What will I learn?

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no campus visits required
  • 20 total courses are required to complete your degree
  • Graduate in about two years by transferring up to 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • Learn to optimize health care operations by seeing the big picture of health care delivery
  • Earn a degree from GW and join a proud group of alumni residing both nationally and internationally

BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management Program Overview

The George Washington University's (GW) online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management teaches you what it takes to manage a clinically effective, cost-efficient health care delivery system to improve overall patient care and safety. This program has been designed to provide learners with the key skills and knowledge needed to manage clinical operations across the continuum of care. Healthcare operations is one of the fastest growing fields in the nation.

When you graduate from this program, you'll hold the skills and knowledge to:

  • Communicate effectively to optimize interprofessional practice.
  • Find solutions that influence strategic change.
  • Adopt and adapt marketing concepts, plans, and activities to optimize operations.
  • Apply human resources best practices to build strong teams.
  • Understand health equity and how it fits into health care management and operations.
  • Learn effective tools to help execute complex projects.

Who is the ideal student for this program?

Clinical operations and health care managers are committed to finding value-based solutions to complex problems that help deliver high-quality care to the patients and populations they serve. These professionals are realistic in their budgets and demands, listen and understand employees' needs, and have the infectious energy to lead teams through changes big and small.

The BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program provides current students and graduates the opportunity to gain significant foundational learning knowledge that is needed to achieve certification and or fellowship status for many healthcare management professional associations such as ACHE, HFMA, HIMSS MGMA, ACMPE, NAHQ, Six Sigma and Lean, Project Management, to name a few.

Which department am I in?

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,450.00 per year
USD $36,900 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should apply to the George Washington University (GW) as a first-year applicant if you are currently in your senior year of high school, have earned a GED or completed high school.

For international students

Students should apply to the George Washington University (GW) as a first-year applicant if you are currently in your senior year of high school, have earned a GED or completed high school.

English Language Requirements: Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are also required to submit official test scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) Academics or the academic International English Language Test System (IELTS). The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration: TOEFL: 250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based GW's school code for the TOEFL is 5246. PTE: overall score of 86 IELTS: overall band score of 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.0 International applicants may be considered for admission without submitting the above scores if: You are a citizen of a country where English is the official language, You hold a bachelor’s degree from a country where English is the official language and language of instruction, You hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency.

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About this uni

With a history dating back to 1821, the university is internationally-recognized and ranked among the world’s top 200 universities.

  • Home to over 28,000 students from over 130 countries
  • 90% of graduates employed or further study within 6 months
  • Offers students 12,000 internship opportunities
  • An extensive global alumni network of 290,000