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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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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) 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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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.

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.