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.
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 Health Administration (MHA) degree program is designed to meet the educational needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. Since classes are offered during the evening hours, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Monday – Thursday, and online 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 forty-seven (47) credit hours, distributed among core courses, including a capstone, and the fieldwork/residency component is required. The program received initial CAHME (Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education) accreditation in November 2020.
Why Pursue a Career in Healthcare Management?
Career Opportunities – According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2026, the employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 20 percent. This growth reflects a much larger growth pattern than all other occupations.
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 May of 2017, the median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $98,350, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned and half earned less.