Bachelor of Science Healthcare Administration

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Why Stanbridge

Take your clinical skills to the next level with a flexible, 100% online career-elevating healthcare administration degree. The BHA online program fully supports working healthcare professionals like you, to feel confident in taking the next step.

  • Award-winning student support
  • Public health focus for the post-COVID-19 world
  • Strong emphasis in AI and machine learning for next-gen healthcare
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Prepare to Lead with a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration

The BHA online program prepares healthcare professionals to enter management and administrative leadership careers in hospitals, community clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare organizations. With a strong focus on AI, machine learning, and public health, take your career to the next level.


BHA Online Program: Take your first step toward your future

Before you get started, read below about prerequisites and the application process itself. Applications are accepted on an open enrollment basis.

  1. Prior to applying to Stanbridge University, please contact our Admissions office at 888-789-6208 or contact us here. Our Admissions Representatives will guide you through the application process.
  2. Create an account in our Stanbridge University Student Portal and start filling out your online application form.
  3. Take the Online Learning Readiness Quiz to ensure that online learning is a good fit for you.
  4. If accepted, complete enrollment paperwork and background check.
  5. Submit transfer of credit request by 14th day from acceptance date.
  6. Complete financial aid process if eligible, by 14th day before class start.

To learn about transfer credit information, please visit

Schedule & Courses


The program is 180 quarter credit hours and takes approximately 28-29 months including federal holidays and any breaks between terms. Completion times vary depending upon the start and end dates of a cohort and any individual circumstances that may impact progression.


Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration GE Courses:

  • Information and Technology Literacy
  • Nutrition: Health Promotion
  • Introduction to Written Communication
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Biology
  • Statistics
  • Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Critical Reasoning and Ethics
  • Advanced Written Communication
  • Business Communication in Healthcare
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • GE Capstone

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Core Courses:

  • AI and Machine Learning Enabled IT Systems for Healthcare
  • Local and Global Health Concepts
  • Local and Global Health Concepts Project
  • Organizational Psychology
  • NextGen Patient Relations and Servicing
  • Principles of Healthcare Accounting I
  • AI and Data Management in Health Information Systems
  • AI, Social, Behavioral, and Data Science-Driven Marketing
  • Principles of Healthcare Accounting II
  • Healthcare Quality Management
  • Development and Strategic Planning in Healthcare Organizations
  • Risk Management in Healthcare
  • Human Resource Management
  • Healthcare Policy and Law
  • Healthcare Reimbursement Systems
  • Medical Ethics and Future Challenges
  • Healthcare Informatics and AI Innovation
  • Healthcare Regulation and Compliance
  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Team Building and Leadership Project
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility in Healthcare
  • Introduction to Healthcare Research
  • Healthcare Administration Capstone

All courses in this program are delivered online. Please take the Online Readiness Quiz to determine whether you can meet the hardware, software, and competency requirements for taking online courses.

To review the entire program course list please visit

Financial Aid

Finding the Right Fit for You

Furthering your education is both a commitment and an investment. A diploma or degree will open doors to greater career opportunities and increase your earning potential. We understand that funding this investment can feel overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge University has a Financial Aid team that will walk you through your options and help you decide on the best financial aid package.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Stanbridge University has the following federal financial aid programs available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Federal Direct Loans for Graduate Students (PLUS)

Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Cal Grants

Stanbridge University also participates in Cal Grants. Cal Grants are awarded to those who qualify by the California Student Aid Commission. Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Private Education Loans

Stanbridge University has partnered with various lending institutions that offer private loans to those who qualify. FASTChoice provides you with information about private loan options. Please visit their website to help you determine which is best for you. Learn more at

How to Start Your Financial Aid Process

Get the most out of your meeting with our Financial Aid team by first creating your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). If you or your parents would like one-on-one support, please contact our FAFSA Help Desk at 833-924-1628.

The FAFSA application will ask you to submit our school code:

Orange County Campus School Code: 038893
Los Angeles Campus School Code: E40465
Riverside Campus School Code: 038893

Missions & Goals


The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BHA) program prepares students for entry-level administrative leadership roles in health services organizations and systems. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students gain competencies and professional preparation to manage and lead in a dynamic diversified healthcare environment.

Program Goals

  1. Students will successfully apply business principles to the healthcare environment.
  2. Students will employ professional standards within healthcare organizations.
  3. Students will choose effective leadership styles within the healthcare system.
  4. Students will appropriately apply ethical and legal standards to healthcare administration.

Student Support Services

At Every Step of the Journey

Stanbridge University is committed to helping you achieve educational excellence through innovative, rigorous, and accessible programs with a student-centric, holistic support framework. From day one of orientation until well after graduation, our goal is to support each student, who will then go on to transform thousands of lives.

