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B.S. Health Services Management

The goal of the BS Health Services Management degree program is to provide students with learning opportunities to acquire the foundational business administration and specialized health services management knowledge and skills to enter or advance in the healthcare management field.  The Health Services Management program mission is to develop ethical and competent managers and leaders who are capable of effectively managing healthcare organizations and facilitating change in our complex and continually evolving healthcare industry, thus improving the organization and delivery of healthcare services in the state, the region, and the nation. This program will also prepare graduates upon completion of the BS degree in Health Services Management who wish to pursue a Masters Degree in Health Administration or other chosen field.  The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management provides students the opportunity to complete the requirements for a degree that is targeted to those who are seeking a career in middle and top level healthcare management positions or wish to go on to obtain a Masters Degree in Health Administration or other chosen field. The program also provides employed allied health practitioners with the opportunity to further their education to improve their job performance and/or improve their qualifications for advancement.  Job opportunities exist in at least twenty-four different categories of healthcare organizations.

 

There is a 128 total credit hour requirement for the generic baccalaureate degree in Health Services Management.  These credit hours include 33 credit hours in health services management specialization courses which includes an internship credit of 4 hours and 3 credit hours in health promotion, 41 credit hours of required basic and core skills requirements, 36 credit hours in required general business, management, and accounting courses, and 18 elective credit hours. Graduates of associate degree programs may begin the program as a junior and must complete the required programmatic courses and baccalaureate core course requirements.

 

Examples of job opportunities in Health Services Management include:

  • Supervisory, specialized staff, management and/or executive positions in:
    • Hospitals
    • Hospital Management companies
    • Retirement communities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities
    • Doctors/medical group offices
    • Home health care companies
    • Freestanding surgery centers, medical imaging centers, and cancer centers
    • Respiratory care companies
  • Supervisory, specialized staff, middle management, and/or sales positions  for other health services companies or agencies such as:
    • Pharmaceutical companies
    • Medical equipment companies
    • Management consulting companies
    • Insurance companies
    • Healthcare staffing companies
    • Government health agencies at the local, state, and national level.

Note: the specific types of positions that HSM graduates can apply for will vary depending upon the category of health care organization and depending upon the individual company.

First Semester Second Semester
ENGL 101 Composition I  3 ENGL 102 Composition II  3
PSYC 103 General Psychology  3 Core Skills: Fine Arts  3
Core Skills: BIOL/PHYS Science  4 COSC 201 PC Software Applications  3
MATH 109 Algebra  3 Electives  6
BUSN 130 MS Word & Internet  3 TOTAL 15
TOTAL 16
Third Semester Fourth Semester
ECON 211 Principles of Economics I  3 ECON 212 Principles of Economics II  3
Core Skills: ENGL (201or 205)  3 SPCH 208 Fundamentals of Speech  3
HSMT 201 Intro Health Services Mgmt  2 Core Skills: Social Science  3
Elective  3 HLTH 310 Health Promotion and Protection  3
TOTAL 15 Electives  6
TOTAL 18
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I  3 ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II  3
MGMT 210 Principles of Management  3 BUSN 310 Applied Busn Statistics  3
MRKT 210 Principles of Marketing  3 HSMT 302  Healthcare Org. Mgmt  3
HSMT 301 U.S. Healthcare System  3 HSMT 304 Healthcare Marketing  3
HSMT 303 Healthcare Law & Ethics  3 BUSN 301 Business Law  3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15
Summer Session
HSMT 400 Internship  4
TOTAL  4
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
ACCT 305 Managerial Accounting  3 MGMT 326 Human Resources  3
BUSN 350 Financial Management  3 MGMT 330 Organizational Behavior  3
HSMT 401 Quality Improvement BUSN 402 Financial Planning  3
 and Quantitative Techniques  3 HSMT 402 Long Term Care Administration  3
HSMT 403 Healthcare Finance & Economics  3 HSMT 404 Ambulatory Care Administration  3
Elective***  3 TOTAL 15
TOTAL 15