2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

BS in Healthcare Management

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The BS in Healthcare Management prepares students to effectively direct, manage, and evaluate health services, organizations, and programs within a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, nursing and retirement communities, physician’s offices, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Students gain skills and competencies necessary to effectively lead healthcare organizations in the 21st century and to improve the quality, safety, and delivery of health services. Because of the evolving U.S. health system, the aging population, and the projected shortage of healthcare professionals, there is a growing need for healthcare administrators. Demand and opportunity for those with even bachelor’s-level training will crescendo over the next decade.


Note: The BS in Healthcare Management program is offered in two different learning modalities: the course-based modality and the competency-based modality, Tempo Learning®.

Learning Outcomes

All graduates will be prepared to:

1. Analyze the elements of quality health care delivery systems

2. Explain how different factors impact health care delivery and services

3. Evaluate the impact of serving diverse populations in a health care organization’s performance

4. Apply foundational healthcare financial management skills to health care organizations

5. Evaluate human resource strategies for managing healthcare employees

6. Apply leadership concepts for strategic decision making in health care organizations

7.  Explain the role of healthcare managers in improving health outcomes through facilitating social change

Competency-Based Education

In addition to the course-based option described below, students can choose to earn their BS in Healthcare Management through the competency-based education modality. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will earn the same Walden degree in either modality. See the BS in Healthcare Management (Competency Based)  page for program details.

Course-Based Program

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General Education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (85 cr.)
  • Elective courses (45 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)


General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 60 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their student success advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Electives (45 cr.)

Choose eight courses from general education, BS in Health Studies, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Elective credits should total 45 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Note: RN-BSN courses are not available to students outside the RN-BSN program.

Capstone Course (5 cr.)

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