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Health Care Management, BBA

Medical and health services managers, also called health care executives or health care administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in health care laws, regulations, and technology.

A health care administrator works closely with physicians, registered nurses, medical and clinical technicians. They may also interact with patients or insurance agents. A graduate may manage a nursing home facility, oversee specific medical departments such as physical therapy or surgery or lead as a health information director to supervise the work of medical record and health information technicians.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Rochester University Health Care Management Program the graduate will focus upon of each of these main competencies: critical thinking, problem-solving and application, professional communication, social and ethical responsibility, vocational awareness, healthcare environment and strategic planning.

Careers

Departmental Management, Health Information Director, Nursing Home Facility Management

Requirements for the BBA in Health Care Management – 120 Hours

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE – 35 Hours
(The Social and Behavioral Science general education requirement is covered in the major by BUS 2513. The Diversity general education requirement is covered in the major by BUS 3033.)
BUSINESS CORE –  42 Hours
HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT MAJOR – 30 Hours

HCM 2303 Principles of Health Care Management I – Course descriptions below
HCM 3303 Principles of Health Care Management II
HCM 3503 Health Information Systems
HCM 3703 Cultural and Community Health
HCM 4813 Health Care Internship
HCM 4903 Strategic Planning in Health Care Management
HRM 3613 Human Resource Management
FIN 3253 Risk Management
MGT 3603 Organizational Behavior
MKT 3573 Services Marketing and Management

ELECTIVES – 13 Hours
(COM 3533 and PSY 2013 are recommended)

Course Descriptions

HCM 2303 Principles of Health Care Management I:
The focus of the course will be on the skills of healthcare managers. Topics covered include but are not limited to: medical terminology, health care environment, leadership, communication, change management, and strategic planning. Understanding of human resource management, physical resource management, and organizational development will also be covered. Prerequisite: MGT 2603 Principles of Management

HCM 3303 Principles of Health Care Management II:
This course will continue the discussion from Principles of Health Care Management I. Emphasis will be placed upon these but is not limited to these topics: financial and physical resource management; health care governance; reimbursement; health care environment; quality improvement; corporate compliance, ethical and legal considerations; and strategic planning. Prerequisite: HCM 2303 Principles of Health Care Management I

HCM 3503 Health Information Systems:
The course will also examine how health information technologies enable the health care industry to manage its information and knowledge resources most effectively to deliver superior services to its customers. The course will also address the need for organizational changes in today’s health care system to better adopt and utilize these new technologies. Overall, this course will aim to enhance the health care professional’s understanding of how technologies shape and define the healthcare market place and the quality of services. Prerequisite: HCM 2303

HCM 3703 Cultural and Community Health:
This course provides an introduction to the role of social, cultural, psychological, and behavioral factors in determining the health of populations. Students will: gain understanding of the significance of social, cultural, psychological, and behavioral factors in relation to health status and well-being; learn to analyze public health problems in terms of the social, psychological, cultural, economic, and demographic factors that contribute to or protect from vulnerability to disease, disability, and death; and improve their ability to apply social science theory, research, and principals to the critical analysis of the appropriateness of public health interventions. Prerequisite: HCM 2303

HCM 4813 Health Care Management Internship:
Students must complete a minimum of 150 hours with an approved employer and assigned coursework. Responsibility for obtaining an internship lies with the student in consultation with the department. Graded on a pass/fail basis. PR: Junior Status.

HCM 4903 Strategic Planning in Health Care Management:
This capstone course for Health Care Management majors focuses on the application of the principles, concepts, and theories underlying the discipline. Emphasis is on the application of high-ordered, systems thinking and decision-making techniques regarding industry trends in Health Care Management. Prerequisite: HCM 2303, HCM 3503, HCM 3703, and LDR 3653.

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Business
Director of the Center for Social Engagement

Assistant Professor of Business

Professor of Business

Associate Professor of Mass Communication Editor/Writer, Office of Communication Services

Associate Professor of Sports Management

Associate Professor of Business
Director, School of Business and Professional Studies