Health Care Management Concentration

Business Administration, BBA

The Business of Health Care

The Health Care Management concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage health services such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, or other medical practices. This field provides individuals with the opportunity to get involved in healthcare from a management perspective, making it an attractive career choice for those interested in both healthcare and business.

If you have the drive to help others, a career in healthcare management could be the perfect fit for you. Healthcare managers work to optimize processes to improve patient care. They focus on managing staff, handling finances, and ensuring that all regulations are followed.

There are many amazing career paths in the healthcare industry. The health services industry is expanding quickly due to the aging population and advances in medical technology; thus, the demand for health care administrators and leaders capable of improving the efficiency and quality of these services has never been greater.

Close up of hands typing on a laptop with a stethoscope


This concentration is available to students in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.

Flexible Program

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed on campus or entirely online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Physician’s Office Manager
  • Quality and Improvement Manager
  • Assisted Living Administrator
  • Health Insurance Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Managed Care Representative
  • Healthcare Clinic Manager
  • Home Healthcare Administrator
  • Hospice Administrator
  • Clinical Director
Close up of a man in a suit with a W lapel pin

Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA

In the Accelerated Bachelor/MBA Program, you will take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes. You can take up to 12 of the 36 hours required for the MBA early.

Accelerated MBA Program

Business Administration, BBA - Health Care Management Concentration Curriculum

This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.

General Education Curriculum

In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.

The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.

All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Quantitative & Technology Skills
  • Understanding of Self, Global Societies, & the Natural World
  • Life-Long Learning

View General Education Requirements

Bachelor of Business Administration Requirements

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is a four year degree offered through the Department of Business with a major in Business Administration and concentrations in Accounting, General Business, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Specific program requirements can be found in the Business Administration major descriptions for each concentration. A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation under this curriculum.

Business Core Requirements

Required Business Courses

Minimum grade of C or higher required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • MIS 160 - Spreadsheet Applications
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
  • EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • BQA 345 - Advanced Statistical Analysis for Business
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 333 - Organizational Communication
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • MGT 385 - Operations/Production Management
  • MGT 497 - Strategic Management
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business

Other Required Courses

Minimum grade of C required

  • COM 101 - Oral Communication
  • MA 123 - Statistics
    BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business

Additional Requirements

  • Peregrine Assessment
  • Senior Exit Exam by Concentration
  • Senior Business Exit Questionnaire

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • MGT 382 - Organizational Behavior
  • BU 383 - Leadership
  • MGT 386 - Human Resource Management
  • MGT 387 - Intro to Health Care Management
  • MGT 430 - Health Care Quality Management
  • MGT 440 - Health Care Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 470 - Comparative Health Care Systems
  • EC 335 - Health Care Economics and Finance
  • MIS 340 - Health Care Information Technology
  • PLG 350 - Health Care Law
  • HED 314 - Principles of Epidemiology

General Electives

In addition to the requirements of the major, and the General Education Curriculum requirements, additional coursework is required to meet the requirements of a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Students wishing to complement the required courses within this degree may consider the following: HED 240 Introduction to Medical Health, HED 241 Biostatistics for Public Health, NU 276 Cultural Diversity in Health Care, and NU 291 Medical Terminology for the Health Professions.

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BBA - Health Care Management Concentration: 120 Semester Hours