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2023-2024 Catalogue

Healthcare Administration

Healthcare is the largest and fastest changing industry in the U.S., making up close to 18% of our national gross domestic product (GDP). To make effective decisions, professionals working in the field must understand basic business principles and tools related to finance, information systems, strategic planning, human resource management, and marketing.

In the field of healthcare administration, one may be responsible for establishing and implementing the policies and objectives of a specific clinical or administrative department or service within a single facility, or an entire health care organization or system. A minor* in Healthcare Administration will prepare the student to work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Clinic/Medical group practice
  • Hospital/Health system
  • Home health/Hospice services
  • Residential/Long-term care
  • Insurance/Managed care
  • Medical supply company
  • Government Services
  • University/Research Institution

A minor in Healthcare Administration will provide the student with strong leadership abilities, including excellent communication and relationship management skills, diplomacy, collaboration and teamwork, adaptability and ability to manage change, and mentoring. The Healthcare Administration minor is designed to complement the student’s major with the objective of providing an introductory curriculum, which can assist the student in gaining employment in healthcare and healthcare related career fields. This objective can be achieved by: building on general education core foundations; introducing students to health services management functions through the mastery of certain skills including communication, decision-making, and coordination; and preparing students for graduate study.

Healthcare Administration is also offered as a concentration for Business Administration majors; please see the Business Administration page of the course catalogue for additional details.

Required Courses (15 hours)
Each course listed is 3 hours.
•     BUS/HCA 308: Introduction to Healthcare Administration
•     BUS/HCA 309: Healthcare Operations and Quality Improvement
•     BUS/HCA 313: Healthcare Policy and Economics
•     BUS/HCA 314: Legal Aspects of Healthcare
•     BUS/HCA 340: Healthcare Information Systems Management

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