Health Care Administration

Course Description

The Health Care Administration program integrates the theoretical foundation of health care administration with practical application. The curriculum is designed to promote the development of high moral character in students as they prepare to utilize ethical decision-making practices in positions of leadership and management in health care organizations. The B.S. in Health Care Administration has been carefully designed to address both the depth and breadth of subject material using the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Health Leadership Competency Model as a guide.

The NCHL Model contains three domains with 26 competencies: The three domains– Transformation, Execution, and People – capture the complexity and dynamic quality of the health leader’s role and reflect the dynamic realities in health leadership today.

Major Outcomes

  • Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the basic concepts, theories, models and vocabulary associated with transformation: achievement orientation, analytical thinking, community orientation, financial skills, information seeking,, innovative thinking, and strategic orientation.
  • Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the basic concepts, theories, models and vocabulary associated with execution: accountability, change leadership, collaboration, communication skills, impact and influence, initiative, information technology management, organizational awareness, performance measurement, process management and organizational design, and project management.
  • Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the basic concepts, theories, models and vocabulary associated with people: human resource management, interpersonal understanding, professionalism, relationship building, self-confidence, self- development, talent development, and team leadership.

Courses

Part 1: General Studies Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Health Care Administration Major

Required courses: 55-58 credits, 31 credits in residence, 49-52 credits upper division

EC 201 Principles of Economics:Microeconomics 2
EC 202 Principles of Economics:Macroeconomics 2
HCA 270 The Context and Language of Health Care 2
BUS 301 Introduction to Law 2
BUS 302 Business Law 2
BUS 304 Employment Law 2
HCA 301 Health Care Organization and Delivery 3
HCA 302 Principles of Managed Care 3
HCA 303 Alternative Health Care 3
HCA 340 Introduction to the Profession, the Professional, and Professional Ethics 3
BUS 310 Management Theory and Practice 3
BUS 321 Organizational Behavior and Design 3
HCA 352 Society, Health Care, and Bioethics 3
BUS 393 Research Methods and Applied Statistics 4
HCA 402 Finances and Budgeting of Health Care Organizations 3
HCA 403 Public Policy, the Law and Ethics in Health Care 3
HCA 404 Introduction to Public Health Administration 3
HCA 412 Health Care Ethics 3
HCA 450 Critical Issues in Health Care 3
BUS 495 Internships