Healthcare Management (ASPIRE)

Simpson University's Healthcare Management degree will prepare you to take full advantage of the opportunities available in the rapidly growing, but fast changing healthcare industry. More importantly, these courses will prepare you for a life-changing career advancement that offers you the chance to make a difference in the lives of countless patients.

ASPIRE's unique class structure is designed to accommodate your busy schedule. Take one class at a time-- one night a week for five weeks--and build on the knowledge gained in each class. It's a process that optimizes learning, leading to greater assimilation and stronger retention of the knowledge and tools you need to compete in the marketplace.

Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior

This course provides a survey of current management theory related to the management of modern corporations and business operations. A review of the interrelationships of the major business disciplines is made within the context of achieving an organization's goals. The historical evolution of organizational designs and theories and their impact on planning, organizing and controlling modern profit and non-profit businesses are also considered.

Business Ethics & Law

This course studies the legal framework within which management decisions are made. Emphasis is placed on the sources, functions and processes of United States business law. The areas of negligence, contracts, negotiable instruments, forms of legal business entities, product liability and constitutional law are surveyed. A brief review of the current regulations in the fields of consumer protection, antitrust and labor law are made.

Introduction to the Bible

A survey of the Bible from an evangelical perspective. The course will affirm biblical authority and relevance to everyday living. Biblical content will be studied and analyzed.

Human Resource Management

The area of study in this field is limited to current California practices. Topics in this course include assessing human resource needs, job analysis, recruitment and selection, orientation and training, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, safety and health, career development, labor relations and government regulation.

Business Statistics

This is an introductory course in statistics and their application to business situations. Topics of study include data presentation, types of distribution, probability theory, sampling and hypothesis testing. Parametric and non-parametric statistical tests will be examined, including t-tests, correlation tests, Chi-square and ANOVA.

Christianity and World Religions

An introduction to the history and central beliefs of Christianity and other world religions with emphases on the ethical implications of each religion for modern society and understanding divergent worldviews.

Managerial Finance

This is a study to the conceptual and analytical framework guiding financial decision-making within the business entity. Emphasis is placed on financial analysis, evaluation of investment opportunities and alternative means of financing a firm.

Managerial Economics

This course explores current management decision making in private or public firms as they compete in a global economy. Topics include: marginality, opportunity costs, product markets, production efficiency,technology, competitive markets, price and non-price competition, generic industry environments and competitive strategies.

Managerial Accounting

A foundation course designed to provide a basic understanding of the theory and practices of accounting as they relate to the principle concepts of costing, budgeting, and reporting to internal management. Preliminary concepts of job costing, inventory control, cost centers and managerial accounting are examined.

Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems

Examines the evolution and structure of integrated healthcare delivery systems from the perspectives of quality, access, and costs. This course explores issues related to urban versus rural settings, managed care, reimbursement, regulatory requirements, and institutional accreditation. The course introduces the philosophy, business principles, and current structure of the managed care industry. It explores concepts of capitation, managed care contracting, case management utilization patterns, regulatory requirements, and national health policy.

Advanced Healthcare Topics

This course explores contemporary trends in healthcare delivery systems and professional nursing practice. Students will explore advances in the current healthcare system including topics of technology, informatics, genomics, and healthcare economics with a focus on the roles of nurses and other healthcare leaders.

Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Services

Studies the legal and ethical issues involved in the management and delivery of healthcare services, and the interrelations between hospital, physician, and patient.

Our Healthcare Management Certificate gives you many career options. You'll be well prepared for such careers as:

Pharmaceutical Rep Insurance Company Manager
Fire Department Personnel Purchasing Agent
Hospital Department Manager Ambulance Company Personnel
Government Civil Servant Reimbursement Company Manager
Physicians Office Manager Durable Medical Equipment Manager
Nursing Supervisor