Health Services Management

Help manage the business of health.

The healthcare field is one of the fastest-growing industries. Berkeley College offers degree programs to prepare students with the important business and technology skills needed for positions in administration, management, and more. A range of curricula explores the operations and challenges of various types and sizes of organizations delivering and supporting health services. Graduates may pursue positions with hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and numerous other types of healthcare-related facilities.

Faculty members in this program are selected for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience in healthcare administration and management. They combine firsthand knowledge and know-how with classroom instruction to help prepare students to enter this in-demand field.

Benefit from:

  • Curricula that focus on the structure and dynamics of the healthcare industry
  • An exploration of the role and contributions of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and practitioners
  • Opportunities for student interactions with healthcare providers and private and governmental funding agencies
  • An emphasis on technology and specialized software to collect, process, and use information essential to the industry and its clients
  • The development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
  • Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments
  • A seamless transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

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Career Services specialists assist students and graduates with employment and internship opportunities

Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Health Services Administration

 This program is offered:
brooklyn new york city white plains dover newark woodbridge woodland park online

A.A.S., Health Services Administration 2016-2017 Course Requirements

Health Services Administration
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

 

Course Requirements

MAJOR CORE COURSES

Semester credits


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the American healthcare system. This course explains the structures and operations of healthcare organizations, explores the forces responsible for shaping the system, and considers the policies influencing the system’s current and future performance. 

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides a solid foundation and understanding of the medical language used by healthcare professionals through the introduction, reinforcement, and combination of medical word parts including prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Emphasis is placed on word building, analysis of word parts, spelling, special endings, plural forms, correct pronunciation of terminology related to procedures, and diseases of the various body systems. Commonly used abbreviations and symbols will also be introduced.

 


3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the principles of law as applied to the healthcare field. Students learn ethical standards and issues as related to healthcare.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the principles and practices of managed care and health insurance. Students analyze and evaluate private and government-sponsored programs with relation to systems in other countries.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides the effective health communication skills necessary for employment and career success in the health services industry. Students learn to write accurate and concise health reports, develop familiarity with terms commonly used in healthcare, and practice verbal communication skills. 

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to health insurance products and various approaches to the delivery of healthcare services. Students learn how to manage the issues of consumers, providers, and insurers and explore the organization and structure of the current healthcare system with a view toward options for its future direction.

Prerequisites: HEA1101, MGT2220

 




BUSINESS CORE COURSES



3 Credit Hours

Introduces the basic structure of accounting terminology and procedures of a corporation. Students learn about recording and reporting functions, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the nature and scope of business, examines its component parts, and describes how it is organized and managed. Students learn about the internal and external forces that comprise our business and economic system. This course covers career development and teaches practical techniques and strategies for success.

 


3 Credit Hours

Allows students to work in a position related to their course of study. Students integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their academic experiences and participate in focused online discussions and special online projects.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to computer technology with an emphasis on applications. Students learn to use software, such as Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. This course provides an orientation to Berkeley College’s computer framework including Blackboard, content collection, and portfolio development.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the diverse environment, management concerns, financial issues, and marketing questions faced by international business organizations. Students gain a heightened global awareness as they seek the knowledge and skills needed to function competitively in an increasingly interdependent world.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines operational theories of management under the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Emphasizes the manager’s role in creating and maintaining an internal environment for performance. Students discuss cases in detail.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices in the marketing process. Provides a detailed study of each marketing mix tool (product, price, place, promotion) along with an introduction to marketing research and consumer behavior.

 





LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CORE COURSES



3 Credit Hours

An introduction to expository writing through a comprehensive survey of forms of composition. Students are taught to use words with precision and strengthen their understanding and application of grammatical and rhetorical principles. Students are encouraged to appreciate and incorporate the principles of academic and professional writing.

 


3 Credit Hours

Further develops the writing, reading, and interpretive abilities introduced in ENG1105 through critical engagement with literary texts from a myriad of genres. 

