America's health care systems are experiencing dynamic growth. Our country's future health care managers must be prepared to deal with an increasingly complex environment. Effective managers need to be prepared to:
- Improve the quality of the care provided
- Increase patient (and other stakeholder) satisfaction
- Contain the cost of the care provided
- Strategically grow their organizations
- Help develop the people and organizations they lead
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increasing need for medical services over the next eight years will result in growing job opportunities in the overall healthcare industry.* Ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are healthcare related. Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new high-paying jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population. Medical and health services managers held about 283,500 jobs in 2008.**
Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations.
With a bachelor’s degree in health care management from the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University, you will have the tools you need to succeed. Take this crucial step in your career path and prepare yourself for a leadership role in the dynamic health care industry. Through this program, you will attain the following outcomes:
- Apply management and leadership theories, principles, processes, and skills to effectively lead in a health care setting
- Demonstrate an understanding of how individuals and groups influence organizational behavior and demonstrate the ability to work in teams
- Demonstrate the ability to apply communication skills in a variety of interpersonal and organizational settings
- Apply principles of various business disciplines (including statistics, accounting, quality improvement, informatics, and finance) to address complex health care issues
- Apply sound legal and ethical decision-making skills to effectively address issues that impact health care organizations
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Career Guide to Industries, 2010–2011 Edition.
** Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, 2010–2011 Edition.