Bachelor of Business Administration Health Services Administration
Why earn a degree in health services administration from Strayer?
Strayer’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a health services administration concentration can help you develop the knowledge and skills to drive effective health care solutions. You’ll explore trends affecting health care in the United States and learn how to apply business and problem-solving strategies in critical administrative areas.
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What is health services administration?
In Strayer’s online Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Services Administration program, you’ll develop a strong theoretical knowledge of health care services, as well as practical business strategies you can use to be a more effective leader. You’ll learn how to support management, drive recruitment, help encourage employee retention and address legal and safety issues.
Our curriculum combines the theory and principles behind effective health care management and practical skills you can use to create positive organizational change and move forward to meet your goals.
What do you do with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Services Administration?
- Learn how to apply management and technical skills to the administration of health care systems and organizations.
- Develop tools to analyze current administrative and management challenges in health service organizations.
- Recommend solutions that incorporate strategic use of resources.
- Comprehend the features of the U.S. health care system and how policy and law shape organizations that provide health services.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.
How long does it take to get a degree in business administration?
- There are 40 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work, for a total of 135 hours by the end of the course. Strayer’s course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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How much does a BBA in Health Services Administration cost?
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How much does a BBA in Health Services Administration cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Program cost breakdown
In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your bachelor’s degree (if approved). The Strayer transfer credit page has more information, as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in health services administration?
Our BBA in health services administration curriculum combines the theory and principles behind effective health care management and practical skills you can use to create positive organizational change and move forward to meet your goals. View all courses
What is a minor in college?
A minor is a group of five courses in a select subject area that can add depth to your resume and round out your degree. Pursuing a minor offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a secondary area of interest outside of your major and concentration.
How does a minor work?
Since you can use elective courses to complete the minor, in most cases you won’t have to spend extra time and money on additional courses to complete your degree. Keep in mind that courses used to complete your major can’t be applied toward a minor.
Should you get a minor in college?
Getting a minor can help give you a professional edge. It demonstrates your forward thinking, self-motivation and organization – all valuable skills in the workplace.
Health services administration concentration course list
Get an overview of the various aspects of health care organizations. Topics include the transition and development of the industry; organizational design; oversight and management roles; responsibilities of various types of health care institutions and professionals; evaluating the purpose and clinical performance of physicians, nurses, clinical support and community health services management; and the functions of financial and human resource management, information services, customer services, and marketing and strategy.
Understand marketing in health care organizations. Topics include the role of marketing in health care organizations, the marketing environment in the health care industry, strategy and market planning, the use of market information systems and market research, market segmentation, shaping product and service offerings, pricing strategies and decisions, designing and managing marketing channels, designing and managing marketing communications, and implementing marketing.
Review current health information systems. Topics include locating, collecting, analyzing, utilizing and reporting health statistics to solve common workplace issues. Learn basic concepts of data quality and methods of presentation. Explore data systems issues as well as health indicators, metrics and measurements to support informed decision making in a health care organization.
Explore contemporary human resource issues in health care management within the U.S. health care system. Contrast the differences between personnel administration and elements of strategic human resource management. Learn key concepts, such as line vs. staff relationships; the manager/employee relationship; job design and analysis; position descriptions; recruitment, retention and promotion; succession planning; legal issues; safety issues; labor relations; training; compensation and benefits; and performance appraisals. Discuss current trends in health care human resource management for context.
Get an overview of health care policy, regulation and law. Topics include sources of common, statutory and constitutional law; contracts and intentional torts; the organization and management of a corporate health care organization (HCO); for-profit and nonprofit HCOs; liability issues for individuals and HCOs; admission and discharge issues; medical staff appointments and privileges; emergency care issues; consent issues for treatment; and taxation and antitrust issues. Discuss current examples of fraud, abuse and corporate compliance programs.
Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.
Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.
What can you do with a BBA in Health Services Administration?
Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the health services administration field.
Versatile skills for your future
The Health Services Administration concentration prepares students to understand various roles and functions of business in a healthcare setting. Students will learn about the aspects of human resources, marketing, data quality and systems, policy, regulations and laws applicable to the field of healthcare. Students will gain knowledge and skills related to clinical, hospital, non-profit and corporate settings.
In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:
- Attend meetings or conferences as a representative for your department and field requests or complaints.
- Coordinate with external vendors and service providers to help meet the organization or department’s needs.
- Create and review operational reports and schedules to make sure they are efficient and accurate.
- Determine supply needs for the department and acquire the necessary equipment.
- Host trainings for staff to teach them procedures.
- Manage or oversee the supportive services department within an organization.
- Manage payroll tasks, including overseeing timekeeping and submitting payroll.
- Plan and set goals, deadlines and budgets for the department.
- Recommend procedure and policy changes, like supply changes or disposing of records, to help improve operations.
- Review contracts, regulations and procedural guidelines to make sure your organization/department is compliant.
- Create operational standards and procedures for your department.
- Hire, supervise and terminate administrative staff.
Bachelor of Business Administration admission requirements
Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International bachelor's students
We welcome international students.