Maximize your education with the Concordia-Chicago/College of DuPage 3+1 program


Study Format

  • Online
  • On Campus (CoD)

Program Length

  • 128 Credit Hours
  • 97 Transfer

Dual Degree Pathway

  • BA to MBA
  • BA to MA, Leadership

Application Deadlines

Aug, 10

Students

Fall 2020 Application Due. Classes start Aug. 24, 2020.


Concordia University Chicago and the College of DuPage have formed a partnership designed to provide a seamless transfer for College of DuPage students that have completed one of the following AAS degrees and want to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management:

Advantages of Concordia-Chicago’s 3+1 accelerated degree program

With the 3+1 program, students pay College of DuPage tuition rates for College of DuPage coursework. Fourth-year classes at Concordia University Chicago are offered at a significantly reduced rate, making the goal of continuing their education a reality for the students. This program exemplifies Concordia University Chicago's and College of DuPage’s mission to make education more affordable for its students while stressing academic quality, first-class faculty and extraordinary learning environments. Our advisors create a specialized program plan to accommodate the needs of each individual student, allowing you to earn your degree in as little as 16 months, depending on the number of transfer credits accepted at the time of your admission:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Accelerated courses
  • Major courses are 5 weeks long
  • 100% online (no set time to be online)
  • Evening classes on the College of DuPage’s campus (one night per week)
  • One-year completion
  • Access to learning from anywhere in the world

Open the door to success in Health Care Management

A Health Care Management degree provides opportunities in many fields, including business, education, government and the not-for-profit sectors, and many more. Concordia-Chicago’s courses in health care management prepare students to:

  • coordinate and facilitate the work of others in a health care organization relative to their roles and functions to accomplish organizational goals
  • understand organizational structure, culture and ethics to effectively guide individuals and teams
  • explore functional areas of a health care organization such as human resources, marketing, accounting and law
  • demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills applied to a health care context

Find your place in a high-growth career field

Employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. 

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Care Management is designed to provide students with the professional knowledge and management skills necessary to be effective and socially responsible leaders in dynamic regional, national and global health services systems.

What you'll learn

  • Contrasted to other business degrees, the bachelor’s degree program in Health Care Management provides a unique perspective on the functional operations of a health care organization. The degree allows students to focus on coursework specifically designed to cultivate the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage in a health care organization.
  • Foundational courses in the program provide a broad and thorough overview of the component areas of health care operations, including organizational planning and design, accounting, human resource management, marketing and law.
  • Students graduate well prepared to enter the workplace as strategic managers in the complex, multifaceted and global organizations of today.

Benefits of the BA in Health Care Management

The fast paced field of health care demands well-educated, highly trained professionals with the agility to continuously learn and enhance their knowledge base and skill set. Possessing a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from an accredited institution builds credibility by demonstrating to an organization the prospective employee’s commitment to the industry and his/her ability to stay abreast of trends. Further, a bachelor’s degree may also be a stepping stone to graduate degrees unlocking even more promising job prospects.

A faculty with hands-on, field-tested experience

Concordia-Chicago’s core faculty in the Health Care Management degree program has extensive experience in the all fields of health care along with the requisite certifications/credentials. Faculty come from all subspecialties of the health care management field and are dedicated to supporting student learning.

A pathway to achievement

College of DuPage 3+1: Health Care Management (BA) is a pathway to accelerated Master's degree programs, including:  

Education made affordable

Concordia University Chicago is one of the most affordable private universities in the Midwest. Our Office of Financial Aid will work with you to seek financial aid and schedule manageable tuition payments.

Our tuition guarantee

Concordia-Chicago’s tuition guarantee program helps keep tuition affordable by allowing you to predict what the total cost of your education will be. As long as there are no interruptions in your course of study, we guarantee your tuition will remain the same and never increase while earning this degree.


Program Information

Introduction to Health Care Industry

Introduction to the United States healthcare systems highlighting the role of values, access and allocation of health care services and resources, medical language and terminology.

Health Care Systems: Issues and Trends

Exploration of issues and trends impacting United States health care systems: financing, regulation and compliance, quality of control and care, administrative and management as well as delivery services.

Introduction to Health Care Law

Exploration of legal issues in the health care industry: medical laws and legal aspects of medical ethics, contract negotiations, legislative, regulatory and compliance, patient protection, medical proxy, and liability and risk management issues.

Readings in Redemptive History

Selected readings in the Old and New Testament with emphasis upon the problem of evil and God’s plan of redemption in the Gospel of Christ. Application to the structures and relationships of the workplace, the home and the broader communities of everyday living.

Systems Approach to Organizational Change

Nature and meaning of systems, boundaries and environments, mission statements, organizational structures, relationships, rewards, power and procedures. Diagnosing problems in organizations. Preparing for, implementing and managing change.

Ethical Considerations in the Health Care Industry

Consideration of the various ethical issues and challenges experienced in the health care industry: medical ethics, access and delivery of medical services, patient rights, knowledge information and record keeping practices, information sharing, and communication.

Introduction to Health Care Marketing

Exploration of marketing trends and issues in the health care industry. Terminology, strategies, goals and objectives, planning and advertising, consumer-driven marketing agenda, application of technology for marketing, e.g., podcasts, websites, social networks for advertising, branding, name recognition, customer loyalty, etc.

Research Design and Methodology

Overview of statistics. Measurement objectives for research projects, normal curve, confidence intervals. Data definition, testing hypothesis. Data collection, Chi-Square test. Research project evaluation plan. Survey construction for the research project. Data finalization and project evaluation process.

Managerial Accounting

Financial tools for managers in decision-making: financial statements, bookkeeping process, financial statement analysis, statement of cash flow, internal cost concepts, present value concepts, and budgeting.

Health Care Management Careers

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore careers in the field of healthcare management. Students will research career and educational qualifications required in a specific applied healthcare field and develop a personal professional career plan.  

Senior Project

The Senior Project is the Accelerated Degree Program capstone. This course is an intensive, process-oriented, active learning project through which students apply learning acquired through all major coursework. Designing and developing the Senior Project requires students to follow a problem from recognition to providing a well-researched solution or from the development of an opportunity to a well-researched action plan. Students are required to complete a comprehensive document and present their findings.

Admission Requirements

  • AAS degree awarded on College of DuPage transcript and if applicable, all other official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or above on most recent transcript
  • Successful completion (Grade C or above) of English Composition I
  • Resume
  • All official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions, if applicable

Career Possibilities

  • Hospital/health care administrator
  • Health care association manager
  • Health care consultant
  • Medical and health services managers
  • Health care practitioners and technical workers
  • Medical and public health social workers
  • Health education/health specialties, secondary education
  • Medical records and health information technicians
  • Occupational health and safety specialists
  • Emergency management specialists

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