Set your course in the healthcare field.

Prepare to be a leader.

Health services administrators plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, private and public clinics, agencies, and other healthcare organizations. Some administrators specialize in one area, such as finance or marketing, but others have broader responsibilities that can range from managing people and services to developing procedures to improve the quality of health services.

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FAQ'S

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

General Requirements

A general education core is required for all Associate and Bachelor degrees. All graduates must meet the general education requirements established by each academic program.

College Success Strategies (COL111A) or College Success Online (COL112) is required for all first-time freshmen and all online students enrolled in a certificate or degree program. This course will inform students of campus services, policies and procedures, and address learning styles and study strategies.

Many of the courses and programs at Baker College are offered in an online delivery format. See Online Programs. Contact your campus Academic / Administrative Office for details about online courses.

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Health Services Administration Bachelor Degree from Baker College

Health Services AdministrationBachelor of Health Service Administration

Set your course in the healthcare field.

Prepare to be a leader.

Health services administrators plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, private and public clinics, agencies, and other healthcare organizations. Some administrators specialize in one area, such as finance or marketing, but others have broader responsibilities that can range from managing people and services to developing procedures to improve the quality of health services.

Discover Your Future Health Services Administration Career

Career Facts

$88,580

Median salary for Health Services Administrators

23%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$101,650

Mean salary for Top Executives

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Overview

Baker’s Health Services Administration bachelor degree program enables you to develop the broad range of knowledge and critical thinking skills you need to effectively manage the delivery, quality, and costs of healthcare services. Our curriculum—developed with the input an Advisory Board of healthcare professionals to ensure it addresses the demands of the real-world—combines general education and health services courses with a health services externship. 

When you graduate, you’ll have the training, knowledge, and experience to begin a successful career.

Course Information

General Education Credits 64 Hours

Elective Credits 52 Hours

Health Services Administration Major32 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HSC 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with a variety of perspectives about existing healthcare systems. A particular emphasis on the complexity of the American healthcare system will be made. Comparisons with other health care delivery models and national trends will be discussed. Current events are incorporated throughout this course.

Introduction to Healthcare4
HSC 312
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses legal issues, restraints, and problems arising from organization and delivery of healthcare services. Topics to be included are: tort law; hospital, physician, nurse, and other health professional's liability; informed consent; medical records; legal reporting obligations; abortion; autopsy, donation and experimentation; sterilization and artificial insemination; euthanasia; patient rights and responsibilities; labor relation; insurance; trial procedures; and restraint of trade are topics which are included.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 111, Junior status.
Health Law and Regulations4
HSC 315
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4 Quarter Hours

Researches and examines the steps to planning, implementation, and evaluation of health services. Includes the development of measurable objectives and the compilation and presentation of a report.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 401, HSC 312, HSC 403.
Planning and Evaluation of Health Services4
HSC 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies the basic principles of healthcare administration including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. The emphasis will be on administration of hospitals, organizational structure, trustee responsibility, medical staff relationships, third-party payors, and fiscal management.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 111, Junior status.
Healthcare Administration4
HSC 402A
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the current ethical issues in the healthcare system. Problems and conflicts posed by interpersonal, professional, and client relationships as well as business considerations will be discussed. Ethical issues explored may include right to live, right to die, transplants, informed consent, sterilization, abortion, and human experimentation.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Ethics for Health Professionals4
HSC 403
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines basic accounting principles and finance in healthcare settings. Considerations in budgetary preparation will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 401, HSC 312.
Health System Finance4
HSC 411
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies current healthcare issues such as managed care, health insurance, foreign healthcare systems, and the policies of healthcare. Individual or group projects will be a component of this course.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 401, HSC 312, HSC 403, HSC 402A.
Corequisite(s):
HSC 315.
Seminar in Health Issues4
HSC 441
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides 120 hours of paid/unpaid experience in a health or health related setting. The primary focus is to provide an opportunity for students to develop/experience activities of planning, directing, coordinating, budget related activities. Students may be required to undergo a criminal background check, drug screening, and provide proof of current immunizations, dependent on the requirements of the externship placement facility.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, HSC 315, HSC 402A, minimum GPA 2.50, Program Director/Dean approval.
Corequisite(s):
HSC 411.
Health Services Administration Externship4
Required Core Competencies32 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACC 100
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4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credits in accounting.

Accounting Elective4
BUS 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the data analysis process and the role of business decision making.  Explores qualitative and quantitative data, data vs. information, data research, relevance, validity, business intelligence tools, ethical and legal implications of data analysis, data integrity, primary and secondary data, MAIP (Measurement Analysis, Interpretation Presentation) and ethical and legal implications of data analysis.

Business Analytics4
Economics Elective4
FIN 100
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4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in finance.

Finance Elective4
HSC 104
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the study of diseases. Emphasis will be on the definition, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases. This course will concentrate on clinical abstracting from the medical record.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MED 103, C or better in SCI 102C or C or better in SCI 100F. Bachelor of Health Services Administration majors: C or better in SCI 100F. No minimum grade requirement for Phlebotomy or Pharmacy Technician majors.
Introduction to Disease4
MKT 100
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4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in marketing.

Marketing Elective4
SCI 100F
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the structural organization of body systems. This course is designed for students with limited background in chemistry and biology. This course is intended for allied health students who need an overview of body systems. Students should check specific program requirements for anatomy and physiology before enrolling.

Structure and Function of the Human Body4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HRM 100
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4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credits hours in human resource.

Human Resource Elective4
MGT 100
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4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in management.

Management Elective4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 180

Program Description

This program will prepare individuals to develop administrative skills necessary to work effectively in a variety of healthcare settings. The combination of general education and health services courses are designed to cultivate critical thinking skills necessary for managing. This program prepares students to plan, direct, coordinate, budget, and assess activities in a variety of healthcare settings. Program Status: Open Enrollment

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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FAQ's

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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My choice was Baker College. Because I saw how they really took care of their graduates.

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