Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

CBU's Healthcare Administration major is for students who have a desire to work and serve in the healthcare industry in the areas of management and administration. Students who complete this program will also earn a Business Administration Minor from the School of Business. The program prepares students for entry level jobs in healthcare administration and graduate school.

Students will benefit from the business component of the program whether they wish to enter healthcare employment or pursue graduate education. The Business Administration minor will enhance students' employability, or attractiveness to graduate school admissions officers.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the Healthcare Administration program, graduates will:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the United States Health Care system.
    • Demonstrate competence in health information literacy.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between disease prevention and health promotion.
    • Display effective professional communication skills.
    • Demonstrate appropriate comprehension of health care information system concepts, challenges and regulatory issues.
    • Develop skills to collaborate and consult as a strategic member of the healthcare team.
    • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the scientific literature, understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey this information both orally and in writing.
    • Possess the ability to act as aresource person in community health programs and activities.
    • Possess the ability to analyze and interpret financial information specific to the healthcare setting.
  • Program Design and Career Opportunities

    The field of Allied Health is one that is rapidly expanding in the United States and in Southern California. The two leading healthcare trends in the United States are the increase in the aging population and the epidemic of obesity. These two trends will influence health care for the next generation and the Healthcare Administration program is strategically positioned to train future healthcare providers for such trends. Your CBU professors have extensive experience and knowledge in the field of Healthcare Administration and are able to bridge applied and academic practice to the classroom environment.

    Career opportunities in the field of Allied Health are predicted to be excellent in the years to come, as health-related professions are some of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. Healthcare administrators are in high demand and will work in an environment where they will be able to influence healthcare trends.

Course Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

ALH101 Introd Allied Health Professions

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in allied health, to review the numerous career options in the allied health professions, and to explore the student's calling and vocation. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

BIO173 Medical Terminology

The analysis of the Greek and Latin components of medical and biological terms with the objective of developing skills in word recognition and word building. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

Panaro, Marilyn A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 123

BUS217 Microeconomics

This course studies economic behavior at the individual level. Topics include decision-making processes of households and firms, supply and demand, elasticity, and marginal analysis. Market structure and public policy are examined to evaluate their impact on economic welfare and the allocation of scarce resources. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 123
Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
Namvar, Bob
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 204

BUS218 Macroeconomics

This course offers a common sense approach to economics, covering basic economic laws and how they apply to our world and everyday life. The course focuses on the overall economy and economic theories that offer explanations for its fluctuations and changes. Also, the course is designed to give the student a sufficient grounding in the terminology, basic concepts, and issues of economics to stimulate interest in further study and provide background in business. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R
09/05/2017 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 204
Namvar, Bob
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204

HSC104 Survey U.S. Health Care Delivery

The course is designed to provide the students with a basic foundation in the ways in which health care is delivered to patients in the United States. The course will explore the matrix of insurance companies, financing, patient rights, and physician liabilities as it creates a contemporary illustration of how environmental factors influence and shape our current system. The primary foci will be the delivery, financing, and regulation of healthcare in the US. (3 units; As offered)

09/05/2017 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

STA144 Introduction to Statistics

Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

Knisley, Benjamin David
05/08/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
Ludwig, Shane Matthew
07/03/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM BUS 203
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 106
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B221
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
Carothers, Linn E.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124

Upper Division Requirements

BUS343 Human Resource Management

This is a survey of the principles and practices involved in supervising employees and administering personnel programs. It includes the study of human resource planning; recruitment; selection; training and development; and compensation and benefits. (3 units; Spring even years)

09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 103

HSC300 Health Communication

The purpose of this course is to focus on the use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions regarding health. The seminar will focus on the following contexts of health: the multidimensional nature of health communication; understanding empirical research in health communication; behavioral theories in health communication; rhetorical theories in health communication; legal and ethical concerns in health communication; the communication of risk and uncertainty; and the design of health campaigns. Students will be required (a) to research and prepare a health communication strategy for use in a specific context and (b) to design an accompanying print or hypertext document to be used in that context. (3 units; As offered)

