B.A. Healthcare Management Overview

Become a leader in the expanding field of healthcare with Ave Maria University’s online B.A. in Healthcare Management degree. By earning your bachelor’s degree in healthcare management online, you’ll have the flexibility to explore the essential components of the healthcare industry at your own pace as you learn innovative methods for leading the field through expansion.

Created specifically for students interested in careers supporting health facilities with organizational leadership and advanced management skills, our curriculum includes interactive courses in both business management and healthcare. Course instruction is provided by our staff of educators who have years of experience in their fields of study. Supported by expert knowledge and a well-rounded curriculum, you’ll become proficient in managerial and financial accounting, strategic management techniques, principles of macro and microeconomics, the fundamentals of health and wellness, marketing, Catholic bioethics, and more.

The curriculum focuses on strengthening your spirituality from a Catholic perspective as you answer your professional calling through education. Our core curriculum integrates the Christian faith into management techniques, healthcare policies, and medical advancements so you can grow into a highly skilled professional who leads ethically.

While earning your bachelor’s in healthcare management online with Ave Maria University, you’ll interact with your peers and educators through a virtual learning environment designed to provide you with applicable experience. With unlimited online access to your courses, you’ll have the flexibility to study when it’s convenient and complete coursework on your own time while still maintaining your personal responsibilities.


Ave Maria University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Ave Maria University.

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Program Details

  • Next start date: January 7
  • Credit hours: 128
  • Cost per credit: $425
  • Number of transfer credits accepted: 96
  • Estimated completion time: 4 years

Courses & Requirements

Through our online B.A. in Healthcare Management program, you’ll study business ethics, management techniques, and the essential components of the expanding healthcare industry. The course requirements consist of 128 credits. The major includes 16 courses:

  • ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting
  • BIOL 100 Medical Terminology
  • BIOL 250 Health and Wellness
  • BUSN 215 Spreadsheet Analysis
  • BUSN 303 Management and Ethics
  • BUSN 304 Marketing
  • BUSN 340 Business Law 1
  • BUSN 350 Healthcare Administration
  • BUSN 351 Seminar in Healthcare Management
  • BUSN 490 Strategic Management
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • FINC 201 Fundamentals of Finance
  • STAT 230 Statistics
  • THEO 390 Catholic Bioethics

Core Curriculum Requirements (56 credits)

The core curriculum provides a balanced approach to generalized and specialized knowledge while integrating the tradition of Western Catholic thought. Required for our bachelor’s degrees, these 14 courses are the same for all undergraduate degrees and teach you how to learn.

Electives (14 credits)

In order to complete the required 128 credits of the program, you must choose 14 credits’ worth of elective courses.

This Program Consists Of

32 Total Courses Earn Your Degree Faster By Transferring Credits

Admission Requirements & Process

To be considered for Ave Maria’s online bachelor’s in healthcare management program, you must have a combined GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale from all past colleges attended is required for transfer students. If less than 24 credits of college-level coursework has been completed, then the high school GPA will also be taken into consideration.

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Tuition & Fees

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at (844) 747-2022 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500. Fees are charged per course unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

Full Program Tuition$425 per credit hour$54,400
Full Program Fees$35 per course$1,155
Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 96)$425 per credit hour$13,600
Fees with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 96)$35 per course$280
Total with Transfer Credits$13,880

Career Outcomes

Once you have completed our bachelor’s in healthcare management online program, you’ll be prepared to follow your calling as a leader in the industry through a variety of careers. Here are possible careers you’ll have the credentials to pursue (median annual salaries and job growth are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and job growth is projected through 2026):

Health service managers are responsible for planning and directing the services provided by healthcare facilities. Many manage entire facilities, while others manage specific departments or group of employees.

  • Median annual salary: $98,350
  • Job growth: 20 percent

Administrative service managers are responsible for planning and directing their company’s services and procedures. Many of these managers oversee entire healthcare facilities while others oversee specific departments.

  • Median annual salary: $94,020
  • Job growth: 10 percent

Social and community service managers oversee community projects and services. Many work with entire communities, while others work with specific sectors of the community, or public service departments, such as the health department.

  • Median annual salary: $64,100
  • Job growth: 18 percent

Financial Aid

At Ave, we understand that funding a college education can get tricky. We offer financial aid to all eligible students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our financial aid options include grants and loans.

Simply complete the application online on the FAFSA website. Remember to use Ave Maria University’s school code: 039413. After we have received your information, we will determine your financial aid eligibility and notify you so that you can accept any or all of it. In addition, one of our friendly enrollment counselors can assist you throughout the entire process.

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Military Students

We proudly offer assistance for U.S. military veterans. Veterans can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill and the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program for veterans with a service-connected disability. Spouses and dependents of veterans may also receive assistance.

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Benefits of Learning Online

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