Program Details

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Program Outline

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree with a Specialization in Health Services Administration Management can provide students with a strong foundation of healthcare administration and practical, career focused skills.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Interpret and explain concepts effectively in various healthcare organizations and situations
  • Apply principles of economics and finance to make effective decisions in various healthcare settings for various contemporary healthcare practices and functions
  • Analyze the relationships between costs, quality, and access to healthcare in the U.S.
  • Formulate current operation’s management practices and principles used in the current healthcare environment
  • Evaluate the types of information and information systems capabilities/technology needed by healthcare organizations
  • Evaluate potential ethical and legal conflicts in healthcare related to legislative and regulatory issues affecting healthcare
COURSES

General Education

BUSN 125Applied Business Mathematics

4.5

COMP 101Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ECON 224Macroeconomics

4.5

ENGL 106English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107English Composition II

4.5

HUMA 205Art Appreciation

4.5

HUMA 215Topics in Cultural Studies

4.5

PRES 111Presentation Essentials

4.5

SSCI 210Sociology

4.5

SCIE 206Biology

4.5

SCIE 207Biology Lab

1.5

SCIE 210Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211Environmental Science Lab

1.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours:58.5

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program
Total Credit Hours:36

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205Principles of Accounting I

4.5

BUSN 150Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4.5

HLTH 215Introduction to Healthcare

4.5

HLTH 225Health/Public Policy

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18

Upper Division Core

FINA 310Financial Management

4.5

HLTH 310Survey of Healthcare Management

4.5

HLTH 315Risk Management in Healthcare

4.5

HLTH 325Quality in Healthcare

4.5

HLTH 330Healthcare and Human Resources

4.5

HLTH 335Research Methods for Healthcare

4.5

Total Credit Hours:27

Specialization

Health Services Administration Management

HLTH 320Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare

4.5

HLTH 337Healthcare Organization

4.5

HLTH 339Marketing a Healthcare Perspective

4.5

HLTH 405Advanced Healthcare Management

4.5

HLTH 415Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

4.5

HLTH 420Healthcare Finance

4.5

HLTH 430Healthcare Information Systems

4.5

HLTH 440Healthcare Resource Allocation and Policy Making

4.5

HLTH 499Program Capstone

4.5

Total Credit Hours:40.5
CLASSES OVERVIEW

Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other, similar schools. For a Bachelor of Healthcare Management degree with a specialization in Health Services Administration Management, your classes can include:

Healthcare Information Systems

This course is designed to assist healthcare students in understanding principles of analysis, design, evaluation, selection, acquisition, and utilization of information systems in the healthcare organization. Sufficient technical detail on computer hardware, software, networks, and data management is included to enable the student to become conversant with modern information technology and its use in healthcare organizations.

Marketing a Healthcare Perspective

This course introduces various marketing strategies and how they apply to the healthcare industry. Media types, internal and external marketing strategies, feedback streams and assessment measures as well as legal and ethical practices in marketing as they relate to healthcare are discussed.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare

This course provides a working knowledge of law and ethics in a wide variety of healthcare topics, enabling students to deal with common legal and practical problems facing patients, their families, practitioners, caregivers, and society within the healthcare industry. Students must possess a basic knowledge of ethics and the law as it applies to their areas of responsibility.

Research Methods in Healthcare

This course explores research methods used to determine current performance and forecast demand and probability as it relates to the healthcare industry. Special attention is given to methods of data gathering, sources, and restrictions on the use of data as well as patient rights.

Advanced Healthcare Management

This course investigates contemporary challenges in healthcare management and includes examination and application of data analytics and tools used in monitoring, assessing, and evaluating performance of healthcare organizations, approaches to problem identification and assessment, identification of alternative solutions and development of recommendations to address operational challenges and achieve performance improvement.

Healthcare Information Systems

This course is designed to assist healthcare students in understanding principles of analysis, design, evaluation, selection, acquisition, and utilization of information systems in the healthcare organization. Sufficient technical detail on computer hardware, software, networks, and data management is included to enable the student to become conversant with modern information technology and its use in healthcare organizations.

Healthcare Finance

This course covers an analysis and evaluation of the economic, financial and payment environment of the healthcare consumer, provider, institution and the different organizations found in the healthcare industry. These areas will be integrated to provide a complete understanding of the managed care organization's economic, financial and payment objectives to provide health services to all healthcare clients.

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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WAYS TO SAVE

Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts– AIU Online offers a 45% tuition discount to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition discount to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

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  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience
ACCREDITATION

Accreditation

AIU's Bachelor of Healthcare Management (BHCM), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


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