Health Care Management

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Why Study Health Care Management at St. Francis?

Health care is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, and with it, the need for highly qualified people to lead and manage healthcare facilities and staff continues to increase. At the University of St. Francis, our Franciscan values of respect, service, integrity, and compassion align with similar values needed for patient care.

Students complete specialized courses in health care delivery, leadership of healthcare organizations, healthcare information management, health care finance, epidemiology and a health care management internship.

This degree is designed for traditional undergraduate students or those transferring from a junior college or other university. For adult, degree-completion students, we offer a B.S. Health Care Management program.


Program Outcomes

Specifically, at the completion of the BBA – Health Care Management students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in their knowledge of the United States Healthcare System
  • Demonstrate competence in their knowledge of

a. Health Care Management
b. Health Information Management
c. Epidemiology and other measures of determinants of health and disease
d. Healthcare Finance
e. Core business concepts of accounting, finance, marketing, policy, economics, and management

  • Successfully complete two health care management practica, specifically one of those focused on medically underserved populations



As a result of the transformation taking place in the health care system, career options for health care executives are becoming more diverse. Increasingly, positions for health care executives may be found in a wide variety of settings, such as:

  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Consulting firms
  • Health care associations
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Integrated delivery systems
  • Long- term care facilities
  • Medical group practice
  • Mental health organization
  • Public health departments
  • Universities or research institutions


BBA/MBA Five-Year Plan

In the final two semesters before graduation, senior business majors who intend to continue with an MBA at the University of St. Francis may take graduate level MBA courses for undergraduate credit to meet undergraduate requirements. Students who take two MBA courses in their senior year are eligible to complete their MBA in one year (attending full-time). See course catalog for additional details


Interested in a Business minor or a double major?

In some cases, there are only seven (7) to ten (10) additional courses to achieve a business minor or double major (varies by program; check catalog for details)

Business Minors:
Accounting, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Transportation and Logistics Management, Interdisciplinary Business (for non-business majors).

Business Majors:
Accounting, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Health Care Management, Management, Marketing, Transportation and Logistics Management


For more information contact Jeanne Washburn, executive director, at or 815-740-3591.