The online healthcare management degree courses include 24 credit hours from the major and 51-53 credit hours from core and general education business courses.
General Education Business Courses (15-17 hours)
To earn a BA or BS in any business discpline, students must take 15-17 credit hours of General Education Business Courses. Please speak with an enrollment counselor for more details.
Core Business Requirements (36 hours)
This course introduces students to the accounting information framework used by organizations to collect, maintain, and report financial information. Special emphasis will be given to transaction analysis and the resulting effect on the financial statements. Lab fee may be required.
This course focuses on the development, analysis, interpretation, and communication of financial information designed to assist managers in achieving the goals of an organization. Topics include discussions about different cost accumulation systems, cost management systems, activity-based costing and management, and planning and control. Lab fee may be required.
This course introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of financial management including basic financial analysis, working capital management, planning and forecasting, security valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, leverage and capital structure, and international financial management. Lab fee may be required.
This course provides students with an overview of global business and trade within the framework of today’s dynamic business environment. The course also looks at how historical perspectives influence and shape current events. Topics to be covered include globalization, trade theories, governmental influence on trade, cross national trade agreements, and an introduction to capital markets and foreign exchange. The course also examines how businesses interact with the cultural, political, ethical, legal, and economic environments of multiple nations. An overview of international business strategies is also provided. This course uses library research, case studies, and current business events to understand the methods and practices that international managers use to address these issues. Lab fee may be required.
Introduction to Business and Free Enterprise is an introductory course designed to prepare students to deal effectively with the challenges of contemporary life, including business activities such as management, marketing, teamwork, leadership, globalization, economic implications, as well as future expectations. This course intends to assist students in developing the skills needed to understand the principles and processes of everyday business life; and to introduce students to the academic opportunities and activities offered by the Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship and the Lindenwood University community. In addition, the seminar will provide information, instruction, exercises, techniques, group interaction, and guidance in the areas of personal growth. Lab fee may be required.
This course covers essential components of information systems and the impact of information technology on business organizations. Topics discussed include communications and networking, e-commerce, web technologies, database management, and systems development methodologies. Issues of cybercrime and computer ethics will be discussed. Use of spreadsheet software for decision support is emphasized. Lab fee may be required.
This survey course explores the development of the understanding of organizations and of the decision making skills required in management positions. The purpose of this course is to examine how management concepts have developed and continue to change. A detailed examination will be conducted of the four basic functions of management: planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling. Particular emphasis will be given to goal planning, managing change, career progression, and the managerial value system. By the end of this course, students will appreciate the changing environment of management. Lab fee may be required.
Business law is an introductory course designed to familiarize the student with the subject matter of the legal environment of business. Particular emphasis will be given to the sources of law; the role of society; the judicial function; and selected areas such as governmental regulation and agencies, crimes and torts, contracts, business organizations, agency, and employment law. Various approaches to understanding legal issues will be used, including case law analysis and the examination of current legal issues affecting business. Lab fee may be required.
This course provides an introduction to business analytics, which involves the use of statistical, predictive and optimization models to transform data into insight for making better decisions. An important goal is to encourage a more disciplined thinking process in the way a manager approaches management decision situations and to apply mathematical modeling with spreadsheets to decision making. Topics covered will include data visualization, forecasting, linear optimization, transportation and transshipment problems and simulation modeling. Hands-on projects and cases will relate to problems arising in a variety of functional areas of business, including finance, accounting, economics, marketing, sport management and supply chain management. Lab fee may be required.
Management Policy is an advanced course designed to apply the theoretical principles of management to the processes of setting, implementing, and evaluating business strategy. This is the capstone course for all business majors, drawing on the information and skills developed over the course of the business program. The course will serve to reinforce the integration of the concepts presented in core business courses with the student’s business degree. Various approaches to understanding these management issues will be used, including examinations and case study analyses. Final semester of senior year. Lab fee may be required.
This course is an in-depth introduction to the functional business area of marketing. It examines how goods and services are presented to target customers through the use of the marketing-mix variables: product, price, place, and promotion. Emphasis in this course is on the student developing a working knowledge of the vocabulary, principles, concepts, and theories of contemporary marketing as used in various organizational settings. Lab fee may be required.
This course examines human resource functions related to business organizations, including job descriptions, recruiting and selecting, training and development, performance management, compensation, labor management relations, and strategic planning. Lab fee may be required.
This course explores the behavior of individuals, teams, groups, and organizations, in the workplace. Topics include business trends, globalization, ethics, corporate social responsibility, leadership, team dynamics, change management, performance, morale, power, personalities, desirable competencies, and communication. Lab fee may be required.
Major Courses (24 hours)
Issues and problems that arise within the healthcare field will be reviewed and discussed. Lab fee may be required.
This course examines the development of the understanding of healthcare organizations and the decision-making skills required in management positions. The origins and functions of various health systems in the U.S. are reviewed and discussed. Lab fee may be required.
This course introduces health management students to the information framework used by healthcare organizations to collect, maintain, and report financial information. Special emphasis will be given to transaction analysis and the resulting effect on the accounting equation. Financial statement analysis and the differences between for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations will be stressed. Lab fee may be required.
This course examines the economics of healthcare, the differences between the healthcare marketplace and other industries, and the various financing mechanisms/organizing principles and their histories in the healthcare marketplace like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. Lab fee may be required.
This course begins with an extensive overview of the major issues in health law and continues with a broad discussion of the legal system and the sources of its statutory laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines. This course will include a basic review of tort law, criminal law, contract law, civil procedure, and trial practice. Lab fee may be required.
Students are challenged to understand the dynamics of the healthcare industry and the impact that it has on the nation’s and world’s economy. Students will identify the health policies that have impacted healthcare delivery past and present and the current state of the health environment. Students will be required to identify and define policies that are currently under consideration in Congress and what the future impact will be on the healthcare organizations. Lab fee may be required.
This course represents an expansion of the current three-hour capstone course and will address extant issues in the healthcare industry that may affect healthcare management. Topics to be covered include the Affordable Care Act (and periodic updates/roll-outs), Medicaid expansion, Medicare rule changes, physician/hospital relationships, and the provision of care to those without any insurance. Topics will be added according to changes in healthcare. Lab fee may be required.
This course culminates the undergraduate student’s educational experience in becoming a highly effective healthcare supervisor or manager and serves to synthesize and integrates the student’s educational experience while analyzing the practices and problems confronting today’s healthcare managers. Lab fee may be required.
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