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BBA 308 Data Development and Analysis                                           
This course focuses on the analysis and interpretation of statistical data for the business manager. Topics include an examination of the role of statistics in research, statistical terminology, appropriate use of statistical techniques, the interpretation of statistical findings in business, and business research. Quantitative concepts and basic techniques in research are stressed. Prerequisite: Essential Topics for Algebra (or Intermediate Algebra or above). 

ORG 404/MGT 504* Economics and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
An overview of the basic principles and language of economics and finance, focusing on the use and application of economic and financial data for planning, control, and decision making. Topics include the business cycle, interest rates, inflation, risk analysis, and use of financial ratios
 
ORG 407/MGT 507* Budgeting and Accounting for Managers
This course examines the relationship of the accounting and budgeting processes to the organization’s strategic plan and goals and emphasizes the use of an organization’s accounting information for decision-making. It includes an overview of the basic principles and language of accounting, budgeting process, various analytical techniques used to prepare and evaluate budgets, and ethical considerations in accounting and budgeting. Throughout the course, a managerial viewpoint is stressed.
 
HCM 300 Foundations of Healthcare Management
This course provides an overview of management practices in healthcare organizations and includes a review of classical management functions, such as planning, organizing, directing and controlling as they relate to the healthcare environment. Students will learn the skills necessary to be effective leaders in a variety of healthcare organizations. Topics include organizational culture, diversity, healthcare leadership and fundamentals of management.

HCM 310 Ethics in Healthcare
This course will provide a foundation of ethical theory, which students will apply to decision making in a healthcare environment. Students will discuss contemporary moral issues in a healthcare context and learn to analyze problems using classical ethics theories.

HCM 320 Human Resource Management in Healthcare 
This course studies the role of personnel as a staff function within a healthcare organization, as well as personnel functions such as recruitment, interviewing, job descriptions and requirements, union-management relations, wage and salary administration, management development and motivation. Students also study interpersonal relationships and team dynamics as they influence decision making and effectiveness in healthcare organizations.

HCM 330 Public Health Administration
This course explores the role health care organizations play in community health. Students study the principles of public health through the lens of government, business, and community. Topics include community benefit and outreach, environmental health, communicable disease, and mental health.

HCM 350 Legal Issues in Healthcare
This course provides an overview of the legal issues facing current healthcare organizations and examines the law as it relates to relationships between doctors, hospitals, staff, patients and healthcare providers. Students will learn skills such as the ability to apply ethical decision making principles, mitigate risk, incorporate employment law procedures and manage communication.

HCM 400 Healthcare Operations and Quality Control
Upon completion of this course, students will understand the functions and impact of day-to-day operations of hospitals, medical facilities and clinics. The course will examine issues of efficiency and quality control through topics like healthcare facility management, quality control, goal setting and evaluation, medical reporting and organizational accountability.

HCM 425 Management of Health Information Systems
This course provides an overview of information technology from a healthcare perspective.  Topics include current issues, health information management applications, security and the ethical impact of information systems. Prerequisite: CIS100

HCM 435 Project Management in Healthcare Organizations
This course examines techniques necessary to successfully develop, oversee and complete projects in a healthcare environment. Students will develop the skills needed to plan, estimate, organize, budget, schedule, track and control projects. The course provides a comprehensive foundation to project management with a focus on healthcare organizations.

HCM 490 Strategic Management in Healthcare
This capstone course requires students to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from previous coursework and apply it to a culminating project. Students will examine the strategic management process as it applies to the management of healthcare organizations. Prerequisite: Senior Status

*These courses may be taken for graduate level credit and applied toward credit needed in a graduate degree. Student must register for the graduate course section at registration.

Curriculum is subject to change.