About this Program
Do you enjoy helping others? Would you like to be part of the health care industry without being a medical or nursing professional? Do you aspire to influence policy and procedures in a health care setting with the goal of serving patients and stakeholders? If so, the Health Care Management (HCM) major may be a great fit for you.
The HCM major prepares students for administration, financing, and economics roles in the health services sector. Students hone their management skills while gaining solid understanding of the US health care system. UMD’s HCM major meets the rigorous certification standards of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
- The program boasts a 100% placement rate.
- Gain a solid foundation in business and health care, learn how to evaluate health care programs, and be able to apply data-based decision techniques.
- Learn the role of various stakeholders in the US health care system and how the system is funded and regulated.
The HCM major is a great choice for students who want a management career within a health care setting. Graduates find exciting career opportunities in organizations and fields such as:
- Hospitals & Clinics
- Dental, Specialty, & Primary Care
- Health Insurance
- Managed Care & Assisted Living Facilities
- Government Agencies
- Health Information Technology
Admissions and Scholarships
Students with a major in LSBE are eligible to apply for more than 120 scholarships, with the total scholarship amount in excess of $200,000 annually.
The Student Healthcare Management Association (SHMA) invites successful UMD HCM alumni and professionals from around the Duluth community and state as guest speakers. It also coordinates community volunteer opportunities and does fundraising for organizations such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Relay for Life. Members also take tours of local healthcare facilities and participate in social/networking events with peers and professionals.
Freshmen and transfer students are typically admitted as pre-business students for all BBA majors. Admission to candidacy status, which allows access to upper division LSBE classes, typically occurs at the junior level when students have successfully completed all pre-major (pre-candidacy) course requirements and met all of the GPA standards. Students with 2.60 UM and overall, and 2.00 internal and pre-major GPAs, are admitted into the major upon completion of pre-major courses.
HCM faculty have several years of experience working in the industry. Two of the faculty members, Dr. Kim Dauner and Dr. Jen Schultz, serve as co-directors of the UMD HCM program. HCM program is certified by the Association for University Programs in Health Administration.