Healthcare Management

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (HCM) program prepares students for administrative careers in medicine (hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices), public health, managed care (insurance), population health, and health promotion. This program equips students with an understanding of fundamental business principles as well as thorough knowledge in the healthcare system. Additionally, HCM students become high-level strategists who acquire the expertise to create and evaluate new and innovative approaches in the business of healthcare.

Key Program Features

Develop the business and healthcare acumen needed to communicate effectively with other businesses and healthcare professionals

Demonstrate professionalism and accountability

Develop the ability work collaboratively as part of a team

Develop the business and healthcare management skills needed to approach problems strategically

Develop the skills needed to create and evaluate new and innovative approaches to business and healthcare delivery

Program Details

HCM students have the opportunity to differentiate themselves by earning professional certificates, which are built into some HCM courses, such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety.

Students are also encouraged to complete internships, allowing students to gain the valuable work experience that many employers require.

Students learn the general principles of business administration in addition to the mechanics of how to run an organization. Some of the topics include

  • U.S. Healthcare System
  • Fundamentals of Management and Managerial Accounting
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Human Capital Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Finance and Statistics
  • Managing Long-term Care
  • Health Insurance & Managed Care
  • Laws and Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
  • Healthcare Quality Management
  • Business Policy & Strategy in Healthcare

The undergraduate programs in the Tillman School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, KS 66211, (913) 339-9366.

  • Healthcare Management

More Information

Traditional Undergraduate Degree Sheets
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Physician’s Office Manager
  • Consultant
  • Healthcare Accounts Manager
  • Health Director
  • Accounts Coordinator
  • IT Healthcare Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Health Insurance (auditor, compliance, client services)
  • Health Advocacy
  • Global Health Outreach
  • Health Programming
  • Healthcare Analytics