Kaplan University offers the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Program to provide a strong foundation of healthcare administration and management disciplines. Further and advanced study can be provided through a master’s degree in the same field. The Accelerated Option provides a shorter way of completing the master’s degree. Offered to high-potential undergraduate students who satisfy eligibility requirements, the Accelerated Option allows students to take the bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing up to two (2) Core Courses in the master’s degree program.
The attainment of a minimum course grade in these two (2) master’s degree core courses is essential to a student’s acceptability to the program. Once the student is accepted into the master’s degree program, three (3) additional graduate courses can be waived which results to a shortened and accelerated version of the program. Applicants who intend to enter the program should at least have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
The bachelor’s program requires the completion of one hundred eighty (180) credits while a master’s degree program usually has a length of fifty-two (52) credits. Major Courses for the bachelor’s degree program include Human Resources for Healthcare Organizations, Healthcare Administration, Introduction to Public Health, Leadership and Ethics in Healthcare, Healthcare Policy and Economics, Operational Analysis and Quality Improvement, Information Technology and Systems for Healthcare, Research Methods for Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Organization and Management for Healthcare, Finance for Healthcare, Strategies Planning and Organizational Development for Healthcare, Bachelor’s Capstone in Healthcare Administration, and Major Electives. Kaplan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Graduates of this Accelerated Program can expect to occupy management and other advanced positions in the healthcare field. Possible work environments include hospitals, healthcare organizations, government agencies, and health insurance.