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Business Administration: Healthcare Management


The healthcare industry employs hundreds of thousands of individuals nationwide, and is acclaimed as one of the fastest growing industries in America. Those in healthcare management or healthcare administration are responsible for coordinating and organizing the financing and delivery of healthcare, and assist in the management of healthcare facilities. Often, this includes assessing the need for services, equipment, and personnel, making recommendations regarding the expansion or curtailment of services, and establishing new or auxiliary facilities. Healthcare managers may also oversee compliance with government agencies and regulations.

As an HCM major, some of the topics you will study include:

  • US Healthcare System
  • Fundamentals of Management and Managerial Accounting
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Human Capital Mgt 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

A few career possibilities for HCM majors include:

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Physician’s Office Manager
  • Consultant
  • Healthcare Accounts Manager
  • Health Director
  • Accounts Coordinator
  • IT Healthcare Manager
  • Operations Manager

Interested in a business major? Learn more from Mr. Bob Tillman, former President and CEO or Lowe’s and namesake of the Robert L. Tillman School of Business.

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