Prerequisite: ENG1105

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the study of ethics and moral philosophy, including its historical development, the major figures within that history, and ethical and moral issues that face us today. This course presents the ideas of great thinkers throughout history and encourages students’ own thinking on various ethical and moral issues.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces statistical methods and procedures. Students become acquainted with the collection, analysis, and presentation of quantitative data. Topics include basic concepts of probability, frequency distributions, binomial distributions, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the psychological principles involved in coping with the challenges of moving through changes in life stages and life circumstances. Topics include stress management, communication, time management, healthy relationships, positive thinking, conflict management, and balancing home, education, and work.

 


3 Credit Hours

Students will develop the interpersonal skills known to be key ingredients for successful everyday interactions with a focus on the challenges of workplace relationships involving coworkers, supervisors, and customers/clients. Some major skill areas covered in the course include making a good impression with your employer, managing conflict with difficult coworkers, working on a team with diverse groups of people, providing exceptional service for customers/clients, and managing on-the-job stressors.

 


3 credits

Mathematics/Science Elective






60 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

Eligibility for internships required to obtain a Berkeley College degree and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer medical examination, which may include drug and alcohol testing, and receipt of satisfactory references. Applicants for whom such requirements may be matters of concern are strongly advised to contact an Admissions counselor prior to enrolling in a healthcare-related program.

 




Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.)
Health Services Management

 This program is offered:
brooklyn new york city white plains dover newark woodbridge woodland park online

B.B.A., Health Services Management 2016-2017 Course Requirements

Health Services Management
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.)

 

Course Requirements

MAJOR CORE COURSES

Semester credits


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the American healthcare system. This course explains the structures and operations of healthcare organizations, explores the forces responsible for shaping the system, and considers the policies influencing the system’s current and future performance. 

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides a solid foundation and understanding of the medical language used by healthcare professionals through the introduction, reinforcement, and combination of medical word parts including prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Emphasis is placed on word building, analysis of word parts, spelling, special endings, plural forms, correct pronunciation of terminology related to procedures, and diseases of the various body systems. Commonly used abbreviations and symbols will also be introduced.

 


3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the principles of law as applied to the healthcare field. Students learn ethical standards and issues as related to healthcare.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the principles and practices of managed care and health insurance. Students analyze and evaluate private and government-sponsored programs with relation to systems in other countries.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides the effective health communication skills necessary for employment and career success in the health services industry. Students learn to write accurate and concise health reports, develop familiarity with terms commonly used in healthcare, and practice verbal communication skills. 

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to health insurance products and various approaches to the delivery of healthcare services. Students learn how to manage the issues of consumers, providers, and insurers and explore the organization and structure of the current healthcare system with a view toward options for its future direction.

Prerequisites: HEA1101, MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the foundations of financing health services in a dynamically changing environment. Topics include healthcare costs, reimbursement systems, insurance issues, the roles of budgeting and accounts, the multifunctionality of financial services within the health services industry, and trends in health services financing.

Prerequisites: FIN3301, HEA1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Develops an awareness of the various frameworks for technical writing and research in the health services field. This course emphasizes effective written communication and analytical skills in health services.

Prerequisites: ENG1105, HEA1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Develops an awareness of the political processes available for the creation of rules, regulations, and laws affecting healthcare policies. Local, national, and global impacts of healthcare financing, health insurance, and healthcare reform upon individuals, communities, and nations are explored.

Prerequisite: HEA2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Requires students to examine and apply the most recent theories and current practices in the healthcare industry. Students are encouraged to develop the vision, problem-solving, and analytical skills essential for leadership in the healthcare environment.

