120 total credits required
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)
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 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.
Major Courses (24 hours)
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.
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