Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management (BA)

This Missouri College program in Healthcare Management is a Bachelor's degree completion program designed for students who have already earned an associate's degree in a health-related field. The curriculum focuses on preparing students to pursue work as mid-level managers who serve as members of healthcare management teams in hospitals, physicians’ offices, auxiliary service organizations, public health programs, community-based medical service programs and other health related organizations.

The Missouri College Bachelor of Arts Completion Program is a 126-credit hour program. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to work with both patients and other care administrators in a variety of healthcare settings to assess, plan, organize and monitor healthcare operations. Graduates will be expected to:

  • Build a management knowledge structure on top of the previous technical skills developed in a healthcare related associate degree program.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the core areas of healthcare management.
  • Understand the structuring and the positioning of healthcare organizations to achieve optimum performance.
  • Explain and apply common financial practices to optimize healthcare management.
  • Develop leadership, interpersonal and communication skills in managing human resources and health professionals in diverse healthcare organizations.
  • Describe business, organizational and governmental health policies and regulations that impact healthcare management.
  • Demonstrate utilization of work-based projects that incorporate leadership, teamwork and communication skill sets by compiling a management portfolio.

Coursework in this program is focused on helping students develop a work-based portfolio highlighting their management, communication, leadership and teamwork skill sets. It combines professional competencies with a core of business education ranging from management in healthcare settings to finance and law to human resource management. For example:

  • In Healthcare Operations Management, students will use case studies to look at current operations topics being discussed in the Health Care Industry, such as HIPPA processes, infectious disease control, out sourcing facilities management and staffing shortages.
  • In Healthcare Systems Management, discussion and written assignments will focus on topics such as Health Information Management systems, patient rights, communication reporting systems and other current topics involved in systems management.
  • In Healthcare Laws and Regulations, coursework presents an overview of the legal system, including legal principles, obligations and rights. Topics include HIPPA regulations, contracts, civil and criminal law and legal protection.

Other core requirements in this program include:

  • Contract Law in Business
  • Business Statistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership in Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Developing and Managing Teams
  • Developing a Customer Relations
  • Management Portfolio Development
  • Healthcare Quality Management
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Organizational Communications

Course curriculum is subject to change.