The Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management is designed to provide students with the professional knowledge and management skills necessary to be effective and socially responsible leaders in dynamic regional, national and global health services systems. A health care management degree provides opportunities in many fields, including business, education, government, and the not-for-profit sectors. The program is offered 100% online. Students never have to visit campus.

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Tuition $505 / credit hour
Total Credits to Graduate 128 Credit Hours
Transfer up to 67 credits
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Program Information

Contrasted to other business degrees, the bachelor’s degree program in Health Care Management provides a unique perspective on the functional operations of a health care organization. The degree allows students to focus on coursework specifically designed to cultivate the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage in a health care organization.
Foundational courses in the program provide a broad and thorough overview of the component areas of health care operations, including organizational planning and design, accounting, human resource management, marketing and law.

Health Care Management Coursework

HCPM-2000 Introduction to Health Care Industry

Introduction the U.S. health care systems highlighting the role of values, access and allocation of health care services and resources, medical language and terminology.

HCMP-2010 Health Care System: Issues/Trends

Exploration of issues and trends impacting U.S. health care systems: financing, regulation and compliance, quality of control and care, administrative and management as well as delivery services.

HCMP-2020 Introduction to Health Care Law

Students will gain an understanding of current health care laws and regulations, and learn how to apply them in various health care settings. Health Care Reform and the impact on the U.S. health care system and patient care will be covered. Additional topics will be examined such as medical ethics, contract negotiations, compliance, legislation, regulations, patient protection, medical proxy, liability and risk management.

HCMP-3000 Introduction to Health Care Marketing

Exploration of marketing trends and issues in the health care industry. Terminology, strategies, goals and objectives, planning and advertising, consumer-driven marketing agenda, application of technology for marketing, e.g., podcasts, websites, social networks for advertising, branding, name recognition, customer loyalty, etc.

HCMP-4010 Ethical Considerations in Health Care

Consideration of the various ethical issues and challenges experienced in the health care industry: medical ethics, access and delivery of medical services, patient rights, knowledge information and record-keeping practices, information sharing and communication.

OMP-4700 Senior Project

The Senior Project is the Accelerated Degree Program capstone. This course is an intensive, process-oriented, active learning project through which students apply learning acquired through all major coursework. Designing and developing the Senior Project requires students to follow a problem from recognition to providing a well-researched solution or from the development of an opportunity to a well-researched action plan. Students are required to complete a comprehensive document and present their findings. Prerequisite: C or higher in OMP-4236.

Organizational Management Coursework

OMP-4020 Systems Approach to Organizational Change

Nature and meaning of systems, boundaries and environments, mission statements, organizational structures, relationships, rewards, power and procedures. Diagnosing problems in organizations. Preparing for, implementing and managing change.

OMP-4431 Principles of Management

This course is designed as an introductory study and analysis of the management process from the general manager’s perspective. As such, a broad overview of management topics is undertaken: corporate culture, managing in a global environment, managing ethics and social responsibility, managerial decision-making, organizational design and structure, and motivating employees. The emphasis of the course is on the skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage an organization.

OMP-4440 Human Resource Management

Personnel function, development and organizational structure. Developing job descriptions, personnel planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, personnel selection and orientation, legal aspects of personnel. Employee benefits and costs, performance appraisal and discipline, labor relations, unions and negotiation.

OMP-4601 Managerial Accounting

Financial tools for managers in decision-making: financial statements, bookkeeping process, financial statement analysis, statement of cash flow, internal cost concepts, present value concepts, budgeting.

OMP-4236 Research Design and Methodology

This course provides an overview of research methodology. Students will identify a well-researched problem or solution. Students will develop a research proposal.

General Education Courses

  • Communication 9 cr
  • Humanities 9 cr
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences, including Macroeconomics 9 cr
  • Natural Sciences, one biological science and one physical science 7-8 cr
  • Mission-specific: Theology 6 cr
  • Mathematics, must be above intermediate algebra 3 cr
  • Health and Wellness, and Multicultural Program Support 5 cr

For a listing of General Education and elective courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Find your place in a high-growth career field

Employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.

1. Complete an Online Application

2. Submit All Official College Transcripts

  • Submit of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
  • The most recent college transcript must indicate that the student was in good standing and earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • The Admission Committee reserves the right to evaluate applicants on an individual basis or request additional information when prior college transcripts do not reflect a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

3. When to Submit a High School Transcript or G.E.D.

  • Fewer than 15 college credits: If an applicant has completed fewer than 15 semester hours of credit in a college or university, or has not completed one semester at full-time status, a final high school transcript with graduation date must be provided.
  • College not regionally accredited: An official high school transcript is also required if the college from which the credit was earned does not have regional accreditation.
  • G.E.D.: Applicants who have not completed high school must provide documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.

Transfer Credit

Concordia University Chicago allows you to transfer in up to 67 credit hours from past educational and other experience. This is half the credit you need to graduate.

