Major in Health Care Management

The Health Care Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehension of U.S. health care organizations, a public health orientation including epidemiological concepts and tools, and the math, language, and computer competencies for research development, organizational management and/or program evaluation. Depending on a student’s interest, graduate training in health administration is recommended after completing this course of study and after the student has worked in the field for 1–2 years. Students interested in long-term care have the option of completing a track.

Students who major and minor in Health Care Management will adhere to the American College of Healthcare Executives Code of Conduct.

Internship/Capstone

The HCMN Internship is a supervised integrative educational experience at a health care organization. It  is the culmination of the student's study. Interns commit to a 15-week, 12-unit, full-time (40-hour work week) placement in a health care organization as supervised by a site Preceptor, and academically, by a HCMN program faculty supervisor. The site is selected and approved by the student intern and Internship Coordinator. 

Upsilon PHI Delta Honor Society

The purpose of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to further the professional competence and dedication of the individual members in and for the profession of health care management. Members are selected on the basis of academic achievements, having a minimum overall GPA of 3.25  with a 3.5 GPA in the major, and service to the community and/or contributions to the health care management profession.

For information concerning the standards to joint the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society, contact the director of the Health Care Management program at 410-704-6280.

HCMN majors are also strongly encouraged to participate in the student-led Health Care Leadership academy, which is an important first step in career-long professional development

Recognition Awards 

These awards are presented in the spring commencement ceremony to outstanding undergraduate Gerontology, and Health Care Management majors.

 
Required Prerequisites (15 Units)
COSC 111INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS3
GERO 101INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY3
HLTH 101WELLNESS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY3
LEGL 225LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
MATH 231BASIC STATISTICS3
Health Care Management (33 Units)
HCMN 305COMMUNITY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION3
HCMN 413SERVICES AND HOUSING FOR THE LONG-TERM CARE CONSUMER3
HCMN 415FINANCING AND ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN THE U.S.3
HCMN 435HEALTH INFORMATION AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT3
or ECON 339 HEALTH ECONOMICS
HCMN 441LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION3
HCMN 495HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP12
HLTH 207HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S.3
HLTH 311CHRONIC AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE3
Business Prerequisites (12 Units)
ACCT 201PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
ACCT 202PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
Business Courses (9 Units)
FIN 331PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 341PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
Interdepartmental Support Courses (3 Units)
ENGL 317WRITING FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
Long-Term Care Track (12 Units)
HCMN 413SERVICES AND HOUSING FOR THE LONG-TERM CARE CONSUMER3
HCMN 417LONG-TERM CARE ETHICAL PROBLEMS3
HCMN 419LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION3
HLTH 411HEALTH AND LATER MATURITY-THE AGING PROCESS3
Internship (12 Units)
HCMN 495HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP 112
Total Units96
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Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on, full-term, full-time (40 hour a week, 12 units) supervised Health Care Management internship with an integrated academic capstone (hybrid delivery). Students will be able to synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom in managing and delivering healthservices. Students must apply for the internship in the term prior to enrolling in HCMN 495.The internship coordinator will assign students to a placement site based on the acceptability of student to agency and the acceptability of agency to student. Students may not normally undertake an internship in a place of their current employment.

To be eligible for the internship, students must have senior status and must have successfully completed all course work prior to internship placement. Program requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

The requirement for internship in this major cannot be waived. All internships are full-time.

Suggested Four-Year Plan 

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
TSEM 102 (Core 1)3BIOL 190 (Core 7)4
Core 43GERO 101 or SOCI 101 (Core 6)3
ENGL 102 (Core 2)3COSC 1113
Core 53MATH 109 (or higher)3
HLTH 1013HLTH 207 (Core 11)3
 15 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Core 83-5Core 143
Core 123LEGL 2253
ECON 201 (Core 6)3ACCT 2023
MATH 231 or ECON 305 (Core 3)3ECON 2023
ACCT 2013HCMN 3053
 15-17 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
HLTH 3113Core 133
HCMN 417 or HLTH 435 (Recommended Elective)13Core 103
MNGT 3613HCMN 419 (Recommended Elective)13
ENGL 317 (Core 9)3HCMN 4153
HCMN 4353FIN 3313
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
GERO 350 (Recommended Elective)3HCMN 49512
AHLT 311 (Recommended Elective)3Elective (if needed)3
HCMN 4133 
HCMN 4413 
MKTG 3413 
 15 15
Total Units 121-123
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Part of the Long-Term Care Track, that could show on your transcript if completed.

1. Students identify, analyze, and evaluate, major macro influences (e.g., political, social, demographic, economic, technological, and bio-medical) and using technological search strategies, assess how these affect setting-specific health care organizations (i.e., hospitals, outpatient services, long-term care facilities, health maintenance organizations, group practices, etc.).
2. Students utilize problem solving skills and apply, in an ethically and in a socially responsible way, management theory and principles to the administration of a health care organizations increasingly diverse workforce and consumer populations.
3. Students identify, describe and apply health information systems technology and decision support mechanisms and draw on relevant management theory and assumptions to solve organizational financial, material, problems with human resource implications to improve quality care.
4. Students exhibit professional behaviors in healthcare environments including the ability to read and adapt to organizational cultures by exhibiting appropriate intrapersonal and interpersonal social skills; by communicating to management, staff, and clients (individually and in groups) in ways that build/maintain open, trusting, and effective work relationships.
5. Students write clearly, logically and succinctly in standard business prose with well referenced developmental detail appropriately cited according to APA standards.