Buena Vista University

Health Services Leadership: Distributive Major

Health care is one of today's fastest changing industries - one that needs well-prepared leadership to keep up with changes in technology, insurance, medicine, and patient care.  The health services leadership major combines a knowledge base in management, psychology, social work, and sociology so that you gain a broad understanding of the factors that affect everyday operations of care givers.  If you have existing experience in health care as a nurse, or other practitioner, you can expect to find yourself moving into a management/leadership role within five years with this major.  Internships in the field are advised, but are not required.

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Courses of study

Distributive major: 42 credit hours

Business: 18 credit hours

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
ACCT 309 Cost Accounting
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
FNBK 322 Analysis of Financial Statements
FNBK 356 Financial Planning
MGMT 206 Management Science
MGMT 315 Business Law I
MGMT 316 Business Law II
MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
MGMT 375 Entrepreneurship/Small Business
MGMT 380 Social Responsibility of Business
MGMT 492 Business Policy and Strategy
MIS 300 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
Additional management, marketing and finance courses as approved

Communication and Behavior: 12 credit hours

COMM 100 Fundamentals of Communication
COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication
COMM 302 Intercultural Communication
COMM 330 Messages, Meaning & Society
COMM 355 Conflict Management
COMM 370 Leadership Communication
COMM 374 Interviewing
DIGI 230 Introduction to Integrated Communication
ENGL 300 Advanced Composition
ENGL 450 Business and Technical Writing
MRKT 355 Consumer Behavior
PSYC 329 Psychology of Gender
Other related upper division courses as approved

Institutions and Society:

ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History
ENGL 250 American Literature
ENVS 100 The Biological Environment
ENVS 101 The Physical Environment
ENVS 201 Conservation Ecology
ENVS 310 Environmental Chemistry
HIST 311 Problems in World History: The Vietnam Wars
HIST 358 Women around the World
HIST 390 America and the World Wars
HIST 397 Recent American History
PSCN 465 Civil Liberties
PSPA 320 State and Local Politics
PSPA 360 Introduction to Public Affairs
PSYC 364 Industrial Psychology
PHIL/RELI 336 Professional Ethics
SOCI 302 Sociology of Deviant Behavior
SOCI 361 Racism and Sexism in American Life
SCWK 255 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
SCWK 351 Aging in American Society
THEA 411 Dramatic Literature
Other related upper division courses as approved

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