Healthcare Administration, B.B.A.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Administration is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Qualified individuals are needed in all areas of the health care industry. The health care administration degree prepares students for careers in anything from hospital administration to health insurance or government health care reform.

The healthcare administration degree requires 18 hours in health services courses, along with several core business hours. Students pursuing this specialization will take classes like Health Care Law, Theory and Practice of Supervision, and Health Care Marketing.  

In Wayland’s Health Care Administration degrees’ students are preparing to become professionals managing a variety of Health Care Administration organizations including Clinic facilities, stand- alone Hospitals, Hospital Districts, Hospital Authorities, local and federal Hospitals and both non-profit and for-profit facilities, including publically held and private hospitals. Instruction for managing both acute care and chronic care health facilities is available. Curriculum is also offered for aspiring professionals managing the nation’s Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities. These latter two organizational facilities require the licensure of managers on the Federal and often State levels as well. The examinations for such licenses are administered by the National Association of Boards of Long Term Care Administration (NAB).  The exams cover five Domains of care including:

  • Resident Care and Quality of Life
  • Human Resources
  • Health Care Finance
  • The Health Care Environment
  • Leadership and Management

In addition to such classroom study, an Internship in an approved facility under a designated preceptor is required by the licensing bodies, usually consisting of 1,000 hours of practicum. Such licensure requirements differ between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities and also by the respective state of licensure.  These differences may be viewed by accessing the following web sites:

http://www.providerman.com/nha-licensure-requirements-by-state.html#t

http://www.providerman.com/assisted-living-admin-traning-certification-requirements-by-state.html 

Wayland has offered for over thirty years degrees in Health Care Administration in response to its mission to educate students in an academically challenging, learning focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind.

Requirements

A B.B.A. with a specialization in Healthcare Administration requires 124 semester hours, 42 hours must be upper-level courses.  24 hours of Healthcare and Management courses are required as well.

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Faculty

The School of Business has a highly qualified and experienced faculty. 

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Organizations - Enactus -- International

  • Provides students the chance to make international connections with academic and business leaders.
  • Offers students the chance to implement entrepreneurial projects around the globe while changing lives.
  • Promotes business-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into sustainable profit for themselves and their community.
  • Encourages students to develop essential leadership skills.
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Careers

  • Business Teacher, Post-secondary
  • Compensation and Benefits Management
  • Government Health Insurance Representative
  • Healthcare Program Director
  • Health Insurance Representative
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical and Health Service Manager
  • Medical Data Analysis
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Primary Care Administer

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