Healthcare Administration Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

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Healthcare Administration Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Healthcare Administration?

Students who wish to contribute to the physical and mental well being of others may consider this field. Beyond being care providers, however, students in this field have inclinations toward interests in management, but do not wish to work in the traditional business environment.

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What Courses Do Healthcare Administration Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Healthcare Administration majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Long Term Care Administration
  • Decisions for Health Care Executives
  • Health Care Information Systems
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Health Politics
  • Health Services Administration
  • History of Public Health
  • Perspectives in Rural Health
  • Quantitative Methods for Health Administration

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