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 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).

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 = 50 semester hours (which include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College Health Care Core curriculum)
  • Support Courses = 6 semester hours
  • Business Major Courses = 48 semester hours
  • Health Care Business Elective Courses = 24 semester hours

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)

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. Core and Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required Courses for Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business with major in Management

General Education Courses

(50 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
Electives 23
Total Semester Hours 50
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 Elective Courses

(Choose 24 of the following 47 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
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
BU 310 - Revenue Cycle Management 3
HM 324 - Disease Process 4
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 3
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 420 - Long Term Care 3
HM 444 - Advanced Health Care Information Systems 4
HM 460 - Advanced Data Management and Analytics 4
BU 470 - Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
◊ BU 496 - Professional Practice Experience/Internship 3
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
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
EN 101 - English Composition I 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
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Third Semester

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

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
MA 120 - College Algebra 3
Electives 6
Total Semester Hours 12

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 210 - Business Communications 3
BU 211 - Business and Health Law 3
BU 240 - Health Care Delivery Systems 3
Electives 6
Total Semester Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 306 - Principles of Management 3
Electives 9
Total Semester Hours 12
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 344 - Business Finance 3
BU 326 - Principles of Marketing 3
Electives 8
Total Semester Hours 14

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
ST 310 - Statistics 3
HM 342 - Health Care Information Systems 3
BU 320 - Human Resources Management 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 371 - Organizational Behavior 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
Electives 6
Total Semester Hours 12
Fourth Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 15
Last updated: 08/27/2018