WSB_BBA_Specialization_Healthcare-Management

Note: Admission is suspended for this specialization effective spring 2018.

The health care system is undergoing rapid change. Increasing emphasis on managed care; a growing concern for cost effectiveness; governmental priorities; and increasing concern for the elderly, mentally ill, and developmentally disabled all point to the greater need for individuals with skills in the business-management area, both to serve established needs and as a part of the reorganization of many health care delivery systems. This specialization will permit the student to explore the nature of the health care system.

A specialization in health care management is available to all undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Business. Students can add this specialization to their current business major. To complete the health care management specialization, students take the traditional business courses as well as three electives. Students learn to think about health care in an integrated business framework both in and out of the classroom from our faculty and applied learning program.

Note: Admission is suspended for this specialization effective spring 2018.

The healthcare specialization is only for students in the School of Business.

All undergraduate students in the School of Business are eligible to pursue this specialization. Students simply need to declare this specialization using this form.

Contact your academic or career advisor for questions about pursuing the health care management specialization. Contact the program coordinator, Mark Covaleski (mcovaleski@bus.wisc.edu), with questions about the specialization, including course options.

The healthcare management specialization requires you to take 3 courses from the below approved course list. If you find another course not on this list that you believe may fit, contact Professor Covaleski (mcovaleski@bus.wisc.edu) about possible additional courses that may be relevant.

Select three of the following:
CSCS 460 Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations3
ECON/​POP HLTH/​PUB AFFR  548 The Economics of Health Care3-4
GEN&WS 102 Gender, Women, and Society in Global Perspective3
GEN&WS 103 Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease3
MED HIST/​HIST SCI  212 Bodies, Diseases, and Healers: An Introduction to the History of Medicine3
MED HIST/​HIST SCI  218 History of Twentieth Century American Medicine3
MED HIST/​HIST SCI/​HISTORY  504 Society and Health Care in American History3
MED HIST/​PHILOS  505 Justice and Health Care3
MED HIST/​HIST SCI/​HISTORY  507 Health, Disease and Healing I3-4
MED HIST/​HIST SCI/​HISTORY  508 Health, Disease and Healing II3-4
MED HIST/​HIST SCI  509 The Development of Public Health in America3
MED HIST/​PHILOS  515 Public Health Ethics3
MED HIST/​GEN&WS/​HIST SCI  531 Women and Health in American History3
MED HIST/​HIST SCI/​POP HLTH  553 International Health and Global Society3
MED HIST/​PHILOS  558 Ethical Issues in Health Care3
I SY E/MED PHYS 559 Patient Safety and Error Reduction in Healthcare2
NURSING/​S&A PHM/​SOC WORK/​THER SCI  105 Health Care Systems: Interdisciplinary Approach2
OTM 451 Service Operations Management3
POLI SCI 100 Freshman Topics Seminar (Health Policy and Politics ONLY)3
POP HLTH 370 Introduction to Public Health: Local to Global Perspectives3
POP HLTH/​ENVIR ST  471 Introduction to Environmental Health3
POP HLTH 664 Prevention of Overweight and Obesity2
REAL EST 365 Contemporary Topics (Commercial Healthcare ONLY)3
SOC 170 Population Problems3-4
SOC 531 Sociology of Medicine3
SOC/​C&E SOC  532 Health Care Issues for Individuals, Families and Society3
SOC/​C&E SOC  533 Public Health in Rural & Urban Communities3
SOC WORK 205 Introduction to the Field of Social Work4
SOC WORK 206 Introduction to Social Policy4

Faculty and Staff in Healthcare Management

Mark Covaleski, BS, MBA, Ph.D.
Professor
mcovaleski@bus.wisc.edu
 

Urban Wemmerlöv, BS, MS, MS, Ph.D.
Professor
urban.wemmerlov@wisc.edu