Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Business Administration-Health Administration Program Information
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Administration
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (BSBA) core is a 49 credit hour, 85-week program designed to expand a student’s critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid foundation in business administration principles and their contemporary applications in the workplace. (A minimum of 46 hours of transferable credits is required for admission to the BSBA program.)
To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Program, a prospective student should meet the following requirements.
- Evidence of high school graduation — transcript, diploma or GED.
- 46 Semester Hours of transferable credit - C or better.
- The equivalent of two years full-time work experience.
- A score of 500 or above on the TOEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 85 or above on the MTLP(Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency) for students whose native language is not English.
To graduate from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration program with a concentration in Health Administration, a student requires at least 125 semester hours of credit. Fifty-one of those credits include core general education courses (listed below) and 47 credits include the core major in business administration. The remaining 38 credits are elective in nature.
125 semester hours are required for graduation.
51 credits include the following distribution of general education courses:
General Education Categories
Language, Literature and Fine Arts
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Natural Sciences / Mathematics
Minimum General Education Credits:
- A minimum grade of “C” in the business major and an overall grade point average of 2.00 for the program.
- Payment of tuition and all fees.
Description of Courses
BAS101 - Introduction to Business Studies
This course is designed as a foundation for strengthening interpersonal and academic skills requisite to success at the Bachelor level of study. The Gwynedd Mercy University learning outcomes will provide the underlying structure for individual and team-related effectiveness in the context of an accelerated, cohort structured educational program. (3 weeks)
ENG305 - Persuasive Business Presentations
Verbal skills essential to effective business presentations, including negotiation, debating, extemporaneous speaking and interviewing provides the focus of this course. Oral reporting, management briefing, conference and committee leadership, and active listening are addressed as tools to minimize or eliminate barriers to understanding. (5 weeks)
PHL2000 - Encountering Ethics
This course analyzes moral problems and evaluates their possible solutions in light of ethical theories. (5 weeks) Prerequisite: ENG 101
BUS323 - Business Management and Leadership
This course provides the student with an overview of management and leadership processes within an organization. By applying principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and team development and building - to a comprehensive team project - the student will develop an understanding of the role of manager in today's organization. (5 weeks)
ECN320 - Managerial Economics
This course is a study of the fundamental principles of economics and how they affect the consumer, business and industry, the government and the entire economy. Domestic as well as global issues are emphasized. Topics include supply and demand, monopoly, fiscal policy, unemployment and international trade. (6 weeks)
ACC300 - Financial Accounting
This course is an in-depth study of the role that financial accounting data plays in the decision-making process of managers of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Topics include examination of financial statements, job costing, cost-volume-profit analysis and capital budgeting. (7 weeks) Prerequisite: BAS 101
BUS405 - Marketing Management
This course develops a comprehensive overview of marketing strategy. Management decision-making in all areas of marketing is addressed. Strategic planning and implementation in segmentation, product, distribution, promotion and pricing will be included. Prerequisites: BUS 207 and any 300 level marketing courses. (5 weeks)
BUS341 - Business Statistics
The use of statistics in business will be explored. Topics covered include measures of averages and dispersions, probability theory and distributions, sampling, tests of hypothesis, regression, correlation and nonparametic techniques as well as time series analysis, index numbers and analysis of variance. (7 weeks)
BUS310 - Principles of Finance
This course is an introduction to the role of finance in the economy. Financial markets, debt and equity instruments, capital budgeting, inflation and the role of the financial manager are examined. (5 weeks) Prerequisite: ACC 105,106; MTH 136 or its equivalent.
RS231 - Morality & Contemporary Health Care
This course grounds its ethical foundation on the Judeo-Christian understanding of the sanctity of life. Ethical principles and practices of decision-making, as influenced by the Roman Catholic moral tradition, are applied to specific medical-moral questions. (5 weeks)
HA312 - Health Planning
Intensive, in-depth examination of "real world" medical care organization topics and problems. Emphasis on the development of health planning and policy strategies and their implementation. (5 weeks)
SOC311 - Sociology of Medicine
Examination of the social organization of modern science-based medicine. Emphasis on health and disease as social processes influenced by social roles, community factors and cultural values. (5 weeks)
HA402 - Legal Issues in Health Administration
Examination of the interaction of the legal system with modern medical practice. Particular emphasis on regulatory factors and medical malpractice as they influence the organization and delivery of health care are the focus of this course. (5 weeks)
BUS375 - Risk Management
The use of risk management techniques as tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization are studied. The student will be introduced to the risk management process, various non-insurance activities to control risks in the workplace, safety in the workplace and current issues facing the businessperson. Coursework will include a research paper, case analysis and classroom discussions. (5 weeks) Prerequisites: BUS 301.
HA401 - Health Care Financial Management
Intensive examination of development and management of resources for health care through the budget and staffing process. (5 weeks)
BUS4001 - Seminar: Business Policies and Strategy
Using a business simulation/case approach, and by integrating learning team experiences with classroom theory this course is a study of management policy as an integrative force to all other functions of businesses; i.e., marketing, manufacturing, finance, personnel. The course represents an insight into the strategies behind corporate policies. (7 weeks) Prerequisites: BUS 301, 304, 306, 310, 323, 341