B.B.A. Management, Senior Living Administration Emphasis

The Bachelor of Business Administrations degree (BBA) with a concentration in management with an emphasis in senior living administration is one of many BBA's offered by the Southwestern Adventist University's Department of Business. The goal of the Department of Business Administration is to prepare the student for a career in business, guiding them in obtaining the abilities needed to succeed in their chosen area. The student will develop competencies in integrity, research and critical thinking, communications, leadership and professional skills through classroom instruction and activities, projects, case studies, interaction with professionals from the community and other methods.

The senior living industry (e.g., assisted living, independent living and memory care) is rapidly growing and in need of compassionate leaders with the management skills to meet the needs and desires of the senior population. Most of the graduates from this program will seek leadership positions in the business administration and management of senior living communities. Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in graduate school resulting in successful careers in many of these fields at an even higher level.

Job Outlook
The job outlook for individuals with senior living management degrees continues to improve. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2018 and 2028, there will be 71,600 jobs medical and health services managers.

Earnings potential for graduates with senior living management degrees vary widely depending on many factors including the geographic location, the industry you choose, position, skills and experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual income for medical and health services managers is $71,600.

Educational Qualifications
A bachelor's degree qualifies an individual for most entry-level positions. However, a graduate degree will significantly increase the potential of obtaining many positions as well as earning potential.

Faculty Profiles

Aaron Moses, PhD

Department of Business Administration
AdventHealth Endowed Chair of Business Administrat

Satyanarayana Ramella, PhD

Department of Business & Financial Services
Assistant Vice President

Chanda Santo, MBA

Department of Business Administration
Assistant Professor