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
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.
Students love our courses
Sample core and elective courses include:
Learn more about healthcare in the U.S. by comparing it to systems in countries like Canada, England, Germany, Japan, and Australia. We’ll consider cultural histories, philosophical and sociological values, levels of care, delivery systems, and the roles of providers, managers, and consumers. We’ll then compare the health status of each population from a variety of perspectives.
Explore the fundamentals of distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations. We’ll look at how epidemiology is applied to the formulation/assessment of healthcare and public health management decisions — including morbidity and mortality, disease prevention and transmission, screening and diagnostic testing, population studies, and more.
Explores organizational methods for managing healthcare facilities and delivering services. Analyze planning through a lens of health policy, strategic thinking, and management principles — including internal and external environmental assessments. Study organizational behavior, leadership, care delivery modalities, managing changes, the influence of payment systems, and how to incorporate technological and scientific innovations.
Unique student support
The McCree Center for Life Success assists current students and alumni in finding the best opportunities throughout their career development. We work closely with both faculty and employers to identify how your valued education best matches the needs of today’s evolving marketplace.
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
We offer year-round online degree programs so that as soon as you’re ready to level-up, we’re ready for you. Apply now with the following advantages:
- No application fee
- No essay requirement
- Priority scholarship consideration
- A two-week admission decision once we receive your completed application
The faster we can get you started, the sooner you can change your life.