  • $505 per credit hour + technology fee
  • 128 Total Credit Hours

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. All Concordia-Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Why Accreditation Matters

Institutional accreditation is an indicator of quality. Accreditation is granted to institutions that have gone through comprehensive reviews and have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services. The institution must provide high quality education in order to qualify for and receive accreditation.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to other institutions that are also accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Contrasted to other business degrees, the bachelor’s degree program in Health Care Management provides a unique perspective on the functional operations of a health care organization. The degree allows students to focus on coursework specifically designed to cultivate the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage in a health care organization.

Foundational courses in the program provide a broad and thorough overview of the component areas of health care operations, including organizational planning and design, accounting, human resource management, marketing and law.

Health Care Management Coursework

HCPM-2000 Introduction to Health Care Industry
Introduction the U.S. health care systems highlighting the role of values, access and allocation of health care services and resources, medical language and terminology.
HCMP-2010 Health Care System: Issues/Trends
Exploration of issues and trends impacting U.S. health care systems: financing, regulation and compliance, quality of control and care, administrative and management as well as delivery services.
HCMP-2020 Introduction to Health Care Law
Students will gain an understanding of current health care laws and regulations, and learn how to apply them in various health care settings. Health Care Reform and the impact on the U.S. health care system and patient care will be covered. Additional topics will be examined such as medical ethics, contract negotiations, compliance, legislation, regulations, patient protection, medical proxy, liability and risk management.
HCMP-3000 Introduction to Health Care Marketing
Exploration of marketing trends and issues in the health care industry. Terminology, strategies, goals and objectives, planning and advertising, consumer-driven marketing agenda, application of technology for marketing, e.g., podcasts, websites, social networks for advertising, branding, name recognition, customer loyalty, etc.
HCMP-4010 Ethical Considerations in Health Care
Consideration of the various ethical issues and challenges experienced in the health care industry: medical ethics, access and delivery of medical services, patient rights, knowledge information and record-keeping practices, information sharing and communication.
OMP-4700 Senior Project
The Senior Project is the Accelerated Degree Program capstone. This course is an intensive, process-oriented, active learning project through which students apply learning acquired through all major coursework. Designing and developing the Senior Project requires students to follow a problem from recognition to providing a well-researched solution or from the development of an opportunity to a well-researched action plan. Students are required to complete a comprehensive document and present their findings. Prerequisite: C or higher in OMP-4236.


Organizational Management Coursework

OMP-4020 Systems Approach to Organizational Change
Nature and meaning of systems, boundaries and environments, mission statements, organizational structures, relationships, rewards, power and procedures. Diagnosing problems in organizations. Preparing for, implementing and managing change.
OMP-4431 Principles of Management
This course is designed as an introductory study and analysis of the management process from the general manager’s perspective. As such, a broad overview of management topics is undertaken: corporate culture, managing in a global environment, managing ethics and social responsibility, managerial decision-making, organizational design and structure, and motivating employees. The emphasis of the course is on the skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage an organization.
OMP-4440 Human Resource Management
Personnel function, development and organizational structure. Developing job descriptions, personnel planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, personnel selection and orientation, legal aspects of personnel. Employee benefits and costs, performance appraisal and discipline, labor relations, unions and negotiation.
OMP-4601 Managerial Accounting
Financial tools for managers in decision-making: financial statements, bookkeeping process, financial statement analysis, statement of cash flow, internal cost concepts, present value concepts, budgeting.
OMP-4236 Research Design and Methodology
This course provides an overview of research methodology. Students will identify a well-researched problem or solution. Students will develop a research proposal.


General Education Courses

Communication 9 cr
Humanities 9 cr
Social and Behavioral Sciences, including Macroeconomics 9 cr
Natural Sciences, one biological science and one physical science 7-8 cr
Mission-specific: Theology 6 cr
Mathematics, must be above intermediate algebra 3 cr
Health and Wellness, and Multicultural Program Support 5 cr

For a listing of General Education and elective courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Find your place in a high-growth career field

Employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.

1. Complete an Online Application

2. Submit All Official College Transcripts

  • Submit of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
  • The most recent college transcript must indicate that the student was in good standing and earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • The Admission Committee reserves the right to evaluate applicants on an individual basis or request additional information when prior college transcripts do not reflect a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

3. When to Submit a High School Transcript or G.E.D.

  • Fewer than 15 college credits: If an applicant has completed fewer than 15 semester hours of credit in a college or university, or has not completed one semester at full-time status, a final high school transcript with graduation date must be provided.
  • College not regionally accredited: An official high school transcript is also required if the college from which the credit was earned does not have regional accreditation.
  • G.E.D.: Applicants who have not completed high school must provide documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.

Transfer Credit

Concordia University Chicago allows you to transfer in up to 67 credit hours from past educational and other experience. This is half the credit you need to graduate.

  • $505 per credit hour + technology fee
  • 128 Total Credit Hours

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. All Concordia-Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Why Accreditation Matters

Institutional accreditation is an indicator of quality. Accreditation is granted to institutions that have gone through comprehensive reviews and have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services. The institution must provide high quality education in order to qualify for and receive accreditation.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to other institutions that are also accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.