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 (Transfer Option) is designed specifically for those students who already have a minimum of an Associate Degree. The program will aid in the development of health care specific business knowledge, leadership and critical thinking skills for individuals to become successful in business and health care work environments.

Program Specific Competency Goals

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

  • Communicate effectively within the healthcare business environment. (Communication)**
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical, and legal standards of conduct appropriate in healthcare business. (Professionalism)**
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to make sound decisions in the Healthcare Business environment. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Apply appropriate technology and decision support tools in order to succeed in the healthcare business setting. (Technology)**
  • Respect cultural, ethnic, gender and lifestyle differences in the workplace and community. (Diversity)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to Clarkson College’s student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity, and Professionalism. 

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from: the Admissions office, the College website, or in the Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

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 (131 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 (128 total credit hours)

Curriculum Requirements

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

  • General Education = 27 semester hours (which must include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College Health Care Core curriculum)
  • Previous Associate Degree Coursework = 38 semester hours
  • Support Courses = 6 semester hours
  • Business Major Courses = 48 semester hours
  • Health Care Business Elective Courses = 9 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 Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business with a major in Management - Transfer Option

General Education Courses

(27 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
MA 120 - College Algebra 3
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 27
Support Courses

(6 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BU 104 - Basic Computer Applications 3
BU 205 - Advanced Computer Applications 2
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
Total Semester Hours 6
Business Major Courses

(48 semester hours)

Courses 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 240 - Health Care Delivery Systems 3
BU 306 - Principles of Management 3
BU 320 - Human Resources Management 3
BU 326 - Principles of Marketing 3
HM 342 - Health Care Information Systems 3
BU 344 - Business Finance 3
BU 371 - Organizational Behavior 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 48
Health Care Business Courses

(Choose 9 of the following 47 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BU 310 - Revenue Cycle Management 3
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 420 - Long Term Care 3
BU 470 - Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
◊ BU 496 - Professional Practice Experience/Internship 3
HM 180 - Essentials of Pharmacology 2
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
HM 230 - Coding I: Foundation of Coding 3
HM 255 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 3
HM 260 - Data Management and Analytics 3
HM 324 - Disease Process 4
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 3
HM 444 - Advanced Health Care Information Systems 4
HM 460 - Advanced Data Management and Analytics 4
Total Semester Hours 47

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

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 104 - Basic Computer Applications 3
BU 130 - Principles of Financial Accounting 3
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 12

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 121 - Survey of Economics 3
BU 199 - Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BU 210 - Business Communications 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
SO 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3
BU 205 - Advanced Computer Applications 2
BU 306 - Principles of Management 3
Total Semester Hours 12
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MA 120 - College Algebra 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
BU 326 - Principles of Marketing 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
ST 310 - Statistics 3
BU 211 - Business and Health Law 3
BU 240 - Health Care Delivery Systems 3
BU 320 - Human Resources Management 3
HM 342 - Health Care Information Systems 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
BU 371 - Organizational Behavior 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
Total Semester Hours 9
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 344 - Business Finance 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Total Semester Hours - 128

Last updated: 08/27/2018