Healthcare Management Courses

The program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. All students are required to complete specific coursework for the healthcare management bachelor of science degree. This list should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change.

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BS in Healthcare Management Courses

BSH 300

Survey of U.S. Health Care Systems

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This course will explore the basic foundation in which healthcare is delivered in the U.S.  Topics include the delivery, financing, and regulation within healthcare systems.   Health care professionals need to have an understanding of the interaction of U.S. health care policies and public health science to be able to act as change agents in their professions.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 305

Strategic Management for Health Professionals

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This courses explores basic theories and concepts related to management and strategic planning. Topics include healthcare management, conflict management and resolution, effective communication in the workplace, and strategic planning tools and processes.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 310

Human Resources

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This course explores the function of human resources within the healthcare organization. The focus of the course is on the development of skills that the department leader needs for effective management of personnel. Subjects include strategies to attract, hire, and retain high quality employees, compensation and benefit packages, productivity, and employee development, evaluation and training, as well as existing laws and policies surrounding employee relations.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 315

Principles of Financial Accounting

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Financial accounting examines accounting concepts, the accounting model, measurement processes, financial statements, financial analysis, the accounting cycle, monetary and fixed assets, inventory, current and long-term liabilities and equity structures of partnerships, proprietorships and corporations.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 320

Marketing in Healthcare

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This course involves analysis, evaluation, and implementation of marketing strategies within health care and managed-care environments. Designed to develop skills in segmenting customer and medical markets, brand products and services, enhance a communication strategy to the consumer, and develop pricing approaches. Methods and models of marketing fundamentals will be introduced.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 325

Budgeting and Forecasting

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The focus of this course is on the budget process for health care organizations. Participants are exposed to specific techniques of health care budgeting and variance analysis. This course accomplishes its objectives by covering a wide range of budgeting topics from introductory through advanced.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 330

Microeconomics

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This course will cover basic economic concepts important for the study in healthcare economics, why healthcare is different from other good, aspects of the US healthcare market, healthcare reform, as well as basic economic evaluation techniques. The course presents a straightforward and unbiased approach to the application of basic core principles of microeconomics.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 335

Principles of Managerial Accounting

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Course presents accounting information used for internal business management.  Focus is on planning, controlling and evaluating company performance.  Content includes budgeting, job costing, product pricing, breakeven analysis, standard costing, and decision models.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 340

Health Information Management

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A study of the history of health records, professional ethics, the functions of a health information department, retention of records, medical forms, health information practices, and responsibilities to healthcare administration, medical staff, and other medical professionals.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 400

Legal and Regulatory Issues

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This course explores the legal and ethical issues found in the healthcare system, and investigates the healthcare manager as decision-maker, leader and moral agent. Legal topics include malpractice, contracts, corporate liability, professional liability, patient rights, and the legal aspects of healthcare.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 405

Healthcare Policy

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This course analyzes key contemporary issues in healthcare policy. This course includes design and structure of the U.S. healthcare system, policy initiatives and the roles of government, the private sector, consumers, and advocacy groups in setting policy agenda.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 410

Operations Management in Healthcare

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This course focuses on healthcare operations management from the perspective of a healthcare professional. It provides a quantitative approach to analyzing business and logistics concepts and how they impact the healthcare equation. The course explores the foundations of operations management in healthcare, healthcare as a business, fundamentals of financial performance in healthcare, and the supply chain in support of healthcare and pharmaceutical operations management.

  • Credits: 3.0