The Mission of the American University of Sovereign Nations School of Medicine (AUSN) Certificate of Business Administration (CBA) Program is to provide students with core knowledge which will enhance their career in healthcare business administration and management.
The Vision of the AUSN CBA Program is to contribute significantly to the growth of all individuals, nations, and Peoples, by providing education to students in business administration who will be able to significantly increase the healthcare status of all populations.
Because healthcare and public health is complex and inherently multi-disciplinary, the values that guide the AUSN CBA Program include the following:
IV. Summary Description: AUSN CBA Program
A. Program Description
The AUSN School of Medicine CBA Program is a hybrid educational program (partly onsite and partly online) which will provide students basic fundamental core business administration and management knowledge which will enhance their present career and increase their desire to formally study advanced topics in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at AUSN. The CBA Program is an entry level program which will be oriented toward healthcare and healthcare organizations, and those individuals currently employed in such fields. Credits earned in the CBA program may not be applied or credited in the AUSH MBA program.
B. Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the AUSH CBA program of study is to prepare the future healthcare leaders of tomorrow, who must be able to integrate the basic fundamental core business administration and management knowledge with principles relating to public health and healthcare access, to successfully contribute to their community by preserving the public’s health.
E. Length in Time / Units – Clock Hours
Typically, the core subjects of the AUSN CPH program can be completed within three (3) to six (6) months; but must be completed within two (2) years.
F. Clinical Training / Externships
G. Licensing Requirements / Requirements to Practice
H. Equipment / Technology Requirements of Students
Students are required to own their own laptop or desktop computer which contains Microsoft Word / Power Point / Excel (or an equivalent software program).
I. Skills / Job to be Learned
The AUSN CBA degree is a non-clinical program which does not require manual skill sets to be learned nor vocational jobs to be performed.
V. AUSN CBA Required Core Competencies
Upon graduation, all AUSN CBA students will have the following core competencies to prepare them to become effective healthcare leaders of tomorrow:
A. Integrative leadership: develop oral and written communication skills, and effectively work in teams developing leadership skills.
B. Ethical leadership: promote ethical business practices while enhancingthe promotion of human respect and human dignity in becoming an ethical leader.
C. Global Responsibility & Diversity: appreciate the differences in business practices amongst different national and international cultures.
D. Core Knowledge: obtain basic business administration.
E. Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: learn critical-thinking and analysis.
VII. CBA Program General Information
Admission to American University of Sovereign Nations School of Medicine (AUSN) CBA Program is a competitive process which gives students an opportunity to further advance their knowledge and potential career possibilities in healthcare administration.
Generally, students are admitted to the AUSN CBA program upon proof of enrollment in college or university studies, or who are working adults or professionals with a similar college background, who are interested in learning more about the field of business administration within the healthcare industry healthcare. The AUSN Admissions Committee is responsible for the final decision as to the admission of any applicant to the CBA program. The Admission Committee is made up of the Dean of the Medical School, Members of the Faculty of Medicine, and various individuals from the community, and the AUSN Board of Trustees and Board of Governors.
Criteria for admission to the AUSN CBA program shall include the following:
Consideration of Special Circumstances. The applicant may submit any additional information, documentation, comments, or explanations which he/she believes may be further explanatory and beneficial to the applicants successful candidacy for admission to the AUSN CBA Program.
B. Application Procedure
All applicants for admission to the AUSN CBA program must submit their Application for Admission to the Admissions Committee with the following information:
Completed Application Form
(a). Must contain active email address
(b). Must contain Photo of Applicant
(c). Must contain completed Personal Statement
Copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
Letters of Recommendation
A $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
Applications may be submitted either online or via regular mail; online submission or submission as a pdf email attachment is preferred.
VIII. CBA Curriculum
The CBA Program curriculum at the AUSN School of Medicine consists of various required core courses as follows:
Core CBA Courses
Applied Research Seminar in Business Administration 2
Principles of Accounting 2
Principles of Business Law and Ethics 2
Principles of Healthcare Management 2
Principles of Operations Management 2
IX. CBA Course Descriptions
Applied Research Seminar in Business Administration
The purpose of this course is to have the student engage with the community and to conduct research on a pertinent business administration / healthcare management / public health topic; students will work together as a Team. The Applied Seminar is intended to give students the opportunity to spend time practicing newly acquired skills and knowledge, as well as to explore new or different areas of interest in healthcare administration, healthcare management or public health as it relates to healthcare industry and community health services. Where possible, students will organize into teams, and each team will select a healthcare setting problem or a healthcare policy issue for its project to explore into the community.
Principles of Accounting
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the fundamental principles of accounting for managers in healthcare organizations. This course introduces the basic concepts of financial and managerial accounting used in healthcare organizations. Major topics include: Introduction to Health Care Accounting and Financial Management; Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets; The Financial Environment of Health Care Organizations; Accounting Concepts; Introduction to the Key Financial Statements; Valuation of Assets and Equities; Recording Financial Information; Reporting Financial Information; The Role of the Outside Auditor; Depreciation; Inventory Costing; Notes to the Financial Statements; Ratio Analysis: How Do We Compare to Other Health Care Organizations? Working Capital Management and Banking Relationships; Investment Analysis; and Capital Structure: Long-Term Debt and Equity Financing.
