Health Care Administration

Program 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.

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 203 Economics 3
BUS/PS 303 Business and Employment Law 3
HCA/COMM 270 The Context and Language of Health Care 2
HCA 301 Health Care Organization and Delivery 3
HCA 302 Principles of Managed Care 3
HCA 303 Alternative Health Care 3
HCA/SOC 341 Intro to the Professions, the Professional, and Professional Ethics 3
BUS 310 Management Theory and Practice 3
BUS/PSY 321 Organizational Behavior and Design 3
HCA/REL/SOC 352 Society, Health Care, and Bioethics 2
BUS/SS 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 Internship 3-6

Program Outcomes

On successful completion of the major in Health Care Administration, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in 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.
  • Proficiency in 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.
  • Proficiency in 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.

Student outcomes are also measured in association with department outcomes which are aligned with the College’s core themes.

(Updated June 2014)