The Health Care Management program has been an icon for excellence in health care management education for over four decades.
The program provides students with course and experiential learning. Coursework includes health care foundations, organization and management, jurisprudence, global health, aging services, and leadership. Combined with other disciplines, such as marketing, information technology, accounting, and economics, the program prepares students for direct entry into management within the health care field, continuation to graduate school, and/or advancement within the health care field.
Health Care management graduates have a variety of health care career opportunities as leaders in public, private and government sectors. Below are a few examples:
Health care is a growing field that enables people to make a good living. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports in May 2020 the median annual wage was $104,280. Employment is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The Health Care Management Major requires the following courses and electives. In addition to the courses listed below, many courses will require prerequisite courses prior to registration.
Required Core Courses: 42 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 3 Credits
Required Support Courses: 12-13 Credits
Total for Major: 57-58 Credits
The Health Care Management Minor requires the following courses and electives. In addition to the courses listed below, many courses will require prerequisite courses prior to registration.
Required Core Courses: 6 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 12 Credits
Total for Minor: 18 Credits
Academic Accreditation is an assurance of the quality of an academic program. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, including Colorado and 18 other states. The mission of the HLC is to serve the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher learning. For more information, please visit the Higher Learning Commission.
MSU Denver’s Health Care Management program is a program member and certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
"The HCM program taught me that you get what you put into your education. I explored many opportunities and built strong networks in this program. The professors, and your peers, all want you to succeed in HCM."
“My experience at MSU Denver truly changed who I am today personally and professionally. It has provided me the opportunity to advance as a Senior Leader in a large healthcare organization. I found the curriculum to be challenging and thought provoking over my time at MSU Denver. The faculty were very supportive, patient, and well verse in all aspects of Healthcare Management. The faculty coupled with the curriculum truly are what set the MSU Denver Healthcare Management program apart from many other programs."
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Department of Health Professions
Metropolitan State University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80217-3362