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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration - Finance

Complete your BSHA 100% online with a focus on finance through a student-centric approach.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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Bachelor of Science Health Administration (BSHA) Finance Track

<p>100% online study with mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning</p>

100% online study with mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning

<p>Flexible online format with two program paces available – Accelerated and Working Professional</p>

Flexible online format with two program paces available – Accelerated and Working Professional

<p>Combine analytical skills with healthcare knowledge to provide much-needed financial administrative acumen</p>

Combine analytical skills with healthcare knowledge to provide much-needed financial administrative acumen

<p>Gain exposure to a broad range of topics, including microeconomics, corporate finance, financial accounting, and financial statement analysis and management</p>

Gain exposure to a broad range of topics, including microeconomics, corporate finance, financial accounting, and financial statement analysis and management

Why a BSHA-Finance Degree?

Efficiency and efficacy in healthcare requires trained professionals who are equipped, empowered, and forward thinking about the implications of financial decisions. The healthcare industry relies on these experts to manage its funding in the now and plan for the future.

A finance-focused BSHA degree can bring this much-needed specialty in service to the healthcare industry. This BSHA-Finance degree helps prepare graduates to demonstrate expertise in financial management, planning, and expertise in reaction to public healthcare organization and operations.

Learn how to allocate funds, make decisions that can affect operations, and find ways to meet the needs of those on the front lines of care, while keeping risk management in mind.

In addition to working with funding and allocation, your West Coast University education will include a forward-thinking approach that anticipates new technologies and practices that will provide a future-focused approach to your education and practice.

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Additional Information About our BSHA Degree

THE BSHA-FINANCE EXPERIENCE

We believe in end-to-end support. Throughout the BSHA-Finance track, you will:

  • Learn analytical skills that will help prepare you for a variety of finance-focused roles
  • Engage with experienced professionals in your intended field
  • Study online through a flexible virtual classroom
  • Enjoy 24-hour access to library and courses
  • Receive assistance obtaining your transcripts and eligible transferable credits

Curriculum

Our curricula are aligned with recognized standards and practices, with classes designed to build expertise in finance and analysis coupled with a strong understanding of the healthcare industry. Here’s a view of credits needed, and the number of months your degree will take (depending on whether you choose the accelerated or working professional pace). We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect.

BSHA Finance Curriculum

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks. You can review and consider an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

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Tuition & Aid

Total program cost varies between the accelerated and working professional paces. Either way, if tuition is an obstacle, WCU financial aid and/or scholarship options might be available to help you move forward. Adjusted tuition is also available to active and former military members. To see tuition breakdowns and estimated supply costs, Click Here to learn more.

To apply for financial aid assistance or scholarships, we recommend applying alongside your admissions application in order for your consideration to be processed on your intended timeline.  Learn More.

Support for Students Beyond Graduation

We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers, and our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance designed for our online BSHA students and graduates.

Placement Opportunities

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) program is to prepare students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds for entry-level administrative positions within healthcare service environments. Graduates may use competencies in the areas of operations, financial analysis, policy development, business management, and risk management to promote effective healthcare administration. 

FAQs
How does the program prepare me for today’s healthcare administration and finance needs?

All of our programs deliver a student-centric, evidence-based education that includes topics relevant to an evolving healthcare environment. As a BSHA-Finance student, you’ll complete core health administration courses, such as introduction to public health, risk management, and leadership in healthcare. You’ll also be able to take specialized finance courses to give you more in-depth knowledge. These include microeconomics, corporate finance, and financial statement analysis.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the program?

We can evaluate your previous coursework for transfer credit. WCU accepts up to 33 general education transfer credits, up to 30 elective credits, and up to 27 core and track course credits on a case-by-case basis. Speak to your admissions advisor to learn more. 

Will I learn from experienced faculty?

Every faculty member at WCU is an experienced professional, active in relevant clinical or administrative practice. Additionally, WCU professors are accessible to students. Through the Remind app, faculty members are only a call or text away.

If you need career insight or advice, you will be paired with a BSHA faculty advisor that can provide one-on-one guidance as needed.

How long does it take to complete the BSHA-Finance degree?

Complete the program in 40 months at the Accelerated program pace or 80 months at the Working Professional pace.

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Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

WCU distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.