Online B.S. in Health Administration

Prepare for In-Demand Careers at the Intersection of Business and Healthcare

High-quality online education to give you an industry edge

Become a leader in medical and health services with Anna Maria College’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Health Administration. This interdisciplinary program goes beyond healthcare delivery to emphasize the management of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies and medical facilities.

Coursework is delivered in a flexible format designed for working adults with busy schedules. The interdisciplinary curriculum combines foundational business coursework with specialized health services training to prepare you for success in a wide range of administrative and managerial roles. You can transfer up to 75 credits and complete your degree in as little as two years.

Because our instructors are experienced practitioners who bring relevant insights into the online classroom, you’ll benefit from their real-world expertise throughout your program. The B.S. in Health Administration is offered through Anna Maria’s IACBE-accredited business school and is up for ​accreditation review in 2024.

Interdisciplinary focus

75 transfer credits

Internship available

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Industry-Driven, 100% Online Coursework

As an applied business program with a focus on health services, the B.S. in Health Administration program delivers the in-demand skills you need to launch a successful career. You’ll develop theoretical and technical expertise in areas like leadership, health informatics, risk management, health economics and more. You can also pursue an optional internship to gain hands-on experience and make professional connections in the field.

Course highlights include:

BUS 110 Leadership

This course is a study of traditional leadership with an emphasis on using critical thinking to develop ethical leadership skills. A number of methodologies will be utilized to develop insights into the relationship between faith, reason and leadership. This course will also include skill development and self-assessment exercises, allowing the student to apply leadership theories and concepts to improve their personal and professional lives.

BUS 280 Health Services Management

This course provides an introduction to the health services industry. It focuses on the fundamental functions of management including such topics as formulation of policy, executive leadership, decision-making, formulation of objectives and staff relationships as applied to health services.

BUS 425 Risk Management

A study of the principles of risk management. Students will identify, analyze and develop strategies to manage risk in businesses and organizations. Disaster planning will also be discussed.

PHL 304 Health Care Ethics

This course uses ethical theories to investigate moral problems in medicine and healthcare delivery. Particular focus will be paid to comparing healthcare delivery in the United States to healthcare delivery in other nations. Content is of value to both healthcare professionals and humanities students. Topics include patients’ rights, professional obligations of physicians and nurses, euthanasia, genetics and reproduction, experimentation on human subjects and the right to healthcare.

Online Flexibility to Suit Your Schedule

With the flexibility and convenience of an online program, you’ll be able to better balance your studies with your work and family commitments. Each course is offered in an asynchronous, eight-week format, allowing you to complete your schoolwork on the schedule that’s right for you.

Earn an Interdisciplinary Degree and Enter a Growing Field

Health services managers play an essential role in today’s complex healthcare system as leaders and innovators. The online B.S. in Health Administration will prepare you to meet this industry need and pursue employment in a variety of healthcare facilities and contexts. Because the state of Massachusetts is a national hub for biotechnology, medical and health care systems, Anna Maria graduates are ideally positioned to pursue careers in these growing and lucrative fields.

Possible career paths include:

  • Business analyst
  • Health facilities manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Medical office coordinator
  • Medical records and health information specialist
  • Project manager

A Mission of Excellence

The mission of Anna Maria College is to foster our students’ intellectual involvement, career preparation, social awareness, dedication to justice and peace, religious and moral sensitivity, and to facilitate a lifestyle capable of sustaining these within balance.

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Source and Disclaimer


Anna Maria College was approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to participate in SARA, and became a SARA institution in 2021. At this time, only California is not a member state. If you reside in California and are interested in taking an online class at Anna Maria College, please fill out the request form to get in contact with a program manager.