About The Major

The Health Services Management program gives students a foundation in business while sharpening their expertise in the growing health care industry. They are trained to balance priorities and budgets, to solve fiscal and managerial problems, and to meet legal mandates, all while upholding the highest standards of public health and healthcare. Students are immersed and challenged in courses in healthcare finance and budgeting, management, managed care, healthcare law, marketing and communications, human resources, organizational leadership, strategic planning, and U.S. health policy.

Studies and abilities this major develops include: prioritizing, leadership and management, healthcare law and policy, communication skills, knowledge of healthcare systems, and principles of business.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Health care organizational behavior
  • Health finance & budgeting 
  • Management science
  • Health systems administration
  • Healthcare marketing
  • Contemporary healthcare issues

Possible Careers

  • Billing analyst
  • Budget & reimbursement analyst*
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Hospital administrator*
  • Human resources specialist
  • Physician recruiter

*Career option requires additional training or education


Where could I work?

  • Medical group practices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Community health centers
  • Metnal health centers
  • City or county health departments
  • HMO's

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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