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, solve fiscal and managerial problems, and meet legal mandates, all while upholding the highest standards of public health and health care. Students are immersed and challenged in courses in health care finance and budgeting, management, managed care, health care 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, health care law and policy, communication skills, knowledge of health care systems, and principles of business.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Health care organizational behavior
  • Health finance and budgeting 
  • Management science
  • Health systems administration
  • Health care marketing
  • Contemporary health care issues

Possible Careers

  • Billing analyst
  • Budget and reimbursement analyst*
  • Health care consultant
  • Hospital administrator*
  • Human resources specialist
  • Physician recruiter

*These career options require additional training or education.


Where could I work?

  • Medical group practices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Community health centers
  • Mental health centers
  • City or county health departments
  • HMOs

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

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

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