Coordinator: Myra Edelstein, Ed.D., M.S.P.H.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration and Management is offered to help students enter the dynamic and fascinating world of health care management. Health care is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation and the need for talented, qualified managers/administrators in the field is ever-growing. This degree program is designed to provide an overview of the health care industry while helping students understand the challenges facing the health care industry worldwide. The curriculum is designed to help the students understand the global, social, regulatory, ethical and economic issues related to health risk, prevention, policy, and services. This degree program is part of the Department of Business Studies & Economics which will allow the students to develop communication, leadership and management skills through the traditional business disciplines. Throughout their studies students will have opportunities to discuss ethical and moral decisions in the health care industry through the use of experiential learning both in the classroom and in industry, use critical thinking, problem solving and analytical abilities to promote decision making and problem-solving and work to understand the needs of patients and families, and advocate for change when necessary.
The courses required to earn the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Management provide an interdisciplinary approach to health care including the business of health care, as well as a broader understanding of global health, access to care, disease, and prevention. This program of study is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level leaders and managers of facilities in the health care industry. Eligible students are encouraged to consider the Joint Bachelors/Master’s Degree program leading to a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration and Management, or an MBA.
Please note, students majoring in Health Care Administration and Management will be required to take HCA320 Financial Management in Health Care, HCA350 Health Care and Medical Ethics and HCA225 Health Care Law instead of MGT270 Financial Management, MGT300 Ethics for Business and MGT403 Business Law.