Healthcare Management Online Degree Program
Learn how healthcare administration professionals assist with day-to-day operations in the healthcare industry.
Earn your Healthcare Management Degree online in 18 months.2
Are you a problem-solving multitasker? Do you like to work with people? Do you want to have a positive impact on your community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may be a good fit for the healthcare management online program at Ultimate Medical Academy. You’ll learn how to assist in the daily operations of a clinic or hospital department while earning your healthcare management degree online, and you can receive the career training needed to pursue an entry-level job in 18 months2!
Our programs also include 24/7 tech support that can help you become comfortable with computers and the online environment, which can prove valuable in the technology operations of the modern workplace.
An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and lay the groundwork for your newfound passion and career path. Let UMA help kickstart your new career. We are proud to have supported more than 85,000 students in our programs and we would like to help you, too.
What is healthcare management?
While surgeons, doctors, and nurses are often the first careers that come to mind in the healthcare industry, they are only the tip of the iceberg. The healthcare industry requires a wide variety of different roles and team members to function, and one of the most important among them are the healthcare management professionals.
Healthcare management focuses on the business aspects of maintaining and operating a business in the healthcare field. While medical staff is interacting directly with patients, healthcare administration is an important aspect of healthcare management that involves collaborating with medical staff to execute processes, prepare budgets, create documents, and handle countless other vital functions that keep the clinic or hospital operating like a well-oiled machine.
Classes start Monday, Mar 25, 2024
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Healthcare Management Career Training
As a student in UMA’s healthcare management online program, you’ll learn to optimize business processes to help a clinic or hospital department run more efficiently. You’ll also learn medical billing systems, how to create important documentation, how to prepare budgets, how to manage a team, and more.
UMA’s online healthcare management program offers courses online that give students the opportunity to gain industry competencies while enhancing their skill sets in industry-relevant topics. This is done with a combination of general education as well as field-specific courses.
Below we have outlined the courses you’ll take in order to receive a healthcare management degree in our online program. For course requirements in specific states (Arkansas, Kansas, and Minnesota), please see the UMA Catalog.
Associate Degree Program
Credits: 66 Approx. time to complete: 18 months2
Core Courses (51.0 Credits)
- Introduction to Healthcare Computer Information Systems 3.0 credits
- Interpersonal Professional Communications 3.0 credits
- Medical Terminology & the Healthcare Claim Cycle I 5.0 credits
- Medical Terminology & the Healthcare Claim Cycle II 5.0 credits
- Medical Practice Management Systems 4.5 credits
- Accounting, Payroll, Banking & Accounting Systems 5.0 credits
- Business Office Operations for the Manager 5.0 credits
- Healthcare Law, Compliance, Ethics & Medical Record Management 6.0 credits
- Human Resource Management 6.0 credits
- Practice Structure and Enhancement 5.5 credits
- Introduction to Leadership & Management 3.0 credits
General Education Courses (15.0 Credits)
- English Composition 3.0 credits
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3.0 credits
- College Math 3.0 credits
- General Biology 3.0 credits
- Sociology 3.0 credits
Professionals in this field work in settings such as a:
- Doctor’s office
- Insurance company
- Long-term care facility
- Outpatient clinic
- Public health agency
Why Choose UMA?
When you pursue an online healthcare management degree from Ultimate Medical Academy, you’re receiving far more than just a degree. You’ll receive:
- A strong education to help you succeed in your future healthcare management roles.
- The support of UMA staff who are dedicated to your success, offering educational assistance whenever needed.
- The help of a career services team committed to getting you interview ready so you can jumpstart your career search upon program completion.
- Flexible sttudy, online training.3
At UMA, you won’t feel like just another number. In fact, you’ll participate in classrooms with a maximum size of 25 students. Our student support teams can help you with academic support, technical assistance, job search guidance, mock interviews, financial aid if qualified, and more.
Our programs also include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the UMA online environment. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to pursue your career.
An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for your newfound passion and career path. Let UMA help you change your future. We are proud to have supported more than 85,000 students through graduation so far. We’d love to help you, too!
Your associate degree doesn’t need to be the end of your education; UMA maintains agreements with various educational partners who share our values and our missions. Through these partnerships, alumni with an associate degree from UMA who meet a partner’s admissions requirements have an opportunity to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in select areas of study.11 Find more information on UMA’s partner schools.
