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Study healthcare administration abroad

An in-depth guide to studying healthcare administration as an international student.

Healthcare administration degrees abroad

Healthcare administrators oversee the coordination and delivery of healthcare services in a range of clinical settings, like hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and local surgeries.

Programs equip students with the professional, organizational, and business skills needed to manage healthcare facilities. As well as gaining a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare sector, you’ll learn how to manage budgets, train staff, maintain accurate records, comply with healthcare laws, and uphold professional and ethical standards.

With the organization of healthcare systems varying across the world, studying abroad is an eye-opening experience. You’ll gain a rich and global understanding of the field that cannot be achieved through textbook learning alone. With international experience under your belt, you’ll be ready to launch a career anywhere you choose.

Healthcare administration program structure

You can study a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration over three or four years. The length of your program will depend on where you choose to study and whether you complete an industry placement. Although programs are offered as either a BA or BSc, the content of these classifications is largely the same.

Students hoping to earn their undergraduate degree in the US will follow the liberal arts model of education. Before majoring in healthcare administration, you’ll need to complete two years of general education.

Many employers prefer to recruit graduates who’ve earned a master’s degree. To enroll in these one or two-year programs, you’ll need to have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject like business, nursing, or management.

Doctorate programs are available for students looking to gain the highest formal qualification possible. Research-based PhD programs take a minimum of three years to complete, but they can last up to five years.

You’ll be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and practical workshops where you’ll deal with real-world case studies. Here’s an idea of some of the core modules you can expect to study:

  • Management of healthcare organizations
  • Organizational behavior and leadership in healthcare settings
  • Maintaining quality and professional standards in healthcare
  • Financial management for healthcare organizations
  • Legal and ethical principles in healthcare
  • Healthcare marketing
  • Health information technology and systems
  • Human resource management

Alternative healthcare degrees

How to study healthcare administration abroad

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Healthcare administration study abroad programs

Healthcare administration undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in healthcare administration

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    Healthcare Administration - BHealth Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,929 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Health Administration - BA/BSc Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,936 USD
    Start date
    May, August
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    Health Administration - BSc Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,000 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Healthcare Administration for Adult Students - BA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    40,551 USD
    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Healthcare Administration - BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,155 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Healthcare administration graduate programs

Master's in healthcare administration

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    Business Administration - Healthcare Administration, MBA - MBA Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    26,785 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Health Administration - MSA Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,300 USD
    Start date
    May, August
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    Public/Health Administration - MPA Long Island University Brooklyn, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,618 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Healthcare Administration - MSc University of Wisconsin Parkside, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,365 USD
    Start date
    February, September
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    Health Administration - MA Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    9,990 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Doctorate in healthcare administration

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    Health Administration - Doctorate Central Michigan University, USA | Online

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,850 USD
    Start date
    August
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Diploma in healthcare administration

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    Business Management – Health Administration Specialization - PGDip Northern Lights College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,129 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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Future healthcare administration careers

As healthcare systems expand and improve, the expertise of healthcare administrators is in high demand.

Your degree will prepare you for a fast-paced and rewarding career in a range of clinical settings. Here are just some of the roles you could pursue:

  • Clinical administrator
  • Hospital CEO
  • Hospital department manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Health information manager
  • Healthcare program director
  • Government healthcare administrator
  • Social welfare administrator
  • Human resources manager
  • Hospital chief financial officer

Gathering real-world experience in healthcare environments will give you the best chance of landing your dream job after graduation. Most universities have a careers office that can support you with finding and applying for work placements.