Health Care Management

Health Care Management

All of my classes have been very beneficial towards my current job. The classes were thought provoking and they apply to what I do on a daily basis. My professors are working in the health care management field and they can speak to what we are living on a daily basis. I can apply what I learned in class the very next day at work.
Laurie Osterhout
Clinical Supervisor, Promedica Bixby Hospital, Adrian, Michigan
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  • About: HCM
  • Meet the HCM Faculty
  • HCM Minor
  • Bachelor's to Master's Healthcare Program
  • 3 Things: HCM



The major in Health Care Management is a career-oriented Bachelor of Applied Science Degree designed for aspiring healthcare professionals and current professionals with health care training and experience.

Our health care management curriculum builds a strong foundation with management and leadership theories and incorporates a sophisticated comprehension of health care organizations, necessary for any successful health care professional leading others and interacting within the healthcare industry.

A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA is required in the HCM major. Two (2) years health care-related work experience required or approval.


  • Graduate with your Health Care Management degree in a rising occupational field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016-26.
  • Enroll in accelerated courses offered every 8 weeks. Health Care Management courses are offered online, and other course requirements are available online and/or at Michigan degree completion centers.
  • Engage in coursework with meaningful discussions and assignments on topics pertinent to managing healthcare organizations. Courses are taught by faculty with long-standing experience in health care management and leadership.
  • Finish your degree in a time frame that works with your schedule – in as little as two years or more, depending on your remaining requirements and availability.
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management
Online Learning
Professor of Leadership, Graduate College
Leadership: Health Care Administration
248-799-5490 ext. 7230

The Health Care Management program is designed to assist the adult learner advance their career in management in a health care related field or organization. Students will experience the challenges and opportunities of leading staff to provide quality care and service.

The minor is offered at one or more centers of the College for Professional Studies but is not available in the College of Arts and Sciences. Classes required for the Health Care Management minor may not be available on the Adrian campus. The Health Care Management minor provides health care professionals with marketable management skills.

Designed specifically for students in the B.A.S. (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree program majoring in Allied Health areas, and related fields such as Community Services and students with an interest in Health Care Management who major in Multidisciplinary Studies. The minor requires seven classes, 21 semester hours.

Course Requirements for Minor
Program Requirements 12 semester hours
HCM 301 Perspectives in Health Care Management 3
HCM 440 Medical Ethics/Legal Aspects of Health Care 3
HCM 441 Financial Management for Health Care Institutions 3
HCM 444 Strategic Planning in Healthcare Management 3

Cognate Requirements (may be transferred) 9 semester hours
MGT 302 Management Principles and Cases 3
BAM 441 Managerial Communications 3
Choose one (1) Approved Business Elective 3
BAM 311 Business Ethics
BAM 450 Women in Business
MGT 360 Human Resource Management
MGT 361 Organizational Behavior
MGT 450 Labor Relations
MGT 452 Leadership
MGT 485 Decision Making for Managers
MKT 310 Marketing Principles & Cases
PCM 340 Professional Speaking
SOC 350 Conflict Resolution

Total for Minor: 21 semester hours

Other Requirements
Grades below a 2.0 g.p.a. may not be used in the minor.
Nine (9) semester hours of minor requirements must be taken with Siena Heights University.


Online Bachelor’s-to-Master’s (BTM) Healthcare Program

As part of Siena’s full Healthcare Program portfolio, the Online BTM Healthcare Program offers high-achieving students an opportunity to complete three (3) graduate level courses as part of the undergraduate health care management major. Upon conferral of the bachelor’s degree, students continue in the graduate program and complete the remaining degree requirements in the MAL-HLC program.

Admissions/Other Requirements

  • At the time of application for admission, a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for admission. A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is required throughout the program (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Three (3) years related work experience is required for admission OR joint approval by the HCM program coordinator (undergraduate program) and HCL program director (graduate program). 
  • Application for admission to the BTM program may be submitted in a student’s junior year (56–87 credit hours). A student must be at a senior standing (minimum 88 credit hours) time of first enrollment into a graduate (LDR) course in the BTM program. No additional application is required when the student completes the bachelor’s program and continues with the graduate Healthcare Leadership program.
  • Conditional admission may be considered with a letter of recommendation from two professors. The letter should attest to the student’s ability to be successful while studying in both programs at the same time. In addition, the student must provide a brief essay on his/her plan to succeed in the BTM program.
  • ENG LAE requirement (i.e., ENG 101 and ENG 102 or ENG 341) must be fulfilled following the requirements in the undergraduate program.
  • HCM courses must be completed prior to LDR healthcare courses in the undergraduate major.
  • A ‘B’ or better is required in the following LDR courses in the undergraduate major - LDR 602, LDR 614, LDR 620 – in order to continue in the BTM program at the master’s level. (Note: A ‘B’ or better is required in LDR courses in the master’s program.)
  • Upon conferral of Siena’s baccalaureate degree (within the BTM program), students have the option to continue their graduate coursework full-time or less than full-time depending on their schedule.
  • Students who initially select the Health Care Management major only track may transfer into the BTM healthcare program following the BTM requirements as noted.
#1. Highly experienced current or former health care professionals and executives as faculty

#2. Faculty relate their experiences from health care to students in a professional and interactive manner

#3. An emphasis on the importance of quality care and service in a competitive health care environment 

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  • Division of Business and Management