Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business with major in Management

Director of Health Care Business
Carla Dirkschneider, M.S., RHIA
PH 402.552.6295  TF 800.647.5500 
dirkschneider@clarksoncollege.edu

Introduction

The program for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Management is designed to develop the knowledge, leadership and critical thinking skills for individuals to become successful in business and health care work environments.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Management, graduates will:

  • Relate and integrate the concepts of accounting, marketing, finance, management, law, economics and global business to the health care business environment.
  • Practice awareness of cultural, ethnic, gender and lifestyle differences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency of written and verbal communication skills necessary for the business environment.
  • Apply and use the necessary technology and decision support tools in order to succeed in the health care and business setting.
  • Demonstrate ethical, professional and legal standards of conduct appropriate in health care business.

Dual Degree Curriculum

Clarkson College has two dual degree options that will allow the associate’s degree obtained at Clarkson College to be used directly as electives in the bachelor’s degree program. The two options are:

  • Dual Degree: Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree/Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Management (139 total credit hours)
  • Dual Degree: Associate of Science in Health Information Technology degree/Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Management (133 total credit hours)

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Management at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 128 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • General Education = 46 semester hours (which must include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College core curriculum)
  • Support Courses = 11 semester hours
  • Business Major Courses = 42 semester hours
  • Health Care Business Courses = 29 semester hours

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required courses for Health Care Business with Major in Management Program

View course descriptions for Health Care Business Program or General Education

General Education Courses (46 semester hours) Semester Hours
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HC 104  ◊ Core I: Effective Interactions in the World of Health Care 3
HC 204  Core II: A Cultural History of the Healing Arts 3
HC 304 Core III: Ethical and Cultural Frontiers in U.S. Health Care 3
MA 120 College Algebra 3
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ST 310 Statistics 3
  Electives 19
    Total 46
Support Courses (11 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 104 Basic Computer Applications 3
BU 204 Advanced Computer Applications 3
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
HM 224 Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
    Total 11
Business Major Core Courses (42 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 121 Survey of Economics 3
BU 130 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BU 199 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BU 210 Business Communications 3
BU 211 Business and Health Law 3
BU 246 Health Care Economics 3
BU 306 Principles of Management 3
BU 320 Human Resource Management 3
BU 326 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 329 Health Care Operations Management 3
BU 344 Business Finance 3
BU 371 Organizational Behavior 3
BU 425 Project Management 3
BU 442 Strategic Planning 3
    Total 42
Health Care Business Courses (29 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HM 280 Electronic Health Records 2
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
HM 342 Health Care Information Systems 3
HM 344 Legal and Compliance Issues 3
HM 410 Quality Management and Process Improvement 3
BU 420 Long-Term Care 3
HM 440 Database Design and Management 3
BU 470 Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
BU 496  ◊ Internship 3
    Total 29

Total Semester Hours in Program 128

Sample curriculum plan for Health Care Business with Major in Management Program

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
BU 104 Basic Computer Applications 3
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
BU 130 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
HC 104  ◊ Core I: Effective Interactions in the World of Health Care 3
EN 101 English Composition I 3
    Total 13
  Spring Semester Semester Hours
BU 121 Survey of Economics 3
BU 199 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BU 210 Business Communications 3
BU 204 Advanced Computer Applications 3
    Total 12
Summer Semester Semester Hours
EN 102 English Composition II 3
BU 306 Principles of Management 3
  Electives 6
    Total 12

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
HM 224 Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
MA 120 College Algebra 3
  Elective 3
BU 326 Principles of Marketing 3
    Total 13
Spring Semester Semester Hours
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
BU 211 Business and Health Law 3
HM 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
BU 320 Human Resource Management 3
HM 342 Health Care Information Systems 3
    Total 15
Summer Semester Semester Hours
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
ST 310 Statistics 3
HM 280 Electronic Health Record 2
BU 371 Organizational Behavior 3
  Elective 1
    Total 12

Junior Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
BU 344 Business Finance 3
BU 440 Database Design and Management 3
HC 204 Core II: A Cultural History of the Healing Arts 3
HM 410 Quality Management and Process Improvement 3
  Elective 3
    Total 15
Spring Semester Semester Hours
BU 470 Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
HM 344 Legal and Compliance Issues 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Elective 3
    Total 12
Summer Semester Semester Hours
HC 304 Core III: Ethical and Cultural Frontiers in U.S. Health Care 3
BU 329 Health Care Operations Management 3
BU 420 Long Term Care 3
  Elective 3
    Total 12

Senior Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
BU 246 Health Care Economics 3
BU 425 Project Management 3
BU 442 Strategic Planning 3
BU 496  ◊ Internship 3
    Total 12

Grand Total Semester Hours 128