Healthcare Management, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to become effective managers and leaders within the healthcare industry.  Students explore concepts and theories related to management and supervision, quality improvement, policy and ethics, law and the regulatory environment, financial management, and strategic planning and evaluation in health care.  The program’s performance-based curriculum provides a variety of opportunities to improve critical thinking, decision making, and communication skills through analysis of real-world healthcare issues.

In addition to the required core courses, this degree program offers two specialized options.  The first option is available to students who have successfully completed approved healthcare diplomas or associate degrees and wish to transfer these credits into a bachelor’s degree completion program. The second option is designed for students seeking business-related positions in healthcare institutions or agencies.  Graduates can expect to find career opportunities in management positions within the diverse healthcare industry or within their own area of clinical/professional expertise.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:
  • Apply management and leadership principles and concepts in healthcare organizations.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and relationship management skills in healthcare organizations.
  • Engage in ethical behavior and decision-making as a healthcare manager.
  • Create plans for ongoing professional development and advancing the profession.

Healthcare Management: Bachelor of Science Requirements

180 Credits

Healthcare Management Major Core (49)

HA3010DIntroduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery

4

HA3110DQuality Improvement and Risk Management

4

HA3120DEssentials of Managed Care

4

HA3220DHealth Information Systems

4

HA3300DHealthcare Policy and Ethics

4

HA4050DHealthcare Law

4

HA4070DRegulatory Environment in Health Care

4

HA4110DHealthcare Planning and Evaluation

4

HA4120DManagement of Continuum Care Services

4

HA4200DHealthcare Financial Management

4

HA4300DHealthcare Management and Supervision

4

 

HA4501DHealthcare Management Action Research Project

5

OR

HA4521DHealthcare Management Capstone

5

HA3010D, HA3110D, HA3120D, HA3220D, HA3300D, HA4050D, HA4070D, HA4110D, HA4120D, HA4200D, HA4300D: Professional Course, minimum "C" grade required

HA4501D or HA4521D: Capstone Course - Senior level, minimum "C" grade required, must be completed at NAU.

Support Core (18)

AC2760Financial Accounting for Managers

4.5

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

MT2050Principles of Management

4.5

MT3050Human Resource Management

4.5

Option #1 (47)

**Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing or Allied Health Required**

Allied Health Courses (42.5)

Or 3000+ level business electives (AC, EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL, or OM courses) if <42.5 credits in transfer

6000DC+Elective

OR

Electives

42.5

Open Elective (4.5)

6000DC+Elective

OR

Elective

4.5

6000DC+: Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

OR Option # 2 (47)

Required Support Courses (29)

# Elective courses must be coded AC, CI, EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL, OM, or equivalent transfer.

EC2050Macroeconomics

4.5

EC2100Microeconomics

4.5

ME1140Medical Terminology for Health Professions

2

 

6000DC+Elective

4.5

OR

3000+Elective

4.5

 

3000+Elective

4.5

3000+Elective

4.5

6000DC+: Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, support core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

Open Electives (18)

6000DC+Elective

OR

Elective

18

General Education Core (66)

(Available for block transfer)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

Humanities

HU2000Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

4.5

HUHumanities Elective

4.5

Behavioral/Social Science

PS2100Human Relations

4.5

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

4.5

Communications

EN1300Composition II

4.5

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

EN3050Technical Communications

4.5

Science

SCScience Electives

9

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

 

MA3000Business Statistics

4.5

OR

MA3010Statistics for Health Professions

4.5

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

 

Healthcare Management: Bachelor of Science Requirements (Canada)

180 Credits

Canadian residents may choose to complete the BS Healthcare Management degree with courses that include a focus on Canadian healthcare systems.  The following courses are substitutions in the degree:  HA3530CA Intro to Epidemiology, HA4410CA Health and Healing, and HA4460CA Research Methodology.

Healthcare Management Major Core (49)

HA3500CAIntroduction to Healthcare Delivery

4

HA3510CAQuality Improvement & Risk Management in Health Care

4

HA3520CAEssentials of Managed Care

4

HA3530CAIntro to Epidemiology

4

HA3540CAHealthcare Policy and Ethics

4

HA4410CAHealth and Healing

4

HA4420CAManagement of Continuum Care

4

HA4460CAResearch Methodology

4

HA4470CARegulatory Environment in Health Care

4

HA4480CAHealthcare Financial Management

4

HA4490CAHealthcare Management & Supervision

4

 

HA4530CAHealthcare Management Action Research Project

4

OR

HA4540CAHealthcare Management Capstone

4

HA3500CA, HA3510CA, HA3520CA, HA3530CA, HA3540CA, HA4410CA, HA4420CA, HA4460CA, HA4470CA, HA4480CA, HA44890CA: Professional Course, minimum "C" grade required

HA4530CA or HA4540CA: Capstone Course - Senior level, minimum "C" grade required, must be completed at NAU.

Support Core (18)

AC2760Financial Accounting for Managers

4.5

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

MT2050Principles of Management

4.5

 

MG6500DCMarketing Administration

4.5

OR

MG3000Marketing

4.5

MG6500: Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

Option #1 (47)

**Diploma or Associate Degree in Allied Health field required**

Allied Health Courses (42.5)

MT6000DC+Elective

OR

Elective

4.5

 

Electives

38

Open Elective (4.5)

MT6000DC+Elective

OR

Elective

4.5

MT6000DC+: Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

OR Option # 2 (47)

# Courses must be coded AC, CI, EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL or equivalent transfer. 

Required Support Courses (29)

EC2050Macroeconomics

4.5

EC2100Microeconomics

4.5

ME1140Medical Terminology for Health Professions

2

 

MT6300Managing Human Resources

4.5

OR

MT3050Human Resource Management

4.5

 

MT6000DC+Elective

OR

3000+Elective

4.5

 

3000+Elective

4.5

3000+Elective

4.5

MT6300, MT6000DC+: Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

Open Electives (18)

General Education Core (66)

(Available for block transfer)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

Humanities

Humanities Electives

9

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Electives

9

Communications

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

 

EN3050Technical Communications

4.5

Science

SCScience Electives

9

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

 

MA3000Business Statistics

4.5

OR

MA3010Statistics for Health Professions

4.5

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Healthcare Management Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

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