Visit the College for Public Health & Social Justice website for more information. Download a fact sheet about SLU's health management degree.
Overview: The B.S. degree in Health Management bachelor's degree combines liberal arts, business and the study of the health care industry. Students gain the knowledge and skills to help address the unique and complex business challenges facing the health of communities and the health care system. The program might appeal to a traditional pre-med major or pre-law student who wants to focus on health. It is also good preparation for advanced training in health administration, health policy, public health, nursing, allied health professions and masters in business administration. High achieving students may apply to the selective accelerated program during their junior year of study. This program allows students to earn a B.S. in Health Management in 4 years and a Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) with just one additional year of study.
Curriculum: Students in the program study accounting, health care economics, health care finance, health care operations management, human resources management and information technology. The degree offers a specialized track for pre-med students that includes the rigorous traditional pre-med science requirements and health management classes.
Careers in the Field: The B.S. program prepares students for entry-level careers with health care non-profits, such as the American Red Cross, hospitals, insurance companies, medical device manufacturers, community health organizations, medical practice management, or government. With more than 11 million jobs, health care is the largest industry and the second-largest employer in the United States. Graduates of health management programs are employed in a wide variety of settings all over the world, from small rural communities to large metropolitan areas.
About the Faculty: The faculty at SLU are nationally recognized as leaders in health management. Classes for the health management major are taught by the same faculty as SLU's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, which ranks in the top ten nationally among graduate programs in health care management according to U.S. News & World Report.