Healthcare Leadership & Administration Major
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Healthcare Leadership and Administration (HLA) was developed in collaboration with leading healthcare providers, Bemidji State University, Minnesota two-year colleges and HealthForce Minnesota. The program enables students to develop a comprehensive set of competencies that build on the technical skills gained through an associate degree program and relevant work experience.
What students can expect to learn in the HLA program:
Communication & relationship management
Leadership & critical thinking
Knowledge of the healthcare environment
Understand and be able to analyze effectively the management and policy implications of the major issues related to the organization of the healthcare system (of the U.S. and other nations):
Business skills & knowledge
HLA Required Coursework (48 credits)
All required courses for HLA majors are offered online with your choice of a two-year (PDF) or three-year (PDF) plan of study. Select the option that best fits your needs. Review the WSU Undergraduate Catalog for the WSU required core curriculum course descriptions and the BSU Catalog for the required elective course descriptions.
Interdisciplinary Core (36 credits)Business Administration & Management
BUSA 441 Healthcare Law and Ethics (2)
MGMT 317 Human Resource Management (3) (GEP Writing Intensive)
MGMT 435 Managing for Quality (3)
MGMT 464 Project Management (3)
CMST 266 Professional Communication Skills (3)
CMST 385 Health Communication (3) (GEP Oral Intensive)
EL 414 Introduction to Change and Leadership (3)
EL 449 Appreciative Coaching Theory & Practice (1)
Health, Exercise, and Rehabilitative Sciences
HERS 270 Foundation of HLA & Online Learning (1)
NURS 325 Transcultural Issues in Health Care (3)
NURS 414 Health Care Policy & Finance (3)
NURS 445 Evidence Based Leadership & Management (2) (GEP Writing Intensive)
STAT 301 Statistical Thinking for Healthcare (3) (GEP Critical Analysis/Math Stats Intensive)
Required Upper Division HLA Electives (12 credits)
Students must complete 12 semester hours of 300-400 level courses. These courses should complement the student's career goals and be approved by the HLA Program Director.
Any upper-division elective course must be pre-approved by the Program Director.
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