Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Health Management

Campus Locations Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s) Bachelor of Science in Health Management
Credits Required for Graduation 60
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes


Please Note: Undergraduate classes moved to a semester calendar beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Improve Healthcare Delivery

Advances in healthcare coupled with an aging human population are driving demand for health management professionals who possess both business acumen and in-depth knowledge of healthcare functions and processes. In response, Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies offers the 20-month accelerated Bachelor of Science in Health Management degree program.

As a student in this focused bachelor's degree program, you will enhance your analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills while establishing competency in health care management, finance, policies and procedures, and relevant legal and regulatory issues. From health care administration to health services management, this degree program will prepare you for numerous career opportunities in this dynamic and rewarding field.

This program is designed for students who have completed an associate degree or equivalent credits, who would like to complete their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace.

Formats: The Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Health Management is also available for students who would like to complete this degree at their own pace, visit our Bachelor of Science in Health Management  web page.

Career Outlook

An aging population has increased demand for healthcare professionals who can improve efficiencies and enhance quality of care within healthcare service organizations. Robust growth for the field is expected, particularly for applicants with healthcare experience and strong business and management skills.

Interested in Learning More?

Learn why the Bachelor of Science in Health Management is a good fit for you; watch our recent webinar on the program.  

Find out more about our Fast-Track programs by watching the Undergraduate Fast-Track webinar.


Please Note: Undergraduate classes moved to a semester calendar beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Required Courses

Semester 1 (13 s.h.)

ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Lab for ENG 3107 1 s.h.
ACC 2100 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
HMG 1100 Foundations of Healthcare Management 3 s.h.
ECN 1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.

Semester 2 (12 s.h.)

FIN 2105 Introduction to Corporate Finance 3 s.h.
HMG 2100 Healthcare Operations 3 s.h.
HMG 2110 Health Law and Regulation 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.

Semester 3 (13 s.h.)

HRM 2320 Human Resources Management 3 s.h.
HMG 3210 Health Informatics 3 s.h.
  Professional elective 3 s.h.
  Professional elective 3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.

Semester 4 (12 s.h.)

PHL 2130 Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3 s.h.
HMG 3220 Risk Management and Quality Assurance 3 s.h.
HMG 3225 Public Health 3 s.h.
  Professional elective 3 s.h.

Semester 5 (10 s.h.)

HMG 4850 Healthcare Management Capstone 3 s.h.
HMG 4210 Healthcare Policy 3 s.h.
CMN 3350 Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.


Required minimum credit hours: 60 s.h.


Elective Options

Choose three of the following courses for electives in semesters 3 and 4.

MKT 2100 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
MGT 2310 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
PSY 2230 Stress and Its Management 3 s.h.
PSY 3200 Social Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3210 Abnormal Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3230 Development across the Lifespan 3 s.h.
HSC 3300 Epidemiology 3 s.h.
HMG 4994 Internship in Healthcare Management 3 s.h.


Admissions Requirements

Admissions Criteria:

In order to apply, applicants need to have completed an associate degree or 60 semester hours of transferrable college credit. For more information about prerequisite courses, please contact an admissions representative at 1.877.668.7727. We look forward to hearing from you!

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Academic transcript(s): must submit one of the following
    • Official associate degree stating conferral and date
    • Official high school transcript or GED and
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended- must be equal to 80quarter hours (60 semester hours) for transfer credit evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Estimated total tuition for this program is $30,240.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be? 

This undergraduate program is designed for students who wish to work in non-clinical, managerial roles within healthcare organizations.

Careers to consider include:

  • Medical and health services manager
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Social or community service manager
  • Healthcare administrator

Program Format


This accelerated program is designed for students who have earned an associate degree or the equivalent number of credits (80 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) and are looking to earn their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. The Office of Admissions will work with applicants to evaluate and accept as many previously completed credits as possible.

Formats & Schedule

Our online program offers flexibility and convenience for working professionals with demanding schedules across the world. Using Northeastern University’s state-of-the-art learning management system, your instructors will guide you through online coursework.

Online classes are asynchronous, so there is no designated meeting time. Also, all online Fast-Track courses are completed with the same group of students, allowing you to interact with familiar classmates over the six-term schedule.

Additional Benefits:

  • Complete your degree in 18 months
  • Know your six-term course plan when you begin your program
  • Receive advice from Fast-Track program managers throughout your entire academic program
  • Develop a valuable network of professional contacts
  • Learn from classmates and the various industries and professions they represent


Learning Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain management principles and concepts as they relate to decision-making and resource management in the healthcare environment.
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Describe and evaluate an emerging healthcare-related problem or challenge in a wider global context using theories, tools, and methods from healthcare management and other fields of study.
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Prepare a project, paper, or other appropriate body of work which utilizes key management principles in finance, organizational management, governmental policies, and/or resource allocation to address an existing problem in healthcare.
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop and justify a position on an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental, and economic challenges in healthcare on a local, national, or global level.
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate healthcare management principles, best practices, and tools into the community or workplace and recommend probable solutions for issues in the healthcare management industry.

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