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Mission, Vision, & Competencies

Our undergraduate program (BS-HCA) is a full-certified member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). It emphasizes our students' preparedness for the workforce, with health care industry-specific courses in the basic business functions and a mandatory internship in a health care organization. While obtaining the Bachelor of Science in HCA, our undergraduate students may also pursue a business administration minor in several options including Finance, Information Systems, Human Resources Management, and Marketing from College of Business.

Our Certificate in Health Care Administration is similar to a minor, and students may take this during their undergraduate studies in another non-HCA major.

Mission

Our undergraduate program mission is to provide our students with a high-quality foundation in partnership with health care organizations and community stakeholders. We foster learning and professional development through innovative teaching and real-world experiences.  Students who complete our program will have a competitive edge in the value-based healthcare system marketplace.

Vision

Our vision is to be a distinguished HCA Undergraduate Program for excellence in education, innovation and practice for the public good- equipping students for professional success.

Competencies

Communication and Relationship Management

  • Relationship Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Facilitation and Negotiation

Leadership

  • Leadership Skills and Behavior
  • Organizational Climate and Culture
  • Communicating Vision
  • Managing change

Professionalism

  • Personal and Professional Accountability
  • Professional development and lifelong learning
  • Contributions to the community and profession

Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment

  • Healthcare systems and organizations
  • Healthcare personnel
  • The Patient’s perspective
  • The Community and the environment

Business Skills and Knowledge

  • General management
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Organizational dynamics and governance
  • Strategic planning and marketing
  • Information Management
  • Risk management
  • Quality improvement