BAS in Healthcare Management and Leadership Healthcare Management General Concentration

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Healthcare Management and Leadership, General Concentration in Healthcare Management, is a career-oriented bachelor’s degree program developed specifically to meet the career advancement needs of individuals with business and/or healthcare preparation and experience. It is designed to prepare individuals to successfully compete for jobs that require knowledge of the healthcare system and supervisory or management skills.

The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites. The second half of the degree program offers a professionally relevant curriculum that helps students achieve their goals.

Learning Outcomes:

Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Manage, analyze, and present healthcare data for effective decision-making in support of wide array of healthcare practices such as meaningful use initiatives, patient safety studies, and revenue cycle management
  • Serve as liaison between technical and clinical functions to support users, including training and documenting the use of new technologies
  • Complete a capstone project that demonstrates the breadth and depth of the educational preparation
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued competency through life-long learning

Program Requirements

Completion Worksheet

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Proficiency Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Prerequisite Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Associate degree in business, science, accounting, IT or healthcare-related field, or equivalent credits 50
Science Must include one lab science course 10
Writing: English Composition and
Technical Writing or Research Writing
College Level Math MATH 130 Statistics, BA 240 Statistical Analysis or equivalent 5
Co-requisite Requirements
AHE 110 or
Medical Terminology (for students with non-healthcare background), or
Introduction to Business (for students with healthcare background)
Humanities From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
Social Science From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
Either Humanities or Social Science must be a communication course

Core Management and Leadership Courses

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
CMST 330 Intercultural Heath Communication 5
ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare 5
HCML 301 Essential Foundations for Healthcare Managers 5
HCML 310 Health Information Systems for the HC Manager 5
HCML 320 Finance and Accounting for Healthcare Managers 5
HCML 325 Organizational Theory and Behavior in Healthcare 5
HCML 340 Human Resources Management in Healthcare 5
HCML 350 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare 5
HCML 375 Project Management for HC Managers 5
HCML 380 Revenue Cycle in Healthcare 5
HCML 401 Marketing in Healthcare Environment 5
HCML 411 Institutional Quality Management & Accreditation 5
HCML 415 Strategic Operations Management in Healthcare 5
HCML 440 Business Planning in Healthcare 5
HCML 460 Management and Leadership in Healthcare 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Practice 5
Choose one combination from the following: 5
HCML 465
HCML 475
Capstone Proposal (1 Cr) and
Capstone Project (4 Cr)
HCML 466
HCML 476
Field Studies Orientation (1 Cr) and
Field Studies (4 Cr)
Elective Courses 5
HCML 399 Healthcare Management Independent Study (1-5 Cr)
HCML 420 Managerial Perspectives in Global Healthcare (5 Cr)
HCML 494/5/6/7 Special Topics (1-5 Cr)
RAIM 301 Essentials of Imaging and Therapy (5 Cr)

Total Credits: 180

Program Eligibility

Individuals must have:

  • Associate degree in business, science, accounting, IT or healthcare-related field, or equivalent credits
  • Demonstrated completion from a regionally accredited college of the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.0 or better:
    • Science: must include at least one lab science course
    • English composition course and Technical Writing or Research Paper course
    • College Level Math: MATH 130 Statistics or BA 240 Statistical Analysis or equivalent
  • Co-requisite requirement: must be completed no later than the first two quarters of acceptance
    • Humanities course from AAS-DTA transfer list
    • Social sciences course from AAS-DTA transfer list
    • Either Humanities or Social Science must be a communication course
    • Introduction to Business, or Medical Terminology course, depending on student background

Degree Requirements

In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Completion of 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management and Leadership program, with a general concentration in Healthcare Management, prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Nonrefundable admissions and placement fee of $55
  • Completed Bachelor of Applied Science application form
  • Non-refundable application fee of $90
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college(s), demonstrating completion of an appropriate associate’s degree or equivalent credits, and the prerequisite courses, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone who personally knows your work, such as your current or past supervisor, discussing your contributions to your work place and how he or she believes you will benefit from completion of the BAS program.
  • Personal statement of no more than 500 words discussing your understanding of the role in your chosen field and how that fits with your personal or professional goals. You may also discuss your work experiences; your advanced certifications; specific or uniquue attributes that you bring to the program; challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your education or work goals; or other special considerations that would make you a good candidate for the program.
  • A diversity statement that addresses the following prompt: Provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to the community, the healthcare industry, and to Bellevue College (max 1 page)

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Last Updated October 5, 2017