What kind of financial aid options are available?
If you qualify for applicable financial aid, we’ll walk you through the process. Multiple resources may be available to help pay for the cost of your education. Our Student Finance advisors are committed to helping you understand the options you qualify for and can assist you in applying for various forms of financial aid to see if you qualify.
To learn more about financial aid possibilities, contact a Student Finance advisor at 888-212-5421.
Not sure which program to choose?
Try our fun and informational healthcare careers quiz for inspiration. Just answer a few simple personality questions and learn which program may best suit you!
So, with the coursework of a Medical Assistant student at UMA, I’ve been confronted with the challenges of phlebotomy skills, front office skills, balancing checkbooks, and doing accountant work. I am very happy that I decided to attend UMA because they have always helped me through whatever problems I’ve had. Whether it’s from hurricane support...
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Everyone here is like family, and the teachers want to do everything in their power for you to get it, for you to understand it, and for you to be perfect at it.
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I’ve always had a passion for helping people… With the education that I’ve attained, I’ve opened more doors than I thought could ever be possible.
Jennifer W. | UMA Graduate
Enrolling at UMA was probably the best decision that I have ever made.
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I could not have asked for a better school.
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With discipline and with commitment, we can attain our goals. Even though we have our own personal struggles, there’s always a door that opens. Opening this door to UMA has been the best decision that I have ever made.
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I would describe my experience as a UMA student as joyful. I’ve enjoyed the entire experience. I can’t really put it into words how much I’ve enjoyed it.
Heather R. | UMA Graduate
When my mother was having surgery and I was in the hospital, I was thinking I could imagine myself actually doing things like this. I just wanted to do something in life where I would feel like I was not only helping myself but helping others as well.
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What are some common responsibilities for healthcare management careers?
The list of possible responsibilities is very wide. Employees with a healthcare management degree may hold a position with responsibilities that include improving the efficiency and quality of the administration of healthcare services, ordering necessary equipment and supplies, working with finances such as patient fees and billing, and more.
What types of healthcare management courses would I take?
As part of your healthcare management training at UMA you’ll study the basic computer information systems used in healthcare, how to communicate in a professional manner, medical terminology, the healthcare claim cycle, how to handle payroll for a business, human resource management and more. For a list of typical courses you would take for this degree, see the courses section above or consult the UMA Catalog.
Is healthcare management a good career?
Healthcare management is a growing career for those who are interested. Employment in this field is projected to grow 28 percent (faster than average) from 2021 to 2031.14 Through 2031, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 16.97 million open positions.15 Students who graduate from UMA’s Healthcare Management associate degree program can pursue a variety of entry-level roles such as medical office assistant, customer service representative, or patient services representative.
How long does it take to get a degree in healthcare management?
Although completion times do vary by individual student, you could earn your Healthcare Management associate degree in about 18 months.
Is there a difference between healthcare management schools?
Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer healthcare management programs, UMA is a school that offers a long list of student services, including one-on-one academic support, help writing your resume, job interview coaching, job search assistance and more. For a full list of student services included at UMA, see the student services page.
Why should I choose a healthcare management degree instead of a general management degree?
Through 2031, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 16.97 million open positions.15 If you’re looking for a career that involves or supports businesses in the healthcare industry, this could be a promising career field that meets your interests.
What should I look for in top schools for healthcare management training?
Here at UMA, our idea of a top school is a school that offers personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one academic support. Top schools that offer healthcare management career training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. Your school should go above and beyond to not only provide an education, but also to help with your job search. To learn about the learner and career services offered by UMA, visit our Ultimate Student Services page.
Why should I earn my associate degree from UMA?
Earning an associate degree from UMA may impact your future by helping you stand out to employers and providing you with a strong educational platform to pursue a new career. Through 2031, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 16.97 million open positions.15 Let us help you gain the job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are prepared to seek some of the new jobs in this growing field.
Our programs include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the UMA online environment. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview ready so you can pursue your new career.
An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for future promotions. Let UMA help you change your future.
Is UMA Accredited?
Ultimate Medical Academy is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES.org), a national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Though UMA is not your traditional 4-year university or local community college, we offer online diplomas and degrees in 11 healthcare programs, some of which offer on-site externships and certification preparation — all intended to put you in a position to pursue a healthcare career after graduation.
Where can I find more info about healthcare management?
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