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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 63
  • 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. 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.
Health Management Core
Take exactly 22 course(s) totaling 63 credit(s) from the following:
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (3.0 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 (3.0 cr)
HSM 2510 - Population Health (3.0 cr)
HSM 2710 - Health Determinants and Disparities (3.0 cr)
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning (3.0 cr)
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 3250 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Health Care (3.0 cr)
HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics (3.0 cr)
HSM 4215 - Medical Practice Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4250 - Research Methodology (3.0 cr)
HSM 4300 - Managerial Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
HSM 4400 - Health Care Economics (3.0 cr)
HSM 4500 - Strategic Planning in Healthcare (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 one of the following:
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Up to 5 credits of HSM 3900 are required to be eligible to take Minnesota licensure examination (LNHA) for nursing home administration.
Take 1 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HSM 3900 - Health Management Internship (1.0-12.0 cr)
Liberal Education
This program requires a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education and completion of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The following are specific required liberal education courses.
Take exactly 5 course(s) totaling exactly 15 credit(s) from the following:
· 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 one of the following:
· COMM 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications (3.0 cr)
Open Electives or Optional LNHA Courses
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement. Approximately 13 to 15 credits will be needed.
Optional LNHA Courses
The following course is required for license as a nursing home administrator:
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SOC 3937 - Social Gerontology: Elders in American Society (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
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, and plant assets. prereq: Math 1031
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Modern accounting concepts. Liabilities, partnerships, corporations, statement of cash flows, and financial statements analysis. Enforced prereq: ACCT 2101
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
A comprehensive overview of medical language, including prefixes, suffixes, and roots, used to compose medical terms for body structure, disease, diagnosis, and treatment.
HSM 2010 - Introduction to the Health Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An overview of the U.S. health system including history, development, evolution, planning, organization, management, quality, and professions.
HSM 2510 - Population Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to determinants of health within specific populations including identification, measurement, and interventions. Emphasis is on the distribution and etiology of health and disease within a community.
HSM 2710 - Health Determinants and Disparities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Explores cultural awareness and competency related to worldviews and diversity in the delivery of health care services. Students will learn about social determinants of health and disparities that occur within the health system.
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and application of basic theories and concepts of leadership within the health care industry to successfully guide and direct organizations.
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to the development, implementation, and application of health policy in the U.S. utilizing comparisons from throughout the world.
HSM 3250 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evaluation of industry practices associated with patient quality and safety. Includes the use of continuous quality improvement as a framework to improve quality of care. Recommended prereq: HSM 2010
HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Develops proficiency in applying financial techniques used in the health care decision-making process. Techniques include breakeven analysis, cost allocation, pricing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and revenue cycle management. Enforced prereqs: Acct 2102, CA 1020
HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to laws, regulations, and ethical responsibilities of physicians, managers, and organizations. The course also includes a review of the development of law and regulations. Recommended prereq: HSM 2010
HSM 4215 - Medical Practice Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Covers the fundamentals of group practice and ambulatory care management. Topics include revenue cycle management, cost containment, and project management. Recommended prereqs: HSM 2010, 3250, 3270
HSM 4250 - Research Methodology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduces students to research methods including formulating a research question, reviewing the literature, developing a proposal, designing a study, and writing research results in a healthcare context.
HSM 4300 - Managerial Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduces students to managerial epidemiology methodologies including incidence and prevalence rates, analysis of vital statistics, and use of a statistical package in defining and describing health problems within a specific community. Recommended prereq: Math 1150
HSM 4400 - Health Care Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Explores the economic influences and factors of the delivery of health care services. Topics include supply, demand, public policy influences, cost effectiveness, and decision-making processes
HSM 4500 - Strategic Planning in Healthcare
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the strategic planning process within a health care organization. Application of strategic planning principles to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for a health organization. Recommended prereqs: HSM 2010, 3270
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.
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.
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 - Health Management Internship
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Field experience within a health care organization or agency under the direction of a faculty member. Students will work with an approved precentor and organization to complete the required elements including observation, participation, and application of health care administrative and management skills. Enforced prereqs: HSM 3270, and Instructor consent, internship plan approved by HSM program director; may be repeated in different health care setting Recommend prereqs: HSM 3200, 3250, 4210
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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 & Summer
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 & Summer
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
COMM 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.
SOC 3937 - Social Gerontology: Elders in American Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of characteristics/concerns of older persons. Physical, social, psychological, and cultural factors associated with aging. Individual outside work with older person.