Health Care Management B.S.
The health care industry is changing more rapidly than almost any other segment of the U.S. economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of medical and health service managers will increase 22% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
The United States’ rapidly aging population and massive proposed changes in federal health care reform are contributing to the high demand for health care management jobs. These individuals must be able to work closely with medical staff to plan, direct, and coordinate the delivery of health care.
Immaculata University's Health Care Management program helps enhance the management skills of both current health care professionals and individuals who seek to transition into the health care industry.
- Taught by health care professionals
- Cohort-based program
- Strong emphasis on real-world scenarios and case studies
- Regionally accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- Offered in a fully online format or at convenient locations: on the main campus of Immaculata University, 20 miles west of Philadelphia; in Center City Philadelphia; Reading; and Lancaster
- Preparation for master’s level work
- Personal research advisor
- Credit for prior learning
After completing this program, you will be able to:
- Recognize the complexities of health care systems, including factors that influence health care outcomes, delivery modalities, performance, and growth in health care resources
- Demonstrate awareness of the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues within health care and how they impact providers, policies, and institutional practices in multifaceted and diverse organizational environments
- Use various information technologies to access and manage information in health care settings
- Conduct financial management processes for budgetary operations at various levels within a health care operation
- Manage organizational effectiveness and promote organizational and clinical virtues
- Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the management of health care delivery
- Analyze the health of various populations and identify and address service needs
- Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
- Recognize the qualitative and quantitative factors involved in the management of health care delivery and outcomes
- Utilize organizational data to plan strategically effective outcomes and tactical and operational issues in the management of health care
- Interpret research methodology for reliability and analysis of outcomes
This program requires the completion of 126 credits total:
- 54 credits required for the major
- 27 liberal arts core credits
- 45 elective credits