Bachelor of Science: Healthcare Management

With 23% growth expected by 2022, healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. In the healthcare management field, a wealth of opportunity awaits in careers such as clinic management and healthcare leadership. So, whether you're just getting started or looking to expand your career options, eVersity can help you gain the workplace-ready skills you need to have a competitive edge in healthcare management.

Career Highlights

Job Outlook

Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 13%. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Potential Occupations

  • Medical or Health Service Manager
  • Human Resources Manager

Earning Potential

Median annual wage for medical and health services managers is $88,580. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Curriculum

Major

Accounting

  • ACCT 2003: Principles of Financial Accounting
    This course provides an introduction to financial accounting principles and concepts to include measurement, recording and evaluation of basic business transactions. Students will learn to analyze, journalize, and post transactions, including adjusting and closing entries and the preparation and composition of the Income Statement, Equity Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows. This course will emphasize the use of accounting information for business management. The recognized set of accounting standards known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will be emphasized throughout the course.
  • ACCT 2013: Principles of Managerial Accounting
    This course is a continuation of Accounting Principles I, with special emphasis given to GAAP recording and reporting, and partnership and corporate equity transactions. Financial statement analysis, incremental analysis and capital budgeting, and cost-volume-profit will also be covered in this course. The course also introduces students to managerial accounting concepts, including job order and process costing, and budget planning and control.

Business

  • BUSI 2013: Business and Professional Communications

    This course covers the principles of effective oral and written communications in a business office. Topics include verbal/nonverbal skills, writing skills, reading skills and listening skills, psychological principles, and employment skills involved in effective business communications. Special attention will be given to advanced Word Processing skills.

Computer Science

  • CPSI 1003: Intro to Computers
    Introduction to Computers introduces students to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures applied to academic and career success. It provides an introduction to Windows, Internet, electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software.

Healthcare Management

  • HCMG 1003: Medical Terminology
    This course will allow the student to study and demonstrate the use of medical word stems, suffixes, and prefixes as related to the body systems and associated diseases. The student will demonstrate proficiency in the pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of medical terms; the use of the medical dictionary and related reference materials will be emphasized.
  • HCMG 1023: Medical Records Management
    This course includes basic concepts and functions in health information management to include development, content, storage, maintenance, and evolution of the health record in the health care delivery systems environment.
  • HCMG 1303: Intro to Healthcare Systems
    This course will lay the foundation for analytical thinking about the healthcare system of the United States.  It addresses the evolution, structure, financing and administration of health care delivery. It provides an overview of organizational patterns, governance, facilities, health care personnel, and the economic, political, and environmental influences that affect the health care system.
  • HCMG 2013: Legal Concepts of Healthcare
    This course provides an overview of local, state, and federal laws as applied to healthcare, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Organ Donation Legislation, Informed Consent Legislation, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Special consideration will be given to the importance of medical records as legal documents and to the legal aspects of healthcare organizations.
  • HCMG 2033: Intro to Public Health Principles and Practices
    This survey course provides an introduction to basic and contemporary issues of public health. Tools for community-based health assessment, surveillance, health promotion, disease prevention, policy and ethics will be presented. It also provides an overview of the diverse areas of public health practice.
  • HCMG 3013: Healthcare Policies
    This course examines contemporary healthcare policy issues, examines the role the economy, distribution of health services, health insurance, government programs, healthcare personnel, and health service organizations play in influencing the structure of and changes to the healthcare delivery system at the national, system, organizational, and department levels.
  • HCMG 3073: Healthcare in Diverse Populations
    This course promotes development of an appreciation for cultural traditions and practices of diverse populations.  The importance and implications of cultural traditions on health outcomes and health status with a focus on aging and nutrition will be examined. Students will develop skills of cultural competence that are essential for today’s healthcare professionals.
  • HCMG 3083: Health Law
    This course provides foundational knowledge on the formulation and application of health law in current practice. The four major pillars of health law will be addressed. These include access to care, financing health care, quality of healthcare, and personhood. Specific topics include statutory and common law obligations of healthcare providers, informed consent, standard of care, fairness in rationing of services, abandonment and malpractice, and government programs to finance care for specific populations.
  • HCMG 3213: Quality Management and Outcomes Assessment
    This course includes the purpose, philosophy and processes of improving organizational performance through quality assessment, credentialing, utilization management, and risk management. This course also includes the use of quality improvement tools for case review, data collection, data display, and data analysis.
  • HCMG 4023: Technical Reimbursement Methodologies
    This course introduces the process of filing claims using payer-specific rules and the importance of information collection in the claim filing process. It covers major reimbursement systems in the U.S and focuses on prospective payment systems, third party payers, and billing and insurance procedures. Included are types of reimbursement classifications, such as Case Mix Groups, Diagnosis Related Groups, and All Patient-Diagnosis Related Groups.
  • HCMG 4033: Healthcare Financial Management
    This course provides an overview of healthcare accounting and financial management principles. Topics include the healthcare financial environment, the financial tools utilized by healthcare administrators for effective financial planning and decision making, long term financing, and capital investments.
  • HCMG 4103: Strategic Management in Healthcare Organizations
    This course addresses the skills to be successful in developing the concepts of strategic management. It considers the basic direction and goals of an organization, the environment (social, technological, economic, built, and global), industry and market structure, and organizational strengths and weaknesses.  The emphasis is on development and successful implementation of strategy in different types of healthcare industries. 

