Healthcare Management Bachelor's Degree

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Healthcare Management Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

  • Business Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Leading Change
  • Advanced Statistics and Analytics
  • Healthcare Marketing
  • Introduction to Healthcare Administration
  • Foundations of Managed Care
  • Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations
  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  • Regulation and Compliance in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Planning and Policy Management
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Advanced Healthcare Law and Ethics
  • International Healthcare

This course is a study of the characteristics and functions of project management, team building, and facilitation. It places focus on project planning, scope, scheduling, and controlling of projects through completion. It reinforces and builds upon skills and knowledge students have learned in all of the various disciplines within the Business curriculum. It is recommended that students take this course their final quarter.


Course ID: GEB3422
Credits: 4

This upper-level business course explores the elements of risk management and insurance essential to the business environment. This course will develop the rationale for risk-management systems and examine the environments in which they operate. Students will learn, analyze, and evaluate approaches to measuring and managing risks in various business environments.


Course ID: RMI4020
Credits: 4

This seminar course examines diversity from a personal, group, organizational, national, and global perspective. Students will explore stereotypes of individuals within organizations, and they will study how these stereotypes affect people within the workplace. Students will also examine issues in conducting business and managing people within a global setting.


This course is offered in a competency-based format for some programs.

Course ID: GEB4220
Credits: 4

This course will focus on the impact of change in an organizational setting. Various change management models will be explored, providing students with a foundation for approaching change and developing effective skills and techniques to perform in the workplace when change occurs. Students apply business concepts to real-world case study examples and determine strategies for bringing constructive change to an organization.


This course is offered in a competency-based format for some programs.

Course ID: MAN4701
Credits: 4

In this course students will be explore statistical methods used for predictive analytics. They will analyze and solve real-life professional problems using statistical methods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, chi-square tests, and analysis of variance.

Prerequisite:"Passing grade in developmental education course work or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam.

Course ID: STA3140
Credits: 4

This course will focus on the role of marketing within a healthcare organization. Marketing has become the centerpiece that brings together quality improvement performances on a national and global scale. Students will explore the purpose of marketing as well as the concepts, tools, and skills used to help organizations reach their intended market share.


Course ID: HSA3215
Credits: 3

This course provides an exploration of the administrative principles and practices within healthcare organizations. Emphasis is placed on organization, structure, and operation of healthcare facilities. Management principles will be applied to case studies of healthcare industry scenarios.

Prerequisites:US Healthcare Systems; Principles of Management; Introduction to Human Resource Management; Medical Office Procedures

Course ID: HSA3110
Credits: 4

This course is an introduction to the concept of managed care and the theory, issues, and controversy surrounding the managed-care delivery system.


Course ID: HSA3109
Credits: 4

This course focuses on healthcare finances, assets, cost concepts, capital budgeting, and general principles of accounting applied in the healthcare environment. Students will discuss the development and management of department budgets, and the common sources of healthcare revenues and expenses.

Prerequisites:Introduction to Healthcare Administration; Financial Accounting II

Course ID: HSA3170
Credits: 4

This course examines methods for assuring quality in health care and the statistical applications of measuring outcomes. There will be an emphasis on performance improvement and the relationship between healthcare quality, organizational performance, and the role of governing and accrediting bodies in healthcare organizations. Common methods and trends in quality improvement will be explored.


Course ID: HSA3383
Credits: 4

This course is an exploration of the many entities that regulate healthcare delivery, from local, state, and federal government to the accreditation agencies of healthcare organizations. Issues and methods for compliance with the many laws and regulations are examined. The course provides an overview of the impact of regulatory agencies on the operation of healthcare facilities. Corporate ethics and responsibilities and the operation of healthcare as a business is explored.

Prerequisite:Introduction to Healthcare Administration or Introduction to Health Information Management

Course ID: HSA3422
Credits: 4

This course provides a study of current healthcare-policy issues affecting the U.S. healthcare system and the politics that drive policy and planning of healthcare delivery. The influence of participants outside the healthcare industry and the various levels of government involved in policymaking will be examined. Economic theory, trends, and the future of health care will be explored.


Course ID: HSA4150
Credits: 4

The Healthcare Information Systems course focuses on how healthcare institutions can use technology and information processes and solutions to assist in the diagnosis of diseases and the documentation of patient records and other data. It also addresses the strategies and techniques healthcare business professionals can use to help increase the quality of healthcare services and the efficiency with which the services are delivered.

