Associate’s of Health Care Management

Online Health Services Degree



Inspire and direct positive change in your organization by using the supervisory and leadership skills exemplified in our online Health Care Management Associates degree program. Concordia University Online students enjoy the benefits of worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs which start at your convenience, and a diverse student body. Together, our award-winning School of Business and distinctively Christian curriculum equip you with unique opportunities to enhance your personal and professional education.

Answer the growing demand for highly skilled and educated people in the health-care industry by earning your degree at Concordia University Online!


Concordia University’s online associate in health care management has been recognized by as one of the best in the country!


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Goals / Objectives

  • Adept at analyzing health-care systems demonstrating acceptance of individuals as holistic beings created by God, respecting the dignity, worth, and rights of the individual
  • Ability to synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, and management theories as a basis for problem-solving and decision-making in health care
  • Willingness to work cohesively and communicate with members of the interdisciplinary health-care network
  • Ability to evaluate research results applicable to health-care practice
  • Capable of creating a reflective self plan for personal and professional growth
  • Ability to recognize and analyze current trends and issues relative to health-care management
  • Respect for diversity within the health-care community for both those who are served and the providers of care

Career Outlook

  • Medical Records Coordinator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Practice Manager
  • Ambulatory Care Center Manager
  • Assistant Administrator
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Device / Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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Health Care Management

*Core courses taken in the Major Sequence.

Student Success Strategies (AL 107) - Credits: 3

Course Description

STUDENT SUCCESS STRATEGIES engages students in cultivating the abilities necessary for academic and professional success, including study and research skills, learning styles, use of technology, and critical thinking skills.
* Speech Communication (AL 234*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

SPEECH COMMUNICATION focuses on oral communication between the speaker and audience. The ability to speak with confidence is developed through a variety of speaking experiences. This course combines the theory of public speaking with practical experience in delivering informative, persuasive and inspirational speeches. Emphasis is placed on the ability to give and receive feedback of a critical nature. No duplication with AL 100 Public Communication.
*College Writing (AL 204*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

COLLEGE WRITING provides a variety of challenging writing tasks addressing a number of vital ideas and issues. Through critical reading and discussion of essays written by influential thinkers such as Niccolo Machiavelli, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Virginia Woolf, students learn to write thoughtful, logical, creative essays. Students develop editing, critical thinking, peer evaluation and research skills. One research paper is required. Prerequisite: AL 108 or acceptable assessment score.
Heritage of Faith (AL 159*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HERITAGE OF FAITH examines the faith stance of various biblical personalities as well as various literary forms used by biblical authors to enable the student to read the Bible with a more profound grasp of its message as well as a deeper appreciation of its role in the literature of the Western world.
Statistical Methods (AL 169) - Credits: 3

Course Description

STATISTICAL METHODS studies the terminology, methodology, and body of knowledge in statistics. Topics such as means, median, variation, probabilities, correlation and regression will be covered in this module. Prerequisite: AL 122 or AL 109 or acceptable test score.
Critical Thinking & Creativity (AL 356*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVITY applies logical reasoning and critical thinking to reading and writing processes. The course includes divergent thinking and ways of developing creative ability and considers both “left brain” and “right brain” processes. Doing is as important as understanding. Therefore, exercises and practical applications involving analysis of arguments and supporting ideas, as well as opening to creativity are included. Students complete the activities by weighing, judging, and evaluating qualitatively.
Management Principles in Health Care (AL 331) - Credits: 3

Course Description

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS focuses on the fundamentals of healthcare management for the health care administrator. Basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling health care organizations are emphasized. In this module management functions are practically applied to health care organizations by means of an introductory overview of different management principles and techniques.
Health Care Marketing (AL 341) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HEALTH CARE MARKETING studies marketing principles, concepts, and operations and provides the student with the necessary marketing skills to promote health care services or products. The course introduces the student to the complex world of health care marketing and promotion and examines marketing plans and focus groups.
Human Resource Management (AL 359) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT examines the principles, methods, and procedures in human resource management, including: staffing, compensation and benefits, employee and labor/management relations, planning, employee development, health, safety and security, and equal opportunity issues. This is a survey course, which may serve as the foundation for further study in the Human Resource Management, major, minor or certificate programs. There are no pre-requisites.
Accounting (AL 365) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ACCOUNTING is a broad overview course that includes comprehensive instruction in basic accounting principles, with an emphasis on accounting as a necessary tool in the control and management of business. The application of management policies and practices required for effective planning and controlling of resources is considered. Prerequisite: AL 096 or acceptable assessment score.
Financial Issues in HC (AL 338EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

FINANCIAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE Studies finance, economics, budgeting, pricing, and managed care as they relate to the health care industry. Students gain an understanding of managed care, a basic knowledge of the budgeting process and the economic risks unique to the health care sector and the contribution of the health care industry to the Gross Domestic Product. The national health care policy of the United States is compared and contrasted to that of other developed nations. Prerequisites: AL169, AL 365.
Health Care Ethics (AL 340EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HEALTH CARE ETHICS explores systems of moral reasoning and their impact upon the legal and ethical decision making process within health care organizations and professionals. Themes to be explored include confidentiality, informed consent, decision making capacity, treatment refusal, end of life decisions and care, and legal issues related to initiating or withdrawing treatment. Exposes students to the breadth of legal aspects of Health Care Management in order to assist health care professionals in identifying when a situation is likely to be subject to a law or regulation.
Eldercare (AL 342*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Eldercare is an in-depth study of the challenges facing elders in American society, the services available to them, and a critical evaluation of public policy. Specifics include a life course perspective on aging that makes this course applicable and meaningful for people to study, provides an examination of the meaning of old age, explains how the body, mind, spirit and soul are affected by the decline of age. Students are expected to spend 16 to 18 hours per Session on academic work for this course.
Strategic HC Planning and Evaluation (AL 334) - Credits: 3

Course Description

STRATEGIC HEALTHCARE PLANNING and EVALUATION examines the principles, methods, and basic fundamentals in planning, evaluating and measuring outcomes in the health care delivery system. Students learn the process of planning for the delivery of health care services to the surrounding communities while adapting to the changing environment. Pre-requisites: AL169, AL365, AL331, AL338, AL340, AL341.
Health Care Practicum (AL 444) - Credits: 6

Course Description

HEALTH CARE PRACTICUM which engages students in a practical on-the-job learning experience in a health care setting. The course requires that students complete a journal of their learning, a reflective plan for personal and professional development, and a research paper on a topic related to the work they have done at the site of the practicum. Minimum of 60 hours over at least 6 weeks required in the health care setting.” Students wishing to sit for the State of Wisconsin Nursing Home Administrator exam must do this practicum in a nursing home setting and the research paper must be on a related topic. Prerequisites: completion of all other courses in the major

Additional Core Requirements:

Civilization and World Views: History () - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Civilization and World Views: Literature () - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Creative Arts () - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.

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