The Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management will prepare students as entry-level generalists in the health systems management field through interdisciplinary approaches guided by culturally relevant perspectives. Medical and health systems manager positions entail planning, directing, or coordinating medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, non-profit agencies, or similar organizations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, for example, the health and human services industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services including medical and health services managers. Medical and health services managers must be adaptable to changes in healthcare laws, regulations and technology.
Potential employment opportunities include: health care recruiter; healthcare project manager; sales management; managing director; relationship manager; healthcare representative (medical device or pharmaceutical sales); health insurance; assistant administrator; business office manager; health navigator; billing manager; case manager, and practice manager. The average annual salary for entry-level medical and health services managers is $35,530.
No – the major only requires 30 hours of core courses. However, UNC Charlotte offers a wide range of minors that could enrich student readiness for workplace settings that demand effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, digital literacy, and effective teamwork. Students are encouraged to consider completing a minor and a large number of options exist on campus that complement the major including: biology, communication studies, gerontology, international studies, management information systems, political science, and public health.
With good planning, you should be able to complete the program in two years (four semesters).
Yes – HSMT 2101 and HSMT 2103 are offered as online courses during Summer II, 2018.
A comparison of the new program with existing degree programs is provided on the other side of this page.