Admissions to the Health Care Management Specialization have been suspended as of summer 2018; and will be discontinued summer 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the department.

Note: The last term to declare this specialization was Spring 2018. Students who have previously declared this specialization must complete their degree no later than Spring 2019 in order to receive the specialization. 

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.

Admissions to the Health Care Management Specialization have been suspended as of summer 2018; and will be discontinued summer 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the department.

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 (, 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 ( about possible additional courses that may be relevant.

Select three of the following:
CSCS 254 Community & Nonprofit Leadership Symposium1
CSCS 460 Civil Society and Community Leadership3
ECON 441 Analytical Public Finance3-4
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  133 Biology and Society, 1950 - Today3
MED HIST/​HIST SCI  212 Bodies, Diseases, and Healers: An Introduction to the History of Medicine3
MED HIST/​ENVIR ST  213 Global Environmental Health: An Interdisciplinary Introduction3
MED HIST/​HIST SCI  218 History of Twentieth Century American Medicine3
MED HIST/​AFROAMER/​HIST SCI  275 Science, Medicine, and Race: A History3
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  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/​ECON  663 Population and Society3
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.

Urban Wemmerlöv, BS, MS, MS, Ph.D.