Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Care Administration


*Pending THECB approval, the Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Care Administration will be moved, and oversight will be provided by the Department of Management and Marketing

The B.B.A. in Health Care Administration (B.B.A.-HCA) prepares you to step into professional and managerial roles in the health care industry.  One of the fastest-growing industries in North Texas, health care comprises over 15% of the total demand for jobs. These jobs have a median income of over $98,000 and are in a wide variety of health care occupations. The growing influence of health care in the region means that there will continue to be demand for these jobs and opportunities for successful and rewarding careers right here in north Texas. If your professional goals include making a difference in people’s lives by working in this industry, the B.B.A.-HCA is for you!

The B.B.A.-HCA has two tracks: our HCA General Track gives you the skills that you need to work in the business of health care. If you were previously enrolled in a clinical health care program but later decided that you would prefer to work in health care administration, the HCA Clinical Track provides an opportunity for you to easily make this change by accepting your science courses as electives. 

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

Core Skills

  1. Analytical Competence: B.B.A. Health Care Administration Specific Application- Think analytically; Use analytical tools to make decisions. General Employment Application- Effectiveness in problem-solving; Efficient use of common analytical tools for solving business problems in the Healthcare setting.
  2. Diversity: B.B.A. Health Care Administration Specific Application- Work well within a diverse organization; Adapt strategies based on individual or group differences. General Employment Application- Working in diverse teams; Learning about diversity and differences and how to use these for organizational advantage in Healthcare organizations.
  3. Ethical Reasoning: B.B.A. Health Care Administration Specific Application- Apply ethical reasoning; Sustainability impacts on Healthcare organizations. General Employment Application- Being able to make decisions that are ethical and socially responsible. Understanding and applying Healthcare regulations and policies.
  4. Teamwork: B.B.A. Health Care Administration Specific Application- Ability to be an effective worker in team situations. General Employment Application- Project management teams; Strategy development teams.


All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120   

Major: 51 SCH

Program Code: HCA.BBA  CIP Code: 51.0701.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACCT 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3163Business Communications3
FIN 3053Business Finance3
MGT 3003Principles of Management3
MGT 3313Business Analytics3
MGT 3533Management Information Systems3
MGT 4333Business Policy (taken in final semester)3
MGT 4563Operations Management3
MKT 3113Principles of Marketing3
HCA 3003Introduction to Healthcare Administration3
HCA 3113Healthcare Accounting3
HCA 3123Healthcare Finance3
HCA 4123Healthcare Economics3
HCA 4223Global Aspects of Healthcare3
HCA 4553Healthcare Law and Policy3
Total SCHs51

Departmental Requirements

ECO 1013Principles of Microeconomics (may be applied from core)3
ECO 1023Principles of Macroeconomics (may be applied from core)3
FIN 2153Foundations of Money Management (may be applied from core)3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
MATH 2203Business Analysis I (may be applied from core)3
Total SCHs15

In addition to the above, students must choose from one of two tracks:

BBA HCA General Track

Required courses above plus:

Advanced Business Electives12
Total SCHs12

Advanced Business Electives are any College of Business courses at the 3000 or 4000 level not otherwise required. 

BBA HCA Clinical Track

Required courses above plus:

Advanced Business Elective3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
ZOOL 2013Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
ZOOL 2023Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
Total SCHs12

Clinical students will also transfer other science courses as needed to meet 120 total hours.

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: First-Year Seminar EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
ECO 1013Principles of Microeconomics ECON 23023
Life & Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 16
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Wellness CAO Core2
Life & Physical Science Core3
ECO 1023Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 23013
 SCHs 14
Second Year
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language/Philosophy/Culture Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
MATH 2203Business Analysis I MATH 13243
ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I ACCT 23013
 SCHs 15
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Creative Arts Core3
ACCT 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II ACCT 23023
FIN 2153Foundations of Money Management BUSI 13073
Non-Business Elective3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
BUS 3163Business Communications 3
MGT 3003Principles of Management 3
MGT 3313Business Analytics 3
MKT 3113Principles of Marketing 3
Non-Business Elective3
 SCHs 15
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics 3
FIN 3053Business Finance 3
HCA 3003Introduction to Healthcare Administration 3
HCA 4223Global Aspects of Healthcare 3
Advanced Business Elective3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
MGT 3533Management Information Systems 3
MGT 4563Operations Management 3
HCA 3113Healthcare Accounting 3
HCA 4123Healthcare Economics 3
Advanced Business Elective3
 SCHs 15
MGT 4333Business Policy 3
HCA 3123Healthcare Finance 3
HCA 4553Healthcare Law and Policy 3
Advanced Business Elective3
Advanced Business Elective3
 SCHs 15
 Total SCHs:  120

 Advanced Business Electives are any College of Business courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, not otherwise required.