Health Care Management

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the health care field. The program incorporates innovations, managerial techniques and theory into a practical 18-month program which will prepare students for entry level managerial roles in the health care arena.


The program features courses in the core areas of health care systems, health care law, public health, health care economics, health care marketing, health care finance and quality improvement and risk management. Key features of this program are an optional internship experience in a health care setting and a capstone project where students work with a faculty member to develop and present a project that focuses in depth on a particular topic and allows students to bring together knowledge gained throughout the program.


Health Care management graduates would be prepared to work as managers or assistant managers to support strategic planning, budgeting, and quality improvement or as supervisors of a program or department. The skills developed in the Health Care Management program will prepare students for positions in the long term care industry, public health, the hospital industry, home health care, community health and mental health centers and other health related fields.

Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes


Program Mission:

The mission of the Health Care Management program is to provide a specialized baccalaureate degree program in health care management to health care professionals and students who have a minimum of an associate degree in the health care field. This program is designed to prepare individuals for integration and growth in the health care industry through a combination of classroom, lab and field work experience. The program emphasizes knowledge acquisition and skill building and provides a comprehensive understanding of business and management practices in both the private and public sectors of health care organizations. Through a combination of teaching methodologies students will build on their professional knowledge and experience to prepare for leadership and managerial roles in the health care field.


Program Goals:

  1. To enable associate degree level allied health professionals to build on existing skills.
  2. To provide students with a comprehensive foundation in healthcare management theory and practice.
  3. To prepare students to work within various health care settings
  4. To provide students with an understanding of ethical leadership principles and industry standards.
  5. To give students a thorough understanding of the concepts of health and disease in our population
  6. To provide students with an understanding of the roles of various types of health professions involved in the delivery of services involved in the continuum of care.
  7. To develop a student’s ability to apply critical thinking, problem solving and professional communication skills.
  8. To provide an environment that encourages self-learning and life-long learning by furthering each student’s ability to adapt to and incorporate new concepts, ideas, and evolving technologies.


Program Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a depth of understanding of foundational knowledge pertinent to health care management.
  2. Understand health care management theory and its practical application in the health care industry.
  3. Understand basic principles connected to financial management, human resource management, health information management, risk management and quality improvement
  4. Analyze and apply ethical and legal concepts related to health care delivery.
  5. Understand the concept of health in terms of societal wellness, disease and medical care.
  6. Understand health care industry structure, organizations, and service delivery.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking, problem solving and professional communication skills to practical projects and tasks.
  8. Develop an appreciation for professional development and life-long learning.



Courses Offered

HCM   310      Introduction to Health Care Management
HCM   311      Health Care Systems
HCM   320      Health Care Law
HCM   321      Public Health
HCM   330      Health Care Economics
HCM   339      Mental Health and Well Being
HCM   410      Health Care Marketing
HCM   411      Health Care Finance
HCM   XXX     Health Care Decision Making and Effectiveness
HCM   XXX     Health Care Ethics
HCM   XXX     Health Care Management Capstone
HCM   XXX     Health Care Management Internship
HCM   XXX     Long Term Care Management
HCM   XXX     Managerial Accounting for HealthCare
HCM   XXX     Quality Assurance and Risk Management
IT         374      IT Project Management
MGM   335      Human Resource Management
MGM   355      21st Century Leadership
MGM   411      Technology and Management Effectiveness