B.S. Degree in Health Services Administration

B.S. Degree in Health Services Administration

MSUM offers an on-campus/hybrid Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program aimed at developing competencies in the field of health services administration. The program serves a variety of students including traditional students seeking a four year undergraduate degree, students who plan to take the Nursing Home Administrator examination to practice in Minnesota, and students seeking coursework to gain expertise in the broad field of health services administration. To receive the B.S. in Health Services Administration, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. The program is designed to prepare students to take a variety of positions in acute care organizations, clinics, long-term care, government and community health organizations. The program has been approved by the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) and meets the licensure requirements. Additionally, program is also a member of Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Attain an academic and practical understanding of Health Services Administration based on acquired knowledge of the principles of healthcare finance, management, strategic planning, policy and law. 
  • Identify the historical, political, and scientific foundations of health services management.
  • Understand the legal and ethical basis of professional behavior.
  • Exhibit leadership skills necessary for employment in a health care organization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a clear, concise and professional manner both written and verbally. 
  • Acquire the ability to problem solve, plan and analyze at the leadership level necessary for employment in the healthcare industry.
  • Long Term Care Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for licensure as defined by the Minnesota Board of Nursing Home Administrators (for student specializing in Long Term Care).

Core Requirements ( 30 credits )

Students must earn eleven credits in HSAD 469.

HSAD 326 Applied Epidemiology (3)
HSAD 414 Health Services Planning and Evaluation (3)
HSAD 416 Health Services Management (3)
HSAD 418 Health Care Law and Ethics (3)
HSAD 419 Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3)
HSAD 420 Healthcare Policy and Payment (3)
HSAD 468 Internship Seminar (1)
HSAD 469 Internship (11)

Related Requirements ( 27 credits )

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ACCT 231 Principles of Accounting II (3)
HSAD 403  Healthcare Informatics (3) *was COMH 403
ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro (3)
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
MGMT 440 Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 451 Organizational Behavior (3)
MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing (3)
PHIL 318 Professional Ethics (3)

Emphasis in Long Term Care Administration

Program Requirements ( 12 credits )

HSAD 401 Health Aspects of Aging (3) *was COMH 401
HSAD 421 Long Term Care Administration (3)
PARA 416 Elder Law (3)
SOC 308 Social Gerontology (3) or
SW 308 Social Gerontology (3)