AUSTIN, Texas, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), parent university of WGU Texas, a national leader in online healthcare and business education, has added a new degree program aimed at preparing healthcare professionals for management roles. The Bachelor of Science in Business—Healthcare Management is designed for working business and healthcare professionals who need to earn a bachelor's degree to advance their careers. This new degree program, which is online and competency-based, will equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to serve in a variety of leadership roles at a wide range of healthcare-related organizations and facilities, including hospitals, physician offices, skilled nursing facilities, healthcare facilities, accountable care organizations, insurance companies, and community health organizations.
Coursework in WGU Texas' B.S. in Business—Healthcare Management will include general education and business curriculum as well as healthcare-specific topics such as delivery systems, regulation, and compliance; ethics; financial management; technology applications; quality improvement; and risk management. The program curriculum was developed in collaboration with seminal healthcare leaders from major employers such as HCA Healthcare, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Accolade.
Like all WGU Texas degree programs, this new program is online and competency-based. Competency-based education is ideal for working professionals because it allows them to study and learn at their own pace and advance as soon as they have mastered course materials. Students have 24/7 access to their course materials, and one-on-one faculty support. Terms are six months long, and students pay a flat rate of about $3,000 per term for most programs, regardless of the number of courses completed. Because WGU Texas programs are self-paced, many students are able to accelerate their studies, finishing their degree sooner, which saves them both time and money. As a result, the average time to complete a bachelor's degree at WGU Texas is less than 3 years.
Applications for the B.S. in Business—Healthcare Management degree program are being accepted now, and students may begin on the first day of any month starting in September. For more information, go to http://texas.wgu.edu/HealthcareManagement.
About WGU Texas
As the state's only online, competency-based university, WGU Texas offers accredited bachelor's and master's degrees in today's high-demand fields. WGU Texas' model is unique—rather than earning degrees based on time spent in class, students advance toward their credential at their own pace by demonstrating competency. Most degree programs are charged at a flat rate of $2,890 per six-month term, and terms can begin on the first day of any month. Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is regionally accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Learn more at texas.wgu.edu or call 1-877-214-7011.
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