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About the Program

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.

Career Opportunities

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:

  • Hospitals
  • Aging Services
  • Physician Groups
  • Federal and State Agencies
  • Health Insurance

Career Outlook

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.

Health Care Management Major, B.S.

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.

Summary of Major Requirements

Required Core Courses: 42 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 3 Credits
Required Support Courses: 12-13 Credits
Total for Major: 57-58 Credits

Course Information

Health Care Management Minor

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.

Summary of Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses: 6 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 12 Credits
Total for Minor: 18 Credits

Course Information

Accreditation

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).

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 33, PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

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