B.S. Degree in Health Services Administration

B.S. Degree in Health Services Administration

To receive the B.S. Degree in Health Services Administration, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

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

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 (1-11)

Related Requirements ( 27 credits )

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ACCT 231 Principles of Accounting II (3)
COMH 403  Healthcare Informatics (3)
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 )

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