Bachelor of Science in Health Management

Bachelor of Science in Health Management

  • Delivery: 
    Fully Online
  • Cost: 
    $436.54 per credit
  • Total credits: 
    120
  • Credential: 
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Application deadlines: 
    August 12 for fall; December 23 for spring
  • Campus: 
    Crookston
  • Department: 
    Admissions

The undergraduate program in health management prepares graduates to plan, direct, and coordinate medical health services in hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, human service organizations, government, and other health-related organizations. Students take an array of general education, technology, management, and health care-related courses, as well as specific courses designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the health care system, including crucial leadership skills.

In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Health Management meets the requirements and is approved by the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) in Minnesota. University of Minnesota-Crookston (UMC) graduates will be qualified to take the state and national examinations for licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in Minnesota. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact UMC for additional information:

UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550
Fax: 218-281-8579
Email: umc-fa@umn.edu

Sample Courses

This degree requires 120 total credits, with 62 of those within the major. Here is a sampling of courses you might take:

  • HSM 1010 Medical Terminology (2 cr)
  • HSM 3250 Performance Improvement in Health Care (3 cr)
  • HSM 3270 Health Care Finance (3 cr)
  • HSM 4210 Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics (4 cr)
  • MGMT 3210 Supervision and Leadership (3 cr)

View a sample program plan for more details. For more information, visit the online University catalog.

Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 22 percent increase for medical and health services managers from 2010 and 2020. In 2010, the median annual wage of medical and health services managers was $84,270. 

The Bachelor of Science in Health Management prepares students for management positions in a wide range of health care settings, including:

  • Allied health agencies (e.g., American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, American Lung Association)
  • Community-based and home health agencies
  • Government regulatory agencies
  • Health insurance and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Medical equipment and supply companies
  • Health care facilities, extended care, and assisted living facilities
  • Public health departments and social service agencies

“My degree helped me prepare for future roles and advanced education.”

--Nick Huso, alumna