Health Services Administration

Program Overview

The Health Services Administration undergraduate program is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students for a career in the health services industry in an administrative capacity. The program of study will give students a broad view of the health care system and will prepare students for entry and mid-level management positions in areas such as hospitals, medical clinics; group medical practices; managed care organizations; long-term care facilities; insurance companies; home health agencies; and governmental health agencies. The program analyzes the structure of the health care industry; identifies cultural, legal and environmental factors that impact health and provides students with communication and management skills.

The St. Andrews’ Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Services Administration (BAHSA)* prepares students to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery in diverse provider settings within the healthcare industry. Health services professionals manage medical information and healthcare staff. They make hiring decisions and lead a team of healthcare workers. They make strategic decisions, lead projects, and manage budgets through their understanding of healthcare trends, quality assurance, ethical issues, public policy, management of key financial metrics, and risk management.

Students work closely with academic advisors to choose electives, as well as campus and community activities that meet their interest, round out their education in a liberal arts setting, and build a strong resume. The BAHSA degree* offers a capstone research project that integrates acquired healthcare knowledge, business skills, legal and ethical foundations, strategic and critical thinking, and leadership in healthcare organizations. The dynamic degree in BAHSA* at St. Andrews prepares the graduate for an ever-changing healthcare industry.

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