Bachelor of Health Administration

This program is offered at the Jackson and Madison campuses.

The Bachelor of Health Administration degree at Belhaven University, is designed to integrate a foundation of general education with health administration theory, and practice the expertise that prepares graduates for management positions in health administration.

The BHA curriculum addresses the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified as relevant to health administration:

  • Critical thinking from a Biblical worldview perspective, utilized to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Professional communication skills expanded by developing an understanding of the Biblical principles used to provide effective communication strategies within the organization, with staff, patients, and the public.
  • Leadership abilities established on biblical principles to lead effective work teams toward a shared organizational mission.
  • Foundation of ethical principles, based on the Bible, to guide the decision making process from an application of personal and organizational values.
  • Quantitative skills to manage an organization's financial health, provide data to measure, and report an organization's quality outcomes.
  • Legal and regulatory knowledge, to reduce an organization's liability and effectively manage risk.
  • Broad knowledge of the health administration industry, to include managed care and long term care administration.
  • Marketing strategies, taught from a Christian worldview, to reach the appropriate audience in creative, cost effective ways.
  • Ability to embrace biblical principles regarding the management of human resources and how to secure, retain, and train the most competent workforce available.
  • Use biblical worldview principles to plan, and organize skills to complete business-critical projects.
  • 124 credit hours
  • Attend classes one night a week
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates

A health administration degree can open up career opportunities in hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation facilities and community clinics. Potential occupations could include:

  • Supervisory roles in human resources
  • Communications and marketing assistants
  • Office finance and accounting
  • Project consultants and supervisors
  • Manager of health information services
  • Supervisor of medical records, billing and insurance
  • Case and contract managers
  • Office or department management
  • Leadership and management of technological innovations

Opportunities

Belhaven has a student chapter of Belhaven Future Healthcare Leaders (BFHL) for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The purpose of the chapter is to promote educational development of skills necessary for the effective leadership in healthcare organizations that students may serve once completing their studies at Belhaven University. Membership is open to all Belhaven University students and faculty who have an interest in healthcare management. Go to the BFHL page for more information.

Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
BUS 395 Management Research Methods 3
BHA 315 Healthcare Organizations in the US 3
BUS 309 Business Computer Applications 3
BHA 411 Healthcare Marketing 3
BHA 401 Financial Administration of Healthcare 3
BUS 360 Operations Management 3
BUS 406 Finance and Accounting for Managers 3
BUS 326 Principles of Management 3
BUS 362 Human Resources 3
BUS 414 Business Law 3
BHA 402 Ethics in Health Administration 3
ECO 407 Economics 3
BHA 326 Healthcare Quality Mgmt and Outcomes 3
BUS 412 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 419 Business Policy 3
WVC 401 Kingdom Life 3
Core 48
General Ed 40
Electives 36
Total 124

View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

These rates are for August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $395
Undergraduate Military – currently serving $250
Undergraduate Military – Veteran or Spouse $316

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We look forward to receiving your application! Please follow the steps on the How Do I Apply page to see how easy it is to submit your application to Belhaven University.

Belhaven University has been ranked #9 by Study.com for Best Healthcare Administration Schools.