Healthcare administrators plan, direct, coordinate and provide leadership in the health care industry which accounts for 18% of the United States gross domestic product (GDP). Healthcare executives manage hospitals, health systems, surgery centers, multi-specialty physician practices and managed care companies. They also serve as policy experts for state agencies, federal agencies and private consulting companies. Administrators must be prepared to deal with the integration of health care delivery systems, technological innovations, a complex regulatory environment, an increased focus on preventive care while improving quality and reducing costs through innovative management structures and methods. 

Our healthcare services administration program will develop the skills and gain the knowledge to manage healthcare organizations. We offer an undergraduate major, a minor, a master's level certificate in long term care and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a specialization in health services administration. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field of healthcare administration is projected to grow 116 percent from 2008-2018 fueling demand for over 100,000 professional administrators.

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