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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Healthcare Management

This degree prepares students to be effective healthcare administrators, whether in hospitals, private practices, pharmaceutical or research organizations, insurance companies, non-profits, or government agencies.

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Earn more

Prepare for high-earning careers in fields like operations, HR, and project management.

What you’ll learn

This program prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully meet the needs of a growing healthcare industry. Students explore how healthcare managers, administrators, and executives plan, direct, and coordinate health services for the populations they serve.

career outlook

Thrive in a variety of careers

Community health worker

$48,960 (48K median)

Health information technologists and medical registrars

$60,360 (60K median)

Healthcare social worker

$61,000 (61K median)

Medical records specialists

$59,060 (59K median)

what you'll learn


Foster Community Health


Explore pressing issues that affect world and community health, with attention to the three major dimensions of health: physical, emotional, and social

Ensure Healthcare Quality


Focus on the strategies and methods healthcare organizations use to improve processes, delivery, and outcomes

Address Aging and End of Life


Explore issues of aging, death, and mortality from a wide variety of perspectives

Provide Healthcare Legally and Ethically


Examine issues and trends in healthcare policy as well as legal and ethical decision-making in healthcare

Employ Healthcare Human Resources


Focus on the practical application of human resource management functions, theories, and models in the healthcare setting, with special attention given to effective decision-making and communication

Utilize Healthcare Data


Explore ways in which healthcare data can be used to improve patient outcomes and safeguard public health

Handle Managed Care and Reimbursement


Explore the impact of public policy and the business environment on healthcare organizations

Research Healthcare


Use a variety of sources—including scholarly materials and personal interviews—to obtain information on healthcare topics and use these research findings to write articles or other pieces

Manage a Healthcare Organization


Apply management functions, theories, and models in a healthcare setting, with special attention to effective decision-making and communication

Promote Health and Wellness


Learn medical and biological concepts and terminology needed by nonclinical staff working in a healthcare setting

Navigate the US Healthcare System


Focus on the structure and function of the healthcare system in the US

Leverage Social Media


Demonstrate strategic uses of social media for a variety of purposes, such as advertising, marketing, and public relations

Capstone Goal


Apply the principles of design thinking to address a need in the workplace or community

Use Math to Solve Problems


Use creative problem-solving techniques together with algebra, geometry, and statistics to address real-world challenges

Negotiate Difference


Analyze interpersonal and small-group communication

Market a Product or Service


Focus on the key phases of the marketing process: pre-marketing analysis and research, creation of a marketing plan, and development of a marketing brief

Lead a Team


Work closely with others, serving both as team leaders and team members to solve complex problems

Demonstrate Cultural Competence


Improve the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional settings by analyzing how culture shapes interpersonal relations and first-person perspectives

Contribute to Society


Focus on both the content knowledge and active participation needed for meaningful community and civic engagement, both globally and in the US

Account for Business


Hone the accounting competencies necessary for non-accountants to interpret and evaluate the financial effects of day-to-day management decisions

Support every step of the way

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Personal coach

From tutoring to time management. Your dedicated coach will help you achieve your goals.

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Financial aid

Expert support to help you access financial aid — plus financing options you’ll only find at Gateway U.

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Community of peers

Join a community of learners at GatewayU. Build relationships with other students in your neighborhood.

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Tools for school

Access our comfortable coworking spaces for you to get work done. Laptop, software, tech support...We’ve got you.

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Your pace

Our program works around your schedule, whether you want to take your time or finish as soon as possible.

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Career planning

Access hands-on career coaching and resources to help you find and get the job you want.


Tuition +fees before aid


per year

3 years

avg. time to completion for supported B.A. degrees

financial aid

Many Gateway U students are eligible for financial aid.

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