B.S., Business Administration with a Major in Health Care Administration
As health care administration careers and services diversify, demand for business professionals with an enhanced knowledge of healthcare administration is expected to continue to grow. This Online Degree in Health Care Administration is unique to Urbana University and is designed to give students a broad-based business perspective along with a concentration of knowledge in health care administration. Our faculty are experienced professionals in the areas they teach, and we emphasize small class sizes that foster individual attention and close connections between faculty and students.
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This Business Administration Online Degree in Health Care Administration is designed to help you learn skills in effective business communications, strategies in decision making, and methods to improve community and managed health care in the United States. Whether you’re beginning an administrative position or planning on graduate studies, this Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Health Care Administration degree will give you the skills and educational expertise necessary to excel and advance your career.
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ANT 201: Cultural Anthropology
An introductory course in cultural anthropology. Among the topics to be covered are definitions of cultural and societal concepts, methods of research in cultural anthropology, fundamental insights from anthropological research, and case studies.
ATP 290: Medical Terminology
his course will present medical terminology in the context of allied health professions. The course will instruct students in spelling, pronouncing, defining, and utilizing medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations related to medical terminology will also be addressed. Essential for degrees in Health Care Management or degrees in Health Care Administration.
ACT 221: Principles of Accounting I
This course covers fundamental principles of accounting, basic accounting terminology, techniques, income determination, expenditures and budgets, introductory financial statements.
ACT 222: Principles of Accounting II
continuation of Accounting 221 with emphasis on accounting theory, principles, concepts and procedures as they apply to balance sheet and income statement accounts, development of corporation accounts, problems of terminology, manufacturing evaluation and analysis.
BUS 100: Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business course which introduces the student to business in action.
BUS 251: Essentials of Business Law
Essentials of Business law takes a balanced approach and covers both the contracts and the regulatory material that is crucial for business. Specifically, this course will survey the originals of law, court systems, property, torts, credit, employment agencies, commercial paper, commercial instruments, partnerships, and corporations.
BUS 305: Global Business
An extensive examination of current global business to include an understanding of the environments of global business, the importance of global business strategies, and the future challenges of global business. Emphasis is on the integration of political, economic, and cultural influences into the development of global business strategies in planning, organizing, production marketing, finance and human resources.
BUS 359: Management & Leadership of Human Resources
Students will learn not only the basics of human resource management and leadership, but also its implications by drawing on studies in the behavioral fields of psychology, sociology and anthropology. They will study the climate and modes of organizational behavior, and they will apply these toward a better understanding of human resources management and labor-management relations. Essential for degrees in Health Care Management or degrees in Health Care Administration.
BUS 491: Business Ethics & Social Responsibilities
A study of the ethical, moral, religious, legal, and political considerations which influence management in making policy and operating decisions. The growth of government regulations and its significance to the firm are investigated. The question of morality and ethics relative to profit motives and societal demands are pursued. The notion of responsibility to society vis-à-vis subjects such as pollution, fraudulent practices, and insider-trading are studied in light of long-range consequences of decision-making by management.
BUS 498: Business Seminar
Designed to give hands-on experience to senior students as academic course work and real-life features of setting up and operating a business are brought together. Participants identify a product and set up and operate a business on paper, but get firsthand experience by contacting local governments, performing surveys of consumer interest and organizing the enterprise following recognized legal procedures, evaluating various operating processes and exploring ethical and moral issues involved in business decisions.
COS 101: Introduction to Computers
A course designed to acquaint students with the computer and its capabilities. Students will learn to use the computer for various applications including a word-processor, a spreadsheet, internet usage, and presentation software.
COS 285: Introduction to Database Applications
An introductory, project-based course which focuses on applying information technology to business strategies. Projects will incorporate database applications. The student will gain a working knowledge of current database technology while designing and implementing working database applications.
COS 380: Management Information Systems
Examines management information systems (MIS) within a business context. Covers MIS theory and practice as they relate to management and organization theories; current trends in MIS; managerial usage of information systems, computer hardware, software, and telecommunications; information systems for marketing, finance, accounting, and other business areas; systems development process; and the role of microcomputers. Provides experiential learning with widely used software packages.
