Overview

The insurance and health care delivery system reforms passed as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 have added to an already high demand for skilled managers in acute care hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, long-term care organizations, community-based service providers and other ancillary enterprises. Todaya??s professionals must be prepared to direct person-centered integrated care delivery systems, navigate increasingly complex private and public regulatory environments, manage creative workplace environments and foster the efficient and effective adoption of new technologies by health care practitioners.

RMU's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Services Administration program (B.S.) in Health Services Administration degree program (online only) is designed to prepare individuals to gain entry and advance as leaders in a wide variety of health care organizations. The B.S. in Health Services Administration equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead organizations in providing better health care for individuals, fostering better health for the population and lowering per-capita costs through improvement. The program integrates theory with timely and relevant case study examples to support individuals in developing a comprehensive and practical understanding of the health care industry.

RMU's program was ranked #5 in The Best Colleges' Top 10 Bachelor of Health Management and Health Administration Degree Programs of 2011-12. It also made SuperScholar's list of the Top 25 Smart Choice Schools for Online Healthcare Administration Degrees.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare graduates who will provide leadership in health care organizations in the 21st century.

  • Develop skills that enhance graduates' ability to succeed.

  • Produce graduates who are valued by employers for their ability to deal with politics, nuances and complexities of the health care system.

  • Turn out graduates who understand health care finance and efficient use of resources.

  • Help graduates develop their ability to motivate and lead highly trained technical people who provide patient care.

  • Give graduates a knowledge base that allows them a broader choice of career options in health care administration.

  • Provide students with an experience that encourages them to integrate theory with their practical experience.

Concentrations