Health Care Management / Leadership

Online BS / MBA Dual Degree from an Accredited Leader in Distance Learning


Excelsior College has been educating leaders in health care management since the 1970s. You can join the next generation of leaders by earning an online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management with dual degree option for MBA (Leadership).

With flexible online classes and practical, career-building degree programs, Excelsior is an ideal choice for working adults—especially health care professionals who want to move into managerial and leadership roles.

At Excelsior, you can integrate what you already know into a health care management BS / MBA dual degree—and do it without disrupting your work obligations or family commitments. You can do it by:

  • Taking flexible online classes whenever they fit into your schedule.
  • Saving money, thanks to Excelsior's budget-friendly tuition and low student fees.
  • Earning academic credit for certain health care licenses and certifications—an offer you'll find at only a few colleges nationwide.
  • Getting maximum transfer credit for approved coursework from other accredited colleges.
  • Reducing your course load by taking bridge classes that count toward both the bachelor's in health care management and the MBA with leadership concentration.

Take a closer look at how an Excelsior online bachelor's degree can fit into your life—and how you can fast-forward your career with an Excelsior MBA.

Build Your Career as a Health Care Management Leader

With a successful 40-year track record, Excelsior is recognized as an academic leader among U.S. online colleges. Our leadership MBA classes and health care management course materials meet the same high academic standards that govern more traditional programs.

You'll work with superior professors who are affiliated with some of the nation's leading health care management programs, while gaining practical skills that translate directly into the workplace in such subjects as:

  • Conflict management
  • Succession planning
  • Strategic problem solving
  • Health care economics
  • Medical terminology and technology
  • Project management and quality control
  • Human resources
  • Health care industry law and regulation

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Learn more about the MSCHE accreditation programs and specialized accreditations on our accreditation page.

147-credits. Undergraduate: 60 in arts and sciences, 36 professional components, 15 additional credits (medical terminology, information literacy, other college-level). Bridge: 9 credits. Graduate: 27 credits. See the credit requirements in chart form.

Upon successful completion of the BS Health Care Management program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Use theories of leadership and organizational behavior to define and implement management practices in health care settings.
  2. Apply principles of budgeting and finance to effectively plan and manage resources within a health care organization.
  3. Use knowledge of health and illness, health care systems, and health care consumers to guide decision making and promote quality within health care environments.
  4. Implement the manager role using a legal and ethical framework.
  5. Incorporate multiple strategies of communication to establish collaborative relationships with members of the leadership team and other stakeholders.
  6. Use evidence based practice to guide human resource, clinical, and administrative decisions.
  7. Manage a diverse workforce in providing health care for an increasingly heterogeneous population.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning in pursuit of excellence in managing and leading within the health care environment.

Upon successful completion of the Excelsior College MBA program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze real-world business problems and generate recommendations for action.
  2. Integrate accounting, marketing, finance, management, and economics into a strategic business analysis.
  3. Assess the impact of the global business environment on business situations.
  4. Apply quantitative methods to analysis of business situations.
  5. Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  6. Communicate effectively to relevant audiences in written materials.
  7. Collaborate in teams to produce required deliverables.
  8. Apply Project Management skills to business situations.
  9. Assess the ethical implications of actions for diverse stakeholders.

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