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Degree Overview

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Dr. Brian West, Program Director, Healthcare Management

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program at South University Tampa is based on the premise that successful healthcare managers need to have strong business skills. This program is designed to provide students with the necessary foundation to seek entry-level employment in the healthcare services industry. The foundation of management theory and business course skills affords students the opportunity to use the analytic approaches in their healthcare management courses that can be transferred into the healthcare services environment. The BS in Healthcare Management program equips you with the skills you need to propel your career forward and keep up with this changing field with a combination of business and healthcare courses as well as management training.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The following business programs at South University, Tampa, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org).

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the BS in Healthcare Management degree program are prepared to handle the responsibilities of entry-level healthcare management positions at:

  • hospitals
  • nursing homes
  • ambulatory care facilities
  • physician practices
  • insurance organizations
  • health-related research and development firms
  • pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management: 180 Credits
Area I General Education Requirements: 64-68 Credits
Professional Development
ITS1000 Computer and Internet Literacy, 4 Credit Hours
UVC1000 Strategies for Success, 4 Credit Hours
Basic Communications
ENG1100 Composition I, 4 Credit Hours
ENG1200 Composition II, 4 Credit Hours
ENG1300 Composition III, 4 Credit Hours
SPC1026 Public Speaking, 4 Credit Hours
Mathematics and Statistics
MAT2058 Statistics, 4 Credit Hours
Choose two additional courses from the following:
MAT1001 College Algebra I, 4 Credit Hours
MAT1005 College Algebra II, 4 Credit Hours
MAT1500 College Mathematics, 4 Credit Hours
Natural Sciences (choose two)
BIO1020 Biology I, 4 Credit Hours
BIO1021 Biology II, 4 Credit Hours
CHM1010 General Chemistry, 4 Credit Hours
BIO1011 Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 Credit Hours

(must be taken concurrently with BIO1012 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab)

*

BIO1012 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab, 2 Credit Hours
BIO1013 Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 Credit Hours

(must be taken concurrently with BIO1014 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab)

*

BIO1014 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab, 2 Credit Hours
Note(s):

*If a BS Healthcare Management student chooses to take an Anatomy and Physiology course, only BIO1011 and BIO1013 satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement. Students enrolling in either course must, however, also take the related co-requisite lab courses: BIO1012 and BIO1014 respectively. Students electing this option for their Natural Sciences requirement will complete up to 184 credit hours of work for their degree, depending on their exact choice.

Arts and Humanities (choose two)
ENG2002 World Literature I: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages, 4 Credit Hours
ENG2003 World Literature II: From Enlightenment to Modernity, 4 Credit Hours
ENG2011 Introduction to American Literature: 1865 to present, 4 Credit Hours
HIS1101 U.S. History I: Colonial to 1865, 4 Credit Hours
HIS1102 U.S. History II: 1865 to Present, 4 Credit Hours
HUM1001 History of Art through the Middle Ages, 4 Credit Hours
HUM1002 History of Art from the Middle Ages to Modern Times, 4 Credit Hours
HUM2101 World Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 C.E., 4 Credit Hours
HUM2102 World Civilization II: 1500 to Present, 4 Credit Hours
PHI2301 Introduction to Philosophy, 4 Credit Hours
REL1001 World Religions, 4 Credit Hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ECO2071 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 Credit Hours
ECO2072 Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 Credit Hours
Choose one additional course from the following:
PSY1001 General Psychology, 4 Credit Hours
SOC1001 Introduction to Sociology, 4 Credit Hours
Area II Foundation Requirements: 28 Credits
ACC1001 Accounting I, 4 Credit Hours
ACC1002 Accounting II, 4 Credit Hours
ACC1003 Accounting III, 4 Credit Hours
AHS1001 Medical Terminology, 4 Credit Hours
BUS2023 Business Communications, 4 Credit Hours
HCM1201 Introduction to Healthcare Insurance Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement, 4 Credit Hours
HCM2004 Introduction to Healthcare Management, 4 Credit Hours
Area III Major Requirements: 88 Credits
Core
HCM2005 Healthcare Delivery and Organization, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3002 Economics of Healthcare, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3004 Ethics and Law for Administrators, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3005 Healthcare Finance, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3006 Healthcare Marketing and Strategy, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3008 Health Information Management Systems, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3010 Long-Term Care, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3020 Managed Care, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3046 Managing the Healthcare Workforce, 4 Credit Hours
HCM4002 Risk Management in Healthcare Settings, 4 Credit Hours
HCM4005 Managerial Epidemiology in Healthcare Administration, 4 Credit Hours
HCM4007 Leadership in Healthcare Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
Capstone Sequence
HCM4012 Case Studies in Healthcare Administration, 4 Credit Hours
HCM4025 Strategic Management in Healthcare Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
Elective Pool (eight courses or 32 credit hours)

Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements, provided the course meets the standards of the Credit for Transcripted and Non-transcripted Work policy found in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog.

Non-transfer students, with their advisor's consultation and approval may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. Work from other fields must include any required prerequisite courses in the elective field.

A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

Choose eight courses from the following list:
BUS1038 Business Law I, 4 Credit Hours
BUS1101 Introduction to Business, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3020 Managed Care, 4 Credit Hours
HCM3030 Federal and State Healthcare Programs, 4 Credit Hours
MGT2037 Principles of Management, 4 Credit Hours
MIS3101 Application of Management Information Systems, 4 Credit Hours
PHE2001 Introduction to Public Health, 4 Credit Hours
PHE3050 Public Health Policy, 4 Credit Hours

**

PRL2100 Introduction to Public Relations, 4 Credit Hours
PSY2010 Abnormal Psychology, 4 Credit Hours

**

SOC2010 Social Problems, 4 Credit Hours

**

Note(s):

** Requires a prerequisite that may or may not satisfy Area I. If not, then prerequisite must be selected as an elective.

South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

 

  • Analyze real world business problems in healthcare organizations understanding the framework in which healthcare services are produced, coordinated, consumed, and reimbursed.
  • Integrate human resource, marketing, finance, and information management skills into the analysis for healthcare settings.
  • Develop ethical and professional solutions for healthcare business challenges.
  • Analyze contemporary strategic planning and decision-making in healthcare to assess alternative management solutions in healthcare related problems and challenges.
  • Evaluate critical issues in acute and long-term care environments from the perspectives of the healthcare stakeholders.

Assessment and Program Results

Assessment Results

Program Results

Success Stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make an impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our alumni and the difference they make. Check out what some of our healthcare graduates have to say.

Jason Miller 2017
Jason Miller Grad Alumni
Class of '17
Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant

“South University pushed me hard - to the limits of my mental capacity - and that brought out the best in me.”

Jay Bodalia 2006
Jay Bodalia Grad Alumni
Class of '06
Master of Medical Science in Anesthesiologist Assistant

“I was working as a neonatal pediatric respiratory therapist, and after five years I had reached my maximum potential. I had friends who were in AA school, and I saw how much they enjoyed it”

Jennifer DAngelo 2018
Jennifer DAngelo Grad Alumni
'05
Bachelor of Health Sciences

“I needed a program that would support my professional and academic goals in addition to understanding my family obligations. South University did that and so much more. South University and their compassionate staff and educators never stopped encouraging me to follow my dreams. From helping me with class schedule adjustments to providing financial aid services, they always assisted me in my time of need.”

Jessica Patel 2009
Jessica Patel Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

“I was really seeking a more productive environment, and the possibility of one-on-one relationships with professors, and I've found it. At South, I have a number of favorite teachers, and I simply feel like I belong here because I'm surrounded by kind, friendly people -- and especially by professors who are helpful and accessible! I think I have really good role models for my work, and how I want to see myself in the workplace someday.”

John Fulton 2009
John Fulton Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

“As soon as I got here, I really felt like the  courses suited my personality.”

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