Bachelor in Hospital Administration

A Bachelor in Hospital Administration program prepares students for work in healthcare as policy experts, decision makers, consultants or managers. Students may be able to specialize in areas such as management, policy, finance, information technology or quality control. Some programs may offer a residency or practicum opportunity that allows students to practice the skills they learn in real healthcare environments. Individuals can usually complete their studies in about two years. A Bachelor in Health Administration program provides students with the opportunity to become well-versed in all areas of administration and management within the healthcare field. Students learn how to manage a healthcare facility, from daily operations and money management to patient care. Common course topics include:

  • Healthcare economics
  • Healthcare law and ethics
  • Medical facility management concepts
  • Patient care quality control
  • Human resource management
  • Healthcare information systems

The BHA program fosters the development of its students’ computer skills by providing them with continuous access to the most current suite software, to financial databases, to specialized business software, as well as to the Internet and electronic mail

Programme Objectives

The BHA Program is a 3 years +6 months (academic + internship) degree program affiliated with The West Bengal University of Health Sciences that includes:

  • A team-teaching approach that incorporates industry practitioners
  • Practice-based skills and knowledge development by applying evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence (guidance first, then active learning by doing)
  • Experiential learning opportunities with healthcare community engagement
  • Inter-professional education with health professions students from clinical disciplines
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities with healthcare executive.
  • The BHA Program aspires to cultivate leaders who will enrich healthcare institutions to provide the highest quality of patient care by being:
  • Active stewards of resources
  • Creative, innovative, critical, and forward thinkers
  • Change agents
  • Ethical, self-directed, accountable, and collaborative
  • Professional and culturally competent individuals who are committed to lifelong learning

Programme Outcomes

Students will possess the knowledge and ability to apply current business and financial principles, including theory and techniques, to the health care environment.

Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and concisely within context of professional heath care environments.

Students will exhibit the knowledge regarding various attributes of leadership and demonstrate the capacity for leadership roles in health care organizations.

Students will understand the ethical implications of decision-making and recognize ethical dilemmas.

Students will have an understanding of health care issues, trends and perspectives related to diversity, e.g. aging, underserved populations, health disparities, etc.

Students will understand the regulatory environment and apply skills that improve patient safety and the quality of care.

Career Path

A Bachelor in Hospital Administration (BHA) degree can help individuals to advance in the field of healthcare management and increase his or her earning potential and job opportunities. Graduates could be prepared to work in this growing and continually changing field where leaders are needed who can to solve these problems and find new solutions. Individuals may find work in a variety of facilities and organizations, including hospitals, medical practices, health insurance companies and community health organizations. Possible job titles include:

  • Clinic operations director
  • Hospital administrator
  • Department head
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Group Practice Administrator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Program Manager