Students in the healthcare administration program will acquire advanced knowledge of the dynamic business environment of healthcare while studying healthcare delivery, providers and their services, and financing. Students will gain an understanding of the significant role healthcare executives have in improving the health of the communities their organizations serve as the program’s curriculum prepares them to enter a variety of positions at healthcare organizations such as hospitals, long-term care facilities and physician’s offices.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students Majoring in Healthcare Administration will be able to:
- Understand the nature and complexity of the health care environment
- Perceive the interrelated nature of the various components of the HC system
- Analyze systems and subsystems to improve organizational outputs and,
- Analyze the range of health care outcomes, the risks associated with them and place proposed change into that context
- Balance the competing needs of low-cost service, high quality health outcomes and sufficient remuneration to keep the system whole.
- Develop leadership capacity focusing on the change dynamic in health care
- Synthesize the changing, and often conflicting trends in state and federal regulatory environments with the goal of providing ongoing guidance to the best avenues to achieve positive patient outcomes and securing the sustainability of the health care system.
Business Administration Core Courses + 24 credits in the following:
BU 386 Operations Management
BU 425 Project Management
HA 300 Introduction to the Healthcare System
HA 325 Health Information Management
HA 350 Healthcare Management and the Legal System
HA 400 Healthcare Management and Leadership
HA 425 The Full Continuum of Long-Term Care
HA 450 Disaster Management Planning