Health Care Management Concentration

Business Administration, BAS

The Business of Health Care

The Health Care Management concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage health services such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, or other medical practices. This field provides individuals with the opportunity to get involved in healthcare from a management perspective, making it an attractive career choice for those interested in both healthcare and business.

If you have the drive to help others, a career in healthcare management could be the perfect fit for you. Healthcare managers work to optimize processes to improve patient care. They focus on managing staff, handling finances, and ensuring that all regulations are followed.

There are many amazing career paths in the healthcare industry. The health services industry is expanding quickly due to the aging population and advances in medical technology; thus, the demand for health care administrators and leaders capable of improving the efficiency and quality of these services has never been greater.

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This concentration is available to students in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.

Flexible Program

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed on campus or entirely online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Physician’s Office Manager
  • Quality and Improvement Manager
  • Assisted Living Administrator
  • Health Insurance Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Managed Care Representative
  • Healthcare Clinic Manager
  • Home Healthcare Administrator
  • Hospice Administrator
  • Clinical Director
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Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA

In the Accelerated Bachelor/MBA Program, you will take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes. You can take up to 12 of the 36 hours required for the MBA early.

Accelerated MBA Program

Business Administration, BAS - Health Care Management Concentration Curriculum

This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.

General Education Curriculum

In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.

The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.

All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Quantitative & Technology Skills
  • Understanding of Self, Global Societies, & the Natural World
  • Life-Long Learning

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Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

A student who holds a completed A.A.S. or other approved technical Associate’s degree may transfer 40 semester hours of approved career and technical credit. Career and technical coursework may only be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business
  • EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • MGT 386 - Human Resource Management
  • MGT 387 - Intro to Health Care Management
  • MGT 430 - Health Care Quality Management
  • MGT 440 - Health Care Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 470 - Comparative Health Care Systems
  • EC 335 - Health Care Economics and Finance
  • MIS 340 - Health Care Information Technology
  • PLG 350 - Health Care Law
  • BU 460 - Senior Seminar in Business

Additional Requirements

  • Peregrine Assessment
  • Senior Exit Exam by Concentration
  • Senior Business Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BAS - Health Care Management Concentration: 121 Semester Hours