Management - Healthcare Management Concentration

bachelors Degree

Develop the managerial skills required to work in today's regulated, complex health care field.

Greater Boston is home to the world’s best and largest hospitals, medical research facilities, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms; the healthcare industry is the largest in Massachusetts, accounting for nearly 17% of employment in the state.  

The healthcare industry needs trained professionals who understand both how to manage an organization and what healthcare is all about, and there is a growing shortage of managers educated in the business of healthcare.   According to Justin Hirsch in Fortune Magazine, "People often overlook the fact that businesspeople run health care companies.”  Bay State College recognizes this fact, and will prepare you to enter this rapidly expanding field.

The curriculum in the Healthcare Management Program at Bay State College is designed to give you a solid foundation in the essential elements of the healthcare industry, while teaching you how to manage people and resources for maximum effectiveness.  Through courses in medical terminology, medical ethics, and anatomy and physiology, students gain an understanding of essential medical issues, while business-oriented coursework in management, marketing, finance, operations, human resource management, and strategy teach you how to run successful organizations.  If you want to be at the forefront of the leading industry in Massachusetts, the Bay State Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management can take you there.


The mission of the Management program is to educate students in the science of management in an international arena with critical thinking skills, group dynamics, and research and practical applications through case analysis. At the completion of the program students will be able to contribute to areas within the field of management, or continue on towards a graduate education.

The management program uses several methods to stress skills necessary to compete in an ever-changing global economy. These skills include analytical skills of problem solving, presentation skills, case and group work, and the ability to perform business research, whether basic or applied, and to implement the results.

Learning Objectives

  • Integrate a set of ethical and legal standards into decision-making for the healthcare industry.
  • Examine and explore the increasing importance of globalization in healthcare delivery and management, including the identification and appropriate response to opportunities and threats in this global environment.
  • Analyze and propose solutions to complex real world managerial problems.
  • Integrate business analysis and expertise into a framework for business problem-solving and forecasting.
  • Utilize technology and demonstrate presentation skills necessary to compete and succeed in the business world.
  • Demonstrate the interpersonal skills required to function as a productive team member in defining management problems, determining alternatives, achieving consensus and evaluating results.

Possible Careers

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Hospital Administrator