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Healthcare Management Bachelor’s Degree

An affordable bachelor’s degree program to prepare for a career in developing and managing healthcare services.


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Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare management and related fields. The curriculum includes courses that will provide a solid understanding of healthcare management for today’s healthcare industry environment.  The program is designed to aid and develop the potential of our graduates to be successful in the field of healthcare management. Students who have already earned an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health may continue directly into this BAS program.

Estimated Annual Cost: $8,280

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.


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Career Paths

Health Information Managers
Responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records and data. They must stay up to date with evolving information technology, current or proposed laws about health information systems, and trends in managing large amounts of complex data. Health information managers must ensure that databases are complete, accurate, and accessible only to authorized personnel.
Hospital Administrator
As a hospital administrator, you’ll oversee the day-to-day operations of healthcare facilities, ensuring smooth functioning, resource allocation and quality patient care.
Healthcare Consultant
Put your expertise to work by offering advisory services to healthcare organizations, helping them optimize their operations, reduce costs and enhance patient outcomes.

What You Will Learn


Students will demonstrate fundamental healthcare management concepts applied in public health principles and concepts within managing health communities and healthcare services.


Students will analyze economic and financial factors and policies that are used in the managerial decision-making process in health care services and programs.


Students will apply critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills needed to develop and manage health care services and programs.

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Why pay more for the same degree?

Thanks to our Transfer Agreements, GMC Online students can take their college credits with them to dozens of other colleges and universities. Why pay more for core curriculum when you take the same accredited courses at GMC Online for less, and then transfer to the four-year college of your choice? Here’s a cost comparison:

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Concentration Courses

BSM 302 Introduction to Healthcare Management I 5qh

This course is an introduction to the concepts and competencies required in the management of health systems organizations. The course presents planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling, decision making and problem-solving aspects of management within healthcare systems.

BSM 310 Managerial Accounting I 5qh

This course addresses the use of accounting information by non-financial managers. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of accounting information and the language of financial accounting to participate effectively in business activities such as planning, investment, control, and managerial decision.

BSM 312 Healthcare Law and Ethics I 5qh

This course provides an overview of law and ethics relating to the healthcare industry. The legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements relating to the rights and responsibilities of patient/client decisions are presented.

BSM 320 Organizational Behavior I 5qh

This course integrates the study of individual and group behavior in organizations including motivation, conflict, work stress, power, politics and other challenges of leadership. Emphasis is on ethics, leadership, communication, and decision-making.

BSM 330 Human Resources Management I 5qh

This course examines all aspects of human resources including job descriptions, work force planning, training, development policies and procedures, reward systems, and due process relative to personnel management. Employment laws and labor relations will also be covered.

BSM 340 Operations Management I 5qh

This course describes the scope of operations management and how it pertains to the whole organization. Qualitative principles and techniques to effective planning and utilization of resources in the operations of manufacturing, research and services are emphasized. Topics include operations strategy, change management, product design, process selection, and planning and controlling the supply chain.

BSM 342 Healthcare Economics I 5qh

This course provides an overview of the economic influences and foundations of the health care delivery system. It presents the importance of economics in health decisions, demand and supply-side factors, and public influences in the economics of healthcare.

BSM 402 Healthcare Information Systems I 5qh

This course provides a broad understanding of the critical role information technologies and systems provide in healthcare organizations. Topics include an introduction to health informatics, E-health, planning and project management, and the future of technology in healthcare management.

BSM 410 Financial Management I 5qh

This is an introductory course in financial analysis and decision-making from a management perspective. Topics include financial statement analysis, financial planning, time, value of money with analysis and computation tools, cash flow analysis, risk and rates of return, asset valuation, capital budgeting, and miscellaneous financial decision- making tools and methods.

BSM 412 Healthcare Financing and Insurance I 5qh

This course examines factors affecting the financing of health care. Topics include budgetary concepts, financial management, cost accounting, paying for health services, and managing materials related to healthcare organizations.

BSM 420 Quality Management Systems I 5qh

This course will examine the continuous quality management and improvement philosophy. Topics will include quality assessment, lean manufacturing, six-sigma, quality processes, techniques for charting attribute and variable data, statistical process control, and total quality management.

BSM 460 Marketing I 5qh

This course helps develop the marketing knowledge and skills necessary for the successful management of an organization. Students will research and discuss marketing concepts, including the development and execution of marketing strategies. The course will focus on formulating a marketing strategy for a variety of enterprises including business-to-business, business-to-government, and public service organizations.

BSM 492 Capstone: Healthcare Management I 5qh

This course serves as the capstone for the Healthcare Management Program. The course will provide an opportunity for students to apply academic concepts learned in the program core courses to real- world cases. Students are expected to conduct research on a topic involving contemporary and/or emerging issues that will affect healthcare management and the delivery of health services. Case study oriented. Project must be approved by the instructor. This course should be taken in final quarter.

Hiring Partners

GMC is fortunate to have partnerships with a wide range of businesses who hire our graduates. Here are a few of our partners:

Frequently Asked Questions

About This Program

The healthcare industry is expected to account for a large share of the new jobs projected through 2028 (https://www.bls.gov/emp/).  Job growth in medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 17.6 % by 2028.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, entry-level positions need a bachelor’s degree for employment as a medical and health services manager.  With the expected growth in healthcare management jobs, offering this degree provides our students with a path to a career in this industry.

Degree Program Coordinator

Dr. Russell Spears, rspears@gmc.edu

Program Benefits

The BAS in Healthcare Management provides students the practical knowledge necessary to seek employment as managers and administrators in charge of planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare management facilities. Graduates will be prepared to seek career opportunities in supervision and middle-management positions relating to healthcare management within heath services organizations.

Cost for the Degree

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