This course offers an overview of healthcare financial management to build competencies in business and analytical principles, and learn how to keep healthcare organizations financially viable. Basic financial accounting concepts will provide an organization-level understanding of the language, concepts, processes, and key functions of financial management. Managerial accounting principles also will be a focus of the course and include cost accounting, budgeting at the department level, and an understanding of the key role that budget development, budget management, and fiscal control play in ensuring the financial strength of healthcare organizations. Prerequisite: Admission to BHS program. 3 credits.