Chair: Dr. Rigoberto Delgado, Associate Professor
Location: IHSH 7114
Undergraduate Degrees Offered
Shared B.B.A. Degree Requirements
Each B.B.A. degree requires a concentration in the major degree area consisting of thirty to thirty-three (30-33) semester credit hours in upper-level business, economics, or related courses as indicated in this catalog and on degree plans. Any change to the required concentration courses must have approval, in advance, from an advisor in the business program. Upper-level courses are considered junior- and senior-level courses and are numbered in the 3000 and 4000 number series.
All B.B.A. degrees have common prerequisites consisting of the following five (5) courses / fifteen (15) semester credit hours:
|ECO 1013||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECO 1023||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|FIN 2153||Foundations of Money Management||3|
|MATH 1703||Elementary Statistics I||3|
|MATH 2203||Business Analysis I||3|
In addition, all B.B.A. degrees have thirty-three (33) semester credit hours in common degree requirements as follows:
|ACCT 2043||Fundamentals of Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 2053||Fundamentals of Accounting II||3|
|BUS 3013||Business Law and Ethics||3|
|BUS 3163||Business Communications||3|
|FIN 3053||Business Finance||3|
|MGT 3003||Principles of Management||3|
|MGT 3313||Business Analytics||3|
|MGT 3533||Management Information Systems||3|
|MGT 4333||Business Policy (taken in final semester)||3|
|MGT 4563||Operations Management||3|
|MKT 3113||Principles of Marketing||3|
Specific core curriculum courses required for Business degrees are subject to change based on the availability of approved core curriculum courses and changes to University core curriculum requirements. Complete University-wide requirements for any bachelor’s degree are listed in the Academic Information section of this catalog.
All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.
Asterisk (*) denotes Graduate Faculty status.
HCA 3003. Introduction to Healthcare Administration. Examination of the managerial functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling a healthcare organization. Principles of decision making, leadership, and managing human behavior as applied in the healthcare setting. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HCA 3113. Healthcare Accounting. Basic system of accounting, financial reporting, and related topics including revenue recognition, payroll accounting, fixed asset accounting, and debt. Accounting and financial reporting issues related to hospitals, medical group practices, nursing homes, and other health care entities. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HCA 3123. Healthcare Finance. Basic principles of finance and financial management in a healthcare setting. Value maximization and the finance model of the firm, financial markets and securities, time value of money, risk and return, evaluating investment projects, and determining healthcare premiums. Analytical framework to evaluate healthcare financial decisions. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HCA 4123. Healthcare Economics. Overview of the economics of healthcare and efforts to control costs. The role of private insurers and initiatives including population health and improved patient experiences in care. Influences on healthcare managerial decision making including market demand, profitability, risk, and regulations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HCA 4223. Global Aspects of Healthcare. Current global health issues including perspectives on health policy from various geographic regions; impact of world events on health systems. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HCA 4553. Healthcare Law and Policy. Introduction to a range of healthcare law and policy issues in public health, medicine, nursing, and health administration. Examination of the influence of public opinion, legal issues, and public policy debates on the healthcare system. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.