Academic Catalog

Health Care Management Major — B.S.

The mission of the Ithaca College Health Care Management program is to provide students with unique and innovative learning experiences directed at developing professionally competent entry-level health care managers. We combine critical thinking and practical skills with experiential learning to shape socially conscious leaders to be bold in their designs to change health care delivery for the better.

The health care management degree program prepares students to manage the sustainable delivery of clinical health care within a framework that seeks to reduce errors, manage costs, and support the demands on the supply chain. The program in health care management produces professionals who understand not only the financial transactions in the health care market but also the public policy, government, science and technology, and culture behind the institution of health care. Graduates of this program are well prepared to serve as administrators in health care organizations, insurance companies, and health care consulting firms.

In addition to the required and elective courses in this degree program, students must complete a minor in the School of Business. 

The program's mission fits within the broader mission of the department, school, and College to develop bold thinkers engaged in learning with and from one another.


Health Care Management Degree Requirements61
Integrative Core Curriculum 116-19
Any minor in School of Business15-24
Free Electives16-28
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

Health Care Management Requirements
Ethics course (choose 1)
PHIL 21200Introduction to Ethics3
or PHIL 23000 Bioethics
Statistics course (choose 1)
MATH 14400Statistics for Business, Economics and Management (ICC - QL)4
or MATH 14500 Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences
Economic courses
ECON 12100Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 12200Principles of Microeconomics3
Health courses
GERO 10100Introduction to Aging Studies3
HLTH 10200Medical Terminology3
HLTH 11700Foundations of Public Health3
HLTH 14000Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy: New Technologies in Health and Medicine3
HLTH 20300Consumer Health3
HLTH 20400Economics of Health Care3
or ECON 20400 Economics of Health Care
HLTH 20500Critical Health Issues (ICC-DV)3
HLTH 22600Health Communication3
or CMST 22600 Health Communication
HLTH 2xxxx-3xxxxHealth Electives (LA)6
HLTH 32500Health Care Payment Systems: Insurance, Financing & Strategy 3
HLTH 32600Health Planning and Administration3
HLTH 33510Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Policy (ICC - WI)3
HLTH 34900Fieldwork in Health6
or HLTH 44900 Internship in Health
HLTH 44400Leadership and Health Promotion (ICC - Capstone)3
Total Credits61