McKendree University Now Offering Degree in Healthcare Management

(LEBANON, Ill., April 13, 2022) – Students wishing to become strong leaders and make a difference in the area of healthcare may now earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Healthcare Management through McKendree University.

This all-new healthcare management degree is designed to fulfill the educational needs for skilled managers in healthcare by providing students the opportunity to apply management skills and strategies unique to the healthcare industry. Students will explore topics that include healthcare finance, legal and human resource issues and will be guided by faculty members who have real-world experience in a variety of healthcare settings.

Students can also tailor their healthcare management degree to their specific interests by choosing elective courses that are most beneficial to their future practice, including psychology, management, business and more. In addition, McKendree University offers qualified applicants the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts in healthcare management degree and a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree in five years with an HCM/MHA 4+1 option. Students can earn their bachelor’s degree in up to four years and make a smooth transition enrolling in graduate school full-time and complete their MHA degree in their fifth year.

Healthcare is a booming field and will only continue to grow. Students who earn a degree in healthcare management can find successful employment as strong and effective leaders in an array of settings including hospitals, clinics, outpatient surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation centers and more.

“We are so excited to now be offering this new degree,” said Dr. Richelle Rennegarbe, director of DNP Programs, Division of Nursing Chair and professor of nursing. “This program will prepare our future healthcare leaders utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Our healthcare management students will gain an extraordinary experience with the various disciplines including business, nursing, management and communication. This versatile degree will help our students stand out as attractive applicants and highly-valued employees.” To learn more, please visit the healthcare management degree webpage on McKendree’s website.