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 with input from the student intern and Internship Coordinator. No specific sites are guaranteed as the individual internship site has the right to accept or reject students based on a competitive interview. 

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.

The Healthcare Management Major has 48 required units, and a 24-unit BUAD minor for a total of 72 units. An optional 21-unit track in Long-Term Health Care is also available to majors.  The track is comprised of three didactic courses (9 units). In addition, students must complete the required 12-unit internship (HCMN 495) in a long-term care setting. 

Required Courses
COSC 111INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS3
GERO 101INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY3
HLTH 207HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S.3
LEGL 225LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
ENGL 317WRITING FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
HCMN 305HEALTH ADMINISTRATION3
AHLT 311HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS3
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
HCMN 441LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION3
AHLT 445RESEARCH METHODS IN INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH STUDIES3
HCMN 495HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP 112
Required Minor in Business Administration (24 units) 2
ACCT 201PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
ACCT 202PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
FIN 330ESSENTIALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 341PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
MATH 231BASIC STATISTICS3
or ECON 205 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I
Total Units72
Long-Term Health Care Track (Optional)
GERO 350PHYSICAL HEALTH AND AGING3
HCMN 417LONG-TERM CARE ETHICAL PROBLEMS3
HCMN 419LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION3
Total Units9

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
COSC 1113ACCT 2013
GERO 101 or SOCI 1013ECON 201 (Core 6)3
LEGL 2253HLTH 207 (Core 11)3
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 74
 15 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ACCT 2023AHLT 3113
ECON 2023ENGL 317 (Core 9)3
HCMN 3053MATH 231 or ECON 205 (Core 3)3
Core 83-4Core 123
Core 103Core 133
 Elective3
 15-16 18
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MKTG 3413FIN 3303
MNGT 3613HCMN 419 (or elective)3
HCMN 4173HCMN 441 (Core 14)3
Core 43Elective3
Core 113Elective3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
AHLT 4403HCMN 49512
GERO 350 (or elective)3 
HCMN 4133 
HCMN 4153 
HCMN 4353 
 15 12
Total Units 121-122
  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.