Wigginton, Melissa L.
09/05/2017 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
Nam, Sanggon
09/05/2017 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

HSC305 Epidemiology

Principles and methods used to investigate the distribution, determinants, and prevention strategies for disease in human populations. Major topics include: disease classification, measures of disease frequency and relative effect, comparisons and contrasts of analytic study designs, methods used to isolate effects, statistical significance testing, interpretation of results, and screening for latent disease. (3 units; Fall)

Penny, Marshare A'Lise
05/08/2017 Th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L243

HSC420 Health Care Policy

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the health care policy process in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of how the health care system works and how health care policy has been made in the U.S. Review and analysis of current various proposals for health care reform will be conducted. Prerequisite: HSC 104. (3 units; As offered)

Nam, Sanggon
09/05/2017 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

HCA330 Health Information Systems

This course provides an overview of various health information systems, with emphasis on case studies of systems utilized in areas such as patient care, clinical decision-support, disease and demographic surveillance, imaging and simulation, and safety and environmental assessment. Fundamentals of proposing, reporting, and refereeing evaluation studies are covered. Legal and ethical issues related to training, security, confidentiality, and the use of informed consent are also addressed. (3 units; As offered)

DeHaro, Mark Anthony
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

HCA360 Finance & Reimbrsmnt in Hlth Cre

This course deals with the financing and reimbursement functions associated with medical care in the United states. Primary attention is directed towards the economic purpose, structure, operation, and performance of the private health insurance industry. Emphasis is placed on the business of providing health insurance products such as underwriting, medical claims cost control, pricing, and marketing. In that context, managed care techniques, benefit package designs including consumer directed health plans, and cost sharing mechanisms are discussed. Attention is also paid to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the impact of government regulations on the operation and performance of the private health insurance industry, and health care reform. (3 units; As offered)

Parks, Ashley Victoria
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L240

HCA410 Quality Improvemnt in Healthcare

Students will explore the current forces driving the push toward quality outcomes and accountability at all levels and settings of healthcare, while focusing on the philosophy of continuous improvement through teamwork and statistical thinking. Students will use structural tools for analysis, decision making and performance measurement. Prerequsites: HCA 330, 360, and STA 144. Pre- or Co-requisite: HCA 490. (3 units; Fall)

Parks, Ashley Victoria
09/05/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

HCA450 Healthcare Legal Issues & Ethics

Students explore and analyze current ethical issues such as biomedical research, insurance statutes, and demand management. Students survey the extensive legal foundations of healthcare, and apply current case law to contemporary situations. Topics include legal aspects of legislation, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and labor relations. (3 units; Spring)

HCA490 Current Issues in Hlthcare Admin

The purpose of this course is to expose students to current and relevant administrative issues prevalent within the healthcare sector. In addition, this course will help students develop the knowledge and skills to work with industry professionals to design a project scope and memorandum of understanding with a healthcare company to address a current issue. Prerequisites: HCA 330, 360, and STA 144. (2 units; Fall)

Nam, Sanggon
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus L249

HCA499 Healthcare Administratn Capstone

This course is designed to be a culminating exercise for students to reflect upon, evaluate, and assimilate knowledge and experience they gained by participating in an action research project with a local healthcare provider. This course continues the student’s development in a research and reflective experience that utilizes the memorandum of understanding developed in HCA 490. At the completion of this course, students will prepare a presentation (both oral and written) that focuses on that experience. (3 units; Spring)

POL451 Exec Ldrshp & Mngmnt Publ Sector

This course introduces students to the executive and management skills necessary for successful leadership in public organizations. Emphasis is on assessment of personal growth needs and enhancement of administrative skills, including communication, decision-making, motivation, leadership styles, and team building. (This course does not meet requirements for general education). (3 units; Fall odd years)

09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L240