Bachelor of Business Administration, Healthcare Management Concentration

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management is a degree program designed to prepare you to influence and lead in the global business economy. Coursework is structured to assist you in achieving your goals as you acquire the knowledge and skills common to healthcare professionals working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, managed-care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, or one of the many other healthcare-related industries.

The goal of the Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management is to help you advance your business background while building your understanding of the healthcare industry, including the environment of care, performance improvement, risk assessment and managing diverse workforces in healthcare. The program will help you acquire a strong business background to address common legal and practical problems facing patients, their families, practitioners, care givers and society within the healthcare industry. Business fundamentals are approached from a Christian perspective and complemented by in-depth study and application of knowledge and skills focused on healthcare.  As a graduate of this program you will become a valuable asset to your current organization and a more attractive candidate to any potential employer.

Program Length
The program length for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management degree program is dependent upon the number of courses that must be completed online at Central Christian College. Each three-credit course is six-weeks in length. The entire program may be completed online.

Cost
The total program cost for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management is dependent upon the number of courses transferred and required. The current tuition rate is $425 per credit.

Transfer Credit
Many students have extensive knowledge gained through prior schooling, training, or on-the-job experience. Through Central Christian College, you may have the opportunity to earn additional credit toward your degree through a variety of options.

Outcomes
As a graduate of Central Christian College's Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management program, you will be able to:

  • Understand current organizational theory and apply it to contemporary healthcare issues;
  • Identify leadership qualities unique to the healthcare professional and show how to apply them in supervisory and managerial situations;
  • Recognize current public and community health issues and their impact on healthcare leaders;
  • Understand contemporary financial management and economic issues in healthcare and recognize and apply analytical tools to relevant problems; and
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and communication skills by applying leadership concepts in an investigative research project.

Career Opportunities
As a graduate with a degree in Business Administration, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in business or industry, including banking, finance, manufacturing, product development, human resources, IT management and business analysis. Visit the following websites for more information about the many career opportunities available to you once you attain your degree:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, published by the U.S. Bureau of Statistics at  www.bls.gov/oco
  • O*Net Online for career exploration and job analysis at  www.onetonline.org/


Degree and Course Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Central Christian College, a student must fulfill the following degree requirements:
  • Earn 120 semester hours of credit (through transfer, testing, prior learning evaluation, or credits earned at Central Christian)
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 Pay for your degree in full
Required Courses:

Leadership & Change in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course focuses on the development of students' abilities to exercise leadership at the management-level in healthcare organizations. The focus is to help leaders understand how best to motivate and coordinate employees and the responsibilities of leaders in leading change within an organization. The course will provide students with the opportunity to understand leadership from conceptual, personal, skill-based, and work-based perspectives. Students will explore leadership theory and practice as it applies to the healthcare sector.

Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course raises student awareness about current ethics issues in the healthcare environment. Students will be able to enhance their own moral and ethical reasoning by analyzing and responding to case study in healthcare management. These are the same ethical concerns faced by healthcare clinicians, administrators and managers. Students will engage in decision-making activities in order to apply related principles of ethics to current events in healthcare.

Professionalism and Human Performance (3 credits)
This course provides students with an understanding of the professional (soft skills) required for academic and career success.  Emphasis is on critical thinking, communication (written and oral), research, teambuilding, and leadership skills development.  Other topics include time management, computer proficiency, and developing presentation skills.

Healthcare Marketing Strategies (3 credits)
This course provides students with an overview of the strategic marketing function in healthcare organizations. Students will be exposed to the role that marketing plays in healthcare.

Contemporary Culture and Worldview (3 credits)
This course opens the students' minds to opportunities to positively affect society through the use of biblical examples. 


Introduction to Biblical Literature (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity to gain an awareness of the contents of the Bible, the societies in which it was produced and the contribution that it has made to history, culture and the personal spiritual lives of individuals.

Statistics for Healthcare Managers (3 credits)
This is an introductory course in statistics applied to healthcare settings.  Students will be exposed to the concepts in basic statistics and how statistics are used in healthcare organizations. Topics include:  probability, measuring, sampling, descriptive statistics, inference, and statistical methodologies.

Healthcare Reimbursement (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of the various U.S. healthcare payment systems and how they function.  Topics include the foundations of insurance, emergence of HMOs and managed care, private and public reimbursement, risk management, and the role of billing and coding in reimbursement.  Additionally, students will learn how various healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and outpatient centers are reimbursed for their services.

Financial Management in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course provides students with an introduction to finance in the healthcare setting and exposes students to the financial management techniques used by healthcare professionals. Topics include billing and coding/reimbursement, the legal and regulatory environment, revenue determinants, Managed Care Finance, Financial Statement analysis, financial accounting, costing and financial decision-making.   

Human Resource Management (3 credits)
This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the human resource management function in organizations.  Topics include staffing and recruitment, employment benefits, employee law, training and development, and compensation.

