Bachelor of Science in
Healthcare Administration

Designed for individuals with an associates degree or some college credit, this bachelor’s degree completion program gives you a direct pathway toward earning a bachelor’s degree.* You will learn the skills necessary to work in growing field of healthcare administration.

Total cost at ACE

$8,970

(tuition + fees)

Applications due January 4 for January 7, 2019 Term

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Key Features

  • Flexible: Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.
  • Well-Rounded Approach: This program examines the diverse areas that impact healthcare administration including finance, marketing, advocacy, legal and ethical issues, human resources, information management, and diverse populations. As a result, graduates of this program are well-versed and prepared for a variety of positions in healthcare administration.
  • Accelerated Completion: This program is especially designed for individuals that want to earn a bachelor’s degree in an accelerated manner. The degree is earned by coupling the credits you have previously earned with the required courses in this program.
  • Focused Coursework: All courses center around healthcare administration, meaning that you will only take courses with other students that share your passion for healthcare and learn diverse skills that impact the field.

For more information about this program, view the College Catalog. You can also ask questions anytime via chat.



Department Chair

Byron Barton, Ph.D.
Administrative Faculty and Chair,
Department of Healthcare

Dr. Byron Barton graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis in with a bachelor's in biology and later received his doctorate from the University of Vermont, where he studied insect flight muscle using a classical and molecular genetics approach. 

Since then, Dr. Barton has focused on helping students achieve their academic and career goals through higher education.


A Degree You Can Count On

We are, and have always been, regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation guarantees that our programs meet certain levels of quality standards.   


A Note About Licensure:

While this program provides a comprehensive understanding of the intended program outcomes, it does not lead to licensure, certification, or endorsement. ACE offers several programs that do provide a pathway to licensure, certification, or endorsement and they can be found here.

Disclaimer

*Students are required to complete eighty-four (84) semester credits in addition to the credits listed in ACE course list for satisfactory completion of the program. Inclusive of the eighty-four semester credits, a required thirty (30) semester credits of general education must align with the Indiana Statewide General Education Core as defined in the College’s general education requirement policy. As students can be admitted to the program with a minimum of sixty (60) credits completed, these credits can be acquired prior to program enrollment, or while enrolled in the program.

Tuition

B.S. in Healthcare Administration

Total Tuition

36 semester credits x $215 per credit

$7,740

Fees

$50 Application Fee

$1,080 Technology & Library Fee ($30 per credit)

$100 Program Conferral Fee

$1,230

Total Program Cost*

$8,970

*This is an estimated value of the cost for tuition and fees. Amounts may vary depending on number of transfer credits applied to the selected program hours, the pace and satisfactory completion of the selected program credit hours, receipt of scholarship and/or grant amounts, and adjustments to tuition or fees as described in the Catalog Right to Modify Tuition section.

State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)

It is a state of California requirement that a student who pays his or her tuition is required to pay a state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. For more information and to see if you must pay the state-imposed assessment for Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) click here.

ACE General Admission Requirements

  • Complete and submit all application components including the admission application, including the enrollment agreement, and payment agreement.
  • Submit the nonrefundable application fee.*
  • Provide official transcripts from an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program.**

*The application fee is valid for one year from date of submission.
**Additional evidence may be required to fulfill state requirements, including but not limited to verification of professional experience, test scores, or an interview.

Program Admission Requirements

B.S. in Healthcare Administration

  • Minimum level of education required:  Associates degree or 60 undergraduate semester hour credits from an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program.
  • Minimum grade point average 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for full admission
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 1.75 on a 4.0 scale for provisional admission*

*Applicants whose overall GPA, or GPA in the last 60 hours is below 1.75 will not be admitted to the degree program

International Transcript Requirements

All applicants must submit to the Admissions Office official, sealed college transcripts from each institution attended.

  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through an NACES-recommended agency.
  • Texas applicants may only submit evaluations from agencies approved by the Texas Education Agency.
  • International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to the education/accreditation level required for the program.

English as a Second Language Applicants

All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language as demonstrated in one of three ways:

  1. Submission of an official transcript showing a degree from a United States secondary school or regionally accredited college/university.

