Ready for the next level? Earn your healthcare management degree online at Walden and reshape your future.

You want to do more than just further your career—you want to improve healthcare for all. We’ve created a BS in Healthcare Management program to help you do both. Take the next step in your professional journey while realizing your passion for helping others.

Why get your BS in Healthcare Management degree at Walden?

  • Gain the skills today’s employers want: Develop job-ready skills with curriculum aligned with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) certification requirements.
  • Be at the forefront of a changing industry: Explore the latest trends and mission-critical challenges affecting healthcare, including health insurance, health care finance, and reimbursement.
  • Learn from industry leaders and subject matter experts: BS in Healthcare Management faculty have hands-on experience as hospital CEOs, quality improvement coordinators, and health informatics professionals.
  • Earn your degree your way: Choose from our course-based, competency-based, or Accelerate Into Master’s healthcare program options. Pursue your bachelor’s degree in a way that makes sense for your life, budget, and learning style.

You’ve Got Choices

Choose from three degree completion options, depending on your schedule and education goals:

  • Course-based option: If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good option for you.
  • Competency-based option: Choose this format if you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule.1
  • Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM): Earn up to 20 master’s-level credits as an undergraduate, saving you time and money on your Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree.

Competency-Based Learning

Competency-Based Learning
You've spent years helping people lead healthier lives. Now you can leverage that real-world work experience to potentially earn your degree faster. Designed for working professionals, a bachelor's in health services competency-based option lets you control your tuition costs and progress at a pace that fits your busy life. Learn on your schedule and gain skills you can apply immediately on the job.

Hone Your Leadership Edge

Become a leader and innovator in today’s complex healthcare landscape with Walden’s BS in Healthcare Management program. A bachelor's in healthcare management degree program focuses on developing a greater understanding of the U.S. healthcare system and the management techniques that guide the operation of thriving healthcare organizations. Learn to think more analytically, communicate more effectively, and master other skills you can apply immediately to impact your organization’s success.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this healthcare management degree program will be prepared to:

  • Critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States.
  • Apply epidemiological approaches to the study of patterns of disease and injury in populations.
  • Evaluate study designs, methods, and strategies for data analysis used in health-related research.
  • Analyze how changing demographics as well as key behavioral and cultural factors impact health and healthcare.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how technology and legal and ethical issues impact the delivery of healthcare services.
  • Analyze the major advantages and disadvantages of an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare delivery.
  • Articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspectives of patient and practitioner.
  • Assess public and global health issues that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity, and culture.
  • Apply healthcare management concepts and theories.
  • Analyze macro and micro factors that impact a healthcare organization’s performance.
  • Apply foundational skills relating to fiscal evaluation and financial management.
  • Analyze effective methods for assessing quality and safety within healthcare organizations.
  • Apply planning and evaluation methods used in strategic planning, implementation, evaluation, and marketing of healthcare organizations.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning a BS in Healthcare Management?

A Healthy Employment Outlook

With an aging population and ever-changing healthcare laws and regulations, the demand for qualified medical and health services managers is projected to rise 20% by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.2  Walden’s BS in Healthcare Management program can empower you with the knowledge and skills needed for a long and fulfilling career as a healthcare manager or administrator.

Find Your Opportunity as a Healthcare Leader

This online healthcare management degree can help prepare you for roles in a range of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices and clinics
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Consulting firms
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Healthcare associations
  • Wellness centers
  • Mental health organizations
  • Public health departments
  • Rehabilitation and long-term care facilities
  • Universities and research institutions
  • Group homes
  • Health charities and foundations

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Increase Your Earning Potential

Walden’s BS in Healthcare Management degree program can potentially lead to higher earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers earned an average annual wage of $99,730 in May 2018.2


Beyond the Classroom

When you pursue your bachelor’s degree at Walden, you can translate your coursework into practice by participating in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program.

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Program

The AIM program allows you to complete your master’s program with up to 50% fewer credits, since you begin the coursework while earning your bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate Pathways offers options for increasing your course load to reduce your degree completion time.

Walden Facts

Medical and health services managers earned an average annual wage of $99,730 in May 2018.2
The demand for medical and health services managers is projected to rise 20% by 2026.1


JImmy Watson

Jimmy Watson

BS in Health Studies Graduate / MHA Graduate
Pursuing a degree from Walden is a commitment to efficiency and quality in healthcare.
I knew my work could positively impact the community I serve when the results of my dissertation revealed disparities relative to income and race.
The amount of support, resources, and assistance available to students is phenomenal.
Perry Ishmael Peralta MHA Graduate
Perry Ishmael Peralta
Bruce Furr PhD in Public Health / MPH Graduate
Bruce Furr
Kahla D. LaPlante PhD in Health Services Student
Kahla LaPlante

1Walden University’s competency-based options are priced as an all-you-can learn model, where students subscribe to three-month learning periods instead of paying for courses or credit hours. Walden offers monthly starts, the first Monday of every month, for the competency-based option. If you start the BS in Healthcare Management, BS in Public Health, or BS in Health Studies program anytime in 2019, please note that the earliest you can complete the program is December 31, 2019.

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

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