Operations Management (3 credits)
This course presents students with the principles of operations management in manufacturing and service industries. Through the use of case-study analysis, students will learn the systematic planning process of how inputs get turned into goods and services.  Students will be exposed to the following topics:  process analysis, forecasting, materials planning and management, quality and productivity, purchasing, inventory, technology and project scheduling. 

Project Management (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to principles of managing projects and provides students with the opportunity to explore project management software and tools to manage projects effectively. Topics include project lifecycle management, planning, scheduling, budgeting, controlling, risk management, crisis and change management.

Financial Accounting (3 credits)
Students are exposed to the nature and purpose of accounting, basic accounting concepts and procedures, methods of processing, summarizing and classifying financial data. Topics covered include the accounting cycle, measuring and reporting current assets and liabilities, and analysis of accounting data.  Students will understand the language and financial tools used by finance officers. 

Strategic Planning (3 credits)
In this course, students are exposed to the strategic planning process, allowing them to conduct environmental scans and SWOTS analysis in a healthcare setting. The course incorporates and integrates theory, knowledge, skills, and abilities gained from previous coursework.  Students will have an opportunity to develop a problem statement based on a topic of their choice. 

Seminar in Healthcare Practice (3 credits)
This course is an advanced seminar based on contemporary topics in health service delivery.  Students will engage in case study analysis and will apply what they have learned in the program such topics such as leadership, accountable care organizations, ethics, and the changing healthcare environment in today's global environment. Additionally, issues related to multi-health systems integration, collaborative care, physician/hospital organizations, and alternative delivery systems for the ageing population are explored. Students will be required to select and research a topical issue in healthcare from a political, economic, and social perspective.  The topic will be developed further in the Capstone. 

Business Policy (Capstone) (3 credits)
This course permits students to analyze business problems in a healthcare setting.  Using knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in prior coursework, students will have an opportunity to conduct action research where they will develop policies aimed at organizational improvement. 

"Bridge" Coursework
These courses are offered as a foundation in our healthcare degrees.  For students who had prior learning in totally unrelated fields (other than healthcare or business), these courses provide a context for the rest of the courses in the program and are deemed as necessary.  If students have had these courses in their prior learning, they will be evaluated for transfer credit. The following are bridge courses:

Introduction to US Healthcare Systems (3 credits)

Topics covered will include history, orientation to the United States Healthcare Delivery System including discussion about the organization of healthcare providers such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and related healthcare facilities. Additional topics include professional roles in healthcare, healthcare planning, regulation, quality, politics, and major healthcare reform issues challenging the industry today. Students will appreciate the complexity of relationships among cost, quality, and access in healthcare.

Business Law (3 credits)
This course is meant to provide a general introduction to the legal environment that affects individuals, businesses, and business transactions. In addition to providing a general introduction to the American legal system, this course will focus on specific legal topics such as contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Students are exposed to the theories and applications that help to explain behaviors in organizations.  Topics covered include methods of organizational structure, assessment, organizational theory, motivation, performance, power and organizational politics. Students will understand applied solutions concerning the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations.

Organizational Management (3 credits)
Students will learn the principles of management through an examination of the role of the healthcare manager and the universal functions of management.  The course focuses on how organizational goals are reached through people. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, leading, controlling and decision-making.  Students will be exposed to the contemporary tools available to reach high-quality decisions in the healthcare setting.


Admissions Requirements

Acceptance to the Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management completion degree is based on each applicant’s educational background, professional experience, and potential. Standardized test scores are not required and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Generally, a minimum high school and undergraduate grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a demonstrated ability (typically a combination of academic and professional achievement) to succeed in an undergraduate program meets the minimum incoming academic requirement. A student must enter the program with at least 45 transferable credits from a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution. Applications can be completed online.

Application Process
GlobalHealth Education will collect all applications, transcripts and materials from applicants and transmit them to Central Christian College. Upon receipt of a complete application, the Admissions Committee will evaluate an application and make an admissions decision. Admissions decisions can be expected within a week of submitting a complete application. GlobalHealth Education will release admissions decisions upon receipt, and an official letter with the admissions decision will be sent via e-mail from Central Christian College.

Application Requirements
Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management Degree Completion Program Application Requirements:
  • Completed Application Form
  • GlobalHealth Education Permission & Transcript Request Forms
  • CCC FERPA Form
  • Transcripts from the high school that conferred the applicant’s diploma, as well as the higher education institution(s) from which the applicant completed courses for which the applicant seeks credit toward the Central Christian College degree.

Please submit all application requirements to GlobalHealth Education at:

GlobalHealth Education
Attn: Registrar
3111 South Dixie Hwy. Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Fax: 866-466-2306
Email: registrar@globalhealtheducation.com

Home school transcripts will be accepted if they meet the required guidelines. Contact your Student Advocate for further assistance with home school transcripts.