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Healthcare Management Degree

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Help manage healthcare systems

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Learn to manage healthcare operations

Healthcare management is a great choice for students interested in the business side of healthcare systems. The program examines the unique opportunities and challenges of managing effective healthcare operations. Students gain an understanding of healthcare economics, human resource management and the legal and ethical aspects of healthcare. You’ll learn business basics alongside medical terminology and healthcare systems.

You’ll also study:

  • Human resource management
  • The American healthcare system
  • Comparative healthcare systems
  • Operations management and quality in healthcare
  • Healthcare management
  • Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare
  • Financial management in healthcare
  • Case studies in healthcare management

For day campus students, many healthcare management courses must be taken online.


Prepare to lead healthcare organizations

The demand for high-quality healthcare is increasing as the population ages. That’s one reason why the healthcare management field is growing at a much faster rate than other occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

You’ll graduate prepared to utilize sound business practices within the context of leading and managing healthcare operations. You’ll be ready to enter the workforce at hospitals, physician offices, residential care facilities or outpatient care centers.


Employment growth


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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition,

Some possible paths include:

  • Healthcare administration
  • Health information
  • Health services
  • Human resources
  • Medical management
  • Medical record management

Pride point

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The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As part of the ACBSP’s global network, the school enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.

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Columbia College students benefit from small, personalized classes. Our professors and instructors are leaders in their respective industries and communities.


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New Hall also has an outdoor terrace extending from the entrance of the building to the border of R. Marvin Owens field.

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Alumni: Where are they now?

Our graduates work in a variety of industries.

"“Columbia College has provided me a great deal of support, from the professors who became great mentors to the confidence gained from real-world business exposures. Without Columbia College, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
— Corbin Umstattd ’12, Bachelor of Science in Management

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