Health Care Management

Bachelor of Science

SUNY Canton

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    Plus Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • Degree Level
    Bachelor of Science
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Earn your bachelor degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

  • 100% online
  • 121-123 credits
  • $295 per credit hour
  • Job demand to increase 16% by 2030
  • Start as a freshman or transfer credits
  • U.S. healthcare system management, healthcare economics and finance, cultural competence and facility operations

Overview of SUNY Canton Health Care Management BS - Online

B.S. in Health Care Management from SUNY Canton is designed for working professionals and transfer students from the healthcare, business, and liberal arts programs, as well as incoming freshmen. Healthcare is one of the country's fastest-growing job markets with the demand for medical and health service managers to surge 32% by 2030 as employers look to fill tens of thousands of new positions. The projected growth for healthcare managers is higher than in most industries. This program prepares students to enter public and private service jobs with skills adaptable to healthcare industry changes. 

Health care management is a field that allows professionals to work in the healthcare field without working directly on patients. Instead of dispensing medication, taking blood, or providing direct patient care, a health care manager oversees departments and operations, and they ensure the medical establishment or office is working efficiently. Healthcare management requires knowledge of both the healthcare system and business operations to effectively plan, manage, direct, and budget operations.

SUNY Canton's online bachelor's programs are named 2023 Best Online Programs by US News and World Report. More details about the program can be found on SUNY Canton’s Health Care Management website.


The health care management program at SUNY Canton includes 60 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences with courses in technology, healthcare, finance, economics, cultural competence, managed care, quality standards, management, and business. Courses include:

  • Public Health Issues
  • U.S. Healthcare System
  • Medical Terminology
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Economics of Healthcare
  • Managed Care
  • Health Care Facility Administration
  • Management Communications
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Internship
  • Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competence in Healthcare

The program prepares students to enter public and private service jobs with theoretical and practical skills adaptable to changes in the healthcare industry to align with the top skills desired of healthcare managers, such as:

  • analytical skills
  • communication skills
  • attention to detail
  • interpersonal skills
  • leadership skills
  • technical skills

Students earning a B.S. degree can customize their curriculum by choosing courses that help them develop skills in specific areas such as psychology, sociology, or human services. The ability to focus coursework in a specific field can give graduates a competitive advantage over other candidates applying for the same job. 

 *The time it takes a transfer student to complete the program depends on the number of college credits transferred in. Students can complete the degree in 4 semesters if transferring in with a completed associate degree.

Common job titles for health care management professionals

Health care management graduates can hold a variety of titles in health care systems, organizations, and medical networks. Common job titles for graduates are Healthcare administrators in the areas of:

  • Compliance officers
  • Long-term care administration
  • Public and community health services
  • Health practitioner's offices
  • General and surgical hospitals
  • Home health care services
  • Outpatient care centers
What's a bachelor's degree?
A bachelor’s degree usually takes four years to complete as a full-time student and mixes general education courses with specific courses tied to your major.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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