Health Care Management
Health care management students study health education, nutrition, and medical sociology to prepare for a variety of health care management positions. Health care management is concerned with the management and operation of those facilities that comprise the healthcare industry. The goal of the program is to graduate qualified managers who are seeking careers in healthcare and to prepare students for more specialized study at the graduate level. Graduates are also prepared to enter and perform effectively in the business world.
The number of Americans working in healthcare administration from the supervisory level up is expected to increase dramatically within the next decade. This includes those employed or affiliated with public and private institutions, including long-term care facilities, health maintenance organizations, hospices, medical group practices, clinics, home health agencies, consulting firms, equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, voluntary health organizations, government publishing, insurance companies, and research firms.
Springfield College, with its long-standing tradition of preparing students for careers in the human-helping occupations, provides a well-rounded curriculum in which to train people as health service administrators in both proactive and therapeutic settings.
For more information about the health care management major, contact the Department of Business Administration at (413) 748-3200 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257. Click here to view undergraduate and graduate course catalogs.