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The Business of Health Care

Business Administration, B.S. - Health Care Management

StudentThe health services industry is expanding quickly due to a growing population, advances in medical technology, and insurance reform. The demand for leaders capable of improving the efficiency and quality of these services has never been greater. Statistics published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics project the number of medical and health services managers to grow by 23% by 2022.

MUW's Health Care Management program is designed to prepare graduates to assume these vital roles. The educational opportunities bestowed by The W are designed to provide the well-roundedness, breadth of experience, and critical thinking valued by today's employers.

In addition, The W is proud of its over 125-year legacy of providing individualized instruction, personalized advising, and an engaged learning environment.  It is a learning experience that time and time again has been recognized for its quality.

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration may be completed entirely online.

Employment Opportunities:

Clinical Director/Manager
Director of Admitting
Hospital Administrator
Health Information Manager
Insurance (various roles)
Nursing Home Manager
Managed Care Analyst
Medical Records Coordinator/Manager
Office Manager
Operations Manager (various facilities)
Program Coordinator/Manager
Public Health Departments (various roles)
Medical Device/Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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Suggested Course of Study

B.S. in Business Administration - Health Care Management


First Semester

EN 101 English Composition 3 hr
HIS History Survey 3hr
Natural Science 3hr
Natural Science Lab 1 hr
MA 113,130, or 181 3hr
UN 101 Freshman Seminar 1hr
Health Related 1 hr

Total: 15 hrs

Second Semester

COM 101 Oral Communication 3 hr
Fine Arts History/Appreciation 3 hr
Natural Science 3 hr
Natural Science Lab 1 hr
MA 123 Statistics 3 hr
General Elective 3 hr

Total: 16 hr


First Semester

EN ___ Literature Survey 3 hr
MIS 160 Spreadsheet Applications 3hr
EC 201 Principles of Economics I 3 hr
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3hr
EN 102 English Composition II 3 hr

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

History, Literature or Art Survey/Appreciation 3hr
PHL ___ Philosophy (non-religion) 3hr
Additional Math or Science 3 hr
EC 202 Principles of Economics II 3hr
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3hr
PLG 241 Legal Environment of Business 3hr

Total: 18 hr


First Semester

General Elective 3hr
MGT 383 Leadership 3hr
BQA 345 Statistical Analysis for Business 3hr
MGT 381 Principles of Management 3hr
MGT 387 Introduction to HCM 3hr

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

HED 314 Principles of Epidemiology 3hr
MIS 340 HC Information Technology* 3hr
PLG 350 HC Law* 3hr
FIN 355 Business Finance 3hr
MGT 382 Organizational Behavior 3hr

Total: 15 hr


First Semester

EC 335 HC Economics & Finance * 3hr
MKT 361 Principles of Marketing 3hr
MGT 385 Operations/Production Mgmt 3hr
MGT 430 HC Quality Management * 3hr
MGT 440 HC Innovation & Entrepreneurship * 3hr

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

General Elective 2hr
General Elective 3hrs
MGT 386 Human Resources Management 3hr
MGT 470 Comparative HC Systems 3hr
BU 496 Business Capstone Portfolio 1hr
MGT 497 Strategic Management 3hr

Total: 15 hr

Business Majors require a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate.

  • Courses used to satisfy requirements in the major cannot be used to satisfy requirements for another major or a business major.
  • A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in EN 101, EN 102, any math course, Business Core or other business required course.
  • Only six hours of Business Electives can be taken below the 300 level.
  • MIS 157 cannot be used as a Business or MIS elective.

  • This curriculum sheet is a sample and is intended to be a tentative guideline for the order in which courses should be taken to fulfill the requirements of the major.
  • Courses may be taken out of the suggested order as long as the prerequisite system for each course has been fulfilled.
  • The course rotation is not fixed and is subject to change.
  • Courses taken during the summer, transfer courses from other universities and community colleges, and correspondence courses may be used to fulfill the major requirements.
  • Community college transfer students must earn at least 50 percent of their academic credits from a senior institution, including at least 25 percent of those hours from MUW.  MUW does not award credit for technical or vocational courses in the Bachelor of Science (or Arts) program.
  • The total number or general electives will vary.