Division of Health Care Management
Welcome to the Division of Health Care Management (HCM) where the faculty are dedicated to excellence in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery, respect for diversity and the professional development of students in the health care management field.
The Division offers two degrees Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management (BSHCM) and a Master of Health Administration (MHA). The faculty members are dedicated to excellence in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery, respect for diversity and the professional development of students in the health care management field.
The primary mission of the Division is to provide comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education in health care management thereby increasing the pool of qualified underrepresented groups in this discipline.
The vision of the Division of Health Care Management is to be nationally recognized as a leader in preparing students for high level achievement in the health care industry through our outstanding graduates, curricular innovations, scholarly activities, and service to our community.
The Division of Health Care Management holds the following core values essential to the achievement of the stated mission:
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management (BSHCM) Program Description
The mission of the Program is to prepare traditional students, especially racial and ethnic minority students for entry-level management positions in the health care field, and to equip students for graduate and professional school.
This is a 120-credit hour curriculum that includes a 12-week administrative internship. Successful clearance of a criminal background check and drug screen is required for internship placement. The program is a Full Certified Undergraduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The BSHCM program has been certified for 30 continuous years.
Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program Description
The Master of Science in Health Administration (MHA) degree program is designed to meet the educational needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. Since classes are offered primarily during the evening hours, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Monday – Thursday, this program is ideal for those individuals who wish to maintain their full-time employment while pursuing a graduate degree in health administration. A minimum of fifty-five (55) credit hours, distributed among the core and capstone/residency requirement, is required. The MHA program is an Associate Graduate Candidate Program member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Why Pursue a Career in Healthcare Management?
Career Opportunities – By the year 2014 health services employment is projected to increase dramatically with over 4,700,000 new health care jobs. The increased demand for health care services, fed by the growing proportion of elderly in the population is expected to continue for a full 50 years! Health care jobs are in demand (Healthcarejobs.com, 2014).
Career Flexibility – A degree in healthcare management can open many doors for you. Graduates find exciting careers in hospitals, managed care organizations, federal and state agencies, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, home health agencies, medical group practices, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, and community health centers.
Great Earning Potential – in 2012 medical and health services managers earned an average annual salary of $36,500, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.