Bachelor of Science in Health Management

Campus Locations Boston, Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s) Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Health Management
Credits Required for Graduation 120
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements No

Overview

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

Combine Your Passion for Care with Your Talent for Business

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 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.

Formats: The Bachelor of Science in Health Management is also available in an 18-month, Fast-Track format if you're transferring into the College of Professional Studies with an associate degree or equivalent credits. For more information, visit our  Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Health Management  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.  


Curriculum

General Foundation Courses (21 s.h.)

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 College Writing 1 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 College Writing 2 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences Lab 1 s.h.
  Engaging with the Natural and Designed World 3 s.h.
  Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation 3 s.h.
  Interpreting Culture 3 s.h.

 

Health Management Foundation Courses (21 s.h.)   

MTH 1100 College Algebra 3 s.h.
ECN 1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
ITC 1000
   or
ITC 2016
Computer Applications
   or
End User Data Analysis Tools
3 s.h.
PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
CMN 1100 Organizational Communication 3 s.h.


Major Required Courses (39 s.h.)

HMG 1100 Foundations of Healthcare Management  3 s.h.
ACC 2100 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
FIN 2105 Introduction to Corporate Finance 3 s.h.
PHL 2130 Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3 s.h.
HRM 2320 Human Resources Management 3 s.h.
HMG 2110 Health Law and Regulation 3 s.h.
CMN 3350 Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.
HMG 2100 Healthcare Operations 3 s.h.
HMG 3210 Health Informatics 3 s.h.
HMG 3220 Risk Management and Quality Assurance 3 s.h.
HMG 3225 Public Health 3 s.h.
HMG 4210 Healthcare Policy 3 s.h.
HMG 4850 Healthcare Management Capstone Project 3 s.h.


Professional Electives (12 s.h.)

Choose four of the following courses:

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.

*Students who complete MKT 2100 and MGT 2310 will satisfy the business minor.   

Non-Business Electives (27 s.h.)

 

Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.

 


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military 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.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $60,480.00.

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

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Students will have the opportunity to properly use financial and organizational management skills, as it relates to decision making, resource management, critical thinking, time management, communication, and teamwork, to effectively problem-solve management-level related issues in the workplace.

  2. Broad Integrated Knowledge
    Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of the competence necessary to apply management-level functions, concepts, and principles within the health industry.

  3. Intellectual Skills
    Students will have an opportunity to differentiate and evaluate theories and approaches to complex management-level problems in health care.

  4. Applied Learning
    Students will have an opportunity to formulate a response to a specific health management-related topic, problem, or issue at both the individual and collaborative levels.

  5. Civic Learning
    Students will have an opportunity to analyze and present the relevancy of various management-level approaches and techniques while taking into consideration local, national, and global health perspectives.

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Next Term Starts
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 6, 2016 (15- and 7 1/2-week classes)
    Oct 26, 2016 (7 1/2-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 19, 2016 (12- and 6-week classes)
    Oct 31, 2016 (6-week classes)

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