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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration – Strategic Management

Complete your BSHA 100% online and learn about decision-making and strategic management in the healthcare industry.

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Bachelor of Science Health Administration (BSHA) Strategic Management 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 format with two online BSHA  program paces available – Accelerated and Working Professional</p>

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

<p>Learn about entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and business analytics to help prepare you for strategic management roles </p>

Learn about entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and business analytics to help prepare you for strategic management roles 

<p>Gain foundational healthcare administration skills, including studying healthcare policy, public health, and risk management in healthcare </p>

Gain foundational healthcare administration skills, including studying healthcare policy, public health, and risk management in healthcare 

Why a BSHA-Strategic Management Degree?

Our BSHA-Strategic Management track is ideal for students with an interest in taking on management roles within the health administration industry.

Students have the opportunity to learn about different facets of health administration, including public health, epidemiology, healthcare policy, and risk management. Additionally, the Strategic management track includes specialized courses in leadership and management, such as entrepreneurship and business analytics.

These courses are designed to help students develop the skills they will need when pursuing entry-level roles in the health administration industry.

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Additional Information About our BSHA Degree - Strategic Management

THE BSHA-STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

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

  • Take classes to help you develop leadership and managerial skills
  • 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

BSHA-Strategic Management Curriculum

Our curricula are aligned with recognized standards and practices, with classes designed to develop a strong understanding of the healthcare industry, while also building leadership skills. 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 Strategic Management 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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How Much Does The BSHA - Strategic Management Track Cost?

We know school is a substantial commitment. At WCU, we want to equip you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your future.

Our goal is to give you a clear understanding of BSHA - Strategic Management Track track tuition costs so you can be well-informed as you navigate the application and enrollment process. To assist you in your decision, we provide a breakdown below of the BSHA - Strategic Management Track track costs at West Coast University.

We offer several BSHA - Strategic Management Track track financial aid options – including scholarships, grants, and loan access – to help support you through your studies. We also offer reduced tuition rates for military personnel and their spouses.

For more information about your financial support options, visit our financial aid page.

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - Strategic Management Track

Accelerated*

Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Total Program Credits 120
Program Length (full time) 10 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Veteran Rate1 Active Duty Rate2
General Education Courses (per credit x 78 credits) $460 $391 $250
Core Courses (per credit x 42 credits) $460 $391 $250
Total Tuition Cost $55,200 $46,920 $30,000
STRF3 $150 $130 $87.50
Technology Fee4 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Estimate for Program Supply Fees5 $50 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $60,250 $51,970 $35,050
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $60,400 $52,100 $35,137.50


Working Professional*

Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Total Program Credits 120
Program Length(full time) 20 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Veteran Rate1 Active Duty Rate2
General Education Courses (per credit x 78 credits) $460 $391 $250
Core Courses (per credit x 42 credits) $460 $391 $250
Total Tuition Cost $55,200 $46,920 $30,000
STRF3 $162.50 $142.50 $100
Technology Fee4 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Estimate for Program Supply Fees5 $50 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $65,250 $56,970 $40,050
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $65,412.50 $57,112.50 $40,150

* Upon enrollment, students select Accelerated or Working Professional, which will determine the pace at which students complete their degree. In most cases, students that select Accelerated will attempt two courses per term, and students that select Working Professional will attempt one course a term.

1 Rate provided to Veterans, Veteran Spouse, dependents utilizing parent's veteran's education benefits, and Veterans Affairs employees.

2Rate provided to Active Duty, Active Duty Spouse, Reserve, Reserve Spouse, Department of Defense employees.

3 Effective April 1, 2022, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate will be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges.

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120-day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

4 Technology Fee includes student technical support, Office 365, blended and online course delivery/learning management system, mobile app, student portal technology and access, and required electronic course materials/software.

5Program supplies include WCU identification card and background check.

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.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers work in a range of settings, including:

  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government facilities
  • Outpatient care centers1

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers

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

All of our programs deliver a student-centric, evidence-based education that includes topics relevant to an evolving healthcare environment. As a BSHA student, you’ll complete courses that will help you develop a strong foundation in a multitude of disciplines related to health administration, including project management, principles of finance, and marketing. Additionally, in the Strategic Management track, you’ll take specialized courses that can help you develop your leadership skills. These include entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and decision-making.

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-Strategic Management 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.