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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

Because the healthcare industry is dynamic and ever-evolving, there is a high demand for professionals with business acumen and a strong understanding of healthcare systems and policies.

With a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, you will gain the insight you will need to become a successful future leader in the many sectors of the healthcare field, including at payer and provider organizations, non-profits, and biotechnology and biomedical device organizations. In this program, you will hone your analytical and problem-solving skills while acquiring broad-based functional knowledge of current legal and regulatory standards in healthcare, healthcare revenue cycle, financial analysis, health data analytics, marketing and sales, and human resource management.

During internships and experiential learning opportunities, you will gain the real-world experience and connections you will need in your future career. In the first year of the program, students are given the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of sectors in the healthcare field through volunteer placements. Students then progress in the second year of the program to shadowing professionals, an experience that helps them gain insight into the field and explore their career interests. Then, in the third year, students work closely with faculty to finalize internship placements at some of the nation’s leading healthcare institutions, companies, and organizations. The fourth year of the program includes an internship of up to thirty hours per week, as well as career preparation seminars. During the summer, students are encouraged to find meaningful opportunities to apply the newly developed skills. All of these experiences combine to prepare students to seamlessly transition to successful future careers in healthcare management.

Freshman applicants can view their admission requirements on the Undergraduate Applicants page.

Students with 12 or more college credits may transfer in to the first or second year of the program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

While there are no specific required courses for entry into the first year of our program, the admission committee will look for success in any courses you have already taken. If you complete any of the courses listed below, you may receive transfer credit and your course load may be lighter. However, due to the block registration nature of MCPHS programs, entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of your program. Courses, other than elective courses, may not be moved forward in your schedule.

Courses Accepted for Transfer Credit:

Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics)

Interpersonal Communications for Health Professionals (3 credits)

Humanities elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages)

Social Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, Political Science/Government, Anthropology, Upper-level Sociology, American Studies, Women Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Economics)

General Elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, English, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Government, Ethics, Foreign Language, Psychology, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Communications, and Economics)

COURSE TITLE S.H.

Year 1-Fall

LIB 111 Expository Writing I 3
BIO 1XX Life Sciences course 3
CHE 113L Chemistry & Society with lab 4
MAT 144 Business Math & Computer Applications 3
ITM 101 Introduction to the Major 1
TOTAL 14

Year 1-Spring

LIB112 Expository Writing II 3
LIB 133 American Culture and Identity 3
LIB 120 Intro to Psychology 3
HCM 1XX Introduction to Healthcare Business 3
BMI 101 Introduction to Informatics 3
HCM 1XX Business Service Seminar 1
TOTAL 16

Year 2-Fall

PSB 320 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 3
LIB 220 Interpersonal Communication 3
HCM 2XX Introduction to Economics 3
HCM 2XX Introduction to Accounting 3
HUM/SSC/BEH Elective 3
HCM 2XX Business Management Career Exploration Seminar 1
TOTAL 16

Year 2-Spring

PSB 2XX Introduction to Life Sciences and Medical Devices 3
HCM 2XX Introduction to Health Policy & Regulatory Affairs 3
HCM 2XX Healthcare Business Practicum 1 3
MAT 261 Statistics 3
HUM/SSC/BEH Elective 3
TOTAL 15

Year 3-Fall

HCM 3XX Healthcare Leadership 3
HCM 3XX Data analytics and applications 3
HCM 3XX Healthcare Business Practicum II 3
Business Elective 3
HUM/SSC/BEH Elective 3
TOTAL 15

Year 3-Spring

PSB 446 Healthcare Finance 3
HCM 3XX Sales and Marketing 3
LIB 512 Healthcare Ethics 3
Business Elective 3
General Elective 3
HCM 3XX Internship preparation 1
TOTAL 16

Year 4-Fall

HCM 4XX Internship 9
HCM 3XXO Healthcare Law & Compliance 3
HCM 3XXO International Business 3
HCM 3XXO Career Preparation 1 1
TOTAL 16

Year 4-Spring

HCM 4XX Capstone 3
Business Elective 3
Business Elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
HCM 4XX Career preparation 2 1
TOTAL 16
Total Credits for Completion             
124