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International School of Business

Healthcare Management

Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

Training the next generation of healthcare professionals

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HIGHLY SPECIALIZED COURSES FOR A HIGHLY SPECIALIZED INDUSTRY

There are many universities that offer business management minors or two-year programs, but Finlandia University provides a unique program that specializes in healthcare. The industry of healthcare is a vast and complex one that requires a deeper study. For example, your healthcare finance classes will have a completely different model than a regular business finance class. Throughout the program, you’ll dive into topics like legal and ethical healthcare issues, epidemiology, human resource management and so much more. 

BUILD A FOUNDATION FOR YOUR FUTURE

According to DiscoverHealthAdmin.org and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for healthcare management graduates are very promising with job availability projected to increase by 20 percent from 2016 to 2026. The same groups also report that medical and health services managers earned a median salary of $89,350 in 2017, with the top 10 percent earning as much as $176,130.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional looking to enter the world of management, dream of getting your masters to become a CEO, or are an entrepreneur looking to open your own fitness studio, the Healthcare Management degree will lay the core foundation to get you there. You’ll be provided with business knowledge, but you’ll also be able to specifically understand how business works in the world of healthcare. Once you have this core foundation down, your opportunities are endless.

 

"Healthcare is something that's growing rapidly and it's not really going anywhere anytime soon because we know people need it. Also, healthcare is something I'm passionate about because I'm helping people. I always want to be that guy-- a helping hand. And I know that this job, eventually when I graduate, will get me places. And that's why I chose Healthcare Management."

Dewan Keeling ('20)

AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH

The small school setting at FinnU provides an individualized approach to all healthcare management students. Rather than just sitting in class, taking notes, memorizing concepts or theories, you’ll be able to have deep discussions amongst faculty and classmates allowing you to actually understand the intricacies behind healthcare and how to manage the area you are working towards.

TRANSFER STUDENT FRIENDLY

Transfer students can enter the program from community colleges or other institutions at various points. For example, students that graduate with a two-year degree in business or healthcare from another college have the opportunity to come to Finlandia to complete another two years with the healthcare management program to receive a four-year business degree with a healthcare focus.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management degree program, International School of Business graduates will be able to do the following:

    1. Students will demonstrate a comprehension of the legal and ethical issues fundamental to the practice of healthcare and health-related research
    2. Students will be able to make systems-level analysis of healthcare policy on access, equity, affordability, and social justice in the delivery of services
    3. Students will have a comprehension of the unique financial environment and responsibilities involved in maintaining a healthcare organization
    4. Students will be able to assess quality and techniques for improving the quality of healthcare
    5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the  application and use of information technology in clinical and managerial decision-making
    6. Students will be able to synthesize their knowledge and develop research projects in the field of Healthcare management

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT IN THE NEWS

Preparing for the job hunt: students experience employment search through mock job search and interviews

June 10, 2021

During the 2021 spring semester, the International School of Business collaborated with Finlandia’s new Seaton Center for Vocation & Career to equip graduating seniors with the skills they need to prepare competitive job applications and interview successfully. Director of Career Services, Emma Dorst, partnered with Assistant Professor of Management Nathan Perreault and Dean Kevin Manninen to restructure the Business Senior Seminar course, with opportunities for students to put their job search skills into practice and receive individual feedback. Ms. Dorst delivered […] Read More

Portage Health Foundation Scholarship application now open to 2021-22 Finlandia University students

June 08, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity to Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. The scholarship can be awarded to the same person for up to four years.

The application deadline is July 16, 2021. This scholarship is open to returning and incoming FinnU students.

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If you would like to fill out a paper application instead, you can find that here:

Portage Health Foundation – Finlandia […] Read More

Student Spotlight: McEwen Stapleton, Management & Entrepreneurship

April 08, 2021

When McEwen Stapleton transferred to Finlandia University from Hope College, he was looking for a place where he could be himself. 

“Overall, I’m an outdoor-oriented individual and Hope College is dead-center in Holland,” said Stapleton, who is originally from Frankfort, Mich. “I am thankful for my experiences there, but it just didn’t feel like me. The city air starts to feel heavy after a while, and Finlandia felt more like me and just better since it’s in a rural setting.” 

In his […] Read More

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Faculty and Staff

Beth Agen

Assistant Professor of Management

Beth.Agen@finlandia.edu

Kevin Manninen

Dean, International School of Business Associate Professor of Management & Marketing

kevin.manninen@finlandia.edu