Healthcare Administration

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Health Administration Concentration, Graduate Certificate


Program Delivery

On-Campus, Online


Locations Available

Rindge, New Hampshire
Online

Expand your knowledge base for a variety of careers in the healthcare industry, including work in mental health and long-term facilities, government, and public health agencies, insurance, and healthcare management companies. Work closely with professors who are experts in their fields and understand the unique needs of adult students in small classes.

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What Makes Our Healthcare Administration Program Different?

Franklin Pierce is the only New Hampshire university with business programs accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Franklin Pierce’s Business Plus Program offers 3-year accelerated programs as well as 3+1 and 4+1 options which allows students to earn their undergraduate and master's degree in less time, entering the workforce sooner.

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program offers a concentration in Health Administration, which examines best practices that apply to all healthcare settings, from large hospitals to small community-based senior centers.

What Can I Do With a Healthcare Administration Degree?

With your degree, you can pursue jobs or further education for careers as diverse as:

  • Assisted Living Facility Administrator
  • Billing Manager
  • Clinic Administrator
  • Community Health Director
  • Government Policymaker
  • Hospital CEO
  • Healthcare Marketing Manager
  • Leader in Quality Management
  • Lobbyist
  • Mental Health Facility Manager
  • Project Manager

What do Healthcare Administration students Learn?

You will study the core functions of an effective business. You will explore principles and practices of leadership, strategic planning and quality improvement in healthcare organizations, and apply qualitative and quantitative tools to a capstone project. You can gain valuable experience through opportunities at Franklin Pierce to:

  • Participate in our C&S Scholars program, a pathway to internships, co-ops and employment through our partnership with C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest grocery supply company in the nation
  • Join Small Business Advisory Group or Business Minds Club to apply coursework to challenges of local businesses
  • Participate in campus organizations including Student Government Association, Health Sciences Club or community service projects
  • Participate in Sigma Beta Delta, the National Business Association’s Honor Society
  • Prepare for one of our Master of Business Administration (.M.B.A) programs with six different areas of concentration, including Leadership and Health Administration

On-Campus Healthcare Administration Curriculum

See our curriculum plan to learn how you’ll progress through the on-campus B.S. program (or download an on-campus B.S. program sheet):

  • GLE101 First Year Inquiry Seminar
  • GLE110 First Year Composition I
  • MK201 Principles of Marketing
  • MN201 Principles of Management
  • _______ 5 Additional Electives*

*Please refer to the Academic Catalog for full listing of elective options

  • AC101 Principles of Accounting I
  • AC102 Principles of Accounting II
  • CIT101 Microcomputer Applications
  • ET101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GLE120 First Year Composition II
  • HCA201 Introduction to Healthcare Management
  • MT201 Statistics
  • _______ 4 Additional Electives*

*Please refer to the Academic Catalog for full listing of elective options

  • BA213 Business Law I
  • EMSP302 Health Information
  • ET102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • FM224 Principles of Financial Management
  • HCA315 Epidemiology
  • HCA350 Healthcare Systems Mgt & Quality Improvement
  • HCA360 Healthcare Ethics, Policy & Law
  • MN321 Organizational Behavior
  • _______ 2 Additional Electives*

*Please refer to the Academic Catalog for full listing of elective options

  • BA001 Comprehensive Exam (take with BA471)
  • BA471 Business Strategy and Ethics
  • HCA001 Comprehensive Exam (take with BA471)
  • HCA390 Healthcare Administration Internship or
  • HCA495 Senior Independent Research Project
  • HCA430 Healthcare Finance
  • HCA450 Leadership & Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • IB364 International Business
  • _______ 2 Additional Electives*

*Please refer to the Academic Catalog for full listing of elective options

Online Healthcare Administration Curriculum

Combine part-time or full-time study and six academic terms, to create a flexible and personalized schedule. Your knowledge gained from life experience is also recognized. Receive college credit for accumulated certifications, professional licenses, on-the-job-training, and other life experiences. You may also be eligible for grants, loans, and scholarships in the form of financial aid. See our curriculum plan to learn how you’ll progress through the online program (or download an online program sheet):

In addition to the General and Liberal Education Curriculum, you must successfully complete the following courses to
fulfill the major requirements:

  • HCA201 Introduction to Healthcare Services
  • HCA315 Epidemiology
  • HCA340 Healthcare Finance
  • HCA350 Healthcare Systems Management and Quality Improvement
  • HCA360 Healthcare Ethics, Policy, and Law
  • HCA390 Internship or
  • HCA495 Senior Independent Project
  • HCA450 Leadership and Management in Healthcare Organizations

If you pursue a major within the Division of Business Administration, you must successfully complete the
following courses:

  • AC101 Principles of Accounting I
  • AC102 Principles of Accounting II
  • BA213 Business Law I
  • BA471 Business Strategy and Ethics
  • CIT140 Electronic Spreadsheets
  • ET101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ET102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • FM224 Principles of Financial Management
  • IB364 International Business
  • MK201 Principles of Marketing
  • MN201 Principles of Management
  • MN321 Organizational Behavior
  • MT260 Statistics

In addition, you must complete 21 semester hours of general elective coursework.

 

Online healthcare administration certificate

This online certificate program, which is designed for working professionals, studies business best practices while simultaneously developing essential leadership and decision-making skills for the healthcare environment. Through the completion of five online courses, you will learn to assess situations from a system-wide perspective and apply critical leadership skills such as collaboration, inquiry and critical analysis. Course concepts are presented in practical and quantitative terms, so they can be applied to the workplace immediately.

 

  • GM510 Seminar in Leadership
  • GM520 Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizations
  • GM592 Health Policy
  • GM594 Healthcare Payment Systems
  • GM596 Quality Improvement Models in Healthcare

 

Who should Study Healthcare Administration?

Your Healthcare Administration major prepares you for an exciting career in the fast growing, rapidly changing field of healthcare. This is the perfect major if you are interested in the business side of the U.S. healthcare system. You’ll learn how leadership, economic and political factors, and ethics affect healthcare. You’ll find this major a good fit if you have or want to develop:

  • Strong knowledge of data analytics
  • Leadership, communication and managerial skills for business decision-making
  • Ethical reasoning and critical thinking skills