BA in Health Care Management
Be a leader! Enhance your marketability by developing your skills in communication, informatics, leadership, marketing, and finance in the health care industry.
The bachelor’s degree in health care management at Graceland University prepares you for a career in the ever changing health care industry. The health care field is challenging, exciting and far reaching. With a health care management degree the number and type of opportunities are unlimited.
Graduates typically find management positions in organizations such as hospitals, medical practices, long-term care facilities and community health agencies, as well as health care-related organizations such as insurance companies, consulting firms, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies and other organizations that support the health care system.
In a career in health care management, you will apply a blend of health care system knowledge, informatics application and leadership expertise. You will gain a fundamental understanding of health care delivery systems and services, as well as the complex factors that impact unique health care environments. In your internship, you will have the opportunity to work with professionals in a setting that you select. It may open a door to a future position.
The job market outlook for managers with degrees in health care management is very strong, with projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing a 17 percent increase in the job market between 2014 and 2024. The median pay in 2015 was $94,500 per year. (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes119111.htm#st). Explore the possibilities!
You will have the opportunity to complete a health care managment degree that builds upon your previous education and professional background. Up to 30 hours of credit may be awarded for previous work experience and continuing education.
BA Degree - Health Care Management Major
In addition to the essential education requirements, Healthcare Management majors must complete 30 semester hours as prescribed below:
- BUAD3330 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
- HCAD3330 Healthcare Finance and Economics 3 s.h.
- HCAD3420 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for Healthcare 3 s.h.
- HCAD4100 Internship in Healthcare Management 3 s.h.
- HCAD4300 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3 s.h.
- HCAD4310 Healthcare Electronic Database Systems 3 s.h.
- HCAD4320 Electronic Data Management 3 s.h.
- HCAD4400 Quality Assurance in Operation Management 3 s.h.
- HCAD4500 Leadership in Healthcare 3 s.h.
- INTD3720 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management 3 s.h.
This program is offered only online through our Independence campus near Kansas City, Missouri.
If you are looking for an online health care management degree, please contact us today for information, and our admissions representative can answer any questions you might have.
800-833-0524, ext. 4718
Loren D. Spicer, Admissions Representative
Graceland University, 1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64050
Courses for Health Care Management
BUAD3330 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
A decision-oriented overview of marketing management in modern organizations. The most basic objectives of the course are to provide students with a broad introduction to marketing concepts, the role of marketing in society and in the firm, and the various factors that influence marketing decision-making. Students will be exposed to and expected to learn the "language of marketing" (that is, terms, concepts, and frameworks) used by practicing marketing managers. Prerequisite: ECON1320.
HCAD3330 Healthcare Finance and Economics 3 s.h.
Focuses on the study of healthcare delivery systems from an economic perspective. Provides an introduction to the most commonly used financial concepts, principles, and techniques of healthcare financial management of both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations.
HCAD3420 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for Healthcare 3 s.h.
Explores the impact of individual behavior, group behavior, and structure on organizational effectiveness. Focuses on topics such as motivation, leadership, decision-making, power and politics, interpersonal communication, group structure and processes, human resource needs, change processes, conflict, organizational culture, organizational change, work design, appraisal of job performance, training and development, and technological advances.
HCAD4100 Internship in Health Care Management 3 s.h.
Internship that allows students to work with professionals in a health care management setting. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors.
HCAD4300 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3 s.h.
Focuses on the components of the informatics field, the impact of information systems and emerging information technology roles on the dynamic field of healthcare. Emphasis is placed on the functions of the informatics specialists, the licensing, accrediting, and regulatory compliance aspects, as well as the potential of electronic management records to improve the quality of patient care.
HCAD4310 Healthcare Electronic Database Systems 3 s.h.
Focuses on the theories and concepts of file and database structures; how data is captured, stored, structured, processed, and retrieved as well as the most common tools and techniques used. Emphasis is based on comparing various database systems regarding strengths and weaknesses.
HCAD4320 Electronic Data Management 3 s.h.
Focuses on specific knowledge management techniques including data structures and models, manipulation of data using queuing language, data mining, and database security methods. Emphasis is based on application of decision making steps: identification, acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of data to a specific knowledge management system.
HCAD4400 Quality Assurance in Operation Management 3 s.h.
Examination of voluntary and governmental efforts to address quality in the U.S. Health Care System. Includes a study of historical methods and current quality assurance, quality improvement and performance improvement models used in a variety of health care settings.
HCAD4500 Leadership in Health Care 3 s.h.
Examination of leadership, management, and change theories. Emphasis on integrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to collaborate in creating, mobilizing, and motivating multidisciplinary health care teams to achieve excellence and high quality outcomes.
INTD3720 Legal Aspects of Health Care Management 3 s.h.
Overview of the doctrines and principles of law which are foundational to legally sound health care. Current legal dilemmas faced in the health care professions will be explored.