This concentration is for those who wish to pursue a career on the business side of the healthcare field.
Typical careers include healthcare office or clinic management and human resources management. In addition to the General Education core courses required for all Finlandia students and the Business Administration core completed by all BBA students, the Healthcare Management major takes courses tailored for healthcare management professionals, such as epidemiology in healthcare, healthcare and ethics, healthcare delivery, healthcare finance, and healthcare information systems. Students also complete a senior capstone course that integrates their business and healthcare knowledge.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative management. Your one-stop resource center for information, education and advocacy in the areas of reimbursement, admitting and registration, data management, medical records, patient relations and so much more.
AAHAM was founded in 1968 as the American Guild of Patient Account Management. Initially formed to serve the interests of hospital patient account managers, AAHAM has evolved into a national membership association that represents a broad-based constituency of healthcare professionals.
Professional development of its members is one of the primary goals of the association. Publications, conferences and seminars, benchmarking, professional certification and networking offer numerous opportunities for increasing the skills and knowledge that are necessary to function effectively in today’s health care environment.
ISB students pursue the traditional four-year B.B.A. degree, which requires completion of Finlandia’s General Education requirements, the Business Core (required of all BBA students), 14-16 credits of free electives, and 23-25 credits in the Health Management Concentration.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Students considering traveling abroad to study International Business must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and apply to the Dean of the International School of Business to make arrangements. Students are highly encouraged to study at least one year of the Finnish language (or language of destination country) prior to departure.
JAMK Summer School – Creativity and Communication in Business (3 week program in June)
ADDITIONAL LINKS AND FORMS
What you will learn
Graduates will be able to:
- Combine competencies in management and general business with a knowledge of the business side of health care in order to effectively manage health care organizations.
- Handle specialized business aspects of the health care field including billing, human resources, finance, and marketing.
- Effectively communicate with individuals and groups from different backgrounds, including primary care givers and administrative personnel.
Sample Courses (CORE)
- Human Resource Management
Explores effective human resource management in the dynamic legal, social, and economic environments of public and private organizations. Topics include federal statutes that influence the recruitment, selection, training, and development of organizational members. Students study various performance appraisal systems and examine changing benefits and compensation packages. Available fall semesters. Prerequisite: BUS 271.
- Epidemiology in Healthcare
Focuses on the principles governing the study and practice of epidemiology. Explores the methodologies available to health professionals for selecting and measuring factors of interest, describing their distribution, detecting associations, and identifying populations at risk. Common epidemiological research designs are addressed. Available spring semesters. Prerequisite: MAT 144 or higher.
- Healthcare Information System
Examines the application and use of information technology in clinical and managerial decision-making. Emphasizes information technology that supports the delivery of services including the collection, storage, retrieval, and communication of data; information systems safeguards; ethical and legal issues; and information management that promotes patient safety and quality of care. Available spring semesters. Prerequisites: CIS 102, HCM 412.