Online Classes: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Administration Online

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Advance your career with healthcare management courses in an online format

Are you passionate about combining leadership and business skills in a healthcare setting? Do you need the convenience and flexibility of learning on your own time? Then choose an online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration with Mercy College.

Healthcare Administrators are responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing the direction of their chosen healthcare facility. The healthcare administration degree balances business and leadership courses to prepare students for managing in a hospital or health center setting. Students can earn their degree online in as little as five semesters. With the flexibility of online courses, many students continue to work full time while they earn this degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program courses begin in the fall (August), spring (January), and summer (May) semesters.

Program Overview

The Healthcare Administration (HCA) degree completion program provides a foundation in healthcare management skills and healthcare business knowledge. Coursework and an elective practicum experience will assist the student in current or future management positions in healthcare facilities. This program emphasizes building strong communication skills and organizational competence — critical skills critical for healthcare managers.

Healthcare administration careers:

  • Mid-Level Hospital Manager
  • Long-Term Care Administrator
  • Managed Care Organization Administrator
  • Clinic Administrator
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Healthcare Consultant

MHA Fast Track

Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration now also have the option to take one or more (maximum of six credit-hours) 500 level graduate courses at the undergraduate tuition rate. The course options are part of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. More information about the MHA fast-track option is below.

MHA Fast Track Information

Sample program of study for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.

Curriculum effective Fall 2021. For students enrolled prior to Fall 2021, please reference the Mercy College catalog.

At the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration completion program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. healthcare system.
  2. Identify legal and government regulations that impact healthcare organizations.
  3. Demonstrate fiscal and economic principles necessary for value creation within healthcare organizations.
  4. Determine practices required to support, develop, and motivate a diverse healthcare workforce.
  5. Identify essential organizational processes, infrastructure, and quality initiatives required within healthcare organizations.

Program Outcomes

  • Document .pdfHealthcare Administration Online Completion Graduation and Retention Data

    Program outcome data for HCA programs


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Career Outlook

Employment Growth

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services.

This means greater needs for physicians and other healthcare workers, medical procedures, and healthcare facilities, and therefore greater needs for managers who organize and manage medical information and healthcare staff.

Employment is projected to grow in offices of health practitioners. Many services previously provided in hospitals will shift to these settings, especially as medical technologies improve. Demand in medical group practice management is projected to grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex.

Job prospects for medical and health services managers are likely to be favorable. In addition to rising employment demand, the need to replace managers who retire over the next decade will result in some openings.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Admission Requirements

A student holding an associate/bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.3, will be considered for program admission. Students whose GPA falls below a 2.3 but above a 2.0 will be considered on an individual basis. A student without an associate/bachelor’s degree will be considered for admission provided he/she has earned 60 or more transferable credit hours, with a minimum GPA of 2.3, and has completed the following general education coursework: Natural Sciences (6 cr. hrs.), ENG 101 or equivalent (3 cr. hrs.), Mathematics (3 cr. hrs.), and Social and/ or Behavioral Sciences (3 cr. hrs.).

As determined by the program director, a student without prior experience or current healthcare employment will be required to complete HCA 404, Healthcare Administration Practicum (1 credit hour, 120 contact hours) as a graduation requirement. The student who may become employed in healthcare while enrolled in the program will not be required to complete the practicum experience, as approved by the program director. This experience allows for acquisition of specific skills in a real-world healthcare setting. Additional practicum information may be obtained from the program director.