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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall, Spring

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.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management will be able to:

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of the healthcare environment, business processes, and the problem-solving strategies necessary to lead and manage the delivery of comprehensive health services to patients, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Communicate orally, in writing, or through other mediums to effectively engage and interact with diverse populations, including clients, customers, and colleagues.
  • Collaborate effectively as a member of a high performing team bringing complex projects to successful completion.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare informatics, data analysis, and data visualization in informed decision-making, forecasting, and strategic planning.
  • Assess the impacts of changes in healthcare technology, health policy, and regulation in the context of healthcare-related organizations.
  • Explain core business concepts, constructs, and processes including finance, economics, revenue cycle management, operations management.
  • Approach population health and other complex challenges in healthcare delivery with innovative and entrepreneurial solutions.
  • Establish positive and productive professional relationships with providers, clients, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate cross-disciplinary and inter-professional leadership that is ethically conscious and reflective of stakeholder values.
  • Engage in professional and career development in support of life-long learning, the development of meaningful goals, and personal and professional values.

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:

Linked courses are available through the MCPHS School of Professional Studies. 

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 105 Concepts of Biology (3 credits) 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, Identity and Public Life 3
LIB 120 Intro to Psychology 3
HCM 245 Introduction to Healthcare Business 3
BMI 101 Introduction to Informatics 3
HCM 102 Business Service Seminar 1
TOTAL 16

Year 2-Fall

HCM 300 US Healthcare: Organization and Delivery 3
LIB 220 Interpersonal Communication 3
HCM 215 Economics and Financing of Healthcare 3
BEH 355 Organizational Psychology 3
HUM/SSC/BEH Elective 3
HCM 205 Healthcare Management Career Exploration 1
TOTAL 16

Year 2-Spring

PSB 238 or
PSB 240
Introduction to Life Sciences and Medical Device Organizations
Introduction to Health Policy & Regulatory Affairs
3
HCM 280 Healthcare Business Practicum 1 3
PSB 416 Managerial Accounting 3
HUM/SSC/BEH Elective 3
  Concentration Course #1 3
TOTAL 15

Year 3-Fall

HCM 318 Healthcare Leadership 3
BMI 410 Data Visualization 3
MAT 261 Statistics 3
Concentration Course #3 3
HUM/SSC/BEH Elective 3
TOTAL 15

Year 3-Spring

PSB 446 Healthcare Finance 3
HCM 430 Health Services Marketing 3
LIB 512 Healthcare Ethics 3
HCM 354 Internship Preparation
1
PSB 456 Entrepreneurship 3

Concentration Course #3
3
TOTAL 16

Year 3-Summer (optional)

HCM 432 or
HCM 355
U.S. Global Comparative Healthcare Undergraduate Seminar
Internship
 3-6
TOTAL   3-6

Year 4-Fall

HCM 355 Internship 3-6
HCM 360 Law & Compliance for Healthcare Business 3
HCM 352 Quality Improvement 3
HCM 480 Career Preparation 1
  General Elective #1 3
  General Elective #2 3
TOTAL 13-16

Year 4-Spring

HCM 490 Capstone 3
Concentration Course #4 3
Concentration Course #5 3
General Elective #3
3
General Elective #4
3
TOTAL 15
Total Credits for Completion             
120

Students can take the international travel course (HCM 432) in place of the internship during Year 4. Internships are strongly recommended but not required for graduation. Students who are not completing an internship in Year 4-Fall will take General Electives #1 and #2.

Students select from one of the following concentrations:

Global Healthcare Management

  • HCM 101: Foundations of Global Healthcare Management
  • HCM 210: Globalization of Healthcare
  • HCM 310: Global Health Law
  • PBH 350: Global Health
  • HCM 450A: Advanced Global Healthcare OR HCM 432: Global Comparative Healthcare Undergraduate Seminar

Health Informatics

  • BMI 204: Health Information Systems
  • BMI 202: Programming/Coding I
  • BMI 340: Program Management
  • BMI 420: Emerging Issues in Healthcare Informatics
  • BMI 450: Consumer Health Informatics OR HCM 432: Global Comparative Healthcare Undergraduate Seminar

 

Our students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and are committed to the success of each student. See the full list of the School of Healthcare Business faculty.

 

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