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Business Administration - Health Care Administration Concentration BS


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The bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in health care administration helps prepare you for a career in the health care industry. Graduates of the program find employment as health service managers with various organizations, including hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, and nursing homes. In addition, the program provides excellent preparation for graduate study in business or health care administration.

Students electing to follow the extended care track are eligible to take the State and Federal Nursing Home Administrators’ Licensing Exam upon graduation.

Students in the extended care track are required to complete a total of 800 on-site hours in a health care facility by using a combination of BUHE 3890 and 4685.

Accreditation

The health care administration program’s curriculum meets the Board of Nursing Home Administration’s (BENHA) standards, and the program has been accredited by the board. This accreditation allows students who complete the bachelor of science in business administration degree with a concentration in health care administration, extended care track, to sit for the state and national nursing home administration exams. BENHA approves programs whose curriculum provides the content and practical experience necessary for a student to gain the competencies to be a successful licensed nursing home administrator. The program at Shawnee State University is the only business degree program in Ohio with this accreditation.

The Long Term Administration program at Shawnee State University successfully passed the National Accreditation Board for Nursing Home Administrator’s accreditation survey and holds both NAB and BENHA accreditation for this program.

Career Opportunities

Students choosing the long-term care track in the health care administration program at Shawnee State are entering a challenging and growing career field. As the population grows older, the needs of the elderly are becoming greater. Graduates with this degree are competent to manage and work in home health, assisted living, and other health facilities designed to care for the elderly.

For students interested in primary care, the health care administration program offers an acute care track which focuses on management and administrative careers in hospitals, clinics, and managed care. There is also a growing need for individuals to work in these types of facilities.

The health care administration program offers a solid business base with courses specific in health care administration and provides the graduate a variety of employment opportunities in the rapidly changing health care environment. This program also provides the necessary courses in preparation for graduate school.

Class Scheduling

Health care administration courses are offered late in the afternoon and in the evening to accommodate the working professional.

 


Suggested Course Sequence


First Year Fall Term

·         ENGL 1101      DISCOURSE AND COMPOSITION (A)  OR

         ENGL 1102      DISCOURSE AND COMPOSITION (B)

·         BUIS  1010      COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

·         BUHE 3000      MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH MANAGERS

·         BUHE 3100      ORIENTATION FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

·         GEN  ELEC      (MATH 1200 RECOMMENDED)

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:  15 - 17

 


First Year Spring Term 

·         ENGL  1105      COMPOSITION AND ARGUMENTATION

·         MATH  1700      APPLIED FINITE MATH

·         PSYC  1101      INTRO TO PSYCH

·         GEP                 NATURAL SCIENCE (ABOVE 1120)

·         BUOA  1150      SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS OR

         BUOA  1170      DATABASE APPLICATIONS  OR

       BUOA  1140      WORD PROCESSING  OR

       BUIS    2100      INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:  16

 


Second Year Fall Term

·         BUAC  2010     INTRO TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES OR

         BUAC  1010     ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES 1

·         ECON  2201     PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

·         BUMG  2900    PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION & DEVELOPMENT

·         BUHE  3120     HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

·         GEP                 NON-WESTERN CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 16

 


Second Year Spring Term

·        BUAC 2030      INTRO TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING OR

        BUAC  1020      ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES 2

·        ECON 2202      PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

·        BUMK  3100    MARKETING PRINCIPLES

·        PSYC 3130      PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ADULT

·        BUMG 3550     QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 16

 


Third Year Fall Term

·         MATH  1800       BUSINESS STATISTICS

·         BUMG  3100      MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

·         BUFI    3450      MANAGEMENT FINANCE

·         BUHE  4150      ADMIN IN ACUTE CARE FACILITIES OR

       BUHE  4100      PATIENT CARE ISSUE IN LONG TERM

·         GEP                  CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES WESTERN

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 17

 


Third Year Spring Term

·         BULW 2700     LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

·         PSYC 3131      DEATH AND DYING

·         BUHE 4200      PROBLEMS & POLICIES IN HEALTH CARE MGT

·         BUHE 3890      HEALTH MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM

·         GEP                 ETHICS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15

 


Fourth Year Fall Term

·         BUAC  3030      ACCOUNTING APP FOR MGT DECISIONS

·         BUMG 3850      PRODUCTION/OPERATION MANAGEMENT

·         GEOG 3310      MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY: GEOG OF LIFE AND DEATH

·         BUHE  4110      ADMIN IN EXTENDED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES OR

       BUHE  4160      MGT ISSUES IN ACUTE CARE FACILITIES

·         IDST    4490      SENIOR SEMINAR

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15


Fourth Year Spring Term

·         BUMG 4850      BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY

·         BUHE  4685      INTERNSHIP IN EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES OR

       BUHE  4585      INTERNSHIP IN ACUTE CARE FACILITIES

·         BUHE  4300     HEALTH CARE FINANCE/REIMBURSEMENT

·         ETCO 2225        IND. MGT. AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY/HEALTH

·         GEP                 FINE ARTS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 16 


Total Credit Hours Required - 126


 

 

Degree Requirements


General Education Program 31-33 Hours

The GEP Quantitative Reasoning component is satisfied in the required nonbusiness courses.

 
Required Nonbusiness Courses 14 Hours
Business Core Courses 38 Hours
Health Care Administration Concentration 42 Hours
Electives 4 Hours
Total Hours Required 127 Hours

Elective Courses (4 Hours)


Although electives may be chosen from the broad spectrum of university courses, you may choose to take your electives from other health management courses.

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