BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN Health Care Management Program

Meet the Ever-Growing Needs of Health Care

The demand for health care is increasing, making it essential to train empathetic, ethical, and effective health care administrators. At UM-Flint, you receive a world-class education that results in professional success, personal advancement, and patient well-being.

Learn from anywhere in this 100% online program. You will also complete an internship and gain real-world experience. We will work with you to find an internship near where you live.

Health care administrators work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, physician’s offices, home health care, nursing homes, health departments, insurance companies, government agencies and offices, and more.

Their duties vary but can include:

  • Improving efficiency and quality in delivering health care services.
  • Ensuring compliance with ever-changing laws, policies, regulations, and accreditations.
  • Recruiting and supervising staff.
  • Maintaining and securing health data and records.
  • Managing facility finances.
  • Preparing and managing budgets.
  • Strategic planning (short- and long-term).
  • Ensuring and enhancing safety and security in health care organizations.

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Why Choose Health Care Management at UM-Flint?

Flexible 100% Online Program

This flexible degree is designed to fit your schedule and can be completed 100% online. Attend classes from anywhere.

Meet Employer Needs in a Growing Field

Be prepared to make positive changes in patient care through courses that emphasize real-world scenarios. You will also complete an internship and gain valuable, hands-on experience in a busy health care setting.

Participate in Research as an Undergraduate Student

You’ll have the option to conduct research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program or the Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. In a paid or volunteer role, you can develop your research skills while working side-by-side with faculty on state-of-the-art research.

Health Care Management Degree Programs

The Department of Public Health & Health Sciences offers three options to continue your education and obtain your master’s degree:

  • The joint Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management/Master of Public Health program is designed for undergraduate Health Care Management students with an interest in pursuing an MPH degree. You can earn both degrees with up to 17 fewer credits than if you completed them separately.
  • The Master of Science in Health Care Management program is a 30-credit degree offered entirely online through a collaboration between the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences and the School of Management. You can complete it part-time in as few as 22 months. The program is designed for people with at least two years of health care management experience.
  • The Master of Science in Health Services Administration is a 30-credit online program that allows you to stack several graduate certificates to custom-build a degree with the in-demand skills that interest you most. Health care experience isn’t required with a bachelor’s degree in health care or business.

Career Opportunities in Health Care Management

There are many in-demand and well-paid health care management jobs available in hospitals, physician’s offices, home health care, nursing homes, health departments, insurance companies, government agencies and offices, and other settings.

Jobs in this field include work as administrators, administrative assistants, office managers, human resource specialists/managers, clinical coordinators, insurance underwriters, billers, and many other positions that keep health care organizations running smoothly, from daily operations to quality improvement.

Our students get experience in many settings. They have interned at Hurley Medical Center, Ingham County Health Department, Insight Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience (IINN), McLaren Medical Center, Michigan State University Health System, Soteria Home Health Care, Sparrow Health System and more.

The average health services administrator salary in Michigan is $83,849 but the range typically falls between $74,562 and $93,308. Salary ranges can vary depending on the city and other factors, including education, certifications, additional skills and experience. 

The number of jobs for medical and health services managers is expected to grow 28 percent through 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduates have the opportunity to grow in their career and move into higher-level administrative positions with a master’s degree, including UM-Flint’s Health Care Management and Health Services Administration programs.

Scholarships for Health Care Management Students

Besides being eligible for financial assistance through UM-Flint’s Office of Financial Aid, you can apply for UM-Flint scholarships that are specifically for College of Health Sciences students.

Numerous scholarships are available to CHS students, each with its own requirements. They’re made possible through generous donations to the College of Health Sciences.

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UM-Flint’s Health Care Management program is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AHUPHA), ensuring that our curriculum is aligned with current standards and future health care system needs.

Academic Advising for Health Care Management Majors

Whether you’re enrolled in the program or just considering it, our academic advisors can answer your questions and help you chart a path to success. Our program’s dedicated academic advisor is Jennifer O’Roark. You can contact her at [email protected] or 810-762-3288. You also can make an appointment with her online.

Get Started on Your Health Care Management Career Today

If you want to meet the growing demand for people to run a huge range of health care facilities and programs, apply to the University of Michigan-Flint’s Health Care Management program today. If you have questions, submit an online request for information or contact Jennifer O’Roark, the program’s academic advisor, at [email protected] or 810-762-3288. You also can make an appointment with her online.

I was able to take all of my classes online but rarely went into any courses without recognizing some of my classmates from the program. Completing my internship in the middle of a pandemic was challenging but rewarding. It was very rewarding to pitch my ideas and see them become a reality. I faced my fears and grew in areas I was deficient in, such as lack of confidence. I am currently working in health care as a director of nursing. This is a promising and growing field, and we need more people who want to make a difference in health care because there is a lot of work to be done, especially when it comes to diversity, inclusion and justice.”

MiKayla West
Health Care Administration, 2021

MiKayla West

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