ECO 201: Principles of Economics Macro
Designed to acquaint the student with what economics is all about—the basic problems of improving standards of living under the conditions of unlimited wants and the scarcity of resources. Attention is focused on aggregate (macro) relationships in the American economy. The nature of determination of GNP, analysis of business cycles, unemployment and inflation, and discussion of the use of fiscal policy and of monetary policy in efforts to stabilize an economy are specific areas of major emphasis.
ECO 202: Principles of Economics Micro
Attention is focused on how economic decisions are made by consumers and by business people and on the way in which scarce resources are allocated among competing uses by the price system. Product and resource price determination under various market structures are studied.
ENG 102: Basics of Composition
Practice in expository writing with emphasis on the techniques of shorter, formal composition.
ENG 106: Intermediate Composition
Practice in professional writing with emphasis on stylistic, organizational, and rhetorical elements. Writing for different purposes and audiences will be explored. In addition to several essays, a research paper is required.
ENG 202: Basics of Literature
Intended as a non-technical appreciation and exploration of three genres—the short story, drama, and poetry—aimed at exposing the student to using literary analysis and expanding the student’s literary frame of reference. Western and non-western literature will be studied.
ENG 305: Communications in the Professions
Study of and practice in the kinds of writing and speaking situations (memos, lectures, reports and presentations) professional people routinely handle.
ENV 101: Humans & Their Environment
This lab course focuses on current trends in the relationship between human society and the environment, highlighting the contributions and limits of science in identifying and solving environmental problems, such as food and water scarcity, deforestation, resource degradation, and climate change. Critical analysis of opposing environmental claims and perspectives helps students apply the general background they receive in class to society’s ongoing environmental discussions. Topics considered include ecological principles of sustainability, alternative energy sources, resource-use efficiency, consumption and waste reduction, environmental policy, biodiversity, and environmental sustainability.
FIA 102: Fine Arts: Paleolithic to 14th Century
A survey course covering painting, sculpture, architecture, music dance, and drama from the early Paleolithic period through the 24 Century. Artists and works are studied in their cultural and historical contexts.
FIA 103: Fine Arts: Renaissance to Modern
A survey course covering painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, drama, and photography from the early Renaissance to present times. Artists and works are studied in their cultural and historical contexts.
FIN 308: Fundamentals of Finance
A study of the terminology, institutions, and practices of business finance providing a framework that a financial manager uses to reach decisions in a dynamic economy. Topics covered include financial instruments and institutions, time value of money, the role of the financial manager, planning and managing assets, capital budgeting, sources, uses, and costs of short, intermediate, and long-term funds and valuation of a business enterprise.
FIN 420: Financial Management
Analysis of financial problems, planning and decision-making involved in the financial management of the business firm. Emphasis is placed on the importance of cash flow analysis, development of the theory of optimum assets, capital budgeting, and cost of capital. Computer applications using an industry-standard spreadsheet program are included.
GEO 201: Principles of Geography
An introduction to the study of geography. Some attention is given to physical geography and the study of earth topography, climate, and the conditions affecting human habitation. Special attention is given to the nature and distribution of resources for social and economic development. The process of globalization, issues of environmentalism, and sociopolitical conflicts resulting from inequities of development are considered in a survey of the world’s principal geographic regions.
HCM 420: Managed Care Trends
This course is designed to introduce the student to managed care as it exists in various forms in the United States today. The course includes a discussion of managed care structures, products, methods of reimbursement, and contracting for enrollees, network providers, and/or services. The role of the healthcare administrator and the responsibilities of those under administrative span of control in a managed care environment is presented and illustrated through exercises and discussion. Essential for degrees in Health Care Management or degrees in Health Care Administration.
HCM 460: Ethics in Healthcare Management
This course explores the subject of Health Care Ethics and its application to the health services field. It concentrates on the types of moral problems health care professionals encounter most frequently in both clinical practice and medical administration. The course is divided into 8 “modules” which focus on such overarching matters as: ethical issues in managing health care delivery such as rationing, access to care, and conflicting fiduciary duties; understanding of central concepts and values in medical ethics in order to provide a foundation for sound ethical decision-making; and the roles and interests of various groups (ethics committees, peer review boards) and individuals (physicians, patients, family members) in formulating and implementing institutional ethics policy. Essential for degrees in Health Care Management or degrees in Health Care Administration.
