Move Your Career Forward with a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration and Leadership.

The healthcare administration field is growing, and so is the need for talented healthcare administration leaders.

Become one of these leaders by completing your BS in Healthcare Administration and Leadership at University of the Pacific. This Healthcare Administration program is designed especially for working professionals who have some college credit and are interested in completing their bachelor’s degree.

You can finish your degree with a flexible, hybrid format that fits around your job and other obligations. In the process, you’ll save money thanks to the drastic tuition reduction offered by Pacific’s degree completion programs.

Develop job-ready healthcare administration expertise

Pursuing a bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration will help you master essential career skills — from people management to communications — as well as gain expertise in how healthcare administration works and how to manage it.

Cultivate these skills through courses that encourage hands-on learning in the professional world — and do it all in as little as 20 months!


Significant Tuition Discount

Hybrid Course Format

Accelerated 20-month Program

Why Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration and Leadership?

Pacific’s Healthcare Administration and Leadership degree gives you the tools and training you need to excel in the field, while respecting your needs as a working professional.

Learn with a Flexible Hybrid Course Structure

Courses for the bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and Leadership are held primarily online, with in-person weekend classes meeting every eight weeks. At Pacific, we understand the needs of adult learners and have made our Healthcare Administration and Leadership program flexible enough to meet those needs.

Got a Degree From a Respected University for Less

Units for our degree completion programs are approximately half the cost of Pacific’s normal tuition rate. In addition, scholarships are also available, including the Osher Scholarship, which provides assistance specifically for adult learners.

Apply Your Coursework to the Professional World

You’ll learn skills applicable to real-world professional settings, and you won’t have to wait for graduation to start using them. We’re dedicated to providing opportunities for hands-on learning as part of our bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Program Testimonial
Leo Libres

“The degree completion program offers the type of flexibility and accommodation needed for reentry adult students. The program curriculum pairs well with folks currently in a leadership position to expand those attributes or those looking to use this program to advance from their current position into a leadership role.”

-Leo Libres, 2023

Manager of Student and Credential Services, Benerd College at University of the Pacific

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What Can You Do with Your Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration and Leadership?

There is growing demand for leaders in healthcare in various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, medical practices and more.

Roles available to persons with a Healthcare Administration and Leadership degree include:

  • Medical office manager
  • Insurance specialist
  • Healthcare operations manager
  • Nursing home administrator
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Career Outlook for Graduates in a BS in Healthcare Administration & Leadership

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in healthcare service management will grow as much as 28 percent between 2021 and 2031, far outpacing the average occupational growth in other sectors. Job openings in healthcare administration and leadership in California, specifically, are expected to grow at a rate three times that of the state’s overall employment growth.

Explore Courses for the Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Our bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and Leadership combines courses in business and leadership skills with courses that dig into the details of healthcare operations.

You’ll develop a well-rounded understanding of both day-to-day healthcare administration and what it means to be a true leader in your profession.

Leadership courses included in the Healthcare Administration and Leadership program include:

  • Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Advanced Professional Writing
  • Project Management

Healthcare administration courses include:

  • Healthcare Policy and Law
  • Economics of Healthcare
  • Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • Strategic Planning and Leadership in Health Services

All of the courses you will take for the Healthcare Administration and Leadership degree will be taken as part of a cohort in a predetermined sequence. This allows you to build relationships with your classmates as you progress through the program.


HCAL 101. Health Services Delivery Systems. 3 units. Overview of the health care delivery system in the U.S, including examination of the role of social, cultural, economic and political factors in the historical development and current delivery of health services. Issues explored include healthcare finance, coverage, accessibility, and quality of care, with comparisons between the US system, those in other countries, and proposed reforms.

BCPS 130. Professional Communications. 3 units. This course is designed to help students become more effective communicators in professional and business settings. It covers the skills necessary for communication in the work environment and modern society. Prerequisites: Enrolled in an approved Benerd College degree completion program.

HCAL 111. Healthcare Policy and Law. 3 units. Examines the legal and regulatory environment of healthcare management and policy. Topics include privacy, health information, patient care delivery, with a focus on how health policies affect the provision and quality of healthcare services.

