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Learn to manage healthcare operations at Columbia College
Healthcare management is a good choice for students interested in the business side of healthcare. The program examines the unique opportunities and challenges of managing effective healthcare systems.
Students gain an understanding of healthcare systems and operations, human resource management and the legal and ethical aspects of healthcare. Learn business basics alongside healthcare terminology and operations.
According to the NCES, “in 2016–17, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the fields of business” . Your degree will be grounded in a liberal arts education, giving you advanced communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Please note: Healthcare management courses are available mostly in an online format.
Opportunities to study:
- American healthcare system
- Case studies in healthcare management
- Comparative healthcare systems
- Financial management in healthcare
- Healthcare management
- Human resource management
- Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare
- Operations management and quality in healthcare
Prepare to manage healthcare organizations
Healthcare organizations provide extremely valuable services to society.
At Columbia College, you’ll graduate prepared to utilize sound business practices within the context of leading and managing healthcare operations. You’ll be ready to work at hospitals, physicians’ offices, residential care facilities or outpatient care centers. You’ll also be equipped with skills needed to take on administrative duties such as developing organizational goals, recommending efficiencies and managing operations.
Employment of healthcare management professions is expected to grow at much a faster-than-average rate through 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Some possible paths include:
- Healthcare administration
- Health information
- Health services administration
- Human resources
- Medical record management
Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.
Dr. Ken Akers
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Available program formats
- Core requirements 72 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 120 credit hours
Some courses you may take
Capstone Course for Healthcare Management Majors. Student will apply concepts learned throughout their program of study to case study scenarios. Prerequisites: MGMT 300 and MGMT 340.
An introduction to medical terminology with an emphasis on learning word roots, suffixes and prefixes as it pertains to the human body.
Survey of principles of management. Familiarity with the history and evolution of the field and with modern principles and their application.
Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include collection of data, numerical and graphical descriptive methods, linear correlation and regression, probability concepts and distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for means and proportions. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 104, or a score of 20 or higher on the math portion of the ACT or a score of 480 or higher on the math portion of the SAT or a passing score on the Columbia College math placement exam. G.E.