College of Health Professions

Health Care Management Major

Degree Requirements

Graduates of the health care management major possess the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the management and delivery of health services and to serve as future leaders for health care organizations in a changing health care market. Therefore, the curriculum for the health care management major incorporates a multidisciplinary approach that includes public health, health services research, and finance and management, as well as sociological, political and economic orientations.

Students must satisfy the Core curriculum requirements, the health care management coursework (45 units), business coursework (21 units) and supporting interdisciplinary coursework (6 units). The program also allows students the flexibility to develop specialty knowledge areas in completing the upper-level courses.

The Health Care Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehension of U.S. health care organizations, their financing and organization, a public health orientation an introduction to management skills, and the math language and computer competencies for research development, organizational management and/or program evaluation. Depending on a student’s interest, graduate training in health administration is recommended after completing this course of study. In addition, no third attempts will be approved for the courses listed below! All students must complete all required coursework with a grade of "C" or better in EACH class.

Required Health Care Management Prerequisites (15 units)
HLTH 101 Wellness in a Diverse Society (3)
COSC 111 Information and Technology for Business (3)

MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3)

LEGL 225   Legal Environment of Business (3)
GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (3)

Required Health Care Management Courses (30 units)
HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3)
HCMN 305 Health Care Administration (3)
HLTH 311 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3)
HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long-Term Care Consumer (3)
HCMN 415 Finance and Organization of Health Care in the U.S. (3)

HCMN 435 Health Information & Quality Management (3)

HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration (3)

HCMN 495 Health Care Management Internship (12)

Required Business Prerequisites (12 units)

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (3)
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (3)
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3)

Required Business Courses (9 units)
FIN 331 Financial Management (3)
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3)
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3)

Interdepartmental Support Courses (6 units)
ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3)
HCMN 435 Health Information and Quality Management (3) OR ECON 339 Health Economics (3)

OPTIONAL Long-Term Care Track (12 units)
HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long-Term Care Consumer (3)
HCMN 417 Long-Term Care Ethical Problems (3)
HCMN 419 Long-Term Care Administration (3)
HLTH 411 Health and Later Maturity—The Aging Process



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2008 graudate of HCMN program with positive comments about the program

"The HCMN program combines the best of health care and business, while providing a learning environment through interactive classes and professional internships."

-Chiko Abenogowe, Class of Fall 2008





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