Healthcare in the United States is a constantly evolving industry, with emerging societal trends constantly changing the landscape. The population is growing, aging, and experiencing an explosion of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. This, paired with a fragmented and opaque insurance systems, has created a massive demand for Healthcare Administrators who understand the nuances of the industry. By equipping you with the knowledge and business savvy to oversee an office or practice, you’ll be prepared to immediately confront these challenges on the way to a successful and meaningful career.
This degree is offered by AU Midwest.
The population of the United States is growing and aging. Lack of exercise and a fast food diet is leading to an explosion of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. A fragmented insurance system makes it almost impossible to understand who will pay when the medical bills come due.
What does all of this mean for the job market? It means that healthcare providers and affiliated businesses – doctor offices, hospitals, labs, outpatient surgery centers, long-term care facilities, insurance and managed-care companies – need Healthcare Administrators who have a solid conceptual understanding of the critical issues and trends in the healthcare industry as well as the business savvy and leadership skills needed to oversee a successful office or practice.
The Management major with a Healthcare Administration concentration is designed to fulfill that need.
- Learn necessary interdisciplinary leadership skills
- Master the fundamentals of healthcare administration
- Gain a working knowledge of the economics and politics of the health system
- Acquire human resource management and accounting skills
- Understand unique gender and multicultural issues in healthcare
To earn a Bachelor’s degree at Antioch University Midwest, students will have a combination of transfer credits and required Antioch University Midwest credits totaling 120 credits.
- Experience and Expression
- Modes and Methods of Learning
- Literary Analysis and Argumentation
- Culture, Conflict, and Social Research
- Foundations of Civilization
- Ecology, Technology, and Society
Required Professional Core Courses:
- Financial Statements & Analysis
- Legal Issues Impacting Managers
- Applied Economics
- Strategic Marketing
- Ethical Issues in Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Senior Project
Healthcare Administration Courses:
- Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration
- Experiential Learning in Healthcare Administration
- Human Resource Management
- One Elective
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUM catalog.
Healthcare providers and affiliated businesses – doctor offices, hospitals, labs, outpatient surgery centers, long-term care facilities, insurance and managed-care companies – need Healthcare Administrators who have a solid conceptual understanding of the critical issues and trends in the healthcare industry as well as the business savvy and leadership skills needed to oversee a successful office or practice. The Health and Wellness major with a focus in Healthcare Administration is designed to fulfill that need.
- Develop a clear understanding of the complex structure of American healthcare.
- Apply course learning to real-world business practices.
- Identify human resource issues facing managers within healthcare organizations.
- Develop leadership skills to excel as a manager in the healthcare field.
- Explore the major issues confronting U.S. health care services.
As part of AUM’s ongoing commitment to make college tuition as affordable as possible, we have partnered with Clark State Community College, Sinclair Community College, and Southern State Community College to offer 3+1 agreements which allow students who have finished certain associate’s degrees to seamlessly continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree from AUM.