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

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare 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 Healthcare Business with a major in Management degree, graduates will:

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

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to the Clarkson College 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 Enrollment and Advising office, College website or Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business degree with a major in Management (Transfer Option) at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 120 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • General Education = 21 semester hours (which must include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College Healthcare Core curriculum)
  • Previous Associate Degree Coursework = 50 semester hours
  • Support Courses = 5 semester hours
  • Business Major Courses = 44 semester hours

The Clarkson College Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Business with major in Management operates on an academic calendar using semester hours. In addition, the program operates using an accelerated course format with classes as 7.5 weeks in length in the fall and spring and six weeks in the summer. 

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 Healthcare Business with a major in Management - Transfer Option

General Education Courses

(21 semester hours) IC, HU, EA courses and electives are offered in the 7.5-week or 6-week format or full-semester format (15 or 12 weeks in duration) depending on the course.

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Electives 50
Total Semester Hours 71
Support Courses

(5 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration.

Courses Semester Hours
BU 110 - Microsoft Office Applications 4
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
Total Semester Hours 5
Business Major Courses

(44 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration besides BU499, which is only offered in a full-semester format (15 or 12 weeks in duration).

Courses Semester Hours
BU 140 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
BU 262 - Business Communication and Marketing 3
BU 307 - Principles of Management and Change Leadership 3
BU 318 - Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 357 - Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management 4
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
HM 215 - Data Management 3
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
HM 360 - Compliance and Legal Applications 3
HM 333 - Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
Total Semester Hours 44

Sample Curriculum Plan for the Bachelor's in Healthcare Business with Major in Management Transfer Option

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 110 - Microsoft Office Applications 4
BU 318 - Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
Total Semester Hours 13

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
BU 140 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
BU 262 - Business Communication and Marketing 3
HM 215 - Data Management 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 307 - Principles of Management and Change Leadership 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
Total Semester Hours 12
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
HM 333 - Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 357 - Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management 4
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 360 - Compliance and Legal Applications 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 9

Total Semester Hours - 120

Last updated: 06/08/2021