Health Care Management

Do you enjoy helping others? Would you like to be part of the health care industry without being a medical or nursing professional? Do you aspire to influence policy and procedures in a health care setting with the goal of serving patients and stakeholders? If so, the Health Care Management (HCM) major may be a great fit for you.

The HCM major prepares students for administration, financing, and economics roles in the health services sector. Students hone their management skills while gaining solid understanding of the US health care system. UMD’s HCM major meets the rigorous certification standards of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Program Overview

Areas of Study

All undergraduate LSBE students are required to take business and economics core courses and concentration courses related to their major.

Core Courses

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Writing & Communications
  • Mathematics Marketing

Major Courses

  • Health Care Management
  • Health Care Organization
  • Legal Aspects
  • Human Resources
  • Quality Management
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Economics

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Sample Plan

The sample plan linked below is one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Resources are available to customize a plan for your specific career and academic goals.

health care management SAMPLE PLAN >


Acquired Skills
  • Gain a solid foundation in business and health care, learn how to evaluate health care programs, and be able to apply data-based decision techniques.
  • Learn the role of various stakeholders in the US health care system and how the system is funded and regulated.
Career Opportunities

The HCM major is a great choice for students who want a management career within a health care setting.

Graduates find exciting career opportunities in organizations and fields such as:

  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Dental, Specialty, & Primary Care
  • Health Insurance
  • Managed Care & Assisted Living Facilities
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Information Technology