The Business of Healthcare Major promotes an understanding of America’s complex and evolving health care system and increases the competencies of students pursuing careers as managers and leaders in that field. Students will analyze perspectives, methods, and values associated with the delivery, management and finance of health services. They will evaluate health data, payments systems, management practices, ethical principles, public policies, promotional strategies and system designs to discover ways to meet the demand for effective, affordable, efficient and responsible health care.
The major promotes organizational insight and managerial ability for those who desire leadership positions in health-related enterprises. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of both health care professionals with technical/clinical degrees as well as those of traditional undergraduate students. The curriculum in total is also geared toward enhancing student knowledge of the health care environment, oral and written presentation skills as well as overall problem solving skills.
Minimum Credits Required: 56
Required Foundation Courses
Required Health and Physical Education Course
Required Natural Science Course
Choose one course from the following:
Required School of Business Courses
Required Health Care Management Courses
Complete two of the following courses:
The capstone course can only be taken as the last course in the Business of Healthcare Major. With prior approval, it can be taken simultaneously with another Business of Healthcare Major course.
Students pursuing this major may consider a major in Community Health Promotion, B.A. or Public Health, B.S. .
An internship in, or an independent research project for a health or community agency is required for any student who does not have a minimum of one year of health-care-related work experience. It is also required that students with more than one year of health-care-related work experience participate in an experience that would broaden their focus and understanding of the overall health care world.
Baldwin Wallace University will work with the students in this program to make available mentors from the various healthcare industries to allow the student to have a greater appreciation of the “real world of healthcare.”
Students majoring in Business of Healthcare must also meet these requirements:
- At least six (6) courses at the 300-400 level must be completed in the School of Business at Baldwin Wallace University.
- Students planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to take calculus.
- A maximum of 4 semester hours of a D grade in a required Business prefix course may be counted toward the major.