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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

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September 24, 2021

Joining Finlandia Fridays this week is Kevin Manninen, dean and associate professor of management and marketing with the International School of Business at Finlandia University. Manninen shares insight into what it’s like being a business student at Finlandia and what advantages there are through small class sizes and experiential learning at the institution such as internship opportunities, international collaboration and hands-on project management experience. Manninen talks about what majors and minors are offered through the International School of Business […] Read More

Finlandia’s Business Faculty Feature Strong Local Connections

September 21, 2021

Finlandia University’s International School of Business (ISB) lives up to its name by maintaining strong international partnerships, teaching students from a variety of countries, and overseeing internships and a range of business activities with an international flavor. However, our faculty also have strong connections to our local area. Five of the six full-time faculty are graduates of local high schools including Calumet, Houghton, Jeffers, and Ontonagon. Additionally, three of our faculty members have extensive work experience from living […] Read More

International School of Business hires new Assistant Professor of Management

September 13, 2021

Beth Agen recently joined Finlandia’s International School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management.

Agen attained a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications from St. Norbert College, an MBA with a concentration in Leadership from Liberty University and is currently completing her doctoral thesis for a Doctorate of Education, EdD, in Organizational Leadership: Organizational Development, from Grand Grand Canyon University. Agen brings more than 20 years of management experience to the new position including work on accreditation for three different […] Read More

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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
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