The Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Management (BBA-HCM) program provides an outstanding foundation for students seeking a degree in the healthcare administration field by combining a core education in business and focusing on critical topics in healthcare management. This degree provides a unique blend of business knowledge and healthcare practices.
Why Study Business Administration and Healthcare Management?
The healthcare industry is continuing to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations. Graduates with a background in business and healthcare will be in demand as the need for medical and health services managers will continue to increase by about 16 percent by 2016.
General Education (42 semester hours) – courses in communications, humanities, fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics that are common in all college degree programs. These are viewed as being the liberal arts component of a degree and are foundational to the upper division courses.
Business Core (39 semester hours) – courses in the various fields of business: accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, management, and marketing.
Business Electives (24 semester hours) – health services management courses, including Introduction to Healthcare Management, Principles and Methods of Epidemiology, Strategic Management for Health Care Organizations, Health Economics and Policy, Ethical and Legal Issues in U.S. Health Care
General Electives (15 semester hours) – courses that permit a student to take additional work in non-business areas that interest them and that will be helpful in certain business careers. For example, a student wishing to go into human resources management might wish to take additional courses in psychology, sociology, or education.