Photo of Tam Le, a graduate of the healthcare management program at Elms

Tam Le '15

“This is exactly what I want to do — administration and management together. It’s a challenging job, but I enjoy it every day.”

As the scheduler for interpreter and translation services at Baystate Medical Center, Tam is in charge of making sure that language experts are available to the healthcare system’s 1.8 million patients every year.

Become a Leader in the Business of Healthcare

The healthcare management program at Elms College provides business management skills and the knowledge of healthcare delivery systems that you need to work in this growing field. The program integrates coursework in business, social sciences, and health services. Curricular strands in communication, cultural competence, and leadership are woven throughout the program. Today’s healthcare organizations urgently need to be effectively managed in terms of organizational issues, human resources, and costs.

The program provides knowledge and skills necessary for administrative positions in nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, managed care, and other healthcare organizations.

Quick Info

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

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

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.