Central Penn College - Healthcare Management Bachelor's Degree Program

Central Penn College

 

Bachelor's Degree

Healthcare Management

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program will prepare students to meet the demands of an ever-changing healthcare system. Students will develop and enhance leadership skills, learn to understand and apply business concepts to the healthcare industry and apply critical thinking skills in order to make informed business decisions.

The program will prepare students for careers in management, administrative or educational positions within the industry. They will also be prepared to pursue higher academic goals through acceptance into a master’s degree program.

This program is designed to prepare our graduates to be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and oral, in a manner reflective of business and healthcare professionals.
  • Understand and apply business concepts to business models in general and how these models and concepts can be used to respond to the clinical, organizational and fiscal demands facing the ever changing healthcare industry.
  • Understand business and healthcare organizations as complex systems and the implications of workplace diversity, organizational change and corporate culture.
  • Identify appropriate resources and apply analytical reasoning/critical thinking skills in order to make informed business decisions.
  • Understand the role of effective leadership in driving organizational performance and change.
  • Obtain career and/or academic advancement into a management, administrative or educational position or acceptance into a graduate degree program. 

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Admissions Criteria:

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program has specific admission qualifications.

Persons seeking admission to the major must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher at their last college attended.
  • Submit two professional reference letters.
  • Earned an associate’s degree in a health related field.*

*Interested students are encouraged to talk with an admissions counselor.

Capstone Experience

A capstone in professional studies including applied/action research is required to complete the program. Students must design, execute and present a professional project. This project synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the student’s personal and professional goals and/or his/her chosen area of concentration.

Middle States Accreditation

Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Ph: 267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission (www.MSCHE.org) on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

Academic Road Map: Full Time

Roadmap - Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

ALH-BSHM

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Catalog Year: 2017-18

This Roadmap is a recommended term-by-term plan of study for this major. However, courses and milestones designed as critical (*) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Note: Additional courses may be required as determined by the transfer credit evaluation. Those students without a professional credential are required to take an additional 15 credits of 300+ Healthcare Management Choice Courses prior to the capstone course

Full-time (3 classes per term)

CRITICAL

COURSE SUBJECT AND TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

MIN. GRADE

MAJOR GPA

Pre-Requisites

TERM 1

 

ENG220 Business Communications

3

 

 

ENG100

*

BUS215 Microeconomics

3

 

 

 

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 2

*

BUS220 Principles of Management

3

 

 

 

 

ALH255 Medical Law and Ethics

3

 

C+

 

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 3

*

ALH320 Health Services Organization and Management

3

 

 

BUS220

 

ALH330 Healthcare Policies and Politics

3

C

 

BUS220

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 4

 

BUS245 Human Resources

3

 

 

BUS220

 

BUS365 Organizational Behavior

3

 

 

BUS220

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 5

 

ALH388 Healthcare Quality Management

3

 

 

ALH320

 

ALH410 Health Economics and Financing Strategies

3

 

 

BUS215

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 6

 

IDS499 Capstone

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY

MINIMUM TOTAL HOURS

MINIMUM UPPER-DIVISION HOURS 300 TO 400 LEVEL COURSE

MINIMUM CPC CORE HOURS

MINIMUM

MAJOR GPA

OVERALL GPA

49

31

34

2.5

2.0

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Academic Road Map: Part Time

Roadmap- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

ALH-BSHM

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Catalog Year: 2017-18

 

This Roadmap is a recommended term-by-term plan of study for this major. However, courses and milestones designed as critical (*) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Note: Additional courses may be required as determined by the transfer credit evaluation. Those students without a professional credential are required to take an additional 15 credits of 300+ Healthcare Management Choice Courses prior to the capstone course

Part-time (2 classes per term)

CRITICAL

COURSE SUBJECT AND TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

MIN. GRADE

MAJOR GPA

Pre-Requisites

TERM 1

 

ENG220 Business Communications

3

 

 

ENG100

*

BUS215 Microeconomics

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 2

*

BUS220 Principles of Management

3

 

 

 

 

ALH255 Medical Law and Ethics

3

C+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 3

*

ALH320 Health Services Organization and Management

3

 

 

BUS220

 

ALH330 Healthcare Policies and Politics

3

C

 

BUS220

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 4

 

BUS245 Human Resources

3

 

 

BUS220

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 5

 

ALH388 Healthcare Quality Management

3

 

 

ALH320

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 6

 

BUS365 Organizational Behavior

3

 

 

BUS220

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 7

 

ALH410 health Economics and Financing Strategies

3

 

 

BUS215

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 8

 

IDS499 Capstone

4

 

 

 

 

HCM Choice Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY

MINIMUM TOTAL HOURS

MINIMUM UPPER-DIVISION HOURS 300 TO 400 LEVEL COURSE

MINIMUM CPC CORE HOURS

MINIMJM

MAJOR GPA

OVERALL GPA

49

31

34

2.5

2.0

 

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