Leadership

  • LEAD 3103: Leadership Theory and Practice
    Nature of leadership with a focus on the history, origins, and theoretical approaches. Application of concepts to life experiences addressed.
  • LEAD 4103: Leadership and Change
    Foundations of Organizational Leadership. Contemporary issues driving new organizational models in businesses today including globalization and technology. Transformational leadership will be examined.

Management

  • MGMT 3103: Organizational Behavior
    An integration of basic managerial concepts and social sciences as they affect people in organizations. Places emphasis on environmental and inter-organization forces that influence membership behavior.
  • MGMT 3123: Human Resource Management
    Covers methods of effective personnel management, types of management situations; a discussion of personnel problems and relations peculiar to each.

Marketing

  • MKTG 2003: Principles of Marketing
    Familiarizes students with the marketing concept and its importance to the survival and success of any business. Concepts such as identifying and segmenting markets, marketing information systems, market channels, and the people in marketing, are coordinated with key concepts of the marketing mix, i.e., having the right product at the right price in the right place, at the right time, using the right promotion strategies. This coordination contributes to the profitable functioning of business.

Mathematics

  • MATH 2103: Statistics
    Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques and methods in business are taught. Topics include qualitative data analysis, frequency distributions, numerical methods, data dispersions, variance analysis, estimation theory, sampling distributions, discrete and continuous probability distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation.

Core

eVersity Engage

  • EVSY 1001: eVersity Engage
    This course includes an introduction to online learning and the eVersity learning management system, financial literacy, college readiness and English and math skills assessment, eVersity resources and success initiatives, academic advising, and other relevant information.

Biology

  • BIOL 1004: Life Science I
    This course covers the process and method of science applied to understanding biological concepts at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and community levels. The emphasis of this course will be on biological diversity in major groups of living organisms and ecology. The course includes a lab.
  • BIOL 1104: Life Science II
    This course stresses human systems, with applications to contemporary issues in human health and the environment. The scientific method and social applications of scientific information related to human issues are emphasized. The course includes a lab.

Economics

  • ECON 2103: Macroeconomics
    A study of economic principles at the macroeconomic level, including national output, the price level, unemployment, money, and the banking system and the government’s effect on general business conditions.

English

  • ENGL 1013: English Composition I
    Writing course stressing reading skills as a basis for effective writing and argument. Includes developmental reading and writing instruction.
  • ENGL 2023: Technical Writing
    Practice in preparing reports, letters, articles, web pages, and other forms of writing used in a variety of companies and organizations.

Mathematics

  • MATH 1113: Quantitative Literacy
    The overarching goal of Quantitative Literacy is to provide students with mathematical understandings and skills to be productive workers, discerning consumers, and informed citizens. Students will solve problems using mathematical reasoning involving logic, proportions, algebra, and relations.

Philosophy

  • PHIL 1003: Logic and Critical Thinking
    An introduction to reasoning and thinking skills applicable to any field. Focus on recognition informal fallacies and the nature and use of arguments.
  • PHIL 2003: Professional Ethics
    A survey of ethical systems with an examination of how such systems can be applied to business, medical, legal, environmental, and personal issues.

Political Science

  • PLSC 2003: US Government and Society
    Constitutional principles, political parties, public opinion, civil rights, organization and functions of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches and their relationship to modern society.

Psychology

  • PSYC 1103: Intro to Psychology
    An introduction to the field of Psychology, including the investigation of the biological bases of behavior; learning and cognitive processes; developmental and social psychology; and personality, psychopathology, and the treatment of psychological disorders. Students will be expected to complete a research requirement.

Sociology

  • SOCI 1013: Intro to Sociology
    An introduction to the analysis and explanation of culture, personality, and social organization. The social processes and mechanisms of interaction involved in the natural process of cultural development, dissemination, assimilation, and the institutions of the group.

Electives 

In addition to the courses listed above, students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management will also complete 18 elective hours. 

The eVersity Difference

Balanced Schedule

By focusing on one course at a time, for six weeks, and taking a week off before starting the next course, you can easily clock out of your job and log in to your career. With seven start dates per year, back to school can happen in any season.

Affordable Quality

As a not-for-profit institution, we work hard to keep our operating costs low so we can keep your tuition low. In fact, we offer one of the lowest per-credit-hour tuition costs in the U.S. Where we invest our resources is in your education. Our University of Arkansas System faculty have a wealth of experience specializing in our areas of study.

Transferable Credits

We accept college-level courses in transfer from all accredited colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Appropriate college-level credit earned at international universities may also be eligible for transfer. Talk to an enrollment specialist for details.

Ready to rethink college?

Obtaining a college degree is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. If you're not sure that the benefits outweigh the costs, consider this: studies have shown that people who obtain a college degree earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also have a lower unemployment rate — 2.8% compared to the nation's overall rate of 5.7%. 

From affordable tuition to career-ready degrees, eVersity has been designed for your success. Get started towards the future you deserve.

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