In this course project, you will be asked to design an operating budget for a healthcare organization. For a for-profit entity, you can find the financial statements and any additional information on one of the many sites where such information is available, such as Zacks Investment Research, Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, etc. For example, search the site with HCA Holdings’ ticker symbol (“HCA”) and then look for the “Financial” tab or section when you come to the site’s HCA Holdings page. For the not-for-profit entity, you can locate a local, regional, or national nonprofit, religious-based healthcare system, and download and review the financial statements.Your project will have the following components:
Project ObjectivesTo successfully complete this project, you will be expected to:
The greatest value in a course comes from applying the concepts, theories, and principles explored during class. The operating budget project will be graded according to the criteria below and is worth 30% of your total grade. This project gives you an opportunity to select a healthcare organization with which you are familiar, analyze the operations and design an operating budget for the organization. Then, drawing on the concepts and principles from readings, exercises, current events, and class discussions, develop an operating budget project in which you:
As noted above, your project must include, but is not limited to, the following sections:
Back up your responses with at least ten (10) current sources (no older than three years), five (5) of which are peer-reviewed articles that must be obtained from the UC online library. You may use the course textbooks as prime references, but you may use other course readings. is a good venue to find your references and supporting sources. Submit a 10-12-page paper, not counting the title and references pages which you must include; and appendixes if needed. Format your paper according to the APA Requirements.