Prerequisites: HEA2203, HEA2220, HEA3309

 


6 credits

Health Services Electives*



BUSINESS CORE COURSES



3 Credit Hours

Introduces the basic structure of accounting terminology and procedures of a corporation. Students learn about recording and reporting functions, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the nature and scope of business, examines its component parts, and describes how it is organized and managed. Students learn about the internal and external forces that comprise our business and economic system. This course covers career development and teaches practical techniques and strategies for success.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with detailed knowledge of the laws relating to contracts, commerce, property, sales, negotiable instruments, and employment. Students develop an awareness of business situations requiring legal counsel and a familiarization with the overall structure of the legal system.

 


3 Credit Hours

Allows students to work in a position related to their course of study. Students integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their academic experiences and participate in focused online discussions and special online projects.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to computer technology with an emphasis on applications. Students learn to use software, such as Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. This course provides an orientation to Berkeley College’s computer framework including Blackboard, content collection, and portfolio development.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the core principles of micro and macroeconomic theory while emphasizing real-world personal, business, and governmental applications. Topics include tradeoffs and opportunity costs, gains from specialization and trade, supply and demand, the role of government in the economy, inflation and unemployment, and the monetary system of the United States.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the fundamental principles relating to the study of finance, including theories and practices in financial management. Students become familiar with the financial organization and operation of a business. Topics include financial analysis, planning and control, budgeting and forecasting, and financing.

Prerequisites: ACC1111, MAT2215

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the diverse environment, management concerns, financial issues, and marketing questions faced by international business organizations. Students gain a heightened global awareness as they seek the knowledge and skills needed to function competitively in an increasingly interdependent world.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines operational theories of management under the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Emphasizes the manager’s role in creating and maintaining an internal environment for performance. Students discuss cases in detail.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices in the marketing process. Provides a detailed study of each marketing mix tool (product, price, place, promotion) along with an introduction to marketing research and consumer behavior.

 





LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CORE COURSES**



3 Credit Hours

An introduction to expository writing through a comprehensive survey of forms of composition. Students are taught to use words with precision and strengthen their understanding and application of grammatical and rhetorical principles. Students are encouraged to appreciate and incorporate the principles of academic and professional writing.

 


3 Credit Hours

Further develops the writing, reading, and interpretive abilities introduced in ENG1105 through critical engagement with literary texts from a myriad of genres. 

Prerequisite: ENG1105

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores a wide variety of professional and creative writing modes, from personal profiles to blogging and beyond. Students build their reading, writing, and researching skills while reinforcing the fundamental concepts and current developments associated with the areas of their respective majors.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the study of ethics and moral philosophy, including its historical development, the major figures within that history, and ethical and moral issues that face us today. This course presents the ideas of great thinkers throughout history and encourages students’ own thinking on various ethical and moral issues.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces statistical methods and procedures. Students become acquainted with the collection, analysis, and presentation of quantitative data. Topics include basic concepts of probability, frequency distributions, binomial distributions, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the psychological principles involved in coping with the challenges of moving through changes in life stages and life circumstances. Topics include stress management, communication, time management, healthy relationships, positive thinking, conflict management, and balancing home, education, and work.

 


3 Credit Hours

Students will develop the interpersonal skills known to be key ingredients for successful everyday interactions with a focus on the challenges of workplace relationships involving coworkers, supervisors, and customers/clients. Some major skill areas covered in the course include making a good impression with your employer, managing conflict with difficult coworkers, working on a team with diverse groups of people, providing exceptional service for customers/clients, and managing on-the-job stressors.

 


3 credits

English Elective


3 credits

Humanities Elective


6 credits

Liberal Arts/Science Electives


3 credits

Mathematics/Science Elective


3 credits

Science Elective


3 credits

Social Science Elective




12 credits

FREE ELECTIVES



120 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

*Six credits of Health Services Electives must be at the 3000/4000 level.
**12 credits of Liberal Arts Electives must be at the 3000/4000 level.

Eligibility for internships required to obtain a Berkeley College degree and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer medical examination, which may include drug and alcohol testing, and receipt of satisfactory references. Applicants for whom such requirements may be matters of concern are strongly advised to contact an Admissions counselor prior to enrolling in a healthcare-related program.

 




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