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Do you want to learn about the field of health management and the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this area? If so, Walden University's B.S. in Health Studies program with a specialization in Health Management may be right for you. Read on to learn more about this program.
Walden University's online B.S. in Health Studies program with a specialization in Health Management is designed to teach you about the principles of organizational behavior and theory, business administration, and healthcare management. You also will have an opportunity to learn financial, organizational, and economic aspects of healthcare leadership roles that exist beyond traditional clinical and hospital settings. Other topics covered in the curriculum include leading people, operations, health finance and economics, ethical and legal issues in healthcare, and public and global health. A capstone course concludes the program and is completed towards the end of enrollment.
If you apply to this program, you should have excellent communication, decision-making and critical-thinking skills. Applicants to Walden University's programs must be at least 24 years old and have a high school diploma or its equivalent; applicants may need to complete additional requirements for some programs.
The B.S. in Health Studies program with a specialization in Health Management comprises 181 quarter credits. The degree program is divided into general education courses, core courses, concentration courses, elective courses, and a capstone course.
When you have finished Walden University's B.S. in Health Studies program with a specialization in Health Management, you will have an opportunity to pursue jobs in the field. The degree program is designed to give you a chance to compete for jobs with organizations such as nonprofit agencies, corporate health companies, and government agencies. Possible job titles include:
Career opportunities may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Once you have earned your bachelor's degree, you could pursue a master's degree in the field. A master's degree in health administration or some closely related area may include courses on topics such as health policy, health information technology, biostatistics, accounting, and organizational theory and management. Some degrees you could pursue are listed below; these are not institution-specific, but constitute a sampling of continuing education options for graduates.