Metropolitan State University of Denver's undergraduate degree program in Health Care Management prepares competent individuals for direct entry into management within the health care field. By combining courses in health care management with other disciplines, such as marketing, information technology, accounting and economics, the program gives students a strong foundation in management as it specifically relates to the health care industry.
Health managers are employed in a variety of facilities and organizations: corporations, hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, health departments, educational institutions, health maintenance organizations, wellness programs, industrial health programs, the insurance industry, and governmental agencies at local, state and national levels.
The mission of the Health Care Management Program is to empower our diverse students to gain the competencies and professional preparation necessary to manage and lead in the dynamic health care industry.
Students should attain the following specific competencies to become an effective practicing health care manager: knowledge of the healthcare industry, business skills, communication skills, critical thinking, professionalism and leadership, and personal growth and development.
Health Care Management Program Description (PDF 96 KB)
The Health Care Management minor is designed to provide individuals in a variety of majors an opportunity to develop an understanding of management as it relates to the health care delivery system.
Health Care Management Minor Program Description (PDF 81 KB)