Healthcare Administration

The healthcare administration major develops the skills needed to manage the human and fiscal resources of a healthcare facility.   Students who major in healthcare administration develop decision-making skills needed for planning and coordinating department activities, communication skills essential to effectively working with diverse interest groups, and critical-thinking skills required to comply with government regulations, adhere to health care standards, and implement strategic policy decisions.

Employment of health services managers will grow by 23% between 2012 and 2022.  In Georgia’s “Hot Careers to 2020”, the health services sub-sector is projected to grow by 120,000 jobs and employ nearly 540,000 by 2020. Students with a B.B.A degree in Healthcare Administration work for hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, home health agencies, outpatient care facilities, government health agencies, and offices of dentists and physicians.

Academic Opportunities - Undergraduate

Academic Opportunities – Graduate
The Langdale College of Business offers several traditional and online MBA programs, including an MBA with concentration in Healthcare Administration.  Select Langdale College of Business Graduate Programs for more information.

Study Abroad:
Business students are encouraged to participate in the numerous study abroad opportunities offered at Valdosta State University, including the Germany and Turkey programs led by Langdale College of Business faculty.  Study abroad scholarships are available for business majors.  Select Langdale College of Business Study Abroad Programs for more information.

Opportunities for Involvement and Leadership
The Langdale College of Business offers opportunities for professional development and networking through our various student organizations. Select Langdale College of Business Student Organizations for information about all Langdale College of Business student organizations.

The Langdale College of Business awards over 65 scholarships to business majors each year.  Current students, may apply through the Financial Aid link in their Banner account by submitting the VSU General Scholarship application.  The annual deadline is March 1st. New freshman should select business or a specific business major when applying to VSU. Select Langdale College of Business Scholarships for more information. 

Internships and Career Opportunities
The Langdale College of Business Career Strategies Center offers services for career development, internships and job search assistance.  Select Langdale College of Business Career Strategies Center for more information.

External Links:
America’s job bank
BLS – Healthcare Administration Outlook
Blazer Briefcase