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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com) about possible additional courses that may be relevant.
|Select three of the following:|
|CSCS 460||Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|ECON/POP HLTH/PUB AFFR 548||The Economics of Health Care||3-4|
|GEN&WS 102||Gender, Women, and Society in Global Perspective||3|
|GEN&WS 103||Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease||3|
|MED HIST/HIST SCI 212||Bodies, Diseases, and Healers: An Introduction to the History of Medicine||3|
|MED HIST/HIST SCI 218||History of Twentieth Century American Medicine||3|
|MED HIST/HIST SCI/HISTORY 504||Society and Health Care in American History||3|
|MED HIST/PHILOS 505||Justice and Health Care||3|
|MED HIST/HIST SCI/HISTORY 507||Health, Disease and Healing I||3-4|
|MED HIST/HIST SCI/HISTORY 508||Health, Disease and Healing II||3-4|
|MED HIST/HIST SCI 509||The Development of Public Health in America||3|
|MED HIST/PHILOS 515||Public Health Ethics||3|
|MED HIST/GEN&WS/HIST SCI 531||Women and Health in American History||3|
|MED HIST/HIST SCI/POP HLTH 553||International Health and Global Society||3|
|MED HIST/PHILOS 558||Ethical Issues in Health Care||3|
|I SY E/MED PHYS 559||Patient Safety and Error Reduction in Healthcare||2|
|NURSING/S&A PHM/SOC WORK/THER SCI 105||Health Care Systems: Interdisciplinary Approach||2|
|OTM 451||Service Operations Management||3|
|POLI SCI 100||Freshman Topics Seminar (Health Policy and Politics ONLY)||3|
|POP HLTH 370||Introduction to Public Health: Local to Global Perspectives||3|
|POP HLTH/ENVIR ST 471||Introduction to Environmental Health||3|
|POP HLTH 664||Prevention of Overweight and Obesity||2|
|REAL EST 365||Contemporary Topics (Commercial Healthcare ONLY)||3|
|SOC 170||Population Problems||3-4|
|SOC 531||Sociology of Medicine||3|
|SOC/C&E SOC 532||Health Care Issues for Individuals, Families and Society||3|
|SOC/C&E SOC 533||Public Health in Rural & Urban Communities||3|
|SOC WORK 205||Introduction to the Field of Social Work||4|
|SOC WORK 206||Introduction to Social Policy||4|