Adult Degree Programs - B.S. in Business Administration: Healthcare Management


The health care industry employs hundreds of thousands of individuals nationwide, and is acclaimed as one of the fastest growing industries in America. Those in health care management or health care administration are responsible for coordinating and organizing the financing and delivery of health care, and assist in the management of health care 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. Health care managers may also oversee compliance with government agencies and regulations.

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

  • US Health Care 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 Health Care Professionals
  • Health Care Quality Management
  • Business Policy & Strategy in Health Care

A few career possibilities for HCM majors include:

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Physician's Office Manager
  • Consultant
  • Health Care Accounts Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Health Director
  • Accounts Coordinator
  • IT Health Care Manager
  • Operations Manager


Useful Resources

If you are interested in this major, or simply have questions, contact Dr. Susan DesHarnais at or 919-658-2502 ext. 5010.