ORGL 103. Organizational Management and Leadership. 3 units. This course presents a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on leadership and management. It is based upon a framework that analyzes leadership and management at different levels: individual leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership. This course also focused on foundational skill development as a manager/leader.


HCAL 123. Economics of Healthcare. 3 units. Introduction of economic principles and tools of analysis applied to healthcare markets and decision-making. Factors affecting supply, such as costs and competition, and determinants of consumer demand for health care will be examined. Considers issues of market efficiency, market failure and the effects of government intervention on supply, demand and market outcomes

ORGL 143. Mediation and Conflict Management. 3 units. Conflict is inevitable, but it does not have to be debilitating for individuals and organizational/social systems. This course explores the theory and practice of dispute resolution using interest-based mediation and negotiation techniques. Students gain a broad understanding of mediation and negotiation strategies, learn skills that lead to greater success in managing conflict, and develop confidence in the mediation process as an effective means to resolving interpersonal, organizational, and community disputes.

HCAL 133. Health Services Information Systems. 3 units. Provides overview of current practices and new trends in health information technology and its use to support patient care, quality management and other goals of healthcare organizations.

ORGL 145. Issues in Human Resources. 3 units. This course explores the issues and challenges that face the human resource area in any organization. Emphasis is placed on the challenge of attracting and retaining qualified, competent employees. Organizational change and its impact on employee motivation and performance is also addressed.


HCAL 155. Ethical Issues in Health Services Leadership. 3 units. Examines ethical dimensions of healthcare provision and policy. Includes consideration of the impact of demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors on access to and delivery of health services.

BCPS 110. Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. 3 units. This course focuses on the accounting elements that are presented in each of the financial statements and how the financial statements are analyzed using the liquidity, solvency, and profitability ratios. Emphasis is placed on using accounting as a tool to assist managers in the decision-making process. This course also offers a brief introduction to the master budget process. Prerequisites: Enrolled in an approved Benerd College degree completion program.

HCAL 137. Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement. 3 units. Application of budgeting and financial management concepts in healthcare organizations. Topics include, cost analysis, revenue sources, internal control and internal auditing. Examines reimbursement systems and procedures across different types of healthcare organizations.

BCPS 150. Advanced Professional Writing. 3 units. This course will help students write more clearly, concisely, and persuasively for specific audiences in professional contexts. Students will learn to identify the needs of their audience, determine what information to include and how, and to structure a document to answer questions, solve problems or otherwise effectively meet the needs of a given audience and context. Prerequisites: Enrolled in an approved Benerd College degree completion program.


HCAL 141. Health Services Quality Management. 3 units. Explores best practices for assessment and quality improvement in healthcare processes, delivery and outcomes. Considers patient care, operations, administration, risk management and utilization management.

UCAD 165. Project Management. 3 units. This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resources allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project. Additional consideration is given to the project lifecycle, Gantt charting, execution and implementation strategies, risk management, budgeting, influence and team leadership.

HCAL 180. Strategic Planning and Leadership in Health Services. 3 units. This course is designed to integrate the knowledge and understanding students have gained in their healthcare administration courses with the leadership skills they have developed in their other courses. Focus is on application of these concepts and skills in to strategic planning in healthcare organizations.

ORGL 175. Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative. 3 units. The objective of this course is to introduce students to fundamentals of communication research. Special emphasis is on understanding the "logic" of the research process. Students develop skills in research design, data collection and analysis, and learn how to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to solving problems. This course also helps students understand the role of ethics in communication research.


ORGL176. Applied Research. 3 units. The purpose of this course is to help the student synthesize and integrate the learning experiences acquired in organizational behavior studies and evaluate the research and current topics relative to major emphasis areas. Students are expected to do a literature review, analyze data, write empirical reports, conduct training and workshops, and present research results.

HCAL 199. Health Services Admin and Leadership Capstone. 3 units. The capstone is a project-based course. Students will conduct and present a research project on a topic in healthcare administration and leadership that aligns with their interests and/or career goals.

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