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Online BS/BAS in Accounting: Health Care Administration Concentration

Specialize with MU’s Health Care Accounting Degree

ACBSP Accredited

100% Online

CPA Exam Preparation

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

Program Benefits

  • BS or BAS option
  • No application fee
  • Transfer up to 93 semester hours
  • Eight-week sessions

Make a Difference in Health Care with Specialized Accounting Skills

Help health care companies minimize risk and explore new revenue streams as a specialized accountant. Enroll in a health care accounting degree program at an accredited university offering a convenient online format.

Methodist University’s 100% Online BS or BAS in Accounting degree – Health Care Administration takes you into the world of health care, preparing you with in-demand coding skills. Learn to coordinate between health care providers and insurance companies, including contract negotiations and claims appeals. Gain familiarity with medical terminology, providers, and more to secure your desired position. Graduate with hours and skills needed to certify to enter specialist roles in diagnostic offices, hospitals, private practice, or care centers.

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).