Health Care Management, BS

The Health Care Management program prepares students for a variety of entry and mid-level management positions in health services organizations, such as benefits offices, insurance companies, home health agencies, PPOs, HMOs, doctors' offices, group practices, hospices, hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, ambulatory care centers, governmental health agencies, and other health care delivery organizations.

Admission and Readmission Requirements

Students intending to enroll in the Health Care Management program must meet all University admission and academic requirements. The following additional requirements also apply and must be met prior to enrollment in any business or health sciences courses numbered 3000 or above:

  1. Completion of Program Application Form. Students must declare a Health Care Management major and complete a program application form. The application for program admission must be completed prior to enrollment in upper division program requirements. A minimum 2.00 institutional GPA is required prior to enrollment in any 3000-level course.
  2. Completion of Lower Division Requirements.
    1. Students may be admitted to the Health Care Management program and allowed to take selected 3000-level courses upon completion of at least 45 semester credit hours applicable to Areas A-F, including ENGL 1101 English Composition I, ENGL 1102 English Composition II, MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling or higher, ACCT 2102 Principles Managerial Acct., and ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics. (The selected courses are HSCI 3113 Hlth Communication for Manager and HLTH 3420 Health Education.)
    2. Health Care Management students must complete all Area A-F requirements (with no grade lower than C in Area F) prior to enrollment in any 3000-level Health Sciences or Business courses other than those listed above.

A suspended student may apply for readmission to the Health Care Management Program immediately following his or her first semester of suspension. For a subsequent suspension, a student may apply for readmission following three semesters of suspension. Suspended students seeking readmission must submit an Application for Readmission to the appropriate program. The department head will review the application and make a recommendation to the Dean, who will make the final decision. Positive recommendations for readmission must be based on clear and convincing evidence regarding the student's prospects for academic success following the period of suspension.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

Program-specific regulations for the Health Care Management program are as follows: Students must achieve a grade of C or better in all upper division course work including required courses and program electives. Students must repeat any required course in which a grade of C or better is not achieved. Any student who fails to meet this performance level will be placed on program probation. A student must earn a grade of C or better in all courses while on program probation. Failure to achieve this performance level will result in suspension from the program. Readmission following suspension must be approved by the Dean of the College of Health.

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)
All Health Care Management Core Curriculum requirements are shown in the suggested degree program.42
Subtotal42
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)
ACCT 2101Principles of Financial Acct.3
ACCT 2102Principles Managerial Acct.3
or ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics3
HSCI 2111Intro to Health Care Environ.3
ITFN 1101Foundations-Information Tech.3
MATH 1401Elementary Statistics3
Subtotal18
Upper Division Major Requirements
HSCI 3113Hlth Communication for Manager3
HCMG 3101Intro to Health Systems Mgmt.3
HCMG 3320Healthcare Economics3
HCMG 3340Healthcare Information Tech.3
HCMG 3401Applied HR Mgt./Hlth Care Del.3
HCMG 3501Health Care Systems/TQM3
HCMG 3701Intro to Epidemiology3
HCMG 3901Marketing in Health Care3
HCMG 4110Administration of Managed Care3
HCMG 4401Intro Primary/Long Term Care3
HCMG 4560Health Care Finance3
HSCI 3520Legal Issues in Health Care3
HSCI 3550Ethical Issues in Health Care3
Subtotal39
Upper Division Specialty Courses
Choose three from the following:9
Intro to Mental Health/Case Mg
Health in Corporate Settings
Alternative/Complementary Appr
Communications with Families
Cultural Diversity Health/III
Contemporary Women's Health
Health Education
The AIDS Epidemic
Gerontology
Entrepreneurship
Professional Selling
Subtotal9
Internship or Clinical Requirements
HCMG 4500Health Care Policy3
HCMG 4901Applied Research3
HCMG 4970Health Care MGMT Internship/Pr3
HCMG 4999Capstone in Health Care Mgmt.3
Subtotal12
Total Credit Hours120

Other Program-Specific Graduation Requirements

  1. Grades of D will not count toward graduation for Area F or for any upper division requirements.
  2. In order to receive the B.S. degree, a student must complete a minimum of 30 hours in residency at Clayton State. Of these, at least 24-credit hours must be upper division courses within the program, including the 6-hr Research-Policy sequence1 AND the 6-hr Internship/Practicum-Capstone sequence2.
    Research-Policy Sequence 1
    HCMG 4500Health Care Policy3
    HCMG 4901Applied Research3
    Internship/Practicum-Capstone Sequence 2
    HCMG 4970Health Care MGMT Internship/Pr3
    HCMG 4999Capstone in Health Care Mgmt.3
    Total Credit Hours12
  3. Students must enroll in the 6-hr Research-Policy sequence prior to enrolling in the 6-hr Internship/Practicum-Capstone sequence.
  4. Students must enroll in the 6-hour Internship/Practicum-Capstone sequence the last semester prior to graduation. 

Students must have a 2.00 institutional GPA to enroll in HCMG 4970 Health Care MGMT Internship/Pr and HCMG 4999 Capstone in Health Care Mgmt. No exceptions are permitted.

Students must have a declared major in Health Care Management to enroll in HCMG 4970 Health Care MGMT Internship/Pr and HCMG 4999 Capstone in Health Care Mgmt. No exceptions permitted.