Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Degree Awarded: 
Bachelor's Degree

To learn more about the faculty and staff of the Healthcare Management Program, click here.
To see the Healthcare Management section in the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Catalog, click here.


The Healthcare Management (HCM) program educates a diverse community of students who have varying levels of work experience. The four year curriculum provides a broad base of knowledge and skills to prepare students with the needed general analytical, communication and management competencies for professional jobs in the field of healthcare management.

To meet the diverse needs of our student body, the HCM program is offering a 100% online curriculum, beginning Fall 2012. Online courses are taught using technology that supports both synchronous and asynchronous course instruction. This methodology provides for meaningful interaction among students and the instructor while eliminating the need to attend class on campus. Synchronous instruction is usually scheduled during the evening hours to facilitate student availability. HCM faculty continue to remain available for on campus student support as needed.

Labor statistics indicate the job outlook and salaries for healthcare management positions is growing faster than the national average and that means more high-paying job opportunities for our graduates. Alternatively, for those interested in graduate studies, this program will successfully prepare students for advanced studies in management and health-related disciplines.

Program Mission: 

Consistent with the college’s mission, the HCM program mission is to develop ethical and competent managers and leaders who are committed to improving the organization and delivery of healthcare services.

Program Goals Intro: 

Consistent with all undergraduate students at Jefferson College of Health

Sciences, HCM students are expected to be able to satisfactorily fulfill each of the following goals:

Program Goals: 
  • Be knowledgeable of a broad range of social, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence individual and population health in the U.S.
  • Be knowledgeable and skilled in general business management concepts and practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to manage effectively healthcare organizations within complex competitive, regulatory, and legal environments.
  • Be able to apply, integrate, and synthesize acquired knowledge and skills toward the resolution of practical managerial issues and problems.
Admission Requirements: 
  • Students wishing to apply for this program must provide a resume documenting previous education and work experience.
    • Applicants with previous college credit may be awarded advanced placement in the program.  
  • Click here for the general information on admissions requirements.
Other Information: 
Program Affiliations

The Baccalaureate of Science in Healthcare Management is an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The program is also a chapter member in the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society in Healthcare Management.

Additional Information

To learn more about our program, please visit the Healthcare Management section of the College Catalog (clink on the link at the top of this page). The catalog provides additional information including required courses, program outcomes, and an overview of the plan of study.