2017-2018 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Healthcare Management (BS)
Offered at South University, Austin; South University, Cleveland; South University, Columbia; South University, High Point; South University, Montgomery; South University, Novi; South University, Online Programs; South University, Richmond; South University, Savannah; South University, Tampa; South University, Virginia Beach; and South University, West Palm Beach
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program is based on the premise that successful healthcare managers need to have strong business skills. This program is designed to provide students with the necessary foundation to seek entry-level employment in the healthcare services industry. The foundation of management theory and business course skills affords students the opportunity to use the analytic approaches in their healthcare management courses that can be transferred into the healthcare services environment.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
- Analyze real world business problems in healthcare organizations understanding the framework in which healthcare services are produced, coordinated, consumed, and reimbursed.
- Integrate human resource, marketing, finance, and information management skills into the analysis for healthcare settings.
- Develop ethical and professional solutions for healthcare business challenges.
- Analyze contemporary strategic planning and decision-making in healthcare to assess alternative management solutions in healthcare related problems and challenges.
- Evaluate critical issues in acute and long-term care environments from the perspectives of the healthcare stakeholders.
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management: 180 Credits
Area I General Education Requirements: 64-68 Credits
Mathematics and Statistics
Choose two additional courses from the following:
Natural Sciences (choose two)
*If a BS Healthcare Management student chooses to take an Anatomy and Physiology course, only BIO1011 and BIO1013 satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement. Students enrolling in either course must, however, also take the related co-requisite lab courses: BIO1012 and BIO1014 respectively. Students electing this option for their Natural Sciences requirement will complete up to 184 credit hours of work for their degree, depending on their exact choice.
Arts and Humanities (choose two)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Choose one additional course from the following:
Area II Foundation Requirements: 28 Credits
Area III Major Requirements: 88 Credits
Elective Pool (eight courses or 32 credit hours)
Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements, provided the course meets the standards of the Credit for Transcripted and Non-transcripted Work policy found in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog.
Non-transfer students, with their advisor's consultation and approval may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. Work from other fields must include any required prerequisite courses in the elective field.
A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.
Choose eight courses from the following list:
** Requires a prerequisite that may or may not satisfy Area I. If not, then prerequisite must be selected as an elective.
South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.