As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the demand for healthcare workers—and managers—will continue to grow. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that one out of every four new jobs created in the next few years will be in either healthcare or social assistance. They also predict that employment of medical and health services managers will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012.
The AIU Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in Healthcare Management can help
position students for careers in the healthcare field by providing a unique, market-relevant combination of a comprehensive business education with real-world, healthcare-focused applications. The BBA also provides a foundation for students who wish to pursue an advanced degree at the Master's level. The BBA degree meets the lower-levels requirement (180 credits) of the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
The BBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management can help prepare students interested in developing and advancing a career in a:
Challenging, Relevant Coursework
- Hospital or Clinic
- Long-term Care Facility
- Health Insurance Company
- Managed Care Organization
- Pharmaceutical Company
The BBA in Healthcare Management features industry-relevant coursework taught by faculty members with real-world experience in the field. Key topics addressed in this degree program include the ethical and legal aspects of healthcare, management of healthcare operations, and the economics of healthcare.
Students who successfully complete the program should be able to:
Concentration courses for this program include
- Assess decisions and employ methods for improving decision making.
- Apply teambuilding and leadership skills.
- Apply mathematical, statistical, and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices and functions.
- Apply the concepts and principles of finance and accounting to make effective decisions.
- Discuss operations management practices and principles used in the current business environment.
- Explain macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts and how they relate to the management of domestic and global organizations.
- Discuss the implications of technology and the Internet on today's businesses.
- Communicate effectively in business situations.
- Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
- Ethical and Legal Aspects of Healthcare
- Healthcare Management
- Healthcare Information Systems
- Healthcare Finance