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Applied Business Certificate

CCAPS Certificate Programs
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 15
  • Degree: Applied Business Certificate Ugrd
The certificate in applied business emphasizes utility and relevance. The option for a fully online curriculum makes this certificate among the most accessible of academic business credentials. Based on the recommendations of private, public, and nonprofit employers, the certificate offers specialized focus areas that target professional needs. This approach ensures its immediate applicability and value. The certificate in applied business allows students to choose one of four focus areas that best complements their career plans: 1. Managing the professional practice 2. Managing in health systems organizations 3. Managing for sustainability, innovation, and quality 4. Self-designed
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 60 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Complete the certificate within four years of the admission date. With approval of the program, up to 6 credits of the transfer coursework may be used to satisfy requirements for this certificate.
Certificate Requirements
Students complete one of the following area of emphasis: Managing the professional practice Managing for sustainability, innovation, and quality Managing in health systems organizations Self-designed
1. Managing the Professional Practice (15 cr)
ABUS 4703 - Marketing for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
MPP Electives
Select 6 credits from the following courses.
ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers [WI] (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4501 - Building and Running a Small Business Enterprise (4.0 cr)
or HSM 4043 - Project and Program Management in Health Services Management (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4065 - Information Privacy and Security in Health Services Management [TS] (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4575 - Innovation in Health Services (3.0 cr)
or 2. Managing for Sustainability, Innovation, and Quality (15 cr)
ABUS 3301 - Introduction to Quality Management (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future (3.0 cr)
Sustainability, Innovation, and Quality Management Course
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
or 3. Managing in Health Systems Organizations (15 cr)
ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future (3.0 cr)
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
or 4. Self-Designed (15 cr)
With advisor/departmental approval, students may design their own 15 credit area of emphasis. Courses include one required core management course and four electives from applied business or health systems management.
Self-Designed Core Management Course (select one)
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
Self-Designed Electives
Select 12 credits from the following courses.
ABUS 3301 - Introduction to Quality Management (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4104 - Management and Human Resource Practices (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4703 - Marketing for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
or HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4043 - Project and Program Management in Health Services Management (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4065 - Information Privacy and Security in Health Services Management [TS] (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4301 - Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Management (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4575 - Innovation in Health Services (3.0 cr)
or Leadership
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4041 - Leadership in Health Services Management (3.0 cr)
 
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ABUS 4703 - Marketing for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of marketing applied to the management of the professional practice. Begins with an introduction to marketing and its overall role and function. We will examine the four P's of marketing (product, price, place, and promotion), then move on to developing a marketing plan, which serves as a map that highlights a path towards success. We look at the major components of a marketing plan and provide you with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience by completing one. Topics include understanding the internal and external environment, segmenting the market, positioning, differentiating, branding, and formulating a marketing plan with goals, strategies, and financial considerations. prereq: 45 semester cr recommended
ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introduction to organizational behavior for students and professionals interested in leading or managing a professional practice. Its purpose is to improve your effectiveness as a leader or manager through an understanding of the sociological, economic, and political factors that affect organizations. The course will progress from an introspective look at leadership and your own personal preferences and style, to interactions with others in groups or teams, to the structure and dynamics of organizations and how they respond to external factors. prereq: 45 semester cr recommended
ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Provides professional practitioners with the skills they need to make informed financial decisions for their business. It introduces the fundamental concepts of finance and also touches on related topics in financial and managerial accounting, marketing, and personal finance. Students will work in small groups to implement the principles they have learned by developing and analyzing a business plan of the kind used to request funding for a professional practice. prereq: 45 semester cr recommended
ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Frameworks/processes for decision-making. Analyzing causes, effects of problems, and solutions in organizations. Creativity, team building. Case studies, final real-world project, online presentation. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02147 - ABus 4013/CMgt 4013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Key legal, ethical, and risk frameworks in business activity and civic life. Students will identify areas of exposure within their specific industry and learn about best practices to minimize legal liability and manage risk. The writing-related instruction is designed to develop effective management-level communication skills regarding legal, ethical, and other risks and to develop a thoughtful analytical approach to addressing real-world risks. prereq: CMgt 4011 recommended for CMgt students, 45 semester credits
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to project management: tools and techniques for defining, scheduling, and managing a project. Learn about team development and ways to enhance team performance through planning and executing a project. Requires use of MS Project, which will be made available to students without cost via download. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4501 - Building and Running a Small Business Enterprise
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Strategies and practical knowledge needed to build and operate a small business. Begins with basic marketing, finance, and leadership principles that apply to the formation of a small business enterprise and continues with growth strategies and exercises to refine the business vision. Class discussions and independent reflective activities will enable students to assess their resources and develop management, leadership, business administration, and conflict-resolution skills. Via group work, students will develop a business plan, strategically identify performance indicators, learn ways to remain competitive and innovative in the marketplace, and prepare to evolve business plans and processes over time. Prerequisite: None, but previous business experience or study will be helpful.
