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 health 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 roles in the health services sector, such as clinic management, health finance, quality improvement, regulatory, and health insurance administration. Students gain a deep understanding of the U.S. health care system along with tools to improve it. The program 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 

Major Courses

  • Health Care Management
  • Legal Aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Long-Term Care
  • Health Economics
  • Health Care Finance
  • Health System Organization
  • Quality Management
  • International Health Care Systems

See Catalog Page for full course list & descriptions >

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 >

Health Care Management Assessment Plan >

Acquired Skills
  • Analyze health care data, apply team skills and quality improvement techniques to solve quality management and patient safety problems.
  • Learn about the U.S. 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, Specialty & Primary Care Clinics
  • Health Consulting
  • Health Insurance
  • Managed Care & Assisted Living Facilities
  • Government Agencies 
  • Health Information Technology
Program Learning Outcomes
  • Differentiate the functions of various entities in the U.S. healthcare system.
  • Critique health policy and articulate responses to current issues in healthcare management affecting the U.S. healthcare system.