HEA 152: Wellness
This course is designed to assist students when making intelligent decisions throughout life in order to achieve an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis will be placed on the wellness concept and its relationship to fitness, nutrition, self-esteem, and stress management. The areas of catastrophic diseases, aging process, and medical consumerism will be covered. Essential for degrees in Health Care Management or degrees in Health Care Administration.
HST 201: United States History: 1492-1865
A survey of United State history from its colonial beginnings through the Civil War (1865). The general political, constitutional, social-intellectual, and economic development of the nation will be examined. Special attention will be given to the following topics: Americanization of the colonies, the institution of slavery, emerging nationalism, reform movements, industrialization, continental expansionism, sectionalism, and the Civil War.
HST 202: United States History II: 1866-1975
A continuation of History 201, beginning with the Reconstruction Period (1865) through the Vietnam War (1975). The general political, constitutional, social-intellectual, and economic development of the modern nation will be examined. Special attention will be given to the following topics: Reconstruction, Industrialization, Urbanization, Progressivism, Roaring Twenties, World Wars and the great Depression, Cold Wars, Civil Rights, Feminism, Watergate and the Vietnam War.
HST 221: World Civilization I
A survey of the major historical periods in civilization from early beginnings to circa 1500 A.D. Students will gain perspectives of world civilization in addition to Western cultural focuses. This survey will integrate art, philosophy, science, and history into meaningful themes.
HST 222: World Civilization II
A survey of the major historical periods in civilization from circa 1500 A.D. to the present. Students will gain perspectives of world civilization in addition to Western cultural focuses. This survey will integrate art, philosophy, science, and history into meaningful themes.
HSV 355: Organizational Psychology
Examines the prominent theories of organizational psychology and organizational behavior and change. The application of theory and principles of organizational psychology to administrative practice will be presented.
HSV 456: Research & Assessment Methods
Various methods of research will be presented including descriptive, correlational, and experimental. Issues of research design, validity, and interpretation will be discussed.
MGT 207: Principles of Businesss & Management
This course is a study of the basic principles and concepts in the organization and administration of business. Special emphasis is given to global and economic considerations and to the basic managerial functions.
MKT 206: Principles of Marketing
An analysis of the marketing function and of practices followed by business firms in the pricing, promotion, and sale of goods and services. The techniques used and the relationships between producers, advertising, media, brokers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers are studied with consideration to the constantly changing domestic and global markets.
MAT 115: Algebra with Business Applications
An intermediate algebra course with applications from business for business majors. Topics studied include variables, functions, polynomials, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, graphing, systems of equations, linear programming logarithms, mathematics of finance, and matrices.
MAT 227: Quantitative Methods of Decision-Making
Elementary Statistics—Brief Version w/CD+formula card.
PHI 492: Seminar in Personal Philosophy
The capstone course is designed to offer a survey of major philosophical schools in the Eastern (Chinese, Indian, Islamic) and Western traditions. The concepts and values are organized around ethics, religion, and philosophical anthropology. Students are required to read the texts critically and discuss them in class.
POS 200: Principles of Political Science
An introduction to political theory, the basic concepts and terminology of the discipline with an analysis of power, conflict and its resolution, political institutions, and the decision-making process both in the United States and abroad.
PSY 200: General Psychology
A survey of the psychology discipline. Psychological approaches, theories, and research are examined. Emphasis is placed on the behavioral, intra-psychic, biological, social, developmental, and humanistic dimensions of human beings.
REL 201: The World's Religions
A study of some of the most important concepts of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Tooism, Zoroastrianism, and other religions. Issues to be compared will include the various cosmologies, theologies, philosophies, ethics, and patterns of social relations.
SOC 201: Introduction to Sociology
An introduction to the basic concepts and terminology of the discipline. The sociological perspective is identified as an analytical tool with which to examine institutions, patterns of interaction, group processes and culture.
SPE 201: Introduction to Speech
Students will learn the principles of effective public speaking through the preparation and presentation of informative and persuasive speeches emphasizing accurate and effective language, posture, poise, and well-motivated movement.
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Bachelor Degree Requirements
- Completion of 126 or more credit hours
- A minimum quality point average of 2.0
- Grade of C or better in ENG 106, MAT 105 or higher, SPE 201, Mat 115
- Fulfillment of the requirements of the major program including Area of Concentration
- Fulfillment of Residence Requirements
- Completion of the courses listed above under CORE CURRICULUM