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Public Health Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Studies - Concentration in Public Health Administration degree provides a foundation for a career in an industry that strives to keep the general public safe, healthy, and disease-free. Much of the work public health professionals do is preventative, concentrating on education, surveillance, and organized responses to infectious disease outbreaks. Public Health Administration incorporates the principles of public health, business management, and social and organizational behavior. Health care systems and organizations are reviewed as well as delivery of health services.

Terms Begin August, October, January, March, and June.
Classes scheduled M-Th, 5:45-7:45 p.m. and 7:55-9:55 p.m.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ACCT 260 Financial Accounting
Provides an understanding of financial accounting information as used in business decisions.
ACCT 270 Managerial Accounting
Introduces methods of using accounting information within an organization to plan operations, control activities, and make decisions.
BLAW 301 Business Law I
Origins and general survey of contract law with the nature, formation, execution, and interpretation of contracts in the common law system.
BLAW 302 Business Law II
In-depth study of the Uniform Commercial Code and its far reaching effects on modern business transactions, laws of agency, partnerships and corporations, and the legal concept of property.
BUS 206 Business Research Methods
Covers basic concepts and methods of business research, including primary (observations, experiments, surveys, focus groups, etc.) and secondary research (library and internet literature searching).
ECON 214 Principles of Microeconomics
Focuses on the micro concept of economic analysis, with attention to the theory of the firm and partial equilibrium problems arising within any enterprise economy.
ECON 215 Principles of Macroeconomics
Focuses on macroeconomic relationships, central problems of economic organization, functioning of the price system, economic role of government, determination of national income, employment, rate of inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy.
ECON 420 Managerial Economics
Focuses on the application of economics theory to problems and decisions faced by business managers in a market-oriented economy.
ENG 371 Business Communications
Examines logical and psychological patterns of business communication and adaption to varying audiences.
FIN 327 Financial Management I
Introduces basic concepts, principles and analysis techniques of finance as applied to business organizations.
FIN 427 Financial Management II
Extends knowledge of financial management and provides insight into the complexity of decisions faced by practicing financial managers.
MIS 231 Introduction to MIS
Introduces fundamentals of Management Information Systems, discusses components of information systems (hardware, software, databases,
and data communication technologies) and uses examples and cases to demonstrate important uses of information systems in organizations.
MGMT 227 Principles of Organization and Management
Examines the management functions and basic concepts and principles of management.
MGMT 498 Business Policy
Consists of lectures and practice exercises in research methods and case analysis. The study of corporate and business level policy and strategy making is developed using a top-management perspective.
MKTG 311 Principles of Marketing
Addresses marketing-management functions directed toward organizational customers and prospects who buy goods and services necessary for operation of their own businesses.


CONCENTRATION – PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

BIOL 101 Intro to Public Health
This course provides students with an introduction to fundamental concepts and approaches underlying public health. Topics of public health include evidence, prevention-based perspectives, the social context, the environment, the food system, and the role of community in public health.
BIOL 102 Principles of Epidemiology
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health- related states or events (including disease), and the application of this study to the control of diseases and other health problems. This class uses an interdisciplinary perspective that includes the fields of public health, epidemiology and anthropology.
PHLT 313 Introduction to Health Policy and Management
Introduction to health policy making and health care organizations in the United States. Students will be introduced to concepts from public policy, economics, organizational behavior, and political science. Essentials of health policy and law, including how policy and law can impact health care and public health systems.
PHLT 410 Program Planning and Evaluation
Introduction to designing and implementing program evaluations in health related settings. Students will examine leading evaluation models relevant to formative, process, and outcome evaluations. Methodological considerations including threats to validity and basic analytical techniques will be reviewed in terms of their applicability to program evaluation.
Public Health Elective