Minor in Health Services Administration & Management

BS in Organizational Leadership

Careers and Job Outlook

Organizational Leadership (BS) Organizational Leadership (BS) with a Minor Health Services Administration & Management Online

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BS) with a Minor in Health Services Administration & Management Online is designed to prepare the student for a career in the health services industry in an administrative capacity while complementing their organizational leadership curriculum. The program of study will give students a broad view of today's health care system and will prepare its graduates for entry and middle management positions in such areas as hospital, medical, or dental clinics; group medical practices; managed care organizations; long-term care facilities; insurance companies; home health agencies; and governmental health agencies. Management skills and business practices used in today's complex health care systems are emphasized.

Students having prior health care experience should begin study with either HSA 319 Health Care Finance, HSA 339 Health Law, or HSA 410 Management in Health Care. This experience requirement consists of at least five years of experience, preferably with at least one year in a supervisory or management capacity. Otherwise, students should begin with HSA 301, The Health Care System, which is required prior to the seven required courses. Students who wish to enroll in HSA courses without the experience requirement or the HSA 301 prerequisite may only take 400-level coursework with the permission of the academic coordinator. In addition, HSA 499, Senior Seminar in Health Services is designed to be the final course in the Health Services Administration and Management Minor.

Curriculum Adult Learner FAQs

Students who successfully complete the degree program will be able to:

  • Examine the current health care system in the United States surveying the economics, social, and political aspects which make up the system;
  • Evaluate health care leadership and management theories and the organizational components involved in managing healthcare facilities;
  • Analyze and evaluate conceptual operations frameworks for various types of health care facilities and identify the roles of the healthcare professionals within these organizations;
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and mitigate hospital risks and liabilities in order to contain costs and increase quality of care and to operate within legal boundaries; and
  • Evaluate issues of fiscal responsibility and quality patient outcomes in healthcare.

Careers and Job Outlook

The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects data on the country’s job market and career settings and offers projections on job growth. Overall, employment in the healthcare occupations industry expects a growth of 30% in the next 10 yearsmuch higher than average for all occupations!

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Experiential Learning

You may not have been in a classroom for a while, but you have never stopped learning. Your professional and community activities are valuable. The portfolio program allows you to translate your real-life learning into college credit. You may earn up to 30 credits by demonstrating college-level learning in one or more of the following academic disciplines: behavioral sciences, communication, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and five special topics. 


If you are pursuing a Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management, Bachelor of Administration, or a Bachelor of Public Administration, the portfolio is optional if you complete a Specialization or a Minor. The Portfolio is the most popular option to gain experiential learning credits, however, please see the Assessment of Prior Learning Fact Book for other credit options. Please see your advisor for additional information.


Experiential Learning Portfolio Presentation

Thousands of Barry University adult students have completed portfolios and considered this experience time and cost effective as well as personally rewarding.

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