Online Business Administration Degree in Healthcare Management

7602
Bachelor of Arts
Online
Yes
Undergraduate
Florida Tech Online
Major Code: 7602 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: Yes
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Florida Tech Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Healthcare Management combines basic and advanced courses in the various business disciplines with more focused study in the area of healthcare management. The healthcare management major includes foundational instruction in the areas of healthcare organizations, managed care and medical ethics, as well as advanced topics such as community health evaluation, quality improvement methods, health planning and policy management.

Core and Major Education
  • ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning
    Credit Hours: 1
    Helps students new to Florida Tech and online learning to adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (online classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic integration into college. Requirement for all Florida Tech Online students.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • BUS 1801 Global Business Perspectives
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the functions and operations of business organizations in a global marketplace. Studies the structure, operation, financing, relationships and responsibilities of firms in context of current legal, social, regulatory and environmental issues. Requires critical thinking, communication, research, and individual and group problem solving.
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.
  • EAC 2211 Principles of Accounting 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the financial environment, financial statements, the accounting cycle and the theoretical framework of accounting measurement, emphasizing mechanics, measurement theory and the economic environment.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EAC 2212 Principles of Accounting 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues . Emphasizes understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EBA 3334 Applied Decision Methods for Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Uses quantitative techniques to aid in decision-making. Emphasizes problem identification and applies appropriate solution techniques for interpretation of results. Includes probability theory, decision-making under certainty, risk and uncertainty, inventory control, forecasting, PERT/CPM, utility theory and linear programming.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EBA 4498 Strategic Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Incorporates all functional business areas dealing with organizational challenges. Emphasizes decision-making processes related to strategy formulation and implementation in global settings.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EEC 2303 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts that aid in understanding both aggregate economic conditions and the policy alternatives designed to stabilize national economies. Includes the determination of GDP and national income, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth and exchange rates.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EEC 2304 Introduction to Microeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the neoclassical theory of price determination. Includes supply and demand analysis, production and cost theory, market structures, externalities and public goods, factor payments, income distribution and informational asymmetries.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EHC 1103 Medical Ethics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the moral problems that arise in the practice of medicine. Covers theories about what is good and what is right as related to bioethical and socioethical issues.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EHC 3302 Healthcare Organizations
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the U.S. healthcare system. Includes structure, finance, governance, personnel and cultural values. Emphasizes the influences exerted by the economic, political and social forces within the larger society and the healthcare system's response to these influences.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EHC 3303 Managed Care
    Credit Hours: 3
    Analyzes the organizational structure and management of managed healthcare. Emphasizes current trends including the payment and financial aspects of America's managed healthcare system.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EHC 4402 Community Health Evaluation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies descriptive epidemiology and its application to the analysis of community health. Emphasizes the computation and interpretation of basic health status indicators, as well as the application of health promotion and disease prevention strategies. Also covers the U.S. public health system and practices.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EHC 4410 Quality Improvement Methods in Healthcare
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies in depth the quality improvement philosophy, methodologies, tools and issues related to healthcare. Emphasizes quality standard setting, system design, reporting mechanisms and effectiveness assessment. Closely examines the relationship between quality improvement programs, risk management and use review.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EHC 4498 Health Planning and Policy Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Integrates health services planning, organization management and evaluation as part of capstone. Studies policy formation and management.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • ELA 2601 Law 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates the operational responsibilities of individuals in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3225 Finance for Managers
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the principles of corporate financial management. Emphasizes the time value of money in investments of real or financial assets. Covers planning for current assets and liabilities, and long-range capital. Passing grade in  is recommended.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online.
  • EMG 3301 Principles of Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces management as a discipline and process. Includes evolution and scope of management, decision-making, planning, strategy, organizing, staffing, leading, control, change, and the importance of management in the global environment and ethical considerations of management decisions.
    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 30 credit hours in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3327 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the important uses of information technology in organizations. Includes information requirements and flow, system design and analysis methodologies, the generation and accumulation of data for decision-making, and the implementation and control of information systems.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3331 Management of Human Resources
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the principles and systems related to the management and leadership of human resources. Includes legal and administrative law issues; health, safety and security; selection and placement; job analysis; training and development; compensation and benefits; and job analysis systems.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4005 Business Research Skills and Application
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces business research methods and techniques for composing and formatting an industry analysis. Emphasizes written communication for the business discipline and how to use library and census databases. Requires synthesis of information from multiple sources and production of senior-level business analysis. First in a two-course sequence.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4006 Business Plan Research
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on applying business research methods learned in  to produce a new venture concept and actionable business plan as second in a two-course sequence. Emphasizes critical thinking and business analysis tools (marketing, and operational, financial, organizational and strategic analysis). Introduces business presentation techniques.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4410 Continuous Quality Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides a contemporary approach to organization and management philosophy, theory, concepts and applications. Focuses on improving quality, productivity and competitive position through a realistic, relevant and sweeping view of the body-of-knowledge needed by operating managers to improve systems and processes.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4412 Organizational Behavior and Development
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies human behavior in organizations. Blends newer concepts of behavior theory with classical organizational theory. Includes methods for bringing change to organizations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMK 3601 Principles of Marketing
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides the fundamental principles in the marketing of goods, services and ideas. Includes planning, pricing, promotions and distribution. Focuses on global marketing, marketing ethics and managing the marketing function.
    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 30 credits hours in Florida Tech Online
  • EST 2703 Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Emphasizes mathematical concepts. Includes measures of central tendency and spread; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; statistical inference; and linear regression and correlation.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.
  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3
    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • One 2000-level (or higher) communication course Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • One 1000-level (or higher) math course
Select one course:
  • CIS 1130 PC Applications
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces computer applications. Includes basic computer concepts and terminology through experience using the operating system, and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation management software.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 1140 Business Computer Skills
    Credit Hours: 3
    Uses commercial software to understand the business functions of computers and develop personal competency in practical application of computers in business. Provides specific knowledge and advanced capabilities in various skills necessary for effective performance in academic and practical environments.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
Select one course:
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 3
    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • WRI 1001 First-Year Writing 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues work begun in . Includes study in rhetorical analysis and the conventions of various genres. Also includes intensive instruction in writing and revision of work that culminates in a research paper.
    Requirement(s):
    Second in a two-course series. Passing score on placement exam or prerequisite course and enrollment in Florida Tech Online.
Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • Any HUM 1000-level (or higher)
Physical/Life Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • EDS 1021 General Physical Science
    (Recommended)
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts and applications of the physical sciences for non-science majors. Includes the processes and history of science, thermodynamics, electricity, waves, chemical reactions, nuclear energy, relativity and the formation of the Earth and the universe.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EDS 1022 General Biological Science
    (Recommended)
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts and applications of the biological sciences for non-science majors. Includes cell structure, function and reproduction, genetics and genetic engineering, evolution and the environment
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • Any 1000-level or higher (BIO,CHM, EDS, ENS, MET, OCN, PHY, SPS)
Social Sciences (3 credit hours)
  • Any 1000-level or higher (SS)
Free Electives (choose two) (6 credit hours)
Total Credits Required: 121