Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - Healthcare Informatics and Technology Emphasis, B.A.

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Program Director: Sharon L. Starcher, DBA


This major is designed to provide expansive knowledge of the business environment from a systems perspective, emphasizing Healthcare Informatics and Technology. Classes such as management, organizational behavior, marketing, and accounting provide the foundation for advanced classes in Healthcare Informatics and Technology. Students with this emphasis learn about Epidemiology and Population Health, Healthcare Data Collection, Analysis and Systems, Healthcare Informatics Integrity, and Privacy Techniques, and Introduction to Emergency Management. Threaded throughout the major is an ethical employee and leadership perspective. The major is designed to provide a solid background for graduates to use in seeking responsible employment or promotion in the field of Healthcare Informatics and Technology. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Business Content Knowledge: the student demonstrates mastery of foundational knowledge in general management, organization development, human resource management, managerial accounting, the legal and ethical influences in business, and marketing. USLO Content Knowledge
  2. Critical Thinking: the student evaluates business conditions, identifies problems, and creates solutions within the business context utilizing critical thinking skills. USLO Critical Thinking
  3. Faith Integration: the student recognizes Christian ethics and values, and the student integrates his/her faith-based ethics and values as the student formulates decisions that affect the business community and its environment based on the course focus. USLO Moral Reasoning, Service
  4. Communication: the student conveys researched ideas clearly through professional written and oral communication that utilizes the current language of the business community. USLO Oral Communication, Written Communication
  5. Cultural Awareness: the student applies management practices that demonstrate the student's understanding and respect for organizational culture, for diverse cultures at large, and for the impact to society and the environment. USLO Perspective
  6. Reflection and Personal Growth: the student integrates advanced self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness into supportive service as a professional, a team member, and a leader. USLO Reflection 

Healthcare Administration Emphasis

HC1. Research and Analysis: the student demonstrates the ability to analyze healthcare-related data and derive accurate meaning and apply to the field of Healthcare Informatics and Technology. USLO Information Literacy

HC2. Information Literacy: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze data to improve systems and integrity to improve care in a variety of health-related fields within the healthcare industry.

Credit-Bearing Grades

Students must earn a C- or higher to receive credit for their business administration-healthcare administration, informatics and technology courses. Exceptions: Students may receive credit for BIB-314 and BIB-451, as well as any other general education or elective course, with a D -. 

Program Length

24 month cohort program

Locations Offered

Merced, North Fresno, and Visalia Campuses, Online

Degree Pathways

Business Administration - Healthcare Informatics and Technology B.A. Two Year Pathway   

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