From the Very Start

Student support is woven into the very fabric of academic life from day one of your comprehensive, online orientation. At orientation, you will meet your support teams and fellow classmates who will join you as you journey towards your fullest potential.

Laying the Foundation for Success

Within your first year at Stanbridge®, you will have exclusive access to signature seminars designed to assist with goal setting, time management, academic discipline and integrity, positive communication, managing stress, and much more.

Support When You Need It Most

No matter how you learn, we offer tutoring solutions at no additional cost to help you succeed. Tutoring options include one-on-one and group tutoring with current students, alumni, and caring, dedicated faculty for your program. Additionally, you can access virtual tutoring from anywhere, conveniently integrating learning into every day life.

A Team You Can Count On

Student Services Officers

Your individual, dedicated Student Services Officer (SSO) is assigned to you from the first day of orientation. Your SSO is ready to provide highly individualized support with academic and personal development, offering assistance and guiding you through your program.

Student Success Coordinators and Retention Specialists

You’ll be able to work alongside student success coordinators and retention specialists who are committed to helping you succeed through individual mentorship and coaching. These specialists dedicate time and energy to meeting your needs as you progress toward achieving your educational and career goals.

Academic Assistance

In the Learning Resource Center, you can hone your writing, research, and critical thinking skills with the expert assistance of our on-campus librarian and writing specialist. Meet and collaborate with fellow students, tutors, and academic success specialists in your go-to location for all things academia.

Stanbridge Student Assistance Program

We are committed to not only your success as a student, but also your personal well-being. Through the Stanbridge Student Assistance Program, you will have access to free counseling services in order to help with a wide variety of difficult situations, including stress, depression and anxiety, family conflict, alcohol and drug abuse, identity theft, daycare issues, and more.

Help at the Click of a Button

We strive to create an environment where you can pursue your passion to the fullest. To this end, we provide convenient online workshops to enhance and enrich your student experience. You can delve into both academic and personal development workshops on a schedule that works for you.

Become the Best You Can Be


We believe that every student has the power to change the world. You will have the opportunity to enrich your academic and personal development through rewarding community service projects. Learn, develop, and train for your future while you transform the local and global community for the greater good.

Student Organizations

Campus life at Stanbridge creates a lifelong community. By joining a student organization, you can practice, develop, and hone effective leadership skills and gain exclusive access to professional networking and leadership events that provide valuable career preparation.

Student Leadership Development

Become a new kind of leader, ready and able to meet the needs of a fast-paced, demanding industry. At the biannual two-day Stanbridge Student Leadership Summit, you will explore the values, skills and professional behaviors required as you learn alongside accomplished leaders.

Career Services

Your Future Starts Now

From your first day of orientation until long after your educational journey, our dedicated Career Services team is here to help. You will be paired with an individual Career Services Officer (CSO) who will offer one-on-one guidance with resume preparation, portfolio development, and practice interviews. The highest quality employers are looking for someone just like you – you can find your dream career through the help of your CSO.

Career Advising

From the beginning of your program you’re paired with a Career Service Officer to help guide you with career advising and preparation. In each term of your program, you’ll work with your Career Service Officer on specific goals including resume and portfolio building, networking, and interviewing. Our goal is to help you prepare for a seamless transition to a rewarding career.

Digital Portfolio Builder

As an exclusive resource to our students and graduates, the Stanbridge University Digital Portfolio Builder helps you organize and present your academic experience from Stanbridge University and professional achievements into a modern and sleek online portfolio. As you progress, your academic achievements including GPA, completed courses, and community service activities are automatically updated in your portfolio. Along with guidance from your Career Service Officer, you can easily add and edit your achievements. The Digital Portfolio Builder also automatically creates a resume for you from the data collected during the portfolio creation process. You can email your digital portfolio in a single link to your future, potential employers for a unique and strong first impression.

Mock Interview Sessions

Our Career Services department guides students and graduates through personality mapping, salary negotiations, role-playing, and other specialized interview techniques to enable them to take control of the job interview. We make sure you’re confident to put your best foot forward.

LinkedIn Profile and Networking

LinkedIn is an essential tool for any active job-seeker. Career Services works with students and graduates to build LinkedIn networks to connect them to colleagues and potential employers.

Job Leads

Graduates receive access to continually updated job listings and career opportunities, including recruiting organizations and Southern California companies with whom we have built relationships.

Alumni Services

From a highly networked, vibrant Alumni Association to proven career services and exclusive alumni workshops, we are committed to your success as a graduate. You can network professionally, attend development workshops, and take part in fun community-building events. From the moment you cross the stage to every moment after, we’re there to help prep and propel you toward that next big thing.

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