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In our healthcare management concentration, you’ll prepare for administrative roles at hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings. As you expand your leadership skills, you’ll develop the operational, financial, and technical skills that provide a foundation for effective management in healthcare systems. You’ll be prepared to work as a clinical director, records manager, practice administrator, risk manager, and in many other positions.

To earn an undergraduate degree from Bethel, you will need a total of 122 credits. The listed number of required credits is based on a minimum of 60 transfer credits from previous professional, military, or educational experiences.

If you are applying with fewer credits, your enrollment counselor can help explore options for obtaining additional credits.


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Total Credits

47 credits

Finish in as Few as

16-24 months


  • Financial Accounting (ACCT200)

    Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting.

    4 credits

  • Survey of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (BUSN205)

    Explores economic theories and tools and how they are applied to business. Investigates principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

    3 credits

  • Foundations of Business Management (BUSN301)

    Analysis of key managerial functions, management and leadership in a business environment. Identification of the global, political, legal, sociocultural and demographic environments of business. Explanation of how mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics result in purposeful leadership and management. Application of theories of organizational behavior to management and leadership in a business environment. Application of management decision making models in a business environment.

    4 credits

  • Human Resource Management (BUSN302)

    Exploration of the dynamic nature of human resource management from a Christian perspective. Application of talent acquisition and employee relation strategies. Analysis of strategies and responsibilities of human resource management and how organizations ensure compensation and benefits to produce results. Assessment of training and development practices. Identification of legal compliance and risk management. Preparation for the Associate Professional in Human Resources Certification exam.

    2 credits

  • Marketing Fundamentals (BUSN323)

    Identification of the key elements of marketing including social media tools that influence marketing strategy. Application of the processes for analyzing, segmenting, pricing, branding and targeting customers in both consumer and business markets. Explanation of product development, the product life cycle, new products and line extensions. Description of promotional tactics and their influences on the marketing mix. Discussion of ethics and social responsibility in marketing from a Christian or personal perspective.

    4 credits

  • Business Law (BUSN335)

    An introduction to the legal aspects and general structure of business dealings. Analysis of the relationships between contract law, law of sales, and consumer law. Exploration of the major types of business organizations, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies, operating within the socio-economic arena of the marketplace. Evaluation of how advances in technology impact intellectual property, contract law, criminal law, and tort law. Exploration of ethical problems found in the legal and regulatory environment through the lens of a Christian or personal worldview.

    4 credits

  • Strategic Management in Healthcare (BUSN380)

    This course builds foundational understanding of the use of management systems in healthcare deliveries. Students will determine what management systems best align with an organization’s mission. Application studies on both Lean and TQM management styles will be completed. This course also requires students to explore how managers build teams in highly regulated environments and ensure the processes for completing work are practical, compliant, and efficient.

    4 credits

  • Healthcare Leadership (BUSN385)

    Students will learn strategies for building high-quality, high context teams centered on quality healthcare delivery. An assessment of how existing organizations integrate vision and values in to their care menu and delivery modalities will be required. This course is designed to help students formulate and articulate their own healthcare leadership principles, in both the stewardship of resources and the management of staff. Information interviews will create a platform for experiential and market-place relevant learning in this course.

    4 credits

  • Healthcare Law and Ethics (BUSN387)

    This course is designed to give students an understanding of the common legal and ethical issues in healthcare delivery. Students will evaluate cases to better their understanding of informed consent, as it relates to existing conditions, risks, and cost. Students will learn and assess various risk mitigation techniques for human resource, technology, and malpractice liabilities. The positive and negative aspects of corporate governance, community, state, and federal accountability systems in healthcare will be explored.

    2 credits

  • Finance Systems in Healthcare (BUSN389)

    This course will explore the unique and complex systems of healthcare reimbursement. Students will gain an understanding of how insurance reimbursement systems intersect with delivery and how providers use analytics to determine cost, cost sharing, and pricing. Students will also learn how hospital systems operate financially and how those systems comply with corporate governance and operational requirements. Students will use information interviews to build context for class content.

    4 credits

  • Business Capstone (BUSN491)

    Solving a business problem for an organization that is based on the functional areas of business. Demonstration of effective business communication skills. Exploration of career options using a variety of career exploration tools. Demonstration of knowledge of the functional areas of business by taking a summative exam.

    4 credits

  • Examining Crucial Questions (CORE330H)

    Summary of the Christian biblical narrative. Identification of the roles of scripture, history, experience, and reason, as they form convictions related to social and ethical issues. Examination of selected theological concepts using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, as well as the application of those concepts to real life situations.

    4 credits

  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON202)

    Students are encouraged to learn how to think in a manner consistent with the existence of scarcity. Designed to be purposefully different than most courses students take, this is a course in analysis and critical analysis. Therefore students are required to think critically and independently.

    2 credits

  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON203)

    Study of the branch of economics that focuses on the larger economy's performance on the basis of economic growth, business cycles, unemployment, and inflation, and discusses ways to improve on this performance.

    2 credits

  • Financial Management (FINA200)

    Identification and interpretation of various types of information provided by financial statements and used by both corporate managers and investors during the decision making process. Exploration of financing sources and costs and their impacts on financial decisions. Discernment in managerial finance using financial risk and rate of return measurements. Use of capital budgeting techniques to make data driven decisions. Discussion of biblical and ethical principles and their relationship to financial management decisions.

    4 credits

  • Business Mathematics and Statistics (MATH201)

    Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics.

    4 credits

  • CORE Courses

    A distinctive feature of Bethel's programs is our commitment to the development of the whole person. In addition to courses within a program, students explore personal values and faith formation in a hospitable environment that respects learning from one another's perspectives. Rather than teaching students what to think about Christianity, we teach students how to think about the Bible, Christian history, and personal faith.

    • Community, Self and Formation (CORE300)

      An exploration of self in the world, based on personal experience and classical spiritual practices. Students are challenged to think systemically about contexts of family, faith community, workplace, and broader culture as they plan for lifelong formation and contribution to the well-being of others.

      4 credits

    • Examining Crucial Questions (CORE330)

      Summary of the Christian biblical narrative. Identification of the roles of scripture, history, experience, and reason, as they form convictions related to social and ethical issues. Examination of selected theological concepts using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, as well as the application of those concepts to real life situations.

      4 credits


Healthcare Management concentration courses are offered fully online to Bethel University students through an arrangement with the University of Northwestern–St. Paul. Tuition for these courses is the same as for other courses in this program.