Health Care Management

               Spring Hill College offers a concentration in Health Care Management, and a minor in Health Care Management (HCM).  The HCM concentration is designed to prepare students for various careers in the health care industry, which is one of the most significant industries in the US economy.  Employment opportunities include positions with hospitals; public health programs; pharmaceutical companies; medical laboratories; nursing facilities; surgical facilities; and health education and training companies.  The concentration will also prepare students to enter graduate or professional school (MBA, MPH, MHCM).                                                                                                                                                      

                Undergraduates in the HCM concentration become better prepared to join the healthcare industry.  In addition to the College core requirements required of all SHC graduates, students in HCM will complete the lower-division and upper-division core body of knowledge requirements for the BS in Business Administration, then move on to complete the 18 hour concentration in HCM.  This concentration builds on business foundational courses to provide the student with a tighter focus of management in the health care setting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Required Courses

  • HCM 301              Foundations of Health Care Management                                  
  • HCM 311              Health Care Legal and Regulatory Environment                        
  • HCM 450              The Business of Health Care: Strategy and Management       

  Choose any 3 courses from courses below:

  • BUS 496               Business Internship (3)
  • HCM 495              Health Care Information Systems (3)
  • HCM 495              Long Term and Senior Care Health Practices (3)
  • HCM 495              Human Resource Management for Health Care Organizations (3)
  • HCM 495              Health Care Organization and Policy (3)
  • HCM 495              Seminar in Professional Development for Health Care Executives (3)                                                                                                                          

Minor in Health Care Management

  • CIS 115                Applications in CIS (3)
  • ECO 102              Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ACC 201 & 202    Principles of Accounting I and II (6)
  • PHL 313 or           Business Ethics or
  • PHL 311                Bioethics (3)
  • HCM 301              Foundations of Health Care Management (3)
  • HCM 311              Health Care Legal and Regulatory Environment (3)
  • HCM 450              The Business of Health Care: Strategy and Management or
  • HCM 495              Special Topics in Health Care Management (3)                                                                                                                                                                                                         

UPPER DIVISION COURSES IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT                                                                                                                                          

  • HCM 301  -  Foundations of Health Care Management (3)
    • Management concepts in context of health care organizations and the external environment; planning and goal setting; decision-making and problem solving; personnel selection; performance appraisal; risk management.
    • Prerequisites: MGT 301, or permission of instructor.                                                                                                                                                                               
  • HCM 311  -  Health Care Legal and Regulatory Environment (3) 
    • This course covers principles of law and the US legal system as applied in health care organizations; documentation, privacy, security, and release of information; liability, consent, and malpractice; social and ethical issues encountered in trying to balance the interests, needs and rights of individual citizens against those of society.
    • Prerequisites: BUS 301 (Business Law).                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • HCM 450  -  The Business of Health Care: Strategy and Management (3)
    • An overview of the business of health; emphasis on evaluating the challenges facing health care organizations using competitive analysis, identify their past responses, and explore the current strategies they are using to manage these challenges (and emerging ones) more effectively.
    • Prerequisites: MGT 301, MKT 311, FIN 301.                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • HCM 495 - Special Topics in Health Care Management (3)
    • Course designed to address topics of special interest in health care management and administration; possible topics include long term and senior care; ethical issues in health care; health care information technology; health care policy and reform.
    • Prerequisites: HCM 301 and permission of instructor                                                                        

LOWER DIVISION COURSES IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                     

  • See "Business Administration Lower-Division Courses"
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