HSM 4043 - Project and Program Management in Health Services Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is a hands-on course aimed at providing a practical, holistic perspective on the complexities of evidence-based project and program management within the health care organization. It describes the nature of health care projects, characteristics of project teams, and relevant trends in health care. You will become familiar with multiple project management tools, including Microsoft Project, as well as the necessary leadership, facilitation, and team skills. You will be exposed to case studies, examples, discussions, and readings on the disciplines and tools that professional health care project managers use. Upon completion of this course, you will have experienced the activities required to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close a successful health care project. Prerequisites: None
HSM 4065 - Information Privacy and Security in Health Services Management (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Developing and implementing a security and privacy program in a health care environment. Privacy and security from societal, health care operations, and regulatory perspectives. Final project uses resources in the public domain to design a security and privacy program that supports regulatory compliance requirements and that considers customer/patient concerns and experience, health care provider experience and workflows, operational workflows, and regulatory compliance. Topics include importance of security in health care; risk concepts and value of health information, usability, and security/privacy; federal and state regulations; impact of technology on security; health care operations; what can be learned from other industries; security certifications; and breach response.
HSM 4575 - Innovation in Health Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This interactive course will help you understand the theory and practical application of innovation to solve big challenges in the health care system. You will learn and apply multiple approaches and tools for innovation and human-centered design to reshape organizational culture, strategy, structures, and systems.
ABUS 3301 - Introduction to Quality Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles/concepts of managing quality in business applications. Improving business processes with six sigma method. Implementing/leading process improvement. Baldrige Award, ISO 9000. prereq: Introductory statistics
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Successful leadership via flexible approach. Knowledge, skills, and abilities that leaders develop from eight leadership strategies: academic, bureaucratic, eclectic, economic, fellowship, military, political, social. Ways to lead diverse populations in a global environment. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Innovation as cornerstone of knowledge economy. History of innovation process, importance to individuals/organizations. Strategies to foster innovation. Responsibilities in innovation skill-building/leadership. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sustainability in business. Relationship of sustainable environments to organizations. Economic/strategic enterprise value. Relationship of sustainable business practices to marketplace trends/realities. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Knowledge and and skills in the organizational and managerial aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Topics will include organization models, supervision, employee evaluation, problem solving, productivity management, group leadership, and case studies. As a Writing Intensive course, it will provide management-level communication skills to develop a thoughtful and reflective understanding of the writing (and rewriting) process.
ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Innovation as cornerstone of knowledge economy. History of innovation process, importance to individuals/organizations. Strategies to foster innovation. Responsibilities in innovation skill-building/leadership. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sustainability in business. Relationship of sustainable environments to organizations. Economic/strategic enterprise value. Relationship of sustainable business practices to marketplace trends/realities. prereq: 45 cr completed
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Health care (HC) delivery systems, health economics, third-party/public reimbursement, current trends in HC organizations/management/administration. Regulations, standards, quality assurance, accreditation, current ethical issues. Implications for HC providers/professionals, patients/families, communities, international health. prereq: 30 cr
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
General principles of financial management for health care industry. Operational knowledge of financial management theory, esp., how hospitals and their departments develop/balance operating/capital budget for business growth/development. Governmental policies, procedures, and ethical issues controlling the health care industry. prereq: Basic accounting knowledge, a course such as ACCT 2050, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are strongly recommended. HSM pre-majors should wait for major status to take this course.
HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Knowledge and and skills in the organizational and managerial aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Topics will include organization models, supervision, employee evaluation, problem solving, productivity management, group leadership, and case studies. As a Writing Intensive course, it will provide management-level communication skills to develop a thoughtful and reflective understanding of the writing (and rewriting) process.
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Successful leadership via flexible approach. Knowledge, skills, and abilities that leaders develop from eight leadership strategies: academic, bureaucratic, eclectic, economic, fellowship, military, political, social. Ways to lead diverse populations in a global environment. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introduction to organizational behavior for students and professionals interested in leading or managing a professional practice. Its purpose is to improve your effectiveness as a leader or manager through an understanding of the sociological, economic, and political factors that affect organizations. The course will progress from an introspective look at leadership and your own personal preferences and style, to interactions with others in groups or teams, to the structure and dynamics of organizations and how they respond to external factors. prereq: 45 semester cr recommended
HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Knowledge and and skills in the organizational and managerial aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Topics will include organization models, supervision, employee evaluation, problem solving, productivity management, group leadership, and case studies. As a Writing Intensive course, it will provide management-level communication skills to develop a thoughtful and reflective understanding of the writing (and rewriting) process.
ABUS 3301 - Introduction to Quality Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles/concepts of managing quality in business applications. Improving business processes with six sigma method. Implementing/leading process improvement. Baldrige Award, ISO 9000. prereq: Introductory statistics
ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Frameworks/processes for decision-making. Analyzing causes, effects of problems, and solutions in organizations. Creativity, team building. Case studies, final real-world project, online presentation. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to project management: tools and techniques for defining, scheduling, and managing a project. Learn about team development and ways to enhance team performance through planning and executing a project. Requires use of MS Project, which will be made available to students without cost via download. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01315
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cost accounting concepts. Cost behavior. Management decision making using cost data. Time value of money. Cost of capital. Capital budgeting techniques. Financial statement analysis. Assignments draw on business/industry examples. prereq: Financial accounting, 45 cr
ABUS 4104 - Management and Human Resource Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Providing day-to-day leadership. Organizing work, motivating employees. Delegating, coordinating, and achieving results. Front line human resource practices, including selection, induction, and training of new employees, employee appraisal. Handling grievances/discipline. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Innovation as cornerstone of knowledge economy. History of innovation process, importance to individuals/organizations. Strategies to foster innovation. Responsibilities in innovation skill-building/leadership. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sustainability in business. Relationship of sustainable environments to organizations. Economic/strategic enterprise value. Relationship of sustainable business practices to marketplace trends/realities. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conceptual tools for creating a marketing plan. How marketing relates to other functional areas of business. Importance of an ethical, global view. prereq: [Macroeconomics or microeconomics], 45 cr
ABUS 4703 - Marketing for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of marketing applied to the management of the professional practice. Begins with an introduction to marketing and its overall role and function. We will examine the four P's of marketing (product, price, place, and promotion), then move on to developing a marketing plan, which serves as a map that highlights a path towards success. We look at the major components of a marketing plan and provide you with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience by completing one. Topics include understanding the internal and external environment, segmenting the market, positioning, differentiating, branding, and formulating a marketing plan with goals, strategies, and financial considerations. prereq: 45 semester cr recommended
ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introduction to organizational behavior for students and professionals interested in leading or managing a professional practice. Its purpose is to improve your effectiveness as a leader or manager through an understanding of the sociological, economic, and political factors that affect organizations. The course will progress from an introspective look at leadership and your own personal preferences and style, to interactions with others in groups or teams, to the structure and dynamics of organizations and how they respond to external factors. prereq: 45 semester cr recommended
ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Provides professional practitioners with the skills they need to make informed financial decisions for their business. It introduces the fundamental concepts of finance and also touches on related topics in financial and managerial accounting, marketing, and personal finance. Students will work in small groups to implement the principles they have learned by developing and analyzing a business plan of the kind used to request funding for a professional practice. prereq: 45 semester cr recommended
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Health care (HC) delivery systems, health economics, third-party/public reimbursement, current trends in HC organizations/management/administration. Regulations, standards, quality assurance, accreditation, current ethical issues. Implications for HC providers/professionals, patients/families, communities, international health. prereq: 30 cr
HSM 4043 - Project and Program Management in Health Services Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is a hands-on course aimed at providing a practical, holistic perspective on the complexities of evidence-based project and program management within the health care organization. It describes the nature of health care projects, characteristics of project teams, and relevant trends in health care. You will become familiar with multiple project management tools, including Microsoft Project, as well as the necessary leadership, facilitation, and team skills. You will be exposed to case studies, examples, discussions, and readings on the disciplines and tools that professional health care project managers use. Upon completion of this course, you will have experienced the activities required to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close a successful health care project. Prerequisites: None
HSM 4065 - Information Privacy and Security in Health Services Management (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Developing and implementing a security and privacy program in a health care environment. Privacy and security from societal, health care operations, and regulatory perspectives. Final project uses resources in the public domain to design a security and privacy program that supports regulatory compliance requirements and that considers customer/patient concerns and experience, health care provider experience and workflows, operational workflows, and regulatory compliance. Topics include importance of security in health care; risk concepts and value of health information, usability, and security/privacy; federal and state regulations; impact of technology on security; health care operations; what can be learned from other industries; security certifications; and breach response.
HSM 4301 - Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of health care improvement, quality, and patient safety management from the role of the manager and project leadership in health services management. Overall the course is designed to provide an understanding of the concepts and principles of quality management and tools, patient safety, and related quality and safety management accreditation and regulatory requirements. The course will use an applied, real-world approach to ensure understanding of these important issues in health services management.
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
General principles of financial management for health care industry. Operational knowledge of financial management theory, esp., how hospitals and their departments develop/balance operating/capital budget for business growth/development. Governmental policies, procedures, and ethical issues controlling the health care industry. prereq: Basic accounting knowledge, a course such as ACCT 2050, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are strongly recommended. HSM pre-majors should wait for major status to take this course.
HSM 4575 - Innovation in Health Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This interactive course will help you understand the theory and practical application of innovation to solve big challenges in the health care system. You will learn and apply multiple approaches and tools for innovation and human-centered design to reshape organizational culture, strategy, structures, and systems.
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Successful leadership via flexible approach. Knowledge, skills, and abilities that leaders develop from eight leadership strategies: academic, bureaucratic, eclectic, economic, fellowship, military, political, social. Ways to lead diverse populations in a global environment. prereq: 45 cr completed
HSM 4041 - Leadership in Health Services Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02760
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Learning about health care leadership will occur in three ways: exploration of foundational leadership theory with strategies, values, characteristics, and styles (the context); analysis of personal perspectives and beliefs about leadership (interpretation of the context); and examination of evolving health care industry trends. The course will assist students in understanding the most serious challenges facing the health care services market, presenting ways to address these challenges through emerging best practices and tapping existing relevant theories of leadership in health care. Each student will learn about their personal leadership style, and emphasis will be placed on self-awareness, critical thinking skills, culture development, and management of conflict. Case studies will be used to explore up-to-date examples concerning the external environment leaders face as they attempt to deal with what seems like daily change in their redesigned health care organizations. It is a hybrid course with live lectures, group projects, and leadership simulation.