Utica College’s health care management program is designed specifically for students who plan to enter the health or health-related professions in a managerial capacity. Part of UC’s Business and Economics department and taught by UC’s skilled faculty, the health care management major offers a multidisciplinary foundation and advanced knowledge that will prepare graduates for professional opportunities as administrators in a variety of fields relating to human health and wellness.

What You’ll Learn
The health care management major features core study in management, accounting, finance, business law, statistics and business math. Also included are:

  • Courses in health studies, gerontology, and psychology help to deepen students’ understanding of the physical and psychological needs of patients and clients
  • Economics courses provide a basis for understanding the effect of economic behavior at the level of the firm.
  • Courses in anthropology and social studies develop an awareness of how the U.S. health care system operates, and of the broader social and cultural context for health and health care delivery.
  • A course in ethics provides an opportunity to explore fully the ethical principles involved in health care.

Academic Requirements
Core: 34-55 Credit Hours

Business Requirements (39 Credit Hours)
(Some of the following may be used to satisfy college core requirements.)
ACC 201 – Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 202 – Managerial Accounting (3)
ECN 131 – Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECN 141 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN 241 – Statistics (3)
FIN 333 – Corporate Finance (3)
MAT 143 – Mathematical Analysis for Business & Economics I (3)
MGT 103 – Introduction to the Business of Health Care (3)
MGT 201 – Principles of Organization and Management (3)
MKT 211 – Principles of Marketing (3)
MGT 325 – Management of Technology (3)
MGT 428 – Strategic Management and Leadership (3)
RMI 273 – Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (3)

Major Course Requirements (27 Credit Hours)
ANT 101 – Introduction to Anthropology (3)
SOC 151 – Introduction to Sociology (3)
ANT 415 – Cultures, Health, & Healing (3)
ECN 375 – Health Economics (3)
HLS 103 – Introduction to Health and Health Related Professions (3)
HLS 411 – Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement (3)
MGT 371 – Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 470 – Management – Internship (3) or Elective (3)
PHI 107 – Ethics (3)
PHI 108 – Professional Ethics (3)
SOC 307 – Bureaucracy and Culture: U.S. Health Care System (3)

The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are encouraged to select electives that will complement their major course of study, for example, courses in Anthropology, Communications, Government and Politics, History, International Studies, Law, and Sociology.

Program Credits
Core: 34-55 Credits
Business Requirements: 39 Credits
Major Course Requirements: 27 Credits
College Electives: 6-28 Credits

Total Credit Hours Required For Degree: 120 Credits