Program Overview

Gardner-Webb University offers a Bachelor of Science degree completion program through an innovative online learning format.  The program is designed for students with prior college credits, who are seeking the additional credits to earn a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Healthcare Management.  

The Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management provides students with the necessary curriculum to prepare for entry-level positions as leaders in the changing health care field.  Graduates of the degree program should be eager to enter the field with the confidence and experiences needed to excel in personal values and professional goals.  
A degree concentration in Healthcare Management is a broad interdisciplinary area of study that encompasses many attributes to the efficient operation of a health care organization.  Healthcare Management is a crucial dynamic in the healthcare industry, providing leadership and administration skills in organizations such as hospitals, health care systems, and public health systems. Students completing this degree with a concentration in management may enter the competitive job market with the valuable knowledge and understanding of health care fundamentals.

This discipline is known to provide management and leadership functions to professional institutions supplementing the medical staff in non-patient duties. Managers can be either general or specific in the tasks they complete. Generalists are trained individuals responsible for managing an entire facility. Specialists are individuals responsible for the strategic and efficient operation of a critical and specific department such as policy analysis, finance, accounting, budgeting, human resources, or marketing.

Graduates of the Healthcare Management degree should be able to enter the professional arena of healthcare with the confidence to ensure specific outcomes are accomplished, individual departments perform efficiently, and employees are placed within acceptable and challenging positions, as well as meeting expectations. Modern health and medicine practices offer careers within advanced organizations providing all levels of patient care. Students wishing to further their educational pursuits in the health sciences are subject to strict legal, credentialing and licensing standards established by national, state and local governing agencies.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


    Minimum of 48 transferable hours from an accredited college. 2.0 GPA or higher. Program requires the completion of 128 credits, including transfer hours.

    School Overview

    Gardner-Webb University is a four-year private school located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. GWU was founded in 1905 as Boiling Springs High School and is currently the youngest Southern Baptist institution in North Carolina. The institution officially became known as Gardner-Webb University in 1993.

    Gardner-Webb University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorate degrees. Undergraduate and graduate students can earn a degree completely online.


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