Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is Arizona's private university. The prestigious Christian university is regionally accredited and is recognized as offering some of the best online education programs in the nation by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, Technology & Learning Magazine, Fox.com, and more. Grand Canyon University offers online and campus-based bachelors and master's degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Liberal Arts. GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional.
Health Care Administration:
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (BSHA) is an undergraduate professional degree designed to prepare students for entry-level supervisory roles in health care organizations. Ideal candidates for the BSHA program are those students looking for career entry in health care administration and those looking to advance from clinical/technical roles to supervisory roles. The BSHA program emphasizes both the conceptual and analytical skills required to manage in contemporary health care organizations. Graduates prepare themselves for administrative positions in hospitals, long-term care, outpatient facilities, physician offices, mental health organizations, insurance companies, public health agencies, and other types of health organizations. The BSHA program also prepares students who wish to eventually seek their master's degree in order to obtain senior health care executive positions. The BSHA program features investigative and experimental opportunities in project management, teamwork, and leadership. Students of this program will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the following: The organization and structure of components of the health care sector to permit development and implementation of successful management strategies within the industry. The managerial skills needed to work in teams, build cross-functional teams, and facilitate collaborative decision making. The industry-specific business knowledge and skills related to finance management, human resources, strategic planning, marketing, information management, and quality improvement. The impact that various dynamics (e.g., regulatory, legal, ethical, public policy, and political) can have on health service organizations and the management or administration of any specific sector of the health care industry. The manner in which public, private, and social forces can shape the health care system and affect health care providers. The financial options and strategies within and between component sectors of the health care industry.