Leadership and Management degree overview

Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management - Clinical Track: Leadership & Management Concentration

For busy adults looking to get into health care leadership, Ottawa University offers a life-friendly health care administration program with a concentration in leadership and management that you can complete at your own pace, from the comfort of your home – or anywhere you have Internet access.
Save time and money.
Apply your health care credentials toward degree requirements and complete your degree in less time. To follow this track you must have at least 30 credits in professional clinical training and credentials. Explore the complete list of accepted credentials and find out how many credits yours is worth!

About Our Leadership Concentration
This dynamic health care leadership program will give you a foundation in health care and hospital management as well as in-depth knowledge of contemporary issues in business leadership, and leadership strategies and leadership management skills.

Health Care Management Job Outlook
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projects health care management career opportunities to increase by 22% from 2010 through 2020.

Most health care managers work in office settings in health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes and group medical practices. Medical and health services managers with experience in large hospital facilities will enjoy an advantage in the job market as hospitals become larger and more complex.

About Our Life-Friendly Online Programs

At Ottawa University, we’re committed to your professional growth and development – no matter where you are in life. That’s why we offer life-friendly degree programs for working adults, military personnel and their families, or anyone looking for a flexible and convenient program that can be completed outside the classroom.

As an online student at Ottawa University, you will collaborate with – and draw upon the expertise and support of – faculty members and ministry professionals who are dedicated to your success.

For more information on our health care leadership program, contact us today.
For detailed curriculum and more please visit the University Catalog entry for this program.

The curriculum of this program consists of 124 credit hours.

Leadership and Management Concentration Courses

A concentration consists of a minimum of four courses, of which at least 12 semester credits must be upper division. See the course catalog for more information regarding concentrations.
Select at least four of the following courses:

*Required course

Health Care Management Major Courses (Clinical Track)

Planning and Budgeting in Health Care | OAD 36020
Addresses basic budgeting and management systems applicable to various health care industries. Examines development of business budgets using tools and models such as balance sheets, income statements, cash flow analysis, time value of money concepts and project planning techniques specific to health care organizations.

Human Resources in Health Care Organizations | OAD 38663
Examines relationships between employer and employee. Topics Includes development of appropriate
and legally prescribed standards for measuring work performance, compensation, labor-employee relations, and recruitment, selection, training, development, and appraisal of employees.

Health Care Law and Ethics | OAD 40654
Explores case law affecting health care administration. Includes subjects such as health care
reimbursement, patient access to health care, organization and operation of the health care business and medical staff relations. Examines ethical issues such as defining death and harvesting organs, withholding or withdrawing medical care, surrogate motherhood and maternal-fetal conflict and patient confidentiality and AIDS.

Health Care Policy and Regulation | OAD 46000
Examines the development of health care policy in the U.S. and the influences of societal, political,
and economic environments on the health care industry. Explores the interaction of government and other regulatory agencies within the health care industries.

Quality in Health Care |  OAD 48400
Examines the various aspects of quality: measurement, management, and improvement and how these are conducted in health care organizations.  Describes the relationship between quality and reimbursement, particularly in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, as well as the growing linkage to commercial payers.  Focuses on the theory of quality as well as the process, including studying examples of quality initiativs and organizations that promote quality efforts in health care organizations.

Management of Health Care Organizations |  OAD 48563
Provides overview of management in health organizations with attention to management functions
of planning, controlling and organizing. Emphasis on budgeting as application of planning and controlling. Covers setting of objectives, formulation of strategies, decision-making techniques of
control, and different approaches to establishing authority and responsibility in organizations.

Seminar in Applied Health Care Management | OAD 49500
Capstone course that guides students in integration of functional content areas in the field of health
care management. Addresses health care management Issues and applies health care management theories and techniques to problems and cases through a process of decision-making.

For detailed curriculum and more please visit the Course Catalog entryfor this program.

<< Back to previous page