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Health Services Management Minor

CCAPS Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2024
  • Required credits in this minor: 21 to 22
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:
  • 2.80 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.80 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.80 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Required Courses
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 4301 - Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4531 - Human Resources in Health Care Settings (3.0 cr)
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
HSM 4591 - Health Care Law and Ethics (3.0 cr)
Accounting Course
ACCT 2051 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting (3.0 cr)
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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 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 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]
Course Equivalencies: HSM 4541/HSM 6541
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.
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.
ACCT 2051 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Acct 2050/ApEc 1251/Dbln 2051
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces the topics of financial reporting and accounting. The purpose of financial accounting is to provide information to the entity owners and external parties to serve as the basis for making decisions about that entity. A student who successfully completes this class should be able to 1) understand the concepts and principles of accounting, 2) analyze, record and report the accounting treatment of business transactions, and 3) prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements.
APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Acct 2050/ApEc 1251/Dbln 2051
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial accounting. Theory, concepts, principles, procedures. Preparation/understanding of the four financial statements.