Health Care Administration and Management

Our health care administration and management programs ensure that graduates have the business acumen to respond to changes in the health care industry, and also the broader understanding of global health, access to care, spread of disease and disease prevention.

Our Program

Responding to the growing marketplace need for medical and health services managers, our interdisciplinary curriculum integrates business knowledge with coursework in health care, nursing, social work, sociology and more. In addition, our majors are required to have an internship experience in the field.

Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s degree in health care administration and management and a master’s degree in business administration, health care administration and management, or innovation and strategic management within five years.

Program Spotlight: Analyzing Health

Our faculty continually strive to globalize the curriculum, challenging students to broaden their perspectives on various course topics through the lens of different cultures around the world.

 

Recently, Dr. Farhana Zaman, professor of sociology at Jagannath University in Bangladesh, spoke to students in Dr. Myra Edelstein’s Healthcare Quality and Risk Management class about analyzing health from a sociological perspective.

Our Faculty

Our committed health care administration and management faculty have a drive and a passion to advance both the University and their students. Our experienced instructors recognize the unique opportunity they have to make a difference in students’ lives and to help them find their way in the world.

 

Meet our faculty

Life After Salve

Health care managers are the non-clinical heartbeat of the health care field. Our graduates are prepared to work in a variety of business careers within the industry, including the management and coordination of health services in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers and more. Some jobs in the field include:

  • Administrative services manager
  • Clinical director
  • Health and social service manager
  • Health insurance specialist
  • Human resources manager
  • Medical records manager
  • Finance
  • Nursing home administration
  • Operations
  • Office manager
  • Practice administrator
  • Social and community service manager
  • Training and development manager

 Our graduates have motivation; they have drive; they want to change the world. They want to do good. They want to make a difference. They’re entrepreneurial in spirit and they see no boundaries. It’s incredible to watch their enthusiasm and their creativity. 

Dr. Myra Edelstein, associate professor 

Major in Health Care Administration and Management (B.S.)

23 courses | 71 credits

  • ACC101: Financial Accounting
  • ACC104: Managerial Accounting
  • BIO110: Human Biology: Physiology and Health or BIO205: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • HCA110: Health Care Systems
  • HCA225: Health Care Law
  • HCA310: Quality Assurance and Risk Management in Health Care
  • HCA320: Financial Management in Health Care
  • HCA350: Health Care and Medical Ethics
  • MGT120: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT212: Business Communication
  • MGT280: Principles of Marketing
  • MGT290: Management of Human Resources
  • MGT490: Strategic Business Planning
  • MGT491: Professional Internship in Business
  • MTH172: Quantitative Methods for Business (or higher math course)
  • NUR130: Medical Terminology
  • NUR216: Health Care Informatics
  • NUR444: Public Health and Disaster Response Planning
  • SOA249: Global Health: Society, Medicine and the Body
  • STA201: Statistical Methods
  • SWK120: Social Problems: Analysis by Race, Class and Gender

Minor in Health Care Administration and Management

6 courses | 19-21 credits

Required courses:

  • HCA110: Health Care Systems
  • HCA310: Quality Assurance and Risk Management in Health Care
  • HCA350: Health Care and Medical Ethics
  • NUR130: Medical Terminology
  • NUR444: Public Health and Disaster Response Planning

Students also choose two of the following electives:

  • BIO105: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO106: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO110: Human Biology: Physiology and Health
  • HCA225: Health Care Law
  • HCA399: Special Topics in Health Care Administration and Management
  • NUR216: Health Care Informatics
  • SOA249: Global Health: Society, Medicine and the Body
  • SWK120: Social Problems: Analysis by Race, Class and Gender