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Health Management B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 62
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The health management program provides career-entry opportunities for high school graduates and professional advancement opportunities for health care personnel. Career opportunities for students with baccalaureate degrees in health management include management positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, health maintenance and other managed care organizations, public health departments, community-based and home health agencies, medical equipment companies, government regulatory agencies, and health insurance companies. The health management program focuses on developing managerial, administrative, and computer skills, supplementing those skills with an in-depth knowledge of the health care system. The program prepares graduates to offer managerial excellence to employers. Long-term Care Administration--The health management program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and meets Minnesota regulations for long-term health care administration. Health management program graduates are eligible to take the Minnesota licensure examination for nursing home administration. Program outcomes: Communicate effectively and work as a team in a health care setting Demonstrate leadership ability in problem solving, conflict resolution, and change management Understand the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues inherent to health care Show the ability to adapt to changing public policy, economic, and financial issues in health care Demonstrate assessment skills related to improving clinical care and customer service Understand technology and how to apply it to the workplace
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Health Management Core Requirements
A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution. Required courses - 62 to 64 credits
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr)
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 1010 - Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
HSM 2010 - Introduction to the Health Care System (2.0 cr)
HSM 3030 - Health Care and Medical Needs (3.0 cr)
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning (4.0 cr)
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems (4.0 cr)
HSM 3250 - Performance Improvement in Health Care (3.0 cr)
HSM 3260 - Risk Management in Health Care (3.0 cr)
HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics (4.0 cr)
HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4500 - Decision Making in Health Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
Choose 3 credits from the following
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Choose 3 credits from the following
Note: Up to 5 credits of HSM 3900 are required to be eligible to take Minnesota licensure examination (LNHA) for nursing home administration.
HSM 3900 - Internship (1.0-5.0 cr)
Choose 3 credits from the following
HSM 4215 - Medical Practice Management (3.0 cr)
or HSM 3230 - Administration of the Long Term Care System (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Choose 3 credits from the following
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology Requirement (3 cr)
CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement. Approximately 13 to 15 credits will be needed. The following course is required for license as a nursing home administrator: SOC 3937
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Health Management B.S. Online
The health management program provides career-entry opportunities for high school graduates and professional advancement opportunities for health care personnel. Career opportunities for students with baccalaureate degrees in health management include management positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, health maintenance and other managed care organizations, public health departments, community-based and home health agencies, medical equipment companies, government regulatory agencies, and health insurance companies. The health management program focuses on developing managerial, administrative, and computer skills, supplementing those skills with an in-depth knowledge of the health care system. The program prepares graduates to offer managerial excellence to employers. Long-term Care Administration--The health management program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and meets Minnesota regulations for long-term health care administration. Health management program graduates are eligible to take the Minnesota licensure examination for nursing home administration. The curriculum for the health management online program is the same as the classroom delivered program.
The health management online BS program has the same curriculum as the on-campus program.
 
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ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of accounting cycle, cash, accounts receivable, inventories, plant assets, payroll. prereq: Math 1031
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Modern accounting concepts. Cash flow statement. Analysis of financial statements. Management accounting topics, including cost-volume-profit analysis, and costing methods. prereq: 2101
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to UMC policies, e-mail, virtual private network, online library resources, writing scholarly reports, APA referencing, netiquette, networking in online environment, group work in online environment.
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information systems applied to the health care industry. How information is collected, stored, retrieved, shared, and analyzed, along with the legal and ethical concerns inherent in the stewardship of patient information. Work flow, electronic health records, and personal health records.
HSM 1010 - Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Prefixes, suffixes, and roots used to compose medical terms. Pronouncing and defining terminology related to body structure, disease, diagnosis, and treatment.
HSM 2010 - Introduction to the Health Care System
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Major developments in evolution of health care in United States. Education/training of health care personnel. Service providers. Public, private, voluntary agency initiatives. Major stakeholders. Rural/urban priorities.
HSM 3030 - Health Care and Medical Needs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Common health conditions, diseases, disabilities. Intervention/treatment issues. Health care/medical needs across age continuum. Medical/pharmacologic terminology. prereq: 1010
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Organizational management characteristics for modern health care settings. Management process/roles addressing resource allocation, delivery of clinical services, governance, patient satisfaction, outcome evaluation. prereq: 2010 or 38 or more occupational credits
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis/comparison of world health problems/delivery systems. Geographic, political, economic relationships affecting health care system. prereq: 3200, Comp 1013
HSM 3250 - Performance Improvement in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Problems in U.S. health care system (access, quality, cost). How application of performance improvement principles/methods can add value to health care. prereq: 3200
HSM 3260 - Risk Management in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
How risk management can improve patient safety, customer satisfaction, quality of care, decrease liability in health care. prereq: 3200
HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Finance structure of U.S. health care system. Reimbursement mechanisms. Financial information in management decision making. Financial planning/control. Analysis of financial statements/budgets in health care system. prereq: Acct 2101, CA 1020
HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Legal/bioethical issues in health care management. Professional licensing, certification, reporting. Liability, negligence, malpractice. Patient rights/responsibilities. Clinical outcomes assessment/measurement. prereq: 3200
HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Health care funding/reimbursement processes. Compliance/regulatory mechanisms. Federal/state surveys. prereq: 3200
HSM 4500 - Decision Making in Health Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Methodologies/concepts required to plan/execute manage projects within health care settings. Use of evidence based research/data in the decision making process. Implementing and evaluating change within organizations. Prerequisites: HSM 3230, 4210, 4212
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility. prereq: Psy 1001 or instructor consent
MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management of people at work. Recruitment, selection, training, compensation, evaluation. Changing nature of world of work, labor market, labor relations, emerging legal issues, discrimination in pay and employment, effects of technological change on jobs/employment performance. prereq: Mgmt 3200
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies. prereq: [Econ 2101 or 2102], [Psy 1001 or instructor consent]
COMM 3008 - Business Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical application of writing effective business letters, memos, e-mails, faxes. Tables, other graphics. Informal/formal informational/analytical reports. Professional oral/Web presentations. Development of personal writing style. Practice of appropriate business tone, etiquette. prereq: Comp 1013 or 6 credits of writing
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
HSM 3900 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Ten-week field experience under direction of a faculty member in a health care organization or agency. Students complete agency/organization assessment and major project. prereq: 3200, 3230, 4210, 4212, instructor consent, internship plan approved by HSM program director; may be repeated in different health care setting
HSM 4215 - Medical Practice Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduce students to the management of outpatient and clinic practices; educate students on the types of healthcare coverage, reimbursements, value-based purchasing, revenue cycle management, project management and the many dimensions of a medical practice. Prereq: 3250, 4212, Acct 2101
HSM 3230 - Administration of the Long Term Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Programs/services to meet needs of aging population. Physical, social, psychological aspects of aging. Role, organization, function, management characteristics of long-term health care facilities. Administrative structures, staffing, changing work force. Governance, operations oversight.
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic economic principles of pricing, resource allocation, consumption. Supply/demand, cost of production, consumer behavior. Competition/influences of market structure. prereq: Math 0991 or 2 yrs high school algebra or equiv
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts/skills of communication used in social/career contexts. Perception, listening, verbal/nonverbal, climate, conflict.
CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Personal/presentation use of spreadsheets that include formulas, functions, what-if analysis, and charts. Focuses on applying spreadsheet applications to individual academic disciplines.