Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Sarah H.
Sarah H. Class of 2019, Military Servicemember


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The BS of Healthcare Administration program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

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Prepare for entry-level career opportunities in healthcare administration and management and supervisory roles within the healthcare system by earning a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA). In this program, you’ll learn both conceptual and analytical skills needed to manage contemporary healthcare organizations. Whether you pursue a career in the public or private sector at a local, state, or federal level, you will be well equipped for the challenges presented in the modern healthcare organization. You will develop relevant problem-solving skills and learn how to keep staff performing at their best by applying the principles of accounting, law, financial analysis, human resource management, operations analysis management, information systems analysis, strategic planning, and marketing.

Graduates of the healthcare administration degree program will enhance their opportunities for professional advancement through carefully planned internships.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate the roles and perspectives of clinical practitioners, nonclinical staff, supervisors, and managers within healthcare organizations.
  • Describe the management, leadership, and healthcare theories and components of the healthcare delivery system in the United States.
  • Evaluate the impact of factors that affect the policies, management, and operation of healthcare organizations.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative healthcare data and information for effective decision-making.
  • Explain the legal and ethical principles and responsibilities of healthcare organizations to individual patient and community healthcare needs.
  • Explain strategic and marketing priorities of healthcare organizations in relationship to the needs and values of a community.

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Four-Week Classes

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Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

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