Health Services Administration

Program Features

The undergraduate program in Health Services Administration prepares students for entry-level professional positions on the business side of the health-care industry. Students focus on information systems, finance, marketing and organizational planning in organizations such as hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, long-term or acute-care facilities and government agencies.

Concentrations: Analytics in Health Information Management, Analytics in Population Health, Long-Term Care

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the Health Services Administration major. Consult the official Xavier University course catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Fall

  • CORE 100 First-Year Seminar............ 3cr.
  • Historical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • ENGL 101- English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric............ 3cr.
  • First Language 102............ 3cr.
  • HESA 101 - Intro to the US Healthcare............ 3cr.
  • CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I............ 0cr.

Spring

  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations............ 3cr.
  • ECON 200 - Microeconomics............ 3cr.
  • Second Language 102............ 3cr.
  • HESA 110 - Medical Terminology............ 3cr.
  • MATH 116 or 156............ 3cr.
  • CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum Program II............ 0cr.

Fall

  • HESA 120 - Health Care Management............ 3cr.
  • HESA 210 - Healthcare Marketing & Strategic Management............ 3cr.
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • MKTG 300 - Principles of Marketing............ 3cr.

Spring

  • HESA 220 - Healthcare Reimbursement Systems............ 3cr.
  • HESA 341 - Health Informatics............ 3cr.
  • Humanities Elective............ 3cr.
  • ACCT 200 - FInancial Accounting............ 3cr.
  • Scientific Perspectives............ 3cr.

Fall

  • FINC 300 - Business Finance............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 200 - Organizational Management............ 3cr.
  • HESA 201 - Health Policy............ 3cr.
  • HESA 361 - Health Data Management............ 3cr.
  • Natural Sciences Perspective............ 3cr.
  • HESA 370 - Internship Preparation............ 1cr.

Spring

  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 220 -bManaging Information Technology............ 3cr.
  • HESA 230 - Health Care Finance............ 3cr.
  • Theological Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • HESA 355 - Biostatistics............ 3cr.

Fall

  • HESA 410 - Public Health............ 3cr.
  • PHIL 200 - Philosophy Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • Business Minor Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.

Spring

  • HESA 380 - Quality Management & Performance Improvement............ 3cr.
  • HESA 390 - Foundations of Healthcare Ethics & Law............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 1cr.
  • Creative Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • CORE 499............ 0cr.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that's both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION major at Xavier:

Medical Terminology (HESA 110) -This course introduces students to the language of medicine while reviewing the major organ systems of the body.

Health Care Management (HESA 120) -This course is about learning how to manage in health care organizations. Students will learn key principles, practices and personalities of management. As an introductory course, the purpose is to expose participants to a wide range of areas and topics relevant to management, including the four major topical divisions: Plan, Organize, Lead, and Control.

Health Policy (HESA 201) -This course is about learning how to manage in health care organizations. Students will learn key principles, practices and personalities of management. As an introductory course, the purpose is to expose participants to a wide range of areas and topics relevant to management, including the four major topical divisions: Plan, Organize, Lead, and Control.

Quality Management & Performance Improvement (HESA 380) - Understand and manage quality principles and process management systems in the context of contemporary quality systems, their history and commitment to customer focus. This course gives students a broad based understanding of quality principles, management systems, place present day quality systems and initiatives in historical context, and manage and modify quality systems to maintain customer focus.

Clubs

Health Services Society

The Health Services Society provides students majoring in a health-related fields an opportunity to develop effective leadership skills, access to information on careers, and hands-on experiences in their field. The club helps all majors to work with one another while sharing the common focus of health care.

All Xavier Clubs

Outcomes

98% of Xavier health-care graduates, including in Health Services Administration, are employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduating.

Top Jobs: Patient Services Representative, Financial Analyst, Clinical Research Coordinator, Human Resources Consultant, Health-Care Consultant, Health Insurance Sales Representative, Process Improvement Analyst

Top Employers: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, The Christ Hospital, Bon Secours Mercy Health, Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, TriHealth, Anthem, CareStar

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Xavier is ranked #1 for its excellent academic reputation among top competitors in the region. Students get the most out of their education, from rigorous classroom studies to experiential learning in the real world.

Internships

Health Services Administration majors complete a 400-hour internship, usually during the summer between junior and senior year.


Program Requirements

Business Focus

Understanding the ins and outs of the business world is essential to being a successful health administrator. Every health services student earns a minor in business administration to help prepare for the management side of health care.


Program Requirements

Three Concentrations

All students majoring in Health Services Administration choose from three concentrations as a focused area of interest: Analytics in Health Information Management, Long-Term Care, or Analytics in Population Health.


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Health Services Administration Major at Xavier University

The undergraduate Health Services Administration program at Xavier University is a multi-disciplinary major preparing students for entry-level professional positions in a variety of health-care areas, including information systems, finance, marketing and organizational planning in hospitals, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, long-term or acute care facilities, and government agencies. All students have a minor in business and choose one of three concentrations as a focused area of interest: Analytics: Health Information Management; Analytics: Population Health; and Long-Term Care. Xavier's BSHSA program has been developed to meet the requirements for Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) certification.

Xavier University's College of Professional Sciences prepares undergraduate and graduate students intellectually, morally and spiritually for careers and professions of service. CPS challenges students to strive for academic excellence and life-long learning through promoting collaboration and community partnerships, and incorporating research, scholarship and innovation.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."