.

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Course Spotlight: HCA 3050 Managing Health Care Organizations

Gain a unique insight into the inner workings of how health care organizations function at a business level. In the course, you’ll engage with coursework that will prepare you to lead across an array of health care organizational contexts.

Frequently Asked Questions

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More than 97% of students receive significant financial aid off the “sticker price” of $49,600, making the value of an MU degree unmatched. A variety of scholarships are available for Methodist University’s online programs.

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You may incur costs beyond tuition, such as textbooks, supplies, and other fees. Take these costs into consideration as you budget for your education.

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Yes! The program accepts up to 93 transfer semester hours, pending departmental approval.

The first step is to start your application. To learn more about our admissions process, visit our admissions page, or call 910-212-4956 to speak with a knowledgeable admissions representative dedicated to personalizing your enrollment experience.

Yes. All of Methodist University’s online programs are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Additionally, Methodist University’s Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the BS/BAS in Accounting: Health Care Administration concentration.

The online accounting degree is available in both part-time and full-time options. Call 910-212-4956 to speak with a knowledgeable counselor dedicated to personalizing your enrollment experience.

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Sources:

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited January 13, 2020).
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Budget Analysts, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/budget-analysts.htm (visited January 20, 2021).
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm (visited January 13, 2020).