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With doctors and patients alike facing industry-wide changes across the health care landscape, forward-thinking health service managers have never been more relevant or in-demand. Today, opportunities for service managers and business administrators are among the most abundant in the health care profession, with graduates employed in fields that span the total range of health care and other far-reaching industries.

Parker University’s online Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management (BBA-HCM) program provides a thorough foundation for students seeking a degree in health care administration. The program combines a core education in business management with a focal point on today’s most critical topics in health care management. The degree provides graduates with a blend of business and health care knowledge essential to be successful in today’s health care environment. Whether students seek to coordinate teams of health care professionals or maintain institutional facilities or resources, graduates of Parker’s BBA-HCM program stand ready to face the important and relevant challenges this fast-growing field presents.

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Curriculum – 120 Semester Credit Hours

 Year 1 Semester 1

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

3

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3

ENGL 1302 Composition II

4

ENGL 2326 American Literature

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 1

12

 Year 1 Semester 3

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

MATH 1325 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II (Business Calculus)

3

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

3

HIST 1301 United States History I

3

HIST 1302 United States History II

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 3

12

 Year 2 Semester 5

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

ACCT 2301 Principles of Managerial Accounting

3

FINA 3301 Corporate Financial Management

3

MANA 3301 Principles of Management

3

MANA 3305 Managerial Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 5

12

 Year 3 Semester 7

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

MISM 3301 Information Systems for Management

3

MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing

3

HCMG 3301 Introduction to Health Care Management

3

HCMG 3302 Health Care Planning and Policy Management

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 7

12

 Year 3 Semester 9

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

HCMG 3308 Managed Health Care

3

HCMG 3310 International Health Care Management

3

HCMG 4301 Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance, and Risk Management

3

HCMG 4303 Health Care Information Systems

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 9

12

 Year 1 Semester 2

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

3

BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I

3

BIOL 1309 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

3

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 2

12

 Year 2 Semester 4

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

3

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 4

12

 Year 2 Semester 6

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

MANA 3306 Management Communication

3

MANA 3308 Business and Public Law

3

MANA 4301 Operations and Quality Management

3

MANA 4320 Capstone: Strategies and Problems in Management

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 6

12

 Year 3 Semester 8

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

HCMG 3303 Human Resource Management in Health Care

3

HCMG 3304 Evidence Based Health Care

3

HCMG 3305 Organizational Behavior in Health Care Management

3

HCMG 3306 Health Care Regulations and Procedures

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 8

12

 Year 4 Semester 10

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

HCMG 4305 Ethics and Decision Making in Health Care

3

HCMG 4307 Cultural Competence in Health Care

3

HCMG 4310 Internship

3

HCMG 4320 Capstone: Health Care Management

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 10

12

Parker’s BBA-HCM program consists of:

  • A new enrollment period each month

Parker’s Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management program is geared toward building an understanding of the methods, principles, and tools crucial to advance in today’s health care management landscape. Course content includes accounting, marketing, and business objectives that explore the broad range of responsibilities that face today’s leading health care managers.

Parker’s BBA-HCM program prepares its graduates to:

  • Lead and develop teams within health care institutions and clinics that are efficient, focused, and flexible
  • Implement strategies to best assess performance, improve processes, and strengthen the quality of patient care
  • Evaluate existing research using quantitative and statistical tools to assist in decision making
  • Identify, evaluate, and respond to common types of ethical dilemmas
  • Apply mathematical and computing concepts to support information systems and database access
  • Employ interpersonal and written communication skills to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Evaluate the impact of information systems and technology on health care processes and the securing of health information

What’s the Career Outlook for for Health Care Managers?1

  • Median Salary: $81, 080 per year1
  • Number of Jobs: 280,0002
  • Job Outlook, 2012-22: 73,300 new jobs3

Where the Careers Are

Health service managers are particularly important as health care reform and the rise of electronic health records continues to transform the industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, America will see a 23% job growth of health service managers between 2012 and 2022 – that’s a projection of more than 73 thousand new jobs for health service administrators. A Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management is especially relevant in Texas, as the health care industry is responsible for more than 15% of the state’s annual employment growth.

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