Healthcare Administration (BA)

Elevate your impact in healthcare

All medical organizations need smart and compassionate leaders with in-depth knowledge of healthcare systems and the ability to strategically manage work in our complex and changing environment. Decisions made by healthcare administrators can improve the lives of hundreds or even thousands of people every day. Choose to major in healthcare administration (HCA) at Mary Baldwin University and prepare yourself to become a leader in healthcare programs and organizations.

Time to finish
4 years
Online/On Campus
Bachelor of Arts
Healthcare Administration
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Why Study Healthcare Administration at Mary Baldwin?

Healthcare administrators plan, coordinate, and direct health services to positively impact patient care. As a healthcare administrator, you can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, behavioral health organizations, governmental healthcare agencies, long-term care facilities, and national health associations.

The healthcare administration program at Mary Baldwin features accomplished faculty with deep experience in the field. Our curriculum covers timely and complex healthcare issues, policies, and practices. You will feel prepared to lead and support healthcare professionals through a dynamic range of business challenges and opportunities. 

Our HCA program is one-of-a-kind, being the only endowed undergraduate program of its kind in the United States. With experienced and talented faculty leading the coursework, you’ll receive a top-notch education and great networking opportunities.

4+1 Pathway to Earning Your Master’s Degree

Earn your master’s degree with just one additional year of study through our 4+1 pathway. Transition seamlessly into our master of healthcare administration (MHA) program upon meeting requirements. Speak with your faculty advisor to plan your academic path and apply once you reach junior status.

“I have learned throughout my time at MBU that when I am confident in my ability to succeed, anything is possible.”

Guadalupe Reyes ’20, healthcare administration major, now working as research program coordinator at The Johns Hopkins University

Students love our courses

Sample core and elective courses include: 

Cost & Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

MBU helps you fast-track your path to a bachelor’s degree with the opportunity to transfer up to 18 credits (6 courses) through direct course equivalents from the Virginia Community Colleges System.

  • Cost per credit hour: $486
  • Credits required for a bachelor’s degree: 120

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!