BAS in Health Care Leadership
Named Iowa’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report, Mount Mercy University helps students earn their bachelor’s degree in health care leadership through a fast-track, two-year program. This track is taught by experienced online instructors and built for those who have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in an Allied Health profession from an accredited community college.
For those interested in becoming a health care leader but do NOT have an associate degree, check out MMU’s Health Care Administration bachelor’s degree. It’s a similar degree, but is specifically designed to help you master both technical and administrative skills.
Add to your current technical skills with specialized instruction in administration, strategic planning, and management so you can take on leadership positions in health care.
Health care leadership/administration is one of the fastest-growing professions, with high demand for well-trained individuals who have a strong understanding of the legal, economic, and social constraints and complexities within the health care system.
Whether you work in a large hospital, midsize clinic, or small medical facility, your degree will easily translate into your role as a health care leader, where you’ll make critical decisions that lead to a positive impact on medical processes and patient care.
You can view your classes any time during a given week, and weekly deadlines help you stay on track.
Classes are offered online in accelerated 5- and 10-week courses. We offer nine start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.
And speaking of graduating faster, we help you get a head start on grad school, if that’s in your life plan. You can take up to 12 credits that will count toward both your undergraduate degree and a future graduate degree.
You’ll complete your coursework entirely within Mount Mercy’s application-based online portal while enjoying opportunities to connect with your instructors and classmates through:
Course content is delivered through a variety of formats:
When you graduate, you will be better able to:
Graduates from our health care leadership program are well-suited to enter the workforce anywhere. Many of our grads work for Eastern Iowa’s top health care employers such as:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of medical and health services manager jobs is projected to grow by 20 percent through 2026.
In addition to your general education classes and electives, your health care leadership degree will include such courses as:
If you wish to take your education up a level, consider earning a Mount Mercy online MBA, which pairs excellently with our BAS in Health Care Leadership. A Mount Mercy MBA helps you become well-rounded and highly sought-after in health care.
Mount Mercy encourages you to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.
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