Quick Info

Next Start
02/03/2020

Program Length
38 MONTHS

Next Start
02/03/2020

Program Length
38 MONTHS

Move into healthcare management - earn your Bachelor's in Health Services Management online

Do you see yourself leading, directing, or managing services at a healthcare facility? With the right Health Services Management degree online, you could join an administrative team in one of today’s most rewarding industries.

This online program covers a broad spectrum of medical, administrative, financial, and managerial knowledge to prepare you for work in the healthcare management field. As a graduate, you could seek entry- to mid-level employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, public health organizations, or the healthcare department of a local, state, or federal government agency.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

An online Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management could help you start a career as a:

  • Hospital administrator
  • Health services manager/director
  • Healthcare facility operations manager
  • Healthcare department director

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

IU's online degree in Health Services Management provides a solid foundation in both business and medical knowledge,1 including:

  • Health communication
  • Healthcare financial administration
  • Healthcare economics and policy
  • Health facility operations
  • Long-term care administration
  • Healthcare management
  • Introductory pharmacology
  • Healthcare marketing

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions about IU's online Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, you can get all the answers in the program overview.

Why Choose Independence University?

IU's online degree programs can help you prepare for employment in some of today's most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don't want or need, so you can finish your degree fast.

Here’s what to expect in completing your degree online in Health Services Management:

Are you interested in working in a dynamic career field that requires both healthcare knowledge and managerial skills? Look no further. A career as a medical and health services manager may be right for you! You’ll be trained with a broad set of specialized skills to take on a variety of health service management jobs. Whether you manage an entire facility or a small clinic of physicians, you’ll feel confident in your abilities to plan, direct, and coordinate in the area of managed health services.

Earning your degree online offers you the flexibility to earn your healthcare degree while still meeting your work, family, and other personal commitments. And Independence University (IU) provides exceptional support and services that are designed for your success—in school and beyond—as a health services administrator.

Step by step, here’s what to expect when earning your degree online:

As an IU student, you may be online but you are never alone. We start you with tools for success and personalized support from the very start, beginning with a new tablet (plus keyboard), complete with your built-in learning materials. Your courses are set up in convenient, four-week modules, which means courses are started and completed in four weeks! During your fourth module, you’ll receive a new laptop to use. Upon graduation, both tablet and laptop are yours to keep!

Here’s how your course structure works, and what you’ll learn:

You can expect to take one or two courses at a time depending upon how your program schedule is laid out. Course contents may vary, but typically your coursework will include one assignment, one assessment, and one discussion board per week. For the discussion board, you may be asked to write and post a 150-word essay on a topic, plus comment on fellow students’ posts as well. This is a great way to connect with other students in your program. It’s all about supporting each other.

To help keep you on track, you’ll have a daily checkpoint each day. For example, a checkpoint may be reading an article on long-term care administration, then answering one question. A minimum of four completed checkpoints are required per week to maintain an active status.

At Independence University, you will gain a broad range of medical, administrative, financial, and managerial knowledge to prepare you for work in health services asset management.

Your studies include the following courses:

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Health Facility Operations
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Management in the Healthcare Industry

And much more! During your online studies, you will have access to no-cost tutoring as well as personal time with instructors should you need it. We are committed to providing all you need to succeed so you can feel confident in your abilities as a health services administrator.

But we don’t stop there. You will have your own “Success Team.” Your team includes your admissions consultant who helps you throughout the enrollment process and gets you off to a solid start. You’ll next be introduced to your student services adviser who will be there to assist you throughout your schooling for general issues and concerns. Next is your student services adviser who is typically an instructor in your degree program and can assist you in matters specific to your career focus. If you have financial aid, your active student planner will monitor and update any required paperwork to ensure you funds are received as scheduled. The final member of your team is your career services adviser who will be introduced to you during your fourth module. This adviser will assist in your career development early on so by the time you graduate, your will have the job search skills and confidence to find a rewarding position.

Now on to your health services management career—here’s what you can expect:

As a graduate, you could have the skills and knowledge to accept entry- to mid-level administrative positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, public health organizations, and the healthcare department of local, state, and federal government agencies.

Potential careers include:

  • Hospital administrator
  • Health services manager/director
  • Healthcare facility operations manager
  • Healthcare department director

Never before has completing your Bachelor’s degree in health services management been so do-able for busy adults! As a nonprofit university that is 100% online, our focus is 100% on YOU! With degree in hand, you can feel confident in exploring new health services management job possibilities that could transform your life!