The objective of the baccalaureate program with a major in health care management is to provide a conceptual and a practical understanding of the health care management field. This academic program has been designated by the New England Board of Higher Education as a New England Regional Student Program. Qualified residents from New England states other than New Hampshire may enroll in the Health Care Management Program at reduced tuition since the major is not offered at other state universities in the region.
Bachelor of Science Requirements
Health Care Management majors are required to achieve a cumulative 2.0 grade point average for the total of all Healthcare Management and Insurance Studies (HCMI) and Finance (FNCE) courses for which they have been registered at the University of Connecticut, excluding grades and credits for independent studies and internships.
Health Care Management majors must complete the School of Business residence requirements for all majors. Education Abroad courses may not be used to meet this requirement.
Required Major Courses
In addition to the courses outlined in the Common Body of Knowledge and Capstone Requirements, Health Care Management majors must take an additional 18 credits: HCMI 3221, 3240, 3243, and 4250, plus two additional three-credit courses from HCMI 4225, 4243, 4325, 4326, or 4448.
Internships in Health Care Management
Students may schedule an Internship in Health Care Management. Internships are usually done during the summer following the junior year of study. The internship option of the program provides students with the opportunity to obtain experience within an area of health care. Students normally participate in conducting a health care management or insurance project in a health care organization either in Connecticut, another state or another country depending on geographical preference. While students are responsible for securing internship sites, the Programs in Health Care Management may provide guidance in site selection.