Boost your career in health services administration

Maintaining effective services in the field of healthcare is essential to the well-being of individuals and society as a whole. Our online health services administration concentration can provide you with a background that can help you take on a role in oversight and management within a healthcare organization.

As part of your Strayer curriculum, you’ll focus on human services administration and learn how to support relationships between managers and employees, encourage recruitment and retention of talent, and address the legal and safety issues associated with healthcare environments.

AT-A-GLANCE

Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

40

Cost Per Course:

$1,480

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Online BBA in Health Services Administration courses

COURSES IN CONCENTRATION

  • HSA 300 - Health Services Organization Management

    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.

  • HSA 305 - Health Services Marketing

    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.

  • HSA 315 - Health Information Systems

    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.

  • HSA 320 - Healthcare Human Resource Management

    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.

  • HSA 405 - Health Care Policy and Law

    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.

COURSES IN MAJOR

  • BUS 302 - MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

    Provides a survey of fundamental management concepts and techniques. This information contributes to effective management and provides a foundation for the continued study of management applications. Emphasis is placed on the roles, the environment, and the primary functions of the manager (planning, organizing, leading, controlling), as well as the skills required and various techniques used to perform these functions. The course will also highlight the development of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. The communication process, motivation, and operations (production) management are also presented.

  • BUS 309 - BUSINESS ETHICS

    Examines the applications of ethical principles through consideration of typical problem areas encountered in organizations. The course focuses on the ethical perspectives of business decision-making and policy development in a variety of key areas including individual behavior, human resource management, work environments, marketing, property rights, and international business. The analysis of case situations will illustrate the application of various ethical approaches (utility, individual rights, and justice) in managing organizations.

  • BUS 475 - BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

    Explore the role of primary and secondary stakeholders, both within and outside organizations. Investigate ethics and social responsibility and review where organizational activities fall within different continua. Examine the broad forces in business, society and globalization and how stakeholders can influence results in both business and society.

  • BUS 499 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE

    Examine the processes by which organizations formulate strategy, implement policy, and evaluate outcomes in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Focus on the ethical implications of strategic choices throughout the course. Exercise your analytic, integrative, decision-making and business communications skills through the use of case analysis and decision making.

  • ECO 100 - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

    Get a basic overview of macro- and microeconomic principles and concepts. Understand the economic dynamics of market forces affecting competition, different economic systems, the role of government in the economy and economic aspects of international trade. Discusses the labor market, interest rates and the supply of money, and the performance of a national economy. Apply economics to business decisions, considering such principles as opportunity costs, diminishing returns and the marginal principle.

  • LEG 100 - BUSINESS LAW I

    Examines the legal environment of today's businesses, the sources of American law, and ethics and corporate social responsibility. Provides an overview of constitutional, statutory, administrative and common law, tort law, agency, contracts, cyber law and privacy, LLCs, corporations, and bankruptcy, intellectual property, securities, consumer protection and environmental law, intellectual property, real property, international law, and the federal and state courts.

  • MKT 100 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

    Get introduced to basic marketing principles and concepts. Focus on the development of marketing strategy and the major components of the marketing mix, (product, price, promotion and distribution). Review the critical environmental factors of markets — domestic and international — and customer behavior characteristics that affect marketing operations. Understand how marketing integrates with other functions in a business organization.

What you’ll learn with an online BBA in Health Services Administration

In your Strayer online BBA in Health Services Administration concentration, you’ll explore the forces and trends affecting the U.S. healthcare industry. Your coursework will guide you to apply business strategies and tools to health services management, for a positive impact on healthcare management firms, hospitals, clinics, and long-term facilities. You’ll work on problem-solving strategies to address critical factors such as law, policy, ethics, quality, and cost.

As part of this concentration, you’ll learn how to apply management and technical skills to the administration of healthcare systems and organizations. In addition, you’ll develop the tools to analyze current administrative and management challenges in health service organizations and recommend solutions that incorporate strategic use of resources.

Career outcomes for BBA in Health Services Administration graduates

Related job titles to explore:

  • Clinic administrator
  • Health care administrator
  • Health care billing manager
  • Health care coordinator
  • Health care management consultant
  • Health care policy analyst
  • Health claims examiner
  • Hospital administration

Bachelor’s degree admissions

In order to apply for admission to a Strayer undergraduate certificate, degree, or diploma program, you need a high school diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent. To get started, please provide:

  • A completed application form and enrollment agreement, as applicable
  • Documentation of high school graduation from an approved high school or its equivalent
  • A valid, current, legible government-issued photo identification

Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

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Discover how Strayer can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Save up to 25% on tuition

Pass three classes, earn one on us in your last year. The Strayer Graduation Fund helps you save up to 25% off the cost of your bachelor’s degree. Enrollment is automatic, so you start working toward earning credits as soon as you complete your first class.

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Transfer your credits, finish your degree

You can transfer up to 28 classes into a bachelor’s degree program. How many hours of credit you can transfer depends on which program you want to start. Here’s a breakdown of the maximum number of credits you might be eligible for:

  • 28 courses toward a bachelor’s degree
  • 14 courses toward an associate degree
  • 5 courses toward a diploma program
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Flexibility to match your lifestyle

We offer online learning that lets you work at your own pace. It’s designed to give you the best possible student experience while freeing you from a classroom schedule. You’ll pick up real-world skills on your own time, where and whenever classwork fits into your life. And our programs run all year round, four quarters a year.

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