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BSBA - Health Administration & Leadership

A BSBA degree with a focus in Health Administration and Leadership will help you obtain the skills to lead teams and operations in various healthcare environments.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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BSBA - Health Administration & Leadership Track

<p>Earn your degree in as few as 40 months of study through the accelerated pace and transfer up to 33 general education and 30 elective credits</p>

Earn your degree in as few as 40 months of study through the accelerated pace and transfer up to 33 general education and 30 elective credits

<p>100% online study and mobile-friendly content, including LinkedIn Learning</p>

100% online study and mobile-friendly content, including LinkedIn Learning

<p>Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation</p>

Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation

<p>Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify</p>

Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

Why a BSBA - Health Administration & Leadership Degree?

Business managers and administrators with an understanding of the healthcare industry are critical to the success of caregivers and health of patients. By taking a managerial role, BSBA Leaders can make a difference in the lives of their teams, affect change when it’s needed, and keep organizations running safely and efficiently.

At WCU, not only will you be exposed to a broad base of foundational knowledge in core areas of business you’ll also have access to LinkedIn Learning. You’ll have the opportunity to utilize LinkedIn Learning on your own, completing courses at your own pace. Also, one week of each core business class offers you the opportunity to choose a LinkedIn Learning short course, aligned with your course content, to complete as your assignment. You’ll receive certificates of completion from LinkedIn that you can share with your network on LinkedIn, add to your profile, and include on your resume.

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Additional Information About our BSBA Degree


We believe in end-to-end support. Throughout our BSBA program you will:

  • Learn managerial skills for healthcare organizations of varying sizes and types
  • Have access to adaptive quizzing and resources to practice and reinforce class study
  • Get one-on-one support from Student Affairs and 24/7 tech support
  • Engage directly with instructors and utilize tools to connect with peers
  • Receive 24-hour access to library resources
  • Utilize LinkedIn Learning full access to build additional skills
  • Enjoy no-cost tutoring and writing center
  • Access one-on-one support from a designated student advisor


Preview your course of study. The number of months your degree will take will vary depending on whether you choose the accelerated or working professional pace. We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect.

BSBA - Health Administration and Leadership Track

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks. You can discuss your expected length of study with your student advisor. Apply now so you can begin on our next start date.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Total program cost varies between the accelerated and working professional paces. Either way, if tuition is an obstacle, WCU financial aid and/or scholarship options might be available to help you move forward. Adjusted tuition is also sometimes available to active and former military members. To see tuition breakdowns and estimated supply costs, click here to learn more

To apply for financial aid assistance or scholarships, we recommend applying alongside your admissions application in order for your consideration to be processed on your intended timeline. Learn More

Career Services & Placement

Our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops, coaching, and guidance for our online BSBA students and graduates.

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Placement Opportunities

As a BSBA-Health Administration and Leadership graduate there are a variety of placement specialties and opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers can work in a range of settings, including:

  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Physician’s offices
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government
  • Outpatient care centers1

The BSBA-Health Administration and Leadership program help you develop a strong foundation for a variety of business and health administration roles.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the BSBA program?

WCU considers credit transfers for the BSBA program. Students may transfer up to:

  • 33 general education credits - all general education courses considered for transfer credit must reflect content aligned with one or more categories and requirements
  • 30 elective course credits
  • 27 core and track course credits

You can work directly with your advisor to see which credits can be applied to your new degree.

Will I be able to complete my degree or certificate if I am working?

All our online programs have been designed to give you the flexibility you need to earn your degree. While due dates and assignments help keep you on track, you will have the flexibility to watch lectures and complete coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. You choose whether to study in the mornings, evenings, or weekends.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) for Health Administration and Leadership can be completed in as little as 40 months at the accelerated pace. The Working Professional pace (80 months) provides flexibility for students who may not be able to study full time. Our advisors can help you understand your options during the application process, and advise you once you enroll.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify, depending on your circumstances and degree. Among the scholarships offered are the Alumni Pathway Grant (covers up to 20% of tuition), the WCU Health Services Grant (covers up to 10% of tuition), and the WCU Performance Scholarship (covers up to 15% of tuition).

For additional information and eligibility requirements, please visit our online scholarships and grants page on our online catalog. 

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WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

WCU Distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.