Healthcare Management Degree Online

Earn your bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management online at Madison School of Healthcare. Our nationally accredited program was designed by healthcare educators and industry experts and will give you the theoretical and practical skills you’ll need to compete in the healthcare industry. You’ll gain working knowledge of fundamental subjects, such as Medical Sociology, Healthcare Delivery Systems, Managed Healthcare, and Medical Law and Ethics.

In addition to all of your course materials, you have access to academic support via phone, email and online as well as personalized career guidance to help you transition what you’ve learned to a potential career in the healthcare industry. Madison’s healthcare management degree online program is self-paced and flexible, allowing you to enroll in one semester at a time and complete each of 8 semesters in as few as 6 months based on your study pace.

Curriculum

Semester 1

EN110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

This course will help students sharpen skills that will help in achieving maximum learning as they complete their degree programs. Taking this course will unlock students' undiscovered potential and will help them discover their multiple intelligences and best ways to learn. This course will also help students uncover strengths and build from them, as well as explore the areas where they might change behaviors to ensure college success.
Credit Hours: 3

SP180 - Principles of Public Speaking 

This course teaches the students fundamental principles while emphasizing skills development in the practice of public speaking. It covers purposes, methods and steps in preparing speeches, develops communication skills in listening, speech criticism, audience analysis and writing, and provides effective delivery techniques to present a variety of speeches.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today's office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

H03 - Medical Terminology  

This course will familiarize students with medical terminology and the structure of the human body. Lessons are organized based on the systems of the human body including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular, blood and lymphatic systems. Oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   H01 - Medical Office Management I  

This course provides an overview of medical office topics, including typical happenings in a medical office, an introduction to medical terminology, insurance processing and coding, safety issues, communications issues, interacting with patients, and records management.
Credit Hours: 3

H02 - Medical Office Management II  

This course is a continuation of Medical Office Management I, providing a look at the disease process, physical examination, laboratory procedures, diagnostic equipment, nutrition, medications, specialty practices, physical therapy, and responding to medical emergencies.
Credit Hours: 3

H06 - Health Records Management  

This course introduces most of the records used in a medical office. Students will see examples of these records, study their contents, and learn how these records are used, shared, and stored by the medical office. Students will also learn about the relationships among these records and medical care, legal, and insurance or billing concerns.
Credit Hours: 3

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Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that they can apply in a variety of healthcare related career settings. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, specialty core courses within the program discipline focus on the managerial, financial, logistical and ethical aspects of healthcare, enabling students to become well-rounded professionals in their chosen field.

Your Healthcare Management Program Includes:

  • Textbook and/or comprehensive online resources
  • Online course materials and assessments
  • Access to Academic Advisors
  • Personalized faculty feedback on all written assessments
  • Access to a Learning Resource Center and Library via Proquest
  • Ability to interact with peer students, faculty and staff via Madison’s Online Community
  • Ability to track academic progress and manage account information via the student portal
  • Opportunity to participate in our live graduation ceremony
  • Personalized Career Guidance

Being here made me feel a part of something and I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like this, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment.

— Susan Donaldson, Recent Graduate

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Madison School of Healthcare offers bachelor degree in Healthcare Management tuition that is affordable. Enroll and begin your studies at any time, and choose the low monthly payment that works with your budget.

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Career Outlook

Healthcare management jobs are plentiful and stable once you establish yourself in the industry. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management is a wise choice and your first step toward career advancement and income growth. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the creation of 56,300 new jobs in medical and health services management through 2024. Healthcare managers coordinate the execution of medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, private practices and more. Some of the most in-demand positions include practice administrator, pharmaceutical sales, medical administrative assistant, health records clerk, health insurance specialist, patient access specialist, healthcare marketing director and more.

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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 17% increase in medical and health services manager careers by 2024.

FAQs

Are there any prerequisites for Madison’s healthcare management degree program?

The only requirement to enroll in Madison’s healthcare management degree program is a high school diploma or GED.

What features should I look for in Madison School of Healthcare’s healthcare management bachelor's degree online program compared to other schools’ programs?

It’s important that the program you choose includes the relevant courses you need to pursue a career in the healthcare management field. Look for a program that covers the important concepts you need to know and focuses on the skills that you need to start your career. Your program should include specific lessons on medical terminology, medical office management, and proper coding of diagnoses and medical procedures, healthcare system information management including electronic health records and other important healthcare topics. Once you graduate, you should be able to enter Madison’s Master of Science or MBA programs without any additional academic preparation.

Is the training all online or do I get books?

Your course content is delivered via online course materials and assessments. Textbooks and/or comprehensive online resources are also included with your program tuition.

Does Madison accept transfer credits?

Yes. Madison School of Healthcare accepts eligible transfer credits from previously attended colleges and universities for candidates in our Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. Our Registrar will evaluate your credits and let you know what credits are eligible for transfer toward your degree. We also offer life/work experience credit.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers (May 5, 2016).