Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Health Management)
Study a variety of diverse health-care settings, including Indigenous. Develop strategies to be a change agent. Two co-op work terms in this dynamic industry.

General information

Program code
BBHM
Duration
8 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (4 Years)
Credential
Honours Bachelor Degree
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2020 Barrie

Program description

Students study health management in the context of a business management curriculum, preparing graduates to be leaders in a variety of complex, multidisciplinary, Indigenous, and diverse health care settings. Students discuss current and global events and develop skills to contribute to health policy development and organizational evaluation. Canadian health care is examined as well as traditional and current Indigenous health care. Global health initiatives are explored to achieve comprehensive understandings of the complexities of health and evidence-based research objectives. Students gain theoretical and applied management knowledge as well as work integrated experiences. Insights into the health sector and business domain assist students to become effective managers and develop strategies to become creative change agents in various domestic and global health care settings.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program may find administrative employment in a variety of health care settings such as but not limited acute care, long term care, medical group practices, Ministry of Health, Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN), Public Health agencies. Further to this, students may find opportunities in health and policy development, educational institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with:

  • minimum overall average of 65 per cent
  • six Grade 12 U or M level courses
  • Grade 12 U level English
  • Grade 12 U level Mathematics

Mature applicants may also be considered for admission to this program providing their previous school performance and/or recent work record suggests a strong possibility of academic success. In order to qualify, applicants must be 19 years of age by December 31 of the year of admission and must have been away from formal education for at least one year immediately prior to beginning studies. Mature applicants must meet subject prerequisites prior to registration.

Applicants should be aware that first-year enrolment is limited; satisfying minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Selection Process

Selection is based on academic grades and subject prerequisites; applicants must meet minimum averages to receive final acceptance.

Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.

Admission details

This college has been granted consent by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting April 29, 2019. The college shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Work term placements may have immunization or other requirements that need to be met prior to placements starting. If there are requirements, students will be informed and are responsible for meeting them.

Non-core courses are required in all degree programs to meet the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities benchmark for depth and breadth in degree-level learning. These courses are designed to give students the tools to develop interdisciplinary perspectives that inform their approach to their own discipline, their continued education and their life outside work.

Students are required to take: at least one first year interdisciplinary course (INTS1xxx); two introductory courses in their choice of disciplines outside their main field of study, which may include psychology (PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1001), social science (SOCI 1000), humanities (HUMA 1012), or science (SCEN 1000); one advanced course in a discipline (ex. PSYC3xxx, SOSC3xxx, HUMA3xxx), and; one upper level interdisciplinary course (INTS4xxx). These courses and any remaining non-core course requirements to be selected from the program list.

Courses

Program-specific Courses

  • ACTG 1000 - Introduction to Accounting
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MNGM 1000 - Leadership
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MNGM 1001 - Management Principles
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MRKT 1000 - Introduction to Marketing
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • INTS 1002 - Introduction to Multidisciplinary Research
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BSNS 1001 - Business Law
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ECNM 1000 - Microeconomics
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • HLMN 1000 - Canada's Health Care System in a Global Context
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MNGM 2001 - Project Management
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • INTS 1007 - Interdisciplinary Modes of Communication
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • BSNS 2004 - Organizational Behaviour
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ECNM 1001 - Macroeconomics
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • HLMN 2000 - Health Informatics
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • Elective Core Course - Select 1 course from the available list during registration
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • SCEN 1000 - Integrated Science
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ACTG 2002 - Management Accounting
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • BSNS 2001 - Ethics for Business
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • HLMN 2001 - Managing Policy Development in Health Care
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MATS 2000 - Business Mathematics
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Elective Non-Core Course - Select 1 course at the 1000-level (HUMA/PSYC/SOCI) from the available list during registration
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • FINC 3003 - Corporate Finance
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • HLMN 3000 - Initiative/Innovat in Research
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • STAS 3000 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • Elective Core Course - Select 1 course from the available list during registration
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • Elective Non-Core Course - Select 1 course at the 3000-level from the available list during registration
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • BSNS 3000 - Entrepreneurship and the Business Plan
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • HLMN 3001 - Topics in Health Care
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • HRMG 4000 - Human Resource Management
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • Elective Core Course - Select 1 course from the available list during registration
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • Elective Non-Core Course - Select 1 course from the available list during registration
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • BSNS 4003 - Risk Management
    (Semester 7 / 42 hours)
  • BSNS 4006 - Dispute Resolution for Leaders
    (Semester 7 / 42 hours)
  • HLMN 4000 - Integrated Case Studies and Seminars in Health Management
    (Semester 7 / 42 hours)
  • MNGM 4004 - Governance and Leadership
    (Semester 7 / 42 hours)
  • Elective Non-Core Course - Select 1 course at the INTS 4000-level from the available list during registration
    (Semester 7 / 42 hours)
  • BSNS 4007 - Change Leadership
    (Semester 8 / 42 hours)
  • HLMN 4001 - Management and Health Care Project
    (Semester 8 / 42 hours)
  • MNGM 4000 - Strategic Management
    (Semester 8 / 42 hours)
  • Elective Core Course - Select 1 course from the available list during registration
    (Semester 8 / 42 hours)
  • Elective Non-Core Course - Select 1 course from the available list during registration
    (Semester 8 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1049 - Bachelor of Business Administration (Health Management) Work Term 1
    (420 hours)
  • COOP 2040 - Bachelor of Business Administration (Health Management) Work Term 2
    (420 hours)