Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree offered by Montana State University’s Billings campus is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. An objective of this program is to help students gain a foundational understanding of Health Administration and how it ties into and benefits a community. Students are offered the chance to acquire competencies related to meeting the challenges of the health care field and to advance the quality and service related to health care delivery. This program requires its students to take and complete an internship in order to graduate from the Health Administration program. Via this internship, students will gain practical experience that should help them acquire skills related to leadership, strategic planning, organizational management human resources, outcomes evaluation, creative thinking, and technical areas.
The Healthcare Administration program aims to prepare its students for careers and positions such as: director of volunteer services, emergency medical services coordinator, health care administrator, and health information specialists. This program requires students to take and complete 120 credit hours of courses in order to receive the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree. Students must complete 38 credit hours of General Education courses because this program is based in the LIberal Arts and has a goal to educate and prepare the whole student and to help them with critical thinking and analysis. The Required Health Administration core is comprised of 36 credit hours of Health Administration related courses. These courses include: Health Care Mega Trends, Healthcare Economics, Health Law and Ethics, Financial Management and Budgeting in Healthcare. It is important to note that this program requires students to minor in Business. The Business minor is comprised of 27 credit hours of Business courses.
Accreditation & Licensing
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
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