The 120-credit B.S. in Healthcare Management enables students to acquire the essential knowledge base and skills sought by healthcare employers in order to effectively direct, manage, and evaluate their own healthcare services within hospitals, clinics, corporations, non-profit organizations, physicians’ offices, nursing and retirement homes. Due to the evolving U.S. health system, aging population and the projected shortfall of qualified employees in the area, there is a growing demand in the healthcare industry.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that “college graduates” and those who have earned certification should have the best job opportunities. A Healthcare Management degree will not only enhance< these opportunities, but also enable student to broaden their knowledge regarding all aspects of healthcare management such as learning the functions and the role of a healthcare system within the economy, distinguishing the roles of a healthcare manager and the importance of service in such communities. Furthermore, a healthcare management background will give students an opportunity to start their career with either entry or more advanced level positions after obtaining a B.S. in Healthcare Management.
The program has been identified as being relevant in growth areas (employment projections, growing need for skilled professionals) and the enrollment in healthcare management courses have shown growing student interest.