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BS/BAS in Business Administration: Health Care Administration Concentration

Apply Business Skills to Diverse Health Care Environments

The optional Health Care Administration concentration for Methodist University’s BS/BAS in Business Administration prepares you to examine the business side of health care. Apply your leadership skills to positions in hospitals, insurance companies, non-profits, physician’s offices, specialty care, urgent care, and more.

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

Program Benefits

  • 100% online
  • ACBSP-accredited
  • Transfer up to 93 credits

Understand How to Manage Health Care Systems

In addition to the traditional and core business courses, you’ll take specialized coursework in medical terminology, health care management, health care economics and finance, and health care research. You’ll learn how to direct an organization’s business resources in order to provide the best possible patient outcomes.

Career Outlook: Become a Leader in Health Care Systems

With your degree in business administration plus a health care concentration, you can advance in diverse leadership and management positions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for medical and health services managers are expected to grow by 32% through 2029, much faster than average. These professionals made a median salary of $100,980 in 2019.1

Some examples of locations where you can apply your skills include:

  • Dental office
  • Doctor’s office
  • Health insurance company
  • Hospital
  • Outpatient center
  • Psychiatric facility
  • Substance abuse treatment center
  • Surgery center
  • Urgent/acute care



As a medical and health services manager, you would plan, direct, and coordinate the business activities of a health care provider or organization. You might oversee hiring, training, budgeting, programming, patient care, facility management, record keeping, and external communications.



The largest employers of administrative services managers in 2019 were health care and social assistance organizations. Their job responsibilities include record keeping, facilities management, review of policies and procedures, and oversight of equipment maintenance.

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resources (HR) Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Specialist
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Curriculum: Learn how Business Impacts Health Care

In Methodist University’s Health Care Administration concentration, you’ll study foundations of health care administration including finance, medical terminology, and organizational management. Then, you’ll choose three elective courses that align with your individual interests. Electives cover health care-focused topics in strategic management, organizational behavior, informatics, and policy.

An enriching health care internship is also part of the curriculum for students with less than five years’ experience in the health care field.

HCA 2300 Medical Terminology (3 s.h.)

Introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of the conditions that can affect the eleven systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, define, understand, and interpret over 11,000 medical terms as related to the body’s systems and their pathological disorders.

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HCA 3050 Managing Health Care Organizations (3 s.h.)

An introduction to the overall management of health-related organizations. Emphasis is on integrating fundamental tools, concepts, applications, and principles as a basis for the successful management of a health-related business. The focus is on managerial leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking within contemporary health care-related organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The online BS/BAS in Business Administration requires an average of 3.5 years to complete for full-time students.

This 124-semester hour program costs $400 per semester hour for an estimated total tuition of $49,600, not including fees or other costs you may incur. Your costs would be even lower with our online Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. Learn more at the BS in Business Administration tuition page.

Yes. All of Methodist University’s online programs are 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 Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration.

Yes. You can transfer up to 93 credits (or 75% of the program) toward your degree. Methodist University generally accepts credits for courses completed with a grade of C or higher from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. To find out whether or not you are eligible, you can request more information or call us at (910) 212-4956.

To apply to the online Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration program, you must have a high school diploma or GED and submit all official transcripts. For our Bachelor of Applied Science degree, students need an Associate of Applied Science degree. Visit our admissions page for more information.

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