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Health Services Management Minor

CCE Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 21 to 29
The health services management minor provides an option for undergraduates who want to add a health services management concentration to their existing degree plan. Students will gain a conceptual understanding of business and management aspects of the health care industry along with analytical and problem-solving skills to apply that knowledge in a variety of settings.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 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.
Minor Requirements
Required Courses
Recommended prereq for ABUS 3301 is basic statistics (such as STAT 3011, PSY 3801, SOC 3811, or SCO 2550, all 4 credits), and for HSM 4541, Microsoft Excel and basic accounting (such as ACCT 2050, 4 credits). These courses, if needed, could bring the required credit total up to 29.
ABUS 3301 - Introduction to Quality Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 4531 - Human Resources in Health Care Settings (3.0 cr)
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4561 - Health Care Administration and Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4591 - Health Care Law and Ethics (3.0 cr)
HSM 4861 - Leadership and Business Planning in Health Care: Capstone (3.0 cr)
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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
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 4531 - Human Resources in Health Care Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 45 cr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic understanding of human resources issues within health care organizations--management of human capital to meet organizational objectives, and building and motivating an engaged workforce. Legal principles; labor supply and demand; sourcing, recruitment, selection and orientation; compensation; benefits; diversity; performance management. prereq: 45 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 4561 - Health Care Administration and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Background knowledge and skills in business and administrative aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Organization models, reimbursement methodologies, information systems, staff scheduling, employee evaluation, accreditation agencies, productivity management, budget planning, group leadership.
HSM 4591 - Health Care Law and Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the major legal and ethical aspects and principles as applied in health services management. Topics include organization and governance of healthcare organizations; regulation; healthcare fraud and abuse; professional licensing and credentialing; compliance, quality and risk management; privacy and security of individually identifiable health information; healthcare decision-making; professional liability and malpractice. Other topics include legal and ethical issues surrounding healthcare technologies, medical research, and medical breakthroughs.
HSM 4861 - Leadership and Business Planning in Health Care: Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The course is a core requirement in the HSM major and minor and allows students to synthesize and integrate lessons from previous courses. It covers theory and practice of leadership skills needed for high-performing health care organizations in changing and turbulent times. It emphasizes a four phase approach: environmental assessment, planning, strategy and innovation, and implementation/measurement. Students will be prepared to embrace innovation and lead business plans through to successful implementation. Students will learn to integrate a wide range of management tools through collaborative development of a strategic business plan. prereq: HSM 3521, 4531, 4541, 4561, 4591. HSM major or minor; or ICP with Health Focus; or strong interest in health care leadership. Final year status required.