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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
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

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Healthcare administration study abroad programs

Healthcare administration undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in healthcare administration

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    Health Administration - BSc/BA Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,936 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,936 USD

    Start date
    August, May
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    Health Administration - BSc Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,000 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Healthcare Administration - BBA Felician University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,750 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,750 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Healthcare Administration - BSc National University, USA
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    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,912 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,912 USD

    Start date
    March, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, February, January
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    Healthcare Administration - BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Healthcare administration graduate programs

Master's in healthcare administration

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    Administration - Healthcare Administration - MHA University of the Incarnate Word, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,280 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Business Administration (Healthcare Administration), MBA - MBA Midway University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,810 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,810 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Healthcare Administration - MHA Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,034 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Business Administration: Health Administration - MBA Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Health Administration - MSA Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,300 USD

    Start date
    August, May
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Doctorate in healthcare administration

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    Health Administration - Doctorate Central Michigan University, USA
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    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,850 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 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
    Annual tuition fee
    10,498 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,129 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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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.