Prerequisites:Computer Applications and Business Systems Concepts; Introduction to Healthcare Administration

Course ID: HSA4191
Credits: 4

In this course students examine the operations function of managing people, information, technology, materials, and facilities to produce goods and services for the Healthcare industry. Specific areas covered will include designing and managing healthcare operations; purchasing supplies and materials; controlling and maintaining inventories; and producing goods or services that meet customers' expectations. Quantitative modeling will be used for solving business problems.


Course ID: HSA4110
Credits: 4

This course examines ethical theories and the principles of bioethics. Students will analyze these theories and principles and apply them to ethical problems in the healthcare field.

Prerequisite:Medical Law and Ethics or Health Information Law and Ethics

Course ID: HSA4210
Credits: 4

This course provides healthcare management students with an introduction to international healthcare economic, political, cultural, business, and regulatory environments. Students will develop a basic understanding and appreciation of myriad factors involved in managing people within a global workforce.


Course ID: HSA4124
Credits: 4

Choose either Track l or Track ll*

Track l (Available to Residents of MN, WI, FL, ND, IL, KS only)

  • Healthcare Management Internship: Field Experience

In this course, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the Healthcare Management Bachelor program. Students will synthesize and demonstrate core healthcare management concepts through both their internship and course work. The course and internship experience will culminate with a final capstone project.

Prerequisite:Students must be enrolled in the Healthcare Management Bachelors Degree program and in their last or second-to-last quarter.

Course ID: HSA4940LL
Credits: 3

Track ll

  • Healthcare Management Capstone

This online course is designed to allow students to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in the Healthcare Management BS program. Through case analysis, class discussion, and a research project, students will synthesize and demonstrate their understanding of core healthcare-management concepts via completion of a Capstone project approved by the instructor. Students have the opportunity to participate in an optional internship/externship project.

Prerequisite:Students must be enrolled in the Healthcare Management Bachelor's Degree program and in their last or second-to-last quarter

Course ID: HSA4922
Credits: 3

General Education Courses

Upper Division


  • Visual Communication in the Media

This course examines how people understand their world through visual images. Students will examine how people visually gather, process, and interpret information presented through media sources.


Course ID: MMC 3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Select 2 Courses)

  • Literature of American Minorities
  • Political Thought

This course introduces students to a variety of texts by American minority authors from the mid- 19th century to the present. The central focus of this course will be on literary responses to social marginalization based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and other factors. Students will study the effects of exclusionary and oppressive practices, both historical and present day, on writers' perceptions and literary representations of their times, contexts, and identity. Students will also be introduced to samples of the most common critical-theoretical approaches to the primary texts they will study in this class.


Course ID: AML 4680
Credits: 4

The aim of this course is to understand and appreciate some important authors and traditions of political thought. The course will cover such topics as authority, consent, freedom and obligation.


Course ID: POT 4001
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Select 1 additional course, Required Advanced Statistics and Analytics)

  • Advanced Statistics and Analytics

In this course students will be explore statistical methods used for predictive analytics. They will analyze and solve real-life professional problems using statistical methods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, chi-square tests, and analysis of variance.

Prerequisite: College-level mathematics or statistics

Course ID: STA3410
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Select 2 Courses)

  • Visions of America Since 1945
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Religious History
  • Work and Family

Since the end of World War II, popular culture has become an especially significant aspect of American history and an important element in many of our lives. Consequently, this course will explore the ways in which popular culture has represented and mediated conflicts and tensions post-World War II. Through this lens, issues of gender and family relationships, as well as class and racial politics, will be discussed. The dual role of television as a reflective and manipulative force in the new suburban family and the role Hollywood films played in the popular culture will be examined.


Course ID: AMH 3304
Credits: 4

This course will introduce students to the field of comparative politics by examining classification of political systems according to institutional and developmental characteristics. Causes and costs of political stability and instability will be explored. Comparison will be made between contemporary political institutions and processes in various countries.

Prerequisite:American/US National Government

Course ID: CPO 4003
Credits: 4

A survey of the contribution of religion to American culture, including the differences between rural and urban society, the development of religious freedom and the rise of a \"secular religion.\" Examines the emergence of new forms of belief and practice and the variety of religious issues confronting American society today.


Course ID: REL 3131
Credits: 4

This course focuses on the overlapping worlds of work and family. It examines both the nature of the links that exist between the two major social institutions as well as the issues and problems that result from the combination of individuals' work and family responsibilities. An emphasis is placed on female labor force participation.


Course ID: SYO 4180
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 28

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 62

Total Upper Division Credits: 90

Total BS Degree Credits: 180*

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

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