Healthcare Administration

Degrees and Certificates


HCA 301: Financial Management in Healthcare

This course integrates knowledge of the health care industry, accounting, economics, healthcare payment systems and costs associated with providers. Students explore the role of financial managers in healthcare settings, the stakeholders impacted by financial policy decisions and legal requirements for individual health care. Skills are developed in reimbursement strategies, capital budgeting, financial statement analysis, forecasting and economic outcomes.

HCA 305: Marketing of Healthcare

This course examines the role of marketing in the delivery of healthcare in society. Topics include basic principles and key concepts related to the development and evaluation of marketing plans in health services organizations, including the roles of consumer behavior, competitive analysis and long-term marketing planning. Discussion covers the elements of the marketing process and integration of these into healthcare marketing plans.

HCA 310: Healthcare Administration

This course focuses on the development of management in health care organizations. Management unique to health care systems will be explored in-depth through the use of directed readings, case studies and class discussion. Topics of health care economics, finance and law will be explored.

HCA 460: Healthcare Strategic Management

In this capstone students bring together learning from liberal arts, business and healthcare management courses taken. This includes integrating the functional elements of business and exploring the philosophical and theoretical assumptions underlying strategic management. The laboratory component incorporates application of such integration to a healthcare simulation or case study. The experience culminates in a professional presentation by students, open to the campus and community.

HCA 485: Healthcare Administration Internship

Students in this course enroll for varied credit in a department approved internship with an appropriate health-related organization. Methods of evaluation are determined by a faculty sponsor in conjunction with the on-site supervisor. An oral presentation of the internship experience is required. A minimum of 200 hours is required for this internship. Graded Pass/Fail.