Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Applied Science in health entrepreneurship and innovation can position you to take on entrepreneurial, managerial and administrative roles within the world of health care. This health care entrepreneurship degree helps you build a set of competencies and abilities that are crucial for effective leadership in a fast-paced, constantly changing industry.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 20

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is innovation in health care?

Innovation in health care refers to the development of new policies, methods, systems and tools for providing care and reducing related risks. It also includes novel delivery methods that help innovations reach patients.

Innovation has always driven health care forward, from the standardization of handwashing to telemedicine. As the pace of technological development continues to increase, the health care industry needs qualified professionals to lead change efforts and minimize disruption.

What is a BAS vs. a BS?

 

A BAS is a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, which builds on an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree previously earned at a community college. It prioritizes practical experience and career-focused education. A Bachelor of Science degree is similar in the subject matter covered, but often places more emphasis on theory.

Students earning an AAS degree often have a specific field or career path in mind. They choose to pursue a degree focused on preparing them for the workplace. However, you may want to extend your education to build more knowledge and expertise. This is when the BAS degree becomes especially valuable.

Can I use my AAS degree credits to get a degree in health entrepreneurship and innovation?

 

This Bachelor of Applied Science in health care program offers a path for graduates holding an AAS to transfer many of their previously earned credits and put them towards earning a four-year degree. Instead of starting over in the first semester of studies, you can streamline your educational experience.

To be admitted to a BAS program, you must have an AAS completed at a regionally accredited institution. Arizona community college AAS to BAS pathway students may transfer up to 75 credit hours. Non-pathway students will receive 60 hours of credit through a block transfer to ASU. The block transfer applies only to a BAS degree program. An advisor will provide a formal review of credit hours after admission.

You can also earn this bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in as little as five years with our unique 4+1 option. Eligible students will get to choose between earning their Master of Healthcare Innovation or Master of Science in aging. To take advantage of this unique opportunity, you must apply during your junior year. Please keep in mind each program has unique requirements to be eligible. Speak with your advisor for additional information.

Does my bachelor's in health entrepreneurship and innovation say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Health entrepreneurship and innovation classes

The health care entrepreneurship curriculum is broad, yet focused. You can expect to develop competencies around topics like health literacy and social processes in organizations, all of which are crucial for effective leadership in the health care industry. Featured courses include:


HCI 313: Philosophy of Science in Health Care: Understanding Paradigms of Health and Healing


HCI 311: Health Innovation: Foundational Concepts


HCR 406: Health Literacy for Health Care Professionals


HCR 400: Evidence-Based Practice for the Health Care Professional


HCI 428: Technology: A Tool to Advance Innovation in Health Care


HCI 412: Transforming Health Care: A Systems Perspective for Innovation


HCI 425: Facilitating Innovation to Achieve Outcomes


HCI 421: Health Care Policy: The Innovator's View


What can I do with a BAS in health care entrepreneurship?

A Bachelor of Applied Science in health care prepares you to take on key leadership positions. Careers tied to change management can be especially relevant to your abilities and knowledge. You may also take on a health care entrepreneurship role. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Business Analyst


Growth: 10.7 %
Salary: $87,660

CEO


Growth: -10.0 %
Salary: $185,950

Customer Service Manager


Growth: -3.0 %
Salary: $58,450

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 31.5 %
Salary: $104,280

Office Manager


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Salary:

Innovators and leaders in the world of health care

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Innovators and leaders in the world of health care

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Bachelor of Applied Science in health care entrepreneurship and innovation admission requirements

You’re eligible to apply for this program if you’ve attended one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities and earned your Associate of Applied Science (AAS). To apply to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at ASU, please follow these steps.

Step 1: Speak to an enrollment counselor

Step 2: Find out how your credits transfer to ASU

Step 3: Complete the online application

Step 4: Send your transcripts

Step 5: File your FAFSA

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Preparing the nursing and health leaders of tomorrow

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2


million in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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