New Healthcare Management Degree

New Healthcare Management BBA Degree

Two students reviewing a fileSUNY Delhi is excited to announce the launch of a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Healthcare Management. The degree was created in response to a growing need for qualified personnel in the field both regionally and nationally.

The Healthcare Management degree will prepare students for careers in managing and overseeing clinic facilities, hospitals, retirement communities, and long-care facilities.

The healthcare field has experienced unprecedented growth in the past decade. SUNY Delhi’s BBA in Healthcare Management was designed to assist with meeting this workforce need. Students will learn how to navigate the complexities of this dynamic industry, including how to develop and manage budgets, healthcare law and regulations, ethics, patient care, and strategic planning. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level management and supervisory roles or to pursue graduate study.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for positions in healthcare management are projected to grow by 20% through 2026, which outpaces growth in other fields.

"Our program will produce well-qualified candidates for these positions," said Dr. David Brower, Dean and Professor of the School of Business and Hospitality Management. "This degree helps to meet the employment demands of the industry and aligns well with SUNY Delhi’s mission."

The new program leverages the strengths of SUNY Delhi’s nursing and business programs, combining them into a healthcare management curriculum that provides both applied healthcare instruction as well as business and technology education.

"Our Healthcare Management degree is an opportunity for business students to go into healthcare management, or for nursing students to have a career in healthcare beyond direct patient care," said Barbara Sturdevant, Program Director and Professor of Business at SUNY Delhi.

Delhi’s program will be particularly attractive to students because it offers a hybrid format. It may be completed partially online and partially on campus, appealing to non-traditional students and mid-career professionals interested in advancing their careers with further academic accreditation.

The Healthcare Management program was designed and developed by SUNY Delhi faculty and staff with input from area hospitals, healthcare agencies, and human resources offices, ensuring its content meets industry expectations.