Health Management Majors

Read on to learn more about how a health management major can prepare you to work in a variety of medical fields. Explore the curricula, and see what jobs you're prepared for after graduation. Schools offering Clinical Research Administration degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Is a Health Management Major?

Declaring an undergraduate major in health management offers instruction in medical policies or practice from a liberal arts or business perspective. Majoring in health management prepares you to communicate effectively with health care professionals and medical teams. Programs generally prepare you for entry-level health careers. Depending on your state, graduation from a health management program may also qualify you for licensure in nursing home administration.

Licensure Information Graduating from a degree program may qualify you for nursing home administration licensure in some states
Common Courses Family rights, global health, operations management, accounting, medical needs
Online Availability Online programs are available
Continuing Education Master's degree programs are available

What Classes Will I Take?

You may start your program with general education courses, such as English, psychology, history, math, economics and communication. You may also complete a semester-long practicum or internship as part of your graduation requirements. Your major courses generally cover health management topics, such as:

  • Medical needs
  • Biostatistics
  • Family rights
  • Accounting
  • Business management
  • Health services management
  • Global health
  • Health care ethics
  • Research methods in health care
  • Operations management

Can I Earn A Degree Online?

You can find this major online, as well as related majors, such as health care management, health administration and health information management. These programs offer similar coursework to on-campus programs and allow you to structure your studies around your schedule. You may be required to have specific hardware, software and high-speed Internet connectivity to access online course materials.

What Can I Do After I Graduate?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that a bachelor's degree can prepare you for entry-level health positions for some departments or facilities. When you graduate, you can pursue a job with public or private organizations, such as insurance companies, nursing homes, hospitals, private or physician offices. You may also consider continuing your studies through a master's degree program like the Master of Science in Health Care Administration, Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management or Master of Health Services Administration.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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