  2. Submission of a transcript from a secondary school or college/university whose country uses English as a primary means of instruction, including, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.

  3. Submission of an official minimum score on the paper-based or internet-based TOEFL exam.
    • The minimum TOEFL score required for the paper-based Test (PBT) is 550, and for the internet-based (iBT) Test is 80.

    • Applicants to the Texas M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program must submit scores from the internet-based (iBT) TOEFL An overall score of 80, and a score of 26 on the speaking section is required.

    • The testing agency must send test scores directly to American College of Education.

Admissions Appeal Process

Applicants have the right to appeal admissions decisions. Begin the process by filling out the admissions appeal here.

Courses

Explore the classes you'll take to fulfill this program's 36 semester credit requirement. For more information, a complete list of requirements, and course options, see the College Catalog.

Research Courses

(3 semester credits)

This course familiarizes students with research procedures for the design and evaluation of research and interpretation of statistical analysis in the health field. Students will critically evaluate the validity of health research and work on evidence-based health projects. Students learn how to assess, plan for, and infer health education needs based on research

Health and Wellness Courses

(36 semester credits)

Designed to introduce topics, this course explores current issues related to the healthcare industry as an opening needs assessment and survey of potential solutions to critical concerns.
This course explores legal and ethical issues in healthcare management, with emphasis on HIPAA laws, case law, malpractice suites, risk management, and health power of attorney creation and execution.
This course focuses on leadership and management models and styles. Organizational behaviors, organizational change, and change management will also be covered.
This course focuses on the complexities of health issues and health service delivery to diverse populations and the role of healthcare professionals in serving the needs of all people. The impact of such variables as gender, age, lifestyle, religion, culture, social class, race, geography, and developmental level will be related to health status and health service needs. Diversity, advocacy, and social justice are key topics.
Students learn introductory level marketing as it applies to the health and wellness field. Students assess market opportunities in wellness services, programs, and facilities, and create marketing strategies and tactics. In addition, students study the importance of strategic planning and its relationship to effective marketing.
This course provides a foundation of knowledge and skills applicable to human resource management in healthcare settings. Topics include principles, concepts, issues, and challenges related to human resource management; financing; insurance, and the role of leadership as they apply to heath organizations.
This course focuses on understanding financial statements, managerial accounting solutions, and cost analyses. Students also apply financial and managerial accounting principles to develop solutions that make a positive financial impact. Federal and grant funding as it relates to healthcare will be emphasized.
This course examines quality management methodologies used to analyze safe and effective healthcare operations. Techniques such as advanced quality planning and control plans will be studied to determine how they are utilized to drive quality improvement and optimization of healthcare organizational efficiencies. Emphasis will be placed on using statistical analysis techniques to increase healthcare efficiencies and improve health outcomes.
This course examines quality management methodologies used to analyze safe and effective healthcare operations. Techniques such as advanced quality planning and control plans will be studied to determine how they are utilized to drive quality improvement and optimization of healthcare organizational efficiencies. Emphasis will be placed on using statistical analysis techniques to increase healthcare efficiencies and improve health outcomes.
This course provides students an overview of informational technology as it applies to healthcare management. Students study web portals, online health risk assessments, electronic recordkeeping, interactive health tools, trackers, videos/podcasts, digital health coaching, online challenges, social networking, personal health records, and portable tracking devices (e.g., pedometers, glucose monitors, etc.).
This Capstone course culminates in students' development of a paper and project that showcase their healthcare knowledge. As part of the Capstone, students prepare a final web-based employment portfolio containing their project-based work in the program.
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to guide students in evaluating healthcare policy issues that impact decision making and outcomes in healthcare. Students will explore healthcare delivery systems and analyze issues which impact the delivery of healthcare and nursing at global, national, and state levels of government. Students will analyze the development, formulation, and implementation of policies and related economic issues that can influence healthcare practice today. In addition, the course includes topics such as the relationship between healthcare providers and patients, insurance policies, quality management, legislative liability issues, ethical decision making.