New Program: BBA in Healthcare Administration

Description: The BBA in Healthcare Administration (BBA/HCAD) consists of 120 hours that will provide general business skills as well as specific applications of these skills to the administration of healthcare organizations.  It will be delivered as an on-campus program, but selected courses may be offered in hybrid or fully online format.

The goals of the program are

1.  Equip graduates with business skills and equip them to apply those skills in medical and health services settings.

2.  Meet workforce requirements in the South Georgia area where 45.24 percent growth in employment in healthcare managers is predicted.

Specific Employment Opportunities in Georgia and our Servicer Region: 

In Georgia’s Hot Careers to 2020, prepared by the Georgia Department of Labor, the health services sub-sector is projected to grow by120, 000 jobs and employ nearly 540,000 by 2020.  Occupations growing at the fastest rate through 2020 include healthcare support occupations growing by 26.6 percent to almost 108,000 jobs while healthcare practitioners and technical occupations will grow by 25.1 percent.  In 2012, baccalaureate- prepared medical and health services managers had an annual wage of $87,000 and there were 510 annual openings.

3.  Provide needed educational services in South Georgia region where no health administration undergraduate program is currently offered.