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.

  • 45 credits - Arts and Sciences (Educated Citizen Core) - on-campus and online
  • 36 credits - Business Core (see list below) - online
  • 21 credits - Concentration - online, but scheduled throughout the curriculum plan to ensure completion
  • 18 credits - Transfer or Elective - minors - Spanish or Sign Language. COM 102 Public Speaking (required support course).

This list should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change.

Continue to check back for information related to additional courses, which will be available beginning in Spring 2018.

Healthcare Business Core Courses

BSH 300

SURVEY OF U.S. HEALTHCARE 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. Healthcare professionals need to have an understanding of the interaction of U.S. healthcare policies and public health science to be able to act as change agents in their professions.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 305

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE 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

ACC 220

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 healthcare 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

ECO 210

HEALTHCARE ECONOMICS

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This course will provide an introduction to basic economic concepts important for the study of healthcare economics. Topics covered in this course include: How healthcare differs from other goods and services, historical trends in healthcare expenditures, economic analysis of the Affordable Care Act, determinants of supply and demand for healthcare, health insurance and health insurance markets, basic economic evaluation methods. Alternative healthcare systems and reforms are also explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

ACC 225

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

ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

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This course explores the foundation of ethics in relation to managing and decision making in the healthcare system, and investigates the healthcare manager as decision-maker, leader and moral agent. Topics covered include: Applying a foundation in the theories of moral philosophy to make and support ethical decisions as a healthcare manager and apply ethical decision-making processes to contemporary and critical healthcare issues. Corporate social responsibility is also discussed.

  • 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