Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Care Management

Waldorf online health care management degreeWaldorf’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Care Management is designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills to be effective mid-level health care managers in various health care settings. The program has a special focus on the efficiency and quality of care provided in hospitals and other health facilities.  Waldorf’s B.A.S. in Health Care Management does not require a clinical or in-field experience component.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, positions in medical and health services management have a bright job outlook and will grow by 20- to 28-percent through 2020.

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Estimated time to complete this bachelor’s degree program is four years with full-time enrollment.

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  Credit Hours
Core Requirements 30
Major Requirements 30
Professional Electives 60

 

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Requirements 30
HCM 1301 Medical Terminology 3
HCM 3002 Introduction to Health Care Management 3
HCM 3305 Community Health 3
HCM 3303 Health Informatics: Principles and Practice 3
HCM 3304 Principles of Epidemiology 3
HCM 4201 Health Care Law 3
HCM 4053 Financial Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HCM 3801 Issues and Trends in Health Care 3
HCM 4320 Development and Strategic Planning in Health Care 3
PHL 4035 Life, Meaning, and Vocation 3
Professional Electives 60
Any Waldorf courses may be selected from the catalog and course schedule to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements. The following are sample electives.
HCM 4304 Project Management for Health Care Professionals 3
HCM 4303 Comparative Health Systems 3
HCM 4305 Long-Term Care Management 3
HCM 4308 Research Methods for Health Professionals* 3
BUS 2201 Principles in Accounting 3
HCM 4307 Health Care Quality Management 3
BUS 3602 Principles of Management 3
BUS 3352 Human Resource Management 3
BUS/ORG 3651 Leadership 3
HCM 4400 Risk Management in Health Care 3
Grand Total:   120

* HCM 4308 and MTH 2023 are strongly recommended for students considering graduate school

B.A.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the B.A.S. core curriculum (30 Credits)
  • Completion of the required courses in a major field (30 Credits)
  • Completion of additional courses (including any supported courses required by the major in other departments) to a total of 120 credits depending on the major
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf (Some majors may require a cumulative GPA higher than a 2.00)
  • Minimum of 30 upper-division credit hours
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