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Health Services Administration

Health Care and the delivery of health services is the largest industry in the United States. It is a rapidly growing component of the economies of developing countries as well. The organizations managed by health services executives include hospitals, nursing facilities, managed care organizations, clinics, physician practices, and home health agencies. Managing organizations such as these is among the most fulfilling and financially rewarding careers once can find.

Suggested Coursework - Two Tracks

Long-Term Care
  • HSML 202: Introduction to Health and Medical Care (2 credits)
  • HSML 235: Delivery of Post-Acute Care Services (2)
  • HSML 236: Aging and Disabilities: Needs and Services (3)
  • HSML 237: Managing the Skilled Nursing Facility (3)
  • HSML 254: Seminar: Ethics in Health Services Administration (2)
Acute and Ambulatory Care
  • HSML 202: Introduction to Health and Medical Care (2 credits)
  • HSML 211: Health Economics (2)
  • HSML 215: Health Law for Managers (2)
  • HSML 231: Management of the Acute Care Hospital (2)
  • HSML 238: Ambulatory Care Management (2)
  • HSML 239: Managed Care (2)

There are many courses in the Department of Health Services Management and Leadership that could be taken as electives by MBA students who want to learn more about the health services field. In addition to the courses shown for the two tracks, courses may be petitioned for substitution, as appropriate.

Career Objectives for MBAs in Health Services Administration

Long-term Care Track
  • Managed care administrator
  • Director of Managed Care
  • Managed care consultant
  • Long term care consultant
  • Home Health Director
  • Program Associate
  • Health Care Analyst
  • Marketing Director
  • Department Head
Acute and Ambulatory Care Track
  • Hospital CEO
  • Hospital COO
  • Hospital VP/Asst. VP
  • Clinic Director
  • Clinic Manager
  • Medical Group Practice Administrator
  • Marketing Director
  • Department Head
  • Medical Administrator
  • Service Line Manager
  • Consultant

A Selection of Companies Hiring MBAs in Health Services Administration

  • Eli Lilly
  • Navigant
  • BearingPoint
  • Leap Frog Group
  • Lombardi Cancer Center
  • GW – Medical Faculty Associates
  • Baxter Health Care Group
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Insurance Companies
  • Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing Homes, Hospices