Bachelor of Business Administration
How to manage a successful career in healthcare
In the world of healthcare, caring people are always in demand. Learn all aspects of healthcare administration in a variety of positions, with a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities in healthcare business and science. Our program will help prepare you to succeed in the ever-growing healthcare profession – with competence, with confidence and with heart.
The healthcare management program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for managing in the 21st century healthcare industry. Healthcare managers must have expertise not only in healthcare, but also a working knowledge in key business areas such as operations, accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, leadership, strategy and more.
The knowledge gained from the BBA in Healthcare Management provides you with an excellent foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities for working effectively in a variety of management capacities. You’ll also be prepared to work in various non-clinical, non-management positions within the industry.
There is currently and will continue to be a need for employees educated in healthcare management. The degree is constructed to offer several options by selecting elective classes if one wishes to specialize in public health, mental health, long-term care administration or acute care administration.
The BBA in Healthcare Management degree can also act as a springboard into an MBA in Healthcare Administration, a Master of Public Health or into a clinical degree.
Professional Healthcare Management Training
- The population is aging, so there is currently and will continue to be a need for quality, knowledgeable healthcare managers.
- The program will equip you with the necessary competencies to effectively and efficiently manage others in the industry.
- You’ll study healthcare operations, organizational strategy, medical terminology, information management, healthcare law, medical ethics and more.
- The program will expose you to the natural sciences – including biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology.
- You’ll have the opportunity to engage in a 200-hour internship or an in-depth research project.
- You’ll have options upon graduation, including working in the industry, upward movement if currently employed in the industry or the foundation necessary to pursue graduate studies.
BBA to MBA Program
This accelerated pathway allows you to take classes that count as dual credit towards both your BBA and MBA degrees, giving you the ability to earn a bachelor’s and master’s in just five years, saving you both time and money. Learn about our MBA programs.
Preparing You for the Real World
Healthcare practitioners from various organizations within the healthcare industry will be your instructors in the program. Real-life current examples, scenarios, and case studies are provided in each healthcare management course. This sharing of work experiences in the classroom is significant, as it bridges the latest healthcare management theory to what you will encounter when working in the industry. The program’s curriculum is also updated regularly to reflect current best practices within the field.
With the in-depth knowledge and career-ready skills you’ll gain in our professional healthcare management program, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate strong business acumen skills, showing sound judgment and insight.
- Exhibit comprehensive knowledge and application of theory, concepts and models applicable to healthcare management and the healthcare industry.
- Apply change management skills to effectively deal with transition within the ever-evolving healthcare field.
- Employ systems thinking to better understand how teams interact and work together to create the best possible outcomes.
- Develop skills in critical thinking, analysis, communication, organization and decision-making.
Active, Experiential Learning
Experiential learning is embedded in the Tiffin University Core curriculum, as well as in the healthcare management curriculum. Experiential learning provides you with an opportunity to be exposed to the industry and to individuals who currently work in the industry.
The healthcare industry is a system. The system includes various components that are interconnected and interdependent. Therefore, you’ll need to be educated on how to think critically, collaborate, be innovative, problem-solve, communicate, negotiate and think globally. You’ll be given an opportunity to practice these skills in each of the healthcare management courses.
You’ll be offered a variety of ways to showcase your understanding of the concepts, theories and models assigned. You’ll have the opportunity to complete assigned work both individually and as a group. Peer review is also woven throughout the curriculum.
You’ll also be expected to complete a research project that addresses a community issue related to your career path. The project begins at the start of your program and concludes near the end of your learning journey.
Succeeding in a Diverse Healthcare Environment
Understanding and supporting cultural uniqueness is embedded in the curriculum of the healthcare management degree. Needs vary for those served by organizations in the industry, and individuals who work in the industry must be mindful and respect these differences. You’ll be exposed to various case studies and scenarios to analyze and assess cultural uniqueness. Oftentimes, these activities are required to be completed with a group of individuals, hence further offering an opportunity to understand differences.
Courses & Format
Healthcare Management Major (3 hours per course, 30 hours total)
- ACC228 Managerial Accounting
- MGT301 Organizational Behavior
- MGT317 Human Resource Management
- BIO150 Medical Terminology
- PHI307 Medical Ethics
- HCA140 Survey of Healthcare Industry
- HCA312 Healthcare Informatics
- HCA403 Healthcare Law
- HCA427 Healthcare Operations
- HCA474 Social Aspects of Aging
Total = 30 hours
Total BBA hours 121
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.
Healthcare Law (HCA403) – This course examines the ever-changing legal trends faced in the healthcare environment. This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to mitigate liability through risk management principles, develop relationship management skills, incorporate employment law procedures, and manage communication.
Healthcare Operations (HCA427) – This course applies planning and controlling concepts to increase the value of the supply chain to the healthcare supplier. Students learn to evaluate and improve processes. Other topics include process selection, process design, theory of constraints, project implementation, capacity planning, lean production, facility location and business forecasting that are unique to healthcare.
Social Aspects of Aging (HCA474) – This course introduces the student to core components and trends in social gerontology. Social, physical, economic, and political viewpoints are taken into account to assess the interdisciplinary nature within the field.
On Campus – Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August
Online – Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October
There are no related concentrations available. However, you can use the following electives to specialize in the following four areas:
- FIN201 Survey of Health Insurance in the United States
- NAT260 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
- PSY265 Lifespan Development
- NAT291 Drugs and the Body
- HCA473 Service Delivery for Acute Care Management
- PSY265 Lifespan Development
- NAT260 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
- CUL428 Issues of Dying and Death
- HCA474 Social Aspects of Aging
- HCA475 Service Delivery for Long-Term Care
- NAT 312 Environmental Health
- NAT 321 Community / Public Health
- NAT 418 Epidemiology
- PSY 362 Abnormal Behavior
- NAT 291 Drugs and the Body
- CUL 428 Issues of Dying and Death
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in managerial roles within the healthcare industry is expected to grow 32% from 2020 to 2030, while 2.6 million new jobs will be created to care for an aging population.
- Healthcare Administrator
- Healthcare Facilities Manager
- Healthcare Quality Manager
- Health Project Manager
- Health Services Manager
- Human Resource Manager
- Medical Manager
- Medical Office Administrator
- Pharmacy Technician
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- Prepare as a professional in a fast growing industry
- Acquire the career-ready skills of a healthcare manager
- Choose elective classes to specialize in the field
- Engage in a 200-hour professional internship
“Using my TU network has helped me to land an internship and ultimately full-time staff accountant position at a Fortune 50 company. In two years, I have been able to work with the company’s internal audit department, environmental accounting group and now with product inventory team. In that time, I have presented quarterly and yearly data to large groups including senior executives as well as assist in several projects including software testing of a West and East business unit merger in which we are integrating the entire company.”