Bachelor - Health Care Management

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Would you like to seek decision-making opportunities within the healthcare industry? If so, you might benefit from an undergraduate program such as Herzing University's Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management. Read on for program requirements and highlights.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Herzing University's Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program is designed to educate you in methods to ensure a better quality of life for others. The program is not only designed to offer instruction in areas such as medical terminology, information systems, and medical codes, but it will also allow you to analyze trends in the healthcare industry. As you seize opportunities to gain solid business and human resource management skills, you might also learn to build cohesive teams of workers. Other areas of program emphasis could include the study of legal and ethical standards, statistics, epidemiology, and finance. With hard work and dedication, you could be able to effectively apply your acquired technical abilities and knowledge of healthcare practices in varied settings. This program is offered online and on campus.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a program applicant, you should enjoy the challenge of taking on a leadership role. In addition to a caring, compassionate nature, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Though requirements may vary, you should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to graduate from this program, you must complete a minimum of 121 semester credit hours. You will take 27 credits in management courses, 15 credits in healthcare management courses, 37 general education credits, three credits in an internship, and two credits in personal development courses. Up to 37 credits can be transferred in from completion of a healthcare-related associate degree program.

Required Management Core Courses

Course Code Course Title
AC 107 Accounting I
BU 106 Introduction to Management
BU 220 Principles of Marketing
BU 302 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BU 329 Managing Project Teams
BU 407 Quantitative Decision Making
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
HC 310 Medical Law and Ethics
HI 305 Healthcare Finance

Required Courses in Healthcare Management

Course Code Course Title
HC 305 Healthcare Human Resource Management
HC 311 Management of Patient Records
HC 401 Current Issues in Healthcare
HC 405 Healthcare Quality
HI 300 Epidemiology and Applied Healthcare Statistics
HI 450 Healthcare Information Systems

Transfer Credits from Associate Degree in Healthcare and Healthcare Electives

Students of this program must have at least 37 semester credit hours from a combination of healthcare electives and credits transferred from the core courses of a healthcare-related associate degree.

Required Capstone or Internship

Course Code Course Title
HC 490 Healthcare Management Internship
HC 492 Capstone Project

Required Courses in General Education

Those who enroll in this bachelor's degree program must complete a minimum of 37 semester credit hours in general education courses such as humanities, natural science, and mathematics.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

Course Code Course Title
PD 121 Professional Development I
PD 202 Professional Development II
PD 214 AS / AAS / BS Diploma Internship Preparation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Following graduation, you might seek entry-level employment with clinics, insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' private offices, or government institutions. You could seek responsibilities in patient care services, health information systems, materials management, planning and development, scheduling, personnel administration, records management, or policy making and analysis. You might pursue positions such as:

  • Medical Office Manager
  • Human Resource Representative
  • Medical Staff Representative

Advanced Degrees

Before you could seek key administrative positions, such as director or chief executive officer, you will likely need a master's degree. You could take courses in public health, healthcare payment systems, quality assurance, operations management, financial accounting, and negotiations. Here are some examples of advanced degrees you might opt to pursue following your completion of this Herzing University program:

  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management