The objective of the baccalaureate program with a major in Health Care Management is to provide a conceptual and practical understanding of the health systems field, with specific attention to the development of analytical and problem-solving skills. The course work in this field of study emphasizes skills and training in both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of health care services. The Health Care Management program is a full member of the Association of University Programs in Health Services Administration (AUPHA), the highest academic recognition an undergraduate health care program can achieve. The program has also been designated a regional program for most New England states including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine. Students admitted from these states may be eligible for reduced out-of-state tuition.
Program requirements include an internship program, which provides students with an opportunity to obtain their clinical experience. Students have successfully completed their internship program in health care organizations in Connecticut, the surrounding Northeastern states, as well as overseas. An integral part of the on-going development of the Health Care Management major is the Center for Health Care and Insurance Studies which has, as its primary objective, the design of new systems to improve the delivery of health services. The Center also provides substantial assistance in procuring internship sites for students in the program.
Health Care Management is a relatively unique area of study in which there is a growing demand for students trained in this field. Health Care Management specialists are employed by hospitals, clinics, government planning and regulatory agencies, health maintenance organizations, hospital associations, consulting firms, computer vendors, health insurance companies, and hospital equipment and supplies manufacturers. Program alumni are employed in hospitals and health care organizations throughout the United States. The Health Care Management program also provides excellent preparation for managerial positions in short or long-term health care organizations and for graduate study.
Specific criteria pertaining to admission to the School of Business Administration, details regarding graduation and degree requirements, course requirements, and course descriptions can be found in the University's General Catalogue, available by visiting the University of Connecticut Website: http://www.catalog.uconn.edu
OPIM 210 - Operations Research for Systems Analysis
FNCE 221 - Risk Management and Insurance
HSMG 280 - Introduction to Health Systems
HSMG 281 - Health Systems Analysis
HSMG 282 - Health Systems Planning and Design
HSMG 283 - Advanced Topics in Health Systems Analysis
HSMG 290W - Internship in Health Systems
Programs in Healthcare Management & Insurance Studies
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