The concentration in health care management includes 24 credits comprised of six required health care management courses and two health care management electives. The concentration is designed to provide new educational and employment opportunities for adult learners seeking to complete their undergraduate degree with a liberal arts education and a professional focus in the health care field. Courses develop students’ foundational knowledge and skills in the key areas of health care systems and management.
Recommendations for admission into this concentration include: a) preferred GPA of 3.0 and b) one to two years of healthcare work experience.
Students in the health care management concentration are also required to take two ISLS courses and two 4000-level ISIN Special Topics in the Conduct of Inquiry (one in Humanities, and one in Social Sciences) courses.
The courses are online with two of the required courses having optional, “in-person” class on one Saturday in the fall. The courses are taken concurrently with students in the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management (BPHM).
Required Health Care Management Courses
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