Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for healthcare managers is growing at an above average rate. The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program at Maria College provides a balance among technological, clinical, and business sides of healthcare. The healthcare management major will develop strong generalists who will be equipped with the knowledge to succeed in today’s healthcare environment and be job ready upon graduation.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • The healthcare management major meets the needs of the aspiring manager, who wants an across the board exposure to the intricacies of today’s healthcare system.
  • The carefully designed program prepares students for mid-level healthcare management positions at a variety of healthcare settings from corporate health and wellness departments and pharmaceutical manufacturers to nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living and rehabilitation centers.
  • All healthcare management majors are required to take either an internship or a co-op position during their academic program to increase their marketability upon graduation.
  • Program will be taught to by both full-time faculty and working practitioners from the healthcare management field. The integration of faculty is an added benefit providing students with real world scenarios for classroom discussion and projects.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Healthcare Management Core (45 Credits):
Course   Credits
HCM 120 U.S. Healthcare System 3
HCM 210 Intro to Health Information Management Systems 3
HCM 320 Healthcare Marketing 3
HCM 325 Financial Management in Healthcare 3
HCM 330 Healthcare Quality Management (formerly HCM 425) 3
HCM 350 Healthcare Law and Policy 3
HCM 400 Internship in Healthcare Management 6
HCM 435 Healthcare Governance, Mission and Strategy 3
HCM 450 Capstone in Healthcare Management 3
BUS 202 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 203 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 219 Business Organization and Management 3
BUS 240 Intro to Human Resources Management 3
BUS 310 Effective Leadership in 21st Century Organizations 3

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses (60 credits):

Economics (6 credits): ECO 100, ECO 101
English (9 credits): ENG 111, ENG 211, ENG 300 or 400 level elective
Mathematics (6 credits): MAT 106, MAT 200
Psychology (6 credits): PSY 100, PSY 300 or 400 level elective
Religious Studies/Philosophy (6 credits): REL 201, PHI 300
Science (6 credits): SCI 100, any BIO, CHM, or PHY elective
Sociology (6 credits): SOC 101, SOC 300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (15 credits): any ART, BIO, CHM, COM, CUL, ECO, ENG, HIS, HUM, MAT, MUS, PHI, PHY, POL, PSY, RES, SCI, SOC, SPA

Free Electives (15 credits):

CSC 111 is recommended for students lacking basic computer use and application skills.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the United States healthcare system including its organization, structure, delivery modalities, performance and terminology.
  • Communicate effectively using a variety of formats and establish collaborative relationships with team leaders and stakeholders.
  • Relate and integrate the concepts of accounting, marketing, finance, management and healthcare law to the healthcare environment.
  • Understand the variety of complex technologies key to today’s healthcare environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of program planning and evaluation within healthcare organizations and the role of information systems in this process.
  • Identify and understand processes of continuous improvement and the barriers that exist to its success in a healthcare setting.
  • Identify major components and issues of healthcare law and polices as they apply to healthcare organizations.
  • Use theories of leadership and organizational behavior to define and implement management practices in healthcare settings.
  • Understand and apply appropriate analysis to ethical issues as they impact management and decision-making within healthcare organizations.
  • Pursue realistic ideas about how to implement their healthcare knowledge, skills and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings that will meet personal goals and societal needs.

COURSE SEQUENCE

First Year: Fall Semester
Course   Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 3
BUS 219 Business Organization and Management 3
BUS 202 Financial Accounting 3
  Liberal Arts and Sci. Elective 3
  Free Elective 3
    15
First Year: Spring Semester
PSY 100 General Psychology 3
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3
HCM 120 US Healthcare System 3
MAT 106 College Algebra 3
BUS 203 Managerial Accounting 3
    15
Second Year: Fall Semester
ENG 211 Critical Inquiry and Writing 3
HCM 210 Intro. to Health Information Management Systems 3
ECO 100 Macroeconomics 3
SCI 100 Medical Terms and Conditions 3
  Liberal Arts and Sci. Elective 3
    15
Second Year: Spring Semester
RES 201 Foundations in Social Justice 3
BUS 240 Intro to Human Resources Management 3
ECO 101 Microeconomics 3
BIO/CHM/ PHY Science elective 3
  Liberal Arts and Sci. Elective 3
    15
Third Year: Fall Semester
ENG English 300/400 elective 3
PHI 300 Healthcare Ethics 3
MAT 200 Statistics 3
HCM 330 Healthcare Quality Mgmt. 3
  Liberal Arts and Sci. Elective 3
  Free Elective 3
    18
Third Year: Spring Semester
HCM 320 Healthcare Marketing 3
HCM 325 Financial Mgmt. in Healthcare 3
SOC 300 Medical Sociology  3
  Liberal Arts and Sci. Elective 3
  Free Elective 3
    15
Fourth Year: Fall Semester
BUS 310 Effective Leadership in 21st Century Organizations 3
HCM 350 Healthcare Law and Policy 3
HCM 435 Healthcare Governance, Mission and Strategy 3
PSY Psychology 300/400 level elective 3
  Free Elective 3
    15
Fourth Year: Spring Semester
HCM 400 Internship in Healthcare Management 6
HCM 450 Capstone in Healthcare Mgmt. 3
  Free Elective 3
    12