Principles of Business Law and Ethics
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the basic principles of law and ethics which are present in and affect the management and operations of healthcare organizations. Pertinent subjects studied include Foundations of American Law; The Nature of Law; The Resolution of Private Disputes; Business and the Constitution; Torts; Crimes; Intentional Torts; Negligence and Strict Liability; Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition; Introduction to Contracts; Consideration; Consent; Illegality; Writing; Rights of Third Parties; Performance and Remedies; Product Liability; Bankruptcy; Commercial Paper; Agency Law; The Agency Relationship; Third-Party Relations of the Principal and the Agent; Introduction to Forms of Business; Limited Liability Companies; Corporations; Organization and Financial Structure of Corporations; Shareholders’ Rights and Liabilities; Securities Regulation; Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Auditors, Consultants, and Securities Professionals. Additionally, basic principles of ethics shall be discussed and presented within the healthcare environment.
Principles of Healthcare Management
The objective of this course is to present to the student a general framework and understanding of the pertinent issues related to healthcare management both in a profit and non-profit setting. This course considers the following subject topic areas in detail: An Overview of Healthcare Management; Leadership; Management and Motivation; Organizational Behavior and Management Thinking; Strategic Planning; Healthcare Marketing; Quality Improvement Basics; Information Technology; Financing Health Care and Health Insurance; Managing Costs and Revenues; Managing Healthcare Professionals; The Strategic Management of Human Resources; Teamwork; Addressing Health Disparities: Cultural Proficiency; Ethics and Law; Fraud and Abuse; Healthcare Management Case Studies and Guidelines. Additionally, because the non-profit sector of health delivery organizations comprise amongst the largest sectors in US health care, Non-profit healthcare organizations will be studied in detail with an eCBAasis on historical implications, differences in operations and marketing, application of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, special fiduciary duties of Board of Directors; the ethical challenges of non-profit healthcare organizations; and shareholder v. Board relationships. This course will consider the general operations of both for-profit and non-profit healthcare organizations, while considering the many outside forces influencing health care institutions. Relevant case studies are used.
Principles of Operations Management
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the fundamental principles of operations management and how they apply in a healthcare organization. Accordingly, this course details the important aspects of operations management for healthcare organizations, including hospitals, clinics, multiple-hospital systems, and other facilities with an integrated delivery network. The perspective used is that from operations and logistics management, focusing on the operational components of business management. Additional topics discussed include supply chain management, business process and service design, quality and inventory management, technology and systems, operational planning and scheduling, performance improvement, and pharmaceutical operations management. Sound principles of management are discussed and interwoven with business strategy and logistics to further understand competitive advantage in organizations.
C. Instructional Methodology
The instructional methodology in the AUSN CHA program is that of a hybrid educational program (partly onsite residential and partly online distance program).
Attendance is mandatory for all periods of educational instruction. A minimum of eighty percent (80%) attendance is required, otherwise the student will be dropped from the course. Under emergency medical circumstances, where a student leaves class early due to an illness or emergency, the student must follow-up their absence or early departure by submitting an Excused Absence Form available from AUSN.
E. CBA Graduation Requirements
The AUSN School of Medicine requirements for graduation for the award of the CBA degree shall include the following:
Completion of all required courses of the required CBA core course curriculum.
Received a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale) for each core CBA curriculum.
Have no Honor Code violations.
Have complied with all AUSN School of Medicine rules and regulations, and be current in any fees or tuition of the AUSN School of Medicine.
VI. Goals and Objectives
The AUSN CBA Program Goals and Objectives, which are operationalized in case studies, assignments, and class-discussions presented in the CBA core curriculum, include Instructional, Research, Community Service, and Institutional Goals and Objectives, as follows:
A. Instructional Goal
The instructional goal of the AUSN CBA program is to offer excellent education and help develop students to become superior professionals, who are able to integrate and skillfully apply basic public health knowledge with basic business administration principles.
We will recruit academically qualified students.
We will recruit a culturally and ethically diverse student body.
We will offer high-quality educational programs.
B. Research Goal
The research goal of the AUSN CBA program is to engage in research and evidence-based applications that advance public health knowledge and community practice.
We will recruit Faculty interested in pursuing research activities and contributing to the advancement of business administration and public health critical-thinking and analysis.
We will recruit students interested in applied research activities with community involvement.
We will encourage AUSN CBA faculty to participate in research activities that advance public health knowledge and practice.
We will encourage and support AUSN CBA faculty and student collaboration with public health practitioners in clinical and research activities that advance public health knowledge and practice.
C. Community Service Goal
The community service goal of the AUSN CBA program is to improve local and global public health through collaborative community service.
Community Service Objectives
We will collaborate with community-based organizations and public health organizations to create healthy communities.
We will maintain leadership and service to the profession and to AUSN.
We will encourage CBA faculty to participate in collaborative community service activities.
We will encourage and require CBA faculty and students to work together in collaborative community service activities.
D. Institutional Goal
AUSN shall create an environment that supports excellence in instruction, research and service.
We will encourage open and honest communication at all levels of the AUSN community.
We will develop the leadership and management skills of both the faculty and staff.
We will develop an infrastructure to support state-of-the-art teaching, research, and service.
We will foster an environment that promotes creativity, collaboration, and interdisciplinary creative critical-thinking.