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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to advance in the field.  With an emphasis on ethics and social responsibility, this program prepares students to become skilled professionals in a variety of settings including hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities, home health organizations and more. Graduates who hold a healthcare management degree will be able to analyze internal and external data to make effective and ethical decisions in healthcare organizations; apply business and managerial concepts to a healthcare environment; recruit, develop, and manage talent; and manage projects typical to healthcare organizations

Program Highlights

Students in this program will be taught the following:

  • An overview of management practices in the healthcare organizations. A review of classical management functions – planning, organizing, directing and controlling as they relate to the healthcare environment.
  • The skills necessary to be effective leaders in a variety of healthcare organizations.
  • Contemporary moral issues in a healthcare context and learn to analyze problems using classical ethics theories.
  •  Functions such as recruitment, interviewing, job descriptions and requirements, union-management relations, wage and salary administration, management development and motivation are examined.
  • Principles of public health through the lens of government, business, and community.
  • An overview of the legal issues facing current healthcare organizations.
  • An overview of information technology from a healthcare perspective. Topics include: current issues, health information management applications, security, and the ethical impact of information systems.
  • Techniques necessary to successfully develop, oversee and complete projects in a healthcare environment.

More About This Field

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 51,800 openings for medical and health services managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

For more information from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics click here.

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