Program in Health Care Administration

Website: https://twu.edu/business/mha/

Chair: Dr. Rigoberto Delgado, Associate Professor
Location: IHSH 7114
Phone: 713-794-2361
Fax: 713-794-2350
E-mail: hca@twu.edu

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 1013Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 1023Principles of Macroeconomics3
FIN 2153Foundations of Money Management3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
MATH 2203Business Analysis I3

In addition, all B.B.A. degrees have thirty-three (33) semester credit hours in common degree requirements as follows:

ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACCT 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3163Business Communications3
FIN 3053Business Finance3
MGT 3003Principles of Management3
MGT 3313Business Analytics3
MGT 3533Management Information Systems3
MGT 4333Business Policy (taken in final semester)3
MGT 4563Operations Management3
MKT 3113Principles of Marketing3

Core Curriculum

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.

Faculty

*CHANG, JONGWHA, Associate Professor of Health Care Administration, B.S., Ohio State University; M.S.P.H., Texas A&M University Health Science Center; Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
*DELGADO, RIGOBERTO, Professor of Health Care Administration, Program Director of Health Care Administration, B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua-México; M.B.A., University of California-Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
*DRISCOLL, PATRICIA T., Professor of Health Care Administration, B.S.N., Incarnate Word; M.S., Texas Woman's University; J.D., Southern Methodist University
*MILLER, ANASTASIA, Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration, B.A., University of New Mexico; M.A., Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis; Ph.D., University of Central Florida
*MURDOCK, SANDRA, Associate Professor of Health Care Administration, B.S., St. Ambrose University; M.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
TSAI, KAI-LI, Associate Professor of Health Care Administration, B.S., China Medical College; M.S., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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.