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Health Care Management - BA (48-52 hours total)

 

Overview

The Health Care Management major promotes an understanding of complex, evolving, and integrated health care and reimbursement systems.  Students analyze perspectives, methods, and values associated with the delivery and financing of health services.  They evaluate client needs, fiscal constraints, management practices, ethical principles, public policies, promotional strategies, and system designs to discover ways to meet the growing demands for affordable, efficient, responsible, and effective health care.  The major promotes organizational insight and managerial ability for those who desire leadership positions in health-related enterprises.

 

The Health Care Management major offers two tracks. 

The Clinical Track is for students who enter OU with prior education, such as an Associate's degree in a technical health care discipline.  The Associate's degree will take precedence over a license or registry in evaluating and transcribing student credits.  A license/registry will be used in those instances in which students have earned their license/registry in a way other than through academic credit.  Students can meet the criteria for the clinical track if they fulfill one or both of the criteria:

1. Has earned an associate's degree in a technical clinical discipline;

OR

2. Possesses a license/registry in a technical clinical discipline.

The Non-Clinical Track is designed to assist individuals interested in health care management/administration who do not hold a clinical license or registry.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses for the Non-Clinical Track

ACC 20364ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS (4)

ECO 20163MACROECONOMICS (3)

ECO 20263MICROECONOMICS (3)

MAT 10643COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3)

OR

MAT 20043DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (3)

OR

MAT 20143BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (3)

OAD 30763BUSINESS STATISTICS (4)

OR

OAD 31564QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS (3)

OAD 31664BUSINESS ETHICS (3)

MAT 20043 is recommended to fulfill foundation requirement. 

Required Courses for the Non-Clinical Track

OAD 36010INTRO TO HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS (4)

OAD 36020PLANNING & BUDGETING IN HEALTH CARE (4)

OAD 38663HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (4)

OAD 40654HEALTH CARE LAW & ETHICS (4)

OAD 46000HEALTH CARE POLICY AND REGULATIONS (4)

OAD 48400QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE (4)

OAD 48563MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (4)

OAD 49500SEMINAR IN APPLIED HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT (4)

Required Courses for the Clinical Track

OAD 36020PLANNING & BUDGETING IN HEALTH CARE (4)

OAD 38663HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (4)

OAD 40654HEALTH CARE LAW & ETHICS (4)

OAD 46000HEALTH CARE POLICY AND REGULATIONS (4)

OAD 48400QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE (4)

OAD 48563MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (4)

OAD 49500SEMINAR IN APPLIED HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT (4)

Elective Concentrations Available:

Economics

Finance

Human Resources

Leadership and Management

Marketing

Career Opportunities

 

The Clinical Track prepares students for further work in technical/clinical studies, nursing, reimbursement specialist positions, utilization review positions, medical office staff, managed care personnel, and in the health insurance field. 

 

Individuals interested in administrative, management, sales, insurance, and reimbursement professions related to health care will find valuable preparation in the Non-Clinical Track.