Your Degree Plan: Healthcare Management



Your Degree Plan: Healthcare Management

Are you looking to expand your leadership role in healthcare? Our healthcare management major will build on your previous experience — students generally have two years of work or educational experience in healthcare — and develop your skills for leading in today's rapidly changing healthcare organizations.

You'll learn core management skills for healthcare organizations. You'll study business practices, leadership skills and support services used by healthcare administrators. And you'll develop and deepen your skills in healthcare economics, finance, accounting, diverse workforce management, information technology and marketing.

We'll also assist your search for internships and other real-world learning opportunities. Many students complete "stretch" assignments or applied career development projects at their current workplaces, gaining new skills and opportunities for advancement.

Supportive Environment

With an average class size of 15 students, St. Catherine University offers all students a supportive and collaborative environment. This personal commitment to your success is especially important if you're returning to college after a long absence or starting your university education for the first time.

Our expert faculty, academic advisers, career counselors and other staff members are readily available. You can advance your life and career, and we'll be with you every step of the way.

Your program of study

The healthcare management major takes your experience in the healthcare setting to a higher next level. You'll learn about leadership and management strategies, and business fundamentals. And, because effective written and oral communication skills are especially important in healthcare leadership positions, all healthcare management majors complete two writing-intensive courses.

In addition, you'll be enriched by the University's long-standing commitments to ethics, values and social justice.

The curriculum listed below is in effect for students entering the university in Fall 2015 or later.

Major Requirements

  • BUSI 4750: Business Practicum
  • BUSI 4800: Business Portfolio 
  • BUSI 4992: Topics in Healthcare Policy 
  • ECON 2900: Topics in Healthcare Economics or ECON 2610: Principles of Microeconomics
  • MGMT 2400: Principles of Management 
  • MGMT 3400: Leadership, Effective Teams, and Change Management
  • MGMT 3460: Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • MGMT 4850: Senior Seminar in Healthcare Management
  • PHIL 3400: Biomedical Ethics

Supporting Coursework

  • ACCT 2110: Financial Accounting 
  • ACCT 2130: Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2250: Statistical Analysis for Decision Making or ECON 2230: Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences 
  • or MATH 1080: Statistical Analysis 
  • MKTG 2300: Principles of Marketing
  • PSYC 1001: General Psychology or SOCI 1000: Principles and Concepts of Sociology

Business Portfolio

The portfolio is a way for you to integrate the life skills and knowledge you bring with you and the knowledge, skills and values learned within the courses and field experiences throughout the program. This portfolio allows you to validate your experiences at St. Catherine.

Writing requirement

Healthcare management majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing MGMT 4850: Senior Seminar in Healthcare Management. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).