Why Elms for your Healthcare Management degree?

  • Exceptional academics — our healthcare management program is IACBE accredited.
  • Build strong competencies in business management, communication, organizational leadership, and financial analysis through interdisciplinary courses.
  • Work with faculty to find dynamic internship experiences at one of the many major healthcare organizations in western Massachusetts.
  • This program is the perfect major for students interested in the non-clinical side of healthcare.

Become a Leader in the Business of Healthcare

Healthcare organizations urgently need skilled leaders to manage human resources, costs, communication efforts, and business development plans. The healthcare management program at Elms College teaches you how to effectively accomplish these tasks, emphasizing skills and knowledge drawn from business, the social sciences, and health services.

Interdisciplinary coursework fosters your understanding of communication strategies, cultural competency, and organizational leadership. Our graduates shape their leadership styles to be dynamic, flexible, and capable of rapidly adapting to the fast-paced environment of healthcare delivery systems. Our program prepares you to lead change at the administrative level, and to make a difference in nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, managed care, and other healthcare organizations.

Quick Info

A required internship gives students invaluable on-the-job experience.

Xaymara DeJesus ’20

Photo of healthcare management major Xaymara De Jesus '20

“I really like being a healthcare management major because you get to experience many different things. My classes taught me how to be an effective leader and think about the business side of healthcare.”

After coming to Elms to study nursing, Xaymara decided to switch her major to healthcare management so she could combine her interest in hospital leadership with her financial skills. Read Xaymara’s story.


Click to view course requirements for the Healthcare Management (B.A.).

Minimum at Elms College: 27 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.25
61 credits

Business Core Requirements (40 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 2001ACC 201Accounting I3
ACC 2002ACC 202Accounting II3
BUS 2201BUS 221Computer Applications3
BUS 2402BUS 242Principles of Management3
BUS 2408BUS 248Global Business Environment3
BUS 2502BUS 252Principles of Marketing3
BUS 2600BUS 260Legal Environment of Business3
BUS 3101BUS 311Principles of Financial Management3
BUS 3402BUS 342Managerial Communications3
BUS 4800BUS 480Business Strategy3
BUS 4801BUS 481Career Development3
BUS 4802BUS 482Internship4
ECN 2102ECN 212Economics II3

Healthcare Management Required Courses (21 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HTH 2000HTH 200Introduction to Health Services3
HTH 2500HTH 250Operations in Healthcare3
HTH 3500HTH 350Critical Issues in Administration of Healthcare3
HTH 4100HTH 410Research and Leadership in Healthcare3
LEG 3101LEG 311Health Law3
PHI 2408PHI 248Healthcare Ethics3
SOC 2104SOC 214Sociology of Healthcare3

Required courses that also satisfy college core requirements (9 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ECN 2101ECN 211Economics I3
MAT 1009MAT 109Statistics3
SOC 2104SOC 214Sociology of Healthcare3