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Healthcare Management Degree - Bachelor of Science

Degree Information

The Healthcare Management program is offered in the accelerated, cohort based format, concentrating on the knowledge necessary for managing healthcare services and providing organizational leadership. Emphasis is on integrating organizational systems in a highly regulated environment with the larger healthcare community focusing on building community coalitions for the purpose of maintaining health service access, quality, and cost containment.

Curriculum

Major Requirements (40 credit hours)

Program Letter of Commitment

(Click a course name below to view course details - All courses are 4 credit hours)

  • LA 300 Foundations for Professional Success

    This course prepares students for success in their academic and professional careers. The foundation for learning is established for professional skill development through practical experience with the University’s four essential learning outcomes - communication, problem solving, collaboration, and citizenship. Learner strengths are assessed and analytical, relational, and resilience skills are developed.
    University Syllabus

  • BHMC 433 Principles of Healthcare Management

    This course discusses management principles and practice within healthcare organizations. Topics include basic principles related to motivating employees, performance management, and communication. Practical application will include critiquing current managerial practices in a variety of healthcare organizations.
    University Syllabus

  • BHMC 323 Operations Management

    This course examines basic healthcare operations management functions and applicability within a variety of organizations. Specific competencies necessary for effectively managing the business operations area of healthcare organizations are addressed.
    University Syllabus

  • BHMC 346 Evidence-Based Management

    The focus of this course is on the consumership of healthcare research and the application of evidence-based practice for healthcare managers. This course introduces types of research methodologies, data collection, analysis of data, and the interpretation and application of best practices for organizations.

  • BHMC 313 Health Information Technology

    This course examines the use of health information technology (HIT) in healthcare organizations. Basic HIT concepts and the use of HIT in various organizational settings will be covered.
    University Syllabus

  • BHMC 333 Human Resources in Healthcare

    This course focuses upon the importance of recruiting, selecting and retaining qualified healthcare professionals. Various models, concepts, and case studies relevant to employment practices and issues within healthcare are presented. The integral role Human Resources play in healthcare organizations is emphasized.
    University Syllabus

  • BHMC 353 Marketing Healthcare Services

    This course provides a thorough examination of the principles and concepts of marketing as applied to healthcare organizations and healthcare services. Topics include an overview of the marketing process, consumer behavior, branding and the application of market research and analysis. The practices of product strategies, product pricing, and customer service, as essentials in healthcare, are emphasized.
    University Syllabus

  • BHMC 413 Fiscal Management

    This course introduces financial management vocabulary, concepts, and accounting principles necessary for effective resource utilization required within healthcare roles. Operating and capital budgets, chart of accounts, and responsibility reports are explored. Practical application will include using healthcare information to prepare a capital and operational budget.
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  • BHMC 423 Legal and Regulatory Issues

    This course explores the complex legal system and emerging issues of healthcare regulation. Course discussion includes healthcare regulatory compliance and legal and ethical situations that directly apply to the healthcare environment. Practical application will include preparation of a Code of Ethics to emphasize the potential for unethical and illegal situations within healthcare.
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  • BHMC 443 Capstone Project

    This BHMC program culminates with the capstone project where a major healthcare management topic relative to a specific organization is explored and completed. The practical application will synthesize prior course information and sharpen research skills throughout the capstone project.
    University Syllabus

Kirkpatrick Signature Series Requirements (9 credit hours)

(In addition to the Major Requirements, all Bellevue University students must complete the Kirkpatrick Signature Series)

  • LA 400 American Vision and Values

    This course focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the Western world, especially as they are found in the American vision and are embedded in the values, traditions, documents, and institutions of the United States. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
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  • LA 410 Tradition and Change

    This course examines the theories of moral absolutism and moral relativism, in light of their relationship to citizen freedoms and responsibilities. The course compares several modern economic systems, accessing their impact on citizen freedom and responsibility. It also examines the importance of fulfilling citizens’ responsibilities for the well-being of society and for the freedoms they enjoy. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
    University Syllabus

  • LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility

    This course examines the theories of moral absolutism and moral relativism, in light of their relationship to citizen freedoms and responsibilities. The course compares several modern economic systems, accessing their impact on citizen freedom and responsibility. It also examines the importance of fulfilling citizens’ responsibilities for the well-being of society and for the freedoms they enjoy. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
    University Syllabus

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