Health Care Management (EC)

Health Care Management program addresses supervisory skills essential to fields of management and administration throughout the acute, community and long term systems of care. These skills are integrated with concepts and themes from a variety of disciplines working collaboratively to understand, make decisions, and direct change within the health care setting. Opportunities to enhance personal growth and promote professional development are encouraged to help build the foundation for continued growth.

The Health Care Management Bachelor’s Degree program is a State of Wisconsin approved “regular course of study,” qualifying the graduate to take the Nursing Home Administrator examination. Students graduating with the Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management in states other than Wisconsin may be required to take additional classes and/or participate in an externship in order to qualify for the examination.

Program Learning Outcomes 

The goals of the Health Care Management program are to:

  1. Analyze health care demonstrating acceptance of individuals as holistic beings, created by God, respecting the dignity, worth, and rights of the individual;
  2. Synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, and management theories as a basis for problem-solving and decision-making in health care;
  3. Evaluate research results applicable to health care practice;
  4. Demonstrate a willingness to work cohesively and communicate interpersonally with members of the interdisciplinary health care team;
  5. Create a reflective self-plan for personal and professional growth;
  6. Recognize current trends and issues relative to health care management;
  7. Respect diversity within the health care community for both those who are served and the providers of care
  8. Demonstrate effective communication, in writing and presentations.

Curriculum

Post-Traditional Core Requirements44
School of Business Core Requirements18
Major Requirements30
Electives28
Total Hours120

Business School Core Courses

BUS 272Organizational Management Principles3
Business Statistics (Counts as Mathematics Post-Traditional Core)
MGMT 336Human Resource Management3
MGMT 450International Business3
MGMT 472Managing Change3
MGMT 345Diversity, Inclusion, and Human Relations3
BUS 453Business Policy and Ethics (Business School Capstone)3
Total Hours18

Major Courses

Required Courses
LA 115Student Success Strategies3
Heritage of Faith (Counts as Common Core Experience Post-Traditional Core)
HCM 320Management Principles in Health Care3
College Writing (Counts as Communication and Language Post-Traditional Core)
HCM 335Health Care Marketing3
ACCT 203Financial Accounting (or)3
Managerial Accounting
HCM 330Financial Issues in Health Care3
HCM 300Health Care Ethics3
HCM 310Current Trends in Health Care3
Eldercare (Counts as university core)
HCM 304Health Care Planning and Evaluation3
HCM 399Health Care Practicum6
Total Hours30