The major in healthcare administration prepares students for careers on the business side of the healthcare industry. Hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ practices, therapists, medical equipment manufacturers and retailers are some of the organizations that require employees with business skills.

Selected Educational Outcomes

Healthcare administration majors will

  1. identify and explain the relationship among the major components of the American healthcare system and contrast it with other systems;
  2. identify legal and ethical challenges in a healthcare setting;
  3. analyze issues in motivation and management of employees in healthcare professions;
  4. apply principles of cost analysis and control in a healthcare setting.

Assessment of educational outcomes will be by case studies, embedded questions on exams, and internship evaluations.

Requirements for the B.B.A. with a Major in Healthcare Administration

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 142
Area F Requirements 218
Introduction to Business
Fundamentals of Computer Applications
and The Environment of Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Accounting I
and Principles of Accounting II
Healthcare Administration Major Curriculum60
Senior College Curriculum 221
BUSA 2100Applied Business Statistics3
BUSA 3100Business Analytics3
FIN 3350Financial Management3
MGNT 3250Management and Organization Behavior3
MKTG 3050Introduction to Marketing3
International Option3
Select one of the following:
International Economics
Multinational Corporate Finance
Introduction to International Business
International Management
International Marketing
BUSA 2999Career Development0
BUSA 3999Experiential Learning0
BUSA 4900Business Policy3
Required Healthcare Administration Core 215
HCAD 3100Introduction to Healthcare Informatics3
HCAD 3200Healthcare Management3
HCAD 3400Healthcare Financing and Insurance3
HCAD 3600Healthcare Information Systems and Security3
HCAD 4000Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Administration3
Required Business Concentration 29
Select one area of concentration from ACCT, ECON, FIN, HCAD, MGNT, or MKTG. In your chosen area of concentration, select any three 3000- or 4000-level courses not required above.
Healthcare Electives 29
Select three of the following:
Internship in Healthcare Administration
Health Economics
Health Care Marketing
Human Resource Management
General Electives 36
Electives may consist of business and/or non-business courses. 2
Total hours required for the degree120