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 160
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
Meets International Visa Requirements No


Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters 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.  

Core Curriculum

College of Professional Studies degrees* integrate a core set of course requirements that ensure all of our graduates possess a well-rounded educational background and understanding of the world. The core courses allow students to gain insights into disciplines other than their field of study, as well as develop expertise in written and oral communication and critical thinking.


Written Communication (12 q.h.)

Effective with the Fall 2013 term, all three English course requirements in the Written Communication area of the core curriculum will have a 1-credit writing lab co-requisite. This applies to all new and returning students.

Complete the following three courses and labs:

ENG 1004/1014 College English 1/ Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.
ENG 1005/1015 College English 2/Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.
ENG 3006/3007 College English Workshop/Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.

Diversity (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
MGT 1503 Managing in a Diverse and Changing World* 3 q.h.
SOC 1110 Diversity 3 q.h.
SOC 1635 Race and Ethnicity 3 q.h.

Information Literacy (3 q.h.)

ITC Information Technology Elective 3 q.h.

Suggested courses:


ITC 1001 Intro to PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 2003 Advanced PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 1255 Human-Computer Interaction 3 q.h.
ITC 2020 Digital Collaboration and Knowledge Management 3 q.h.

Mathematics (6 q.h.)

Complete a minimum of six quarter hours from the following courses:

MTH 1001 College Algebra 1 3 q.h.
MTH 2002 College Algebra 2 3 q.h.
MTH 2512 Finite Mathematics 3 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.

Ethical & Political Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

LDR 3230 Ethical Decision Making 3 q.h.
PHL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics 3 q.h.
PHL 2180 Business Ethics 3 q.h.

Science Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Choose one course with any one of the following prefixes: BIO, BTC, CHM, ESC, PHY


Suggested courses:


BIO 1010 Biology 1 3 q.h.
BIO 1825 Biology Today: An issues Approach 3 q.h.
CHM 2105 Chemistry and the Environment 3 q.h.
ESC 1525 Energy for Today and Tomorrow 3 q.h.

Historical Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Strongly Recommended:


HST 3131 The World: 1945-Present 3 q.h.

Other choices:


HST 1003 Civilization of the Modern World 3 q.h.
HST 3213 Contemporary America 3 q.h.
HST 2205 Coming to America: The American Immigrant Experience
3 q.h.


Total Core Curriculum: 33 q.h.

*Degree requirements vary. Some degrees require specific core choices.
See curriculum pages for more information.


Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.

Core Curriculum (33 q.h.)

We require all bachelor's degree students to complete required core curriculum, allowing you to gain insight into disciplines other than your field of study.

Foundation Courses (18 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology: Fundamental Issues 3 q.h.
SOC 1001
Sociology 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2    3 q.h.
SOC 3631 Research Methods: Generating and Investigating Research Problems 3 q.h.
POL 1001    Introduction to Politics 3 q.h.


Major Courses (58 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:   

ACC 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 q.h.
ACC 1002 Financial Accounting 2 3 q.h.
HMG 1001 Managing Health Services Organizations 1 3 q.h.
HMG 1002 Managing Health Services Organizations 2 3 q.h.
HMG 1215 Health Law 3 q.h.
HMG 1101 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3 q.h.
HMG 2101 Principles & Practices of Community Health 1 3 q.h.
HMG 1201 Health Planning and Regulation 3 q.h.
HMG 2115 Patients' Impact on Decision Making 3 q.h.
HMG 2201 Current Issues in Health Services Management 3 q.h.
HMG 4995 Health Management Practicum    3 q.h.

Complete all of the following courses:   

ACC 1403 Managerial Accounting  3 q.h. 
ECN 1002  Microeconomics  4 q.h. 
FIN 2801 Principles of Finance 3 q.h.
FIN 2802 Financial Management 3 q.h.
HMG 3135 Healthcare Operations Management 3 q.h.

Complete all of the following courses:   

HSC 2100 Public Health 3 q.h.
HSC 2200 Epidemiology 3 q.h.

Complete one of the following courses:   

MKT 1001 Principles of Marketing 3 q.h.
MKT 2325 Consumer Behavior 3 q.h.


Non-Business Electives (48 q.h.)

Open Electives (3)


Required minimum credit hours: 160 q.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.


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

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter 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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