Academic Catalog

Health Care Management Major — B.S.

The health care management degree program is designed to prepare students to manage the sustainable delivery of clinical health care within a framework that seeks to reduce and manage errors, costs, and 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, in either Pre-MBA or business. Students who choose the Pre-MBA minor are prepared to apply to Ithaca College’s M.B.A. program upon graduation.


General requirements13
Health care management core33
Minor in Business or Pre-MBA18-24
Integrative Core Curriculum 119-20
Complementary Liberal Arts (Health promotion core)12
Free and restricted electives18-25
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

PHIL 21200Introduction to Ethics3
or PHIL 23000 Bioethics
MATH 14400Statistics for Business, Economics and Management 14
or MATH 14500 Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences
ECON 12100Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 12200Principles of Microeconomics3
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 2xxxx-3xxxxHealth Electives (LA)6
HLTH 32600Health Planning and Administration3
GERO 10100Introduction to Aging Studies3
HLTH 34900Fieldwork in Health6
or HLTH 44900 Internship in Health
HLTH 20500Critical Health Issues 23
HLTH 22600Health Communication3
or CMST 22600 Health Communication
HLTH 33510Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Policy 33
HLTH 44400Leadership and Health Promotion 43
Total Credits58