B.S. in Healthcare Management
Advance your career and become a leader. The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management prepares you for a career transforming lives in your community through empowering leadership. Gain the management skills needed for a career in healthcare, nonprofit organizations, government, education, and more.
Virtual Information Sessions
Join us for a Virtual Informational session about our Bachelor Completion programs. Learn about our programs, the admissions process and how your credits will transfer. This informational session will be facilitated by our transfer counselors.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:00 AM
The complex world of healthcare and human services needs strong leadership. It needs leaders who can adapt to socio-economic diversity and who can motivate, inspire, and initiate change in diverse communities. A degree in healthcare management will allow you to be a difference-maker.
Are you currently in a career at a health system? The B.S. in Healthcare Management program may help you advance into a leadership position. Plus, the job you have now could help you finish your degree faster!
Careers in healthcare management are already in high demand. Over the next five years, these careers will grow at an astounding rate. Driving the projected employment growth is the increased need to care for the aging baby boom population, longer life expectancies, and patients with chronic conditions. The U.S. Bureau of Statistics has identified this increased demand, providing these projected career outlooks:
- The demand for healthcare professionals is accelerating at a staggering rate, with a projected 4 million healthcare jobs by 2026.
- Five out of the 20 fastest growing industries for the next decade are in healthcare and social assistance; the fastest-growing major sector in the economy.
- Six of the 10 fastest-growing occupations are related to healthcare.
- Healthcare occupations and those associated with healthcare (including mental health) account for 13 of the 30 fastest-growing occupations from 2019 to 2029.
Graduates of the healthcare management program can pursue in-demand careers, including:
- Medical and health-services managers
- Patient care providers
- Hospital and clinic employees
- Laboratory managers
- Emergency medical technician supervisors
- Case managers
- Social service liaisons
- Residential coordinators
- Patient/client advocates
- Employment support workers
- County financial workers
- Community service managers or directors
- Social and community assistants
- Probation/corrections assistants
- Nonprofit management
Broaden your critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills with rigorous courses to develop strong leadership skills. Explore courses focusing on delivery and management of health and human services, including:
- Health Policy and Ethics
- Cultural Competency for Health and Human Service Professionals
- Current Issues in Health: Research and Practice
- Healthcare Information Management
- The U.S. Healthcare System
- Applied Leadership and Management
- Strategic Human Resource Management
See our complete list of healthcare management courses.
(Please note that Saint Mary's is currently not accepting applications for the Human Services specialization in this program.)
As a graduate of the program, you will be able to demonstrate respect for sociocultural diversity, while adapting to the changing healthcare and human services environment. By incorporating analytical skills with an ethical mindset, you will exemplify leadership skills that are sought after in today’s workforce.
Community Health Worker Certificate
Students in the bachelor’s completion program in healthcare management have the option to complete a sequence of electives to earn Saint Mary's undergraduate Community Health Worker Certificate.
Accelerate Your Degree, Advance Your Career
Your experience matters —and it could help you finish your degree faster. Work experience, earned college coursework, and military service can all count toward your bachelor of science degree. Transfer up to 84 credits with our generous transfer policy. See how your experience can help you earn a B.S. in Accounting.