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
Age Restriction: Y Admission Status: online undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: online only Location/s: Florida Tech University 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
Complete:
  • 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 University Online students.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 1000 Precalculus
    Select one 1000-level (or higher) math course
    Credit Hours: 4
    Algebra and trigonometry that are used to develop the skills needed in calculus. Required for students who have minimal algebra and/or trigonometry preparation, or whose placement test indicated such a need.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing score on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • 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
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 University 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 University 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 University Online
Humanities (choose three)(9 Credit Hours)
  • HUM 1015 Mythology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces classical, Norse and medieval mythology through the study of themes and narratives that emphasize the importance of mythical elements to the modern world.
  • HUM 1020 Art Appreciation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents basic terms, theories and techniques of the artist, and major art movements and media in the visual arts. Increases understanding and aesthetic pleasure, and develops understanding of the techniques and terminology in the visual arts.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1021 Integrated Arts
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces visual, written and musical works of art to increase understanding. Develops techniques and terminology in the arts through lectures, discussion, and live performances and events.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1023 Philosophy of Human Nature
    Credit Hours: 3
    Traces the human pursuit of self-knowledge from ancient Greece to the present. Explores such fundamental philosophical questions as: How can we think clearly without prejudice; is life intrinsically valuable; can science explain everything; and why do we exist.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1024 Religions of the World 1: Western Religions
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies western religions. Includes religions of nonliterate societies and ancient religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1025 Religions of the World 2: Eastern Religions
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies eastern religions. Includes Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and the religions of Japan.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 3275 Contemporary Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies literature since the 1960s. May include short stories, plays, poems and novels by McGuane, Davies, Percy, Fowles, Pinter, Beckett and Morrison. The syllabus varies considerably from semester to semester.
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 University 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 University Online
Social Sciences (choose one)(3 Credit Hours)
  • CRM 1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the criminal justice system and the various components. Includes crime trends, crime statistics, victimology, crime prevention, discretion and justice policy.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews psychological processes, including both areas in which psychology is a natural science (physiological psychology, sensation and perception, basic learning and cognition) and a social science (motivation, human development, personality, social interaction, psychopathology and psychotherapy).
  • PSY 1462 Substance Abuse
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines experimental evidence on the physical, physiological and psychological effects of drug use and conclusions relating to the real vs. alleged effects of drugs.
  • SOC 1101 Human Behavior Perspective
    Credit Hours: 3
    Offers an interdisciplinary viewpoint of the many ways in which human beings function as individuals, members of larger groups and members of particular cultures. Explores the disciplines of sociology, psychology and criminology in seeking to understand and explore human behavior.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • SOC 2551 Social Problems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the contemporary social issues such as poverty, unemployment, energy, pollution, sexual deviance, drugs and crime. Includes causes, interactions, policy and possible solutions
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Restricted and Free Electives
Restricted Electives - Business (choose one)
  • CIS 3318 Electronic Commerce
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes the role of the Internet and the Web in electronic commerce. Examines Web server hardware and software tools. Addresses electronic payment, security, the regulatory environment and Web-based marketing.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • ELA 2602 Law 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers advanced topics in the legal aspects of the banking system. Analyzes in depth the Uniform Commercial Code, financial instruments, bankruptcy, creditor-debtor relationships and securities regulations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • ELA 3001 Legal Aspects in Healthcare Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the legal concepts that confront most healthcare professionals. Includes HIPPA, limitations, civil procedures, medical records, organizational structures (HMO, MMO, PPO and others), patients' rights, state and federal laws, living wills and healthcare powers of attorney and professional liability insurance.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EMG 3325 Public Administration
    Credit Hours: 3
    Analyzes the nature of public administration, its structure and limitations. Includes staff organization and chain of command, unemployment policies, personnel training and management, employees, organizations and public relations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EMG 3328 Business Ethics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies general moral principles and their application to ethical issues and problems pertaining to business activities, and the nature of the corporation in contemporary society.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University 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 University Online
Free Electives (choose two)(6 Credit Hours)
Total Credits Required: 124