Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Administration

Associate Professor: Minghua Li
Lecturers:
Rebecca O'Berry, Lara Shea

A Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Healthcare Administration to online and traditional students.

A minor is offered in Healthcare Administration.

Mission and Learning Outcomes of the Healthcare Administration Program
The mission of the Healthcare Administration program prepares students for a variety of career directions in the healthcare industry. This professional degree program will provide students with a firm academic foundation that is career relevant and establishes a viable bridge to graduate study in a variety of healthcare related fields. The curriculum develops critical thinking skills, knowledge acquisition and values clarification; key to transitioning into the complex and dynamic landscape of healthcare. An internship requirement provides for experiential learning outside the classroom and allows students to acquire the knowledge and practical skills that prepare them for positions in the field of healthcare administration.
• Students will describe the U.S. healthcare system and understand the social, cultural, political, strategic, and economic issues that impact the system.
• Students will demonstrate an understanding of micro and management and leadership principles and practices, focusing on healthcare organizational systems  in  the United States
• Students will articulate the concepts of quality and the process of quality improvement across the healthcare continuum
• Students will identify the role, functions, and applications of strategic planning in healthcare organizations; applying qualitative and quantitative research principles to a capstone project
• Students will explain how policymaking interacts with legal and ethical issues in the healthcare environment

Major Requirements
In addition to all graduation requirements and College Core Requirements, the following courses must be completed successfully:
EMSP302    Health Informatics
HCA201    Introduction to Healthcare Management 
HCA315     Epidemiology
HCA340     Healthcare Finance
HCA350     Healthcare Systems Management and Quality Improvement 
HCA360     Healthcare Ethics, Policy, and Law
HCA390     Internship or
HCA495     Senior Independent Project
HCA450     Leadership and Management in Healthcare Organizations


Minor Requirements
HCA201  Introduction to Healthcare Management 
HCA350  Healthcare System Management and Quality
HCA360  Healthcare Ethics, Policy and Law
HCA450  Leadership and Management in Healthcare Organizations
MN201  Principles of Management 
MN314  Human Resource Management


 

Recommended Curriculum – Healthcare Administration

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

GLE101

First-Year Inquiry Seminar

3

______

GLE Elective

3

GLE110

First-Year Composition

3

MK201

Principles of Marketing

3

______

GLE Lab Science I

4

MN201

Principles of Management

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Lab Science II

4

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

 

Total

16

 

Total

16


Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

AC101

Principles of Accounting I

3

AC102

Principles of Accounting II

3

HCA201

Introduction to Healthcare Management

3

CIT140

Microcomputer Applications

3

MT260

Statistics

3

ET101

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

______

GLE Elective

3

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

______

Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15


Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

BA213

Business Law

3

FM224

Principles of Financial Management

3

ET102

Principles of Microeconomics

3

HCA360

Healthcare Ethics, Policy & Law

3

HCA350

Healthcare Systems Mgt & Quality Improvement

3

HCA315

Epidemiology

3

______

Elective

3

MN321

Organizational Behavior

3

______

Elective

3

EMSP302

Health Informatics

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HCA390

Healthcare Administration Internship or

3

BA471

Business Strategy and Ethics

3

HCA495

Senior Independent Research Project

 

HCA340

Healthcare Finance

3

HCA450

Leadership & Management in Healthcare Organizations

3

______

Elective

3

IB364

International Business

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

1

______

Elective

3

 

Total

13

 

Total

15

 

Total Credits

120

 

Program Courses

Recommended Curriculum – Healthcare Administration

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

GLE101

First-Year Inquiry Seminar

3

______

GLE Elective

3

GLE110

First-Year Composition

3

MK201

Principles of Marketing

3

______

GLE Lab Science I

4

MN201

Principles of Management

3

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Lab Science II

4

______

GLE Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

 

Total

16

 

Total

16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

AC101

Principles of Accounting I

3

AC102

Principles of Accounting II

3

HCA201

Introduction to Healthcare Management

3

CIT101

Microcomputer Applications

3

MT260

Statistics

3

ET101

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

______

GLE Elective

3

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

______

Elective

3

______

GLE Elective

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

BA213

Business Law

3

FM224

Principles of Financial Management

3

ET102

Principles of Microeconomics

3

HCA360

Healthcare Ethics, Policy & Law

3

HCA350

Healthcare Systems Mgt & Quality Improvement

3

HCA315

Epidemiology

3

______

Elective

3

MN321

Organizational Behavior

3

______

Elective

3

EMSP302

Health Informatics

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HCA390

Healthcare Administration Internship or

3

BA471

Business Strategy and Ethics

3

HCA495

Senior Independent Research Project

 

HCA340

Healthcare Finance

3

HCA450

Leadership & Management in Healthcare Organizations

3

______

Elective

3

IB364

International Business

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

3

______

Elective

1

______

Elective

3

 

Total

13

 

Total

15

 

Total Credits

120