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Overview

As a student in this focused bachelor's degree program, you will enhance your analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills while establishing competency in health care management, finance, policies and procedures, and relevant legal and regulatory issues. From health care administration to health services management, this degree program will prepare you for numerous career opportunities in this dynamic and rewarding field.

Learn why the Bachelor of Science in Health Management is a good fit for you.  

Curriculum

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Health Management General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement 

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

33 semester hours required

English

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding lab:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers 
3.00 
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103 
1.00 

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1107 - College Writing 2 
3.00 
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107 
1.00 
ENG 3107 - Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences 
3.00 
ENG 3108 - Lab for ENG 3107 
1.00 
Mathematics
MTH 1100 - College Algebra 
3.00 
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 
3.00 
Economics

ECN 1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
3.00 
 

Information Technology

Choose one of the following:

ITC 1000 - Computer Applications 
3.00 
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools 
3.00 
 

Social Sciences 

PSY 1100 - Foundations of Psychology 
3.00 
SOC 1100 - Introduction to Sociology 
3.00 
CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication 
3.00 
 

Major Courses

39 semester hours required 

Management and Finance

HMG 1100 - Foundations of Healthcare Management 
3.00 
ACC 2100 - Financial Accounting 
3.00 
FIN 2105 - Introduction to Corporate Finance 
3.00 
 

Law, Regulation, and Policy

PHL 2130 - Ethical Issues in Healthcare 
3.00 
HMG 2110 - Health Law and Regulation 
3.00 
HMG 3225 - Public Health 
3.00 
HMG 4210 - Healthcare Policy 
3.00 
 

Organizational Operations 

CMN 3350 - Intercultural Communication 
3.00 
HMG 2100 - Healthcare Operations 
3.00 
HMG 3210 - Health Informatics 
3.00 
HMG 3220 - Risk Management and Quality Assurance 
3.00 
HRM 2320 - Human Resources Management 
3.00 
 

Capstone

HMG 4850 - Healthcare Management Capstone 
3.00 
 

Professional Electives

12 semester hours required 

Complete 12 semester hours from the following: 

MGT, MKT, PSY, HSC, HMG, HRM

Electives 

Complete a minimum of 36 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Career Outcomes

An aging population has increased demand for healthcare professionals who can improve efficiencies and enhance quality of care within healthcare service organizations. Robust growth for the field is expected, particularly for applicants with healthcare experience and strong business and management skills.

Impressive Numbers

  • The median pay for a health services manager in 2015 was $94,500, much higher than that of the average U.S. worker. (BLS, 2015)
  • Between 2014 and 2024, there is expected to be 19% growth in healthcare jobs. (BLS, 2015)

What can you do with your degree?

This undergraduate program is designed for students who wish to work in non-clinical, managerial roles within healthcare organizations.

Careers to consider include:

  • Medical and health services manager
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Social or community service manager
  • Healthcare administrator

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Earlene Avalon
Assistant Teaching Professor

Admissions

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid