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Healthcare Management Major

Focus on the business side of healthcare.

Do you envision yourself at the helm of healthcare’s dynamic and rapidly expanding landscape? If your passion lies in leadership, organization, and strategic planning rather than direct patient care, the Healthcare Management major with a business focus offers your gateway to a fulfilling career in healthcare administration.

At Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona, we recognize that the healthcare industry’s growth is not just about medicine; it’s also about efficient and ethical management. Our Healthcare Management major provides the perfect blend of business acumen and healthcare-related skills. With a strong foundation in business principles, coupled with specialized knowledge in healthcare management, you’ll be primed to navigate the complexities of this demanding sector.

As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates an unprecedented 28% job growth rate from 2021 to 2031 for medical and healthcare managers, the need for skilled professionals is at an all-time high. This major equips you with the expertise to stand out in this competitive landscape.

Our program is designed to cultivate a holistic skill set. You’ll not only master essential business disciplines like management, organization, and accounting, but also gain ethical leadership skills crucial for steering healthcare organizations with integrity. This unique blend of business and healthcare knowledge is the cornerstone of our curriculum.

Elevate your passion for healthcare leadership and management with our Healthcare Management major. Join us to be part of a community dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s healthcare administrators who will drive the industry forward, ensuring quality care for all. Your journey towards a fulfilling career in healthcare administration starts here.

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Program Highlights

  • Ignite your creativity in our cutting-edge Aquinas Hall makerspace, where you can invent, create, and learn.
  • Participate in thoughtfully designed internships that align with your interests, connecting classroom knowledge to real-world experience.
  • Personalize your journey with 19 different minors. Learn more.

What You'll Learn

  • Management practices, specifically planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling
  • Accounting practices, planning budgets, and financial reporting
  • Communications skills for the healthcare industry
  • Ethical decision-making and leadership skills, especially when considering public policy and healthcare management


Your journey towards a brighter future starts here. Whether you are a recent high school graduate seeking to immerse yourself in a transformative academic experience or a transfer student eager to find the perfect fit, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to empowering you with knowledge, fostering personal growth, and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

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Published on: 2023-06-19
Published on: 2023-06-19
Published on: 2023-06-19

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers at (visited December 12, 2022).

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