“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.
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.
A required internship gives students invaluable on-the-job experience.
Click to view course requirements for the major in Healthcare Management (B.A.).
Minimum at Elms College: 27 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.25
Required courses that also satisfy college core requirements (9 credits)
# of Credit Hours
Sociology of Healthcare
Xaymara DeJesus '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.