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Healthcare Management Major, B.S.

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Studying Healthcare Management provides students with the basis to understand healthcare-topics such as healthcare management, healthcare delivery models, healthcare finance, marketing, healthcare law and healthcare information systems, along with a solid foundation of fundamental business knowledge. Also, the program requires completion of a healthcare concentration. The healthcare concentration allows students to pursue specialties such as healthcare informatics, various undergraduate minors from any discipline at CSU or prepare for graduate programs by completing corresponding undergraduate coursework.


Graduates of the program will have career opportunities as health service managers, hospital administrators or healthcare technology manager with various organizations that include hospitals, clinics, health service providers, insurance organizations, nursing homes and healthcare financial/management based private and government organizations.


Healthcare Management majors develop a range of skills from planning and organizing with an understanding of current practices in the field of healthcare management. Additional, skills develop are Analytical skills, Critical thinking skills, Communication Skills, and Problem-solving skills.

Did you know Healthcare Management majors can earn a second degree - a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences?  

Both majors, Healthcare Management and Africana Studies, can be completed in four years under supervised academic advising in the College of Business  and the College of Arts and Sciences. Through this dual degree plan, students will expand their educational experience by taking courses in two different colleges that explore race, allyship, social justice, management, and public policy. The Healthcare Management degree is designed to address Cleveland’s need for diverse healthcare management, administrators, and talent, and to prepare students for careers in the fast-growing healthcare market. For more information on this dual degree option, contact an academic advisor in the College of Business or College of Arts and Sciences.   

Admission to Major


  • Completion of the required introductory business and healthcare core coursework with a final grade of C or better.

Pre-BS Degree: Healthcare Management Major Declaration Course Requirements

  1. ENG 100 /ENG 101 - College Writing I  
  2. ENG 102 - College Writing II  
  3. STA 147 - Statistical Concepts with Applications  
  4. HCA 150 - Introduction to Healthcare Management  
  5. OSM 202 - Introduction to Business Analytics  
  6. ACT 221 - Introductory Accounting I  
  7. ECN 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics  
  8. HSC 203 - Medical Terminology 

Hours Required for Degree

Minimum hours required for degree: 120

Minimum hours required for major: The Healthcare Management major requires completion of 27 credits from the business core, 31 credits from the Healthcare management core, and 27 credits from the HCM concentration with at least 42 credit hours from upper divisional 300/400 level courses.

College Requirements

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Major-Field Requirements

Graduation requirements: Minimum of a grade of C or higher in all HCM major-related courses (business core, Healthcare management core, and HCM concentration). HCM major courses (business core, Healthcare management core, and HCM concentration) in which a grade lower than a “C” was earned must be repeated.

Healthcare Management Major Concentration: Interdisciplinary Knowledge

Concentration Options: Student must select 27 credits / 9 courses including two WAC courses among the 9 courses. Advised to use 9 courses to support healthcare management studies with interdisciplinary knowledge from current academic programs or previous academic studies. Listed below are suggested options.

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