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BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Deliver Top-Quality Patient Care

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. Health care operations is one of the fastest growing fields in the nation.

Quick Facts


total credits

100% online

2 years

average duration

Accreditation and Rankings

  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • #66 Best National University*
  • #19 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs*

U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best Colleges Rankings

Program Highlights


Students must earn a total of 120 college credit hours to receive the BSHS degree. They may transfer in up to 60 college credit hours from another institution, which are applied toward the general education and advanced standing requirements. They then must earn at least 60 college credit hours at GW to meet the academic residency requirement, of which 48 credit hours are required courses for the major.*

* Students may be considered for review with a minimum of 24 transfer credits but will be required to complete any missing general education credit hours in addition to completion of the 60 programmatic hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated prior to admission.

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Program Outcomes

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

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 health care management professional associations such as ACHE, HFMA, HIMSS MGMA, ACMPE, NAHQ, Six Sigma, and Lean, Project Management, to name a few.

Below is a list of the health care professional associations that students and graduates can consider joining to advance their learning and professional potential:

  • ACHE American College of Healthcare Executives (
  • HFMA The Healthcare Financial Management Association (
  • HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (
  • MGMA Medical Group Management Association (
  • NAHQ National Association for Healthcare Quality (
  • AAHAM The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (
  • AHIMA American Health Information Management Association
  • APHA American Public Health Association (
  • ANA American Nursing Association (
  • AMA American Medical Association (

Career Outlook

As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there will be increased demand for health care services. Skilled health care managers are needed in a variety of health care settings across the continuum of care as well as the continuum of the lifespan.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 18% growth in employment of medical and health services managers from 2018 to 2028, with a median salary in 2018 of $99,730.1

According to Burning Glass, from May 2017 to May 2018, these high-demand, high-paying metro areas were seeking clinical operations and health care managers with a bachelor’s degree:

  • New York, N.Y., 8,319 job postings, $138,120 mean salary
  • Boston, Mass., 3,719 job postings, $126,450 mean salary
  • Washington, D.C., 3,292 job postings, $125,770 mean salary
  • Philadelphia, Pa., 3,134 job postings, $114,440 mean salary
  • Baltimore, Md., 1,505 job postings, $113,090 mean salary2

Admission Requirements

To apply for the BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management, you’ll need:

If you have an associate degree from a participating D.C., Maryland, Virginia community college, you may be eligible for guaranteed admission to this program. Review the list of participating institutions or complete this form to speak with an Online Admissions Advisor for more details.

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Tuition Details

The BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management program at GW consists of 60 credit hours. Please find the cost per credit hour and total estimated program costs here.

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. Please call at (844) 386-7323 for more information.

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Meet the Program Director

Mountasser Kadrie, PhD, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE, CPHIMS, BPE, CAF

Dr. Mountasser Kadrie has over 30 years of health care executive management experience gained from holding executive leadership appointments at world-renowned health systems and leading academic medical centers.

Dr. Kadrie’s executive expertise has been focused on the development and implementation of strategies to maximize organizational performance and to promote transformational change. In addition to his extensive background in business and health care administration, Dr. Kadrie is a leader in the higher education industry, scholar, and a subject matter expert.

His professional and research interests are focused in the areas of U.S. and global health systems, health informatics, change management, and leadership, strategy, operations management, high-reliability organizations, and higher education transformation. Dr. Kadrie is a widely published author, and his research has appeared in many prestigious academic journals. He has presented at national and international meetings on topics related to his work in the health care and higher education fields.

Dr. Kadrie serves as a board member at prestigious health care and higher education institutions. He is a subject matter expert and has consulted extensively with universities, and national and international health care organizations in the areas of strategy, program development, and change management.

Dr. Kadrie is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE). He is a Board Certified Examiner with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) – The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Performance Program and is a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS).

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved January 9, 2020, from
  2. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved January 9, 2020.