Online Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration Curriculum
►Financial Management in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course provides students with an introduction to finance in the healthcare setting and exposes students to the financial management techniques used by healthcare professionals. Topics include billing and coding/reimbursement, the legal and regulatory environment, revenue determinants, managed care finance, financial statement analysis, financial accounting, costing and financial decision-making.
►Principles of Managed Care (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to the foundations of the managed healthcare system in the United States. Students will be exposed to the operational aspects of managed care and health insurance in the commercial sector. Different forms of managed healthcare will be presented.
►Leadership and Change in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course concentrates on the development of students' abilities to exercise leadership at the management level in healthcare organizations. The focus is to help leaders understand how best to motivate and coordinate employees and the responsibilities of leaders in leading change within an organization. The course will provide students with the opportunity to understand leadership from conceptual, personal, skill-based, and work-based perspectives. Students will explore leadership theory and practice as it applies to the healthcare sector.
►Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Adult learners explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices of recruitment, selection, training, development and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to Equal Opportunity and Office of Safety and Health Administration legislation through a series of case studies and simulations.
►Strategic Planning (3 credits)
This course introduces adult learners to various management planning models and techniques and applies these to business cases. It stresses the concepts of strategic planning and strategic management.