Introduction to Healthcare Administration – BUSI 311

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

Explores the field of healthcare management related to the global healthcare system. Topics explored include, but not limited to, a historical overview, theoretical foundations, and history and major characteristics of development. Addresses the application of managerial concepts and practices to healthcare organizations exploring healthcare provider types, cost, access and quality of care, and the future of health services delivery.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The field of health care is constantly evolving, impacted by innovation in science and technology, regulated by state, government and corporate entities, and growing in demand. The ultimate goal of the administration of health care is to provide efficient and effective value added products and services to patients and stakeholders, centered on cost, access, and quality of care.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (8)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words. Each thread and reply must include a biblical integration and at least 2 peer-reviewed source citations in current APA format (in addition to the textbook).

Healthcare Management Research Project

Annotated Bibliography Assignment

The annotated bibliography requires each student to research 5 scholarly journal articles from peer-reviewed journals to establish research for part 4 of the individual research project. The student will use a provided template to annotate each source. Current APA formatting must be used.

Outline Assignment

Each student will complete a full-sentence Outline in preparation for Final Document of the individual research project. The outline will include a thesis statement, the research question(s)/issue(s) being answered/addressed, how much space will be allotted to each section of the paper, and a preliminary reference list of at least 5 sources.

Draft Assignment

Each student will be responsible for submitting a draft document. The draft will be an 800-1,000-word paper in current APA format. The topic area of the paper will be selected from 6 options.

Final Assignment

Each student will be responsible for submitting a final paper. The final submission will be an 800-1,000 -word paper in current APA format.

Quizzes (8)

The student will complete 8 open-book/open-note quizzes that contain multiple-choice questions. The student will have 50 minutes to complete each quiz.