Health Care Management Major
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.
Attention HCM Majors:
Prior Learning Assessment is a way for students to obtain credit for prior learning. Typically, students who have a minimum of five years’ experience in the healthcare industry may possess enough knowledge to be successful. Students entering the Health Care Management Program can prepare to take exams in two courses: HCM 3010 Health Care Organizations and HCM 3600 Health Information Systems.
Students interested in learning more about the process can contact the Center for Individualized Learning (303-556-8342) (http://www.msudenver.edu/cil/) or speak to an advisor in the HCM Program.
Health Care Management Minor
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.