​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

Health administration is for those with a passion for problem solving and a desire to serve their community through a career in health care. Health administration combines health sciences, accounting and communication to prepare students for entry-level administrative positions in a variety of health settings.​​

Points of Pride

  • In 2012, Drew Weil, a 2013 alum, won third place in the highly competitive American College of Healthcare Administration Richard Stull Essay Competition.
  • Doctor of Health Administration alumni Bryan Schneider, Mary Cooke and David Meckstroth were selected for a CMU College of Graduate Studies 2013 Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Put Your Degree to Work

Health administration majors often go on to further education and become hospital administrators, department or division directors, company presidents or CEOs/CFOs of health care companies. They often seek careers in hospitals, nursing homes, residential care facilities, dentists’ offices, outpatient centers and diagnostic laboratories.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Medical/health service manager$88,580 per year23% (73,300 more jobs)
Administrative services manager$81,080 per year12% (34,200 more jobs)
Top hospital executive$101,650 per year11% (261,500 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the School of Health Sciences website or contact:

School of Health Sciences
Health Professions Building 2219
Email: helme1lm@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3541

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Health Administration Major

This major prepares students for entry level administrative positions in a variety of health settings. It also prepares individuals who have preparation in an allied health field for middle management positions such as department head or supervisor.
Total: 54 semester hours
Required Courses
(45 hours)
HSC 203
Leadership for the Health Professions
3
HSC 317
Community Health
3
HSC 333
Managing the Health of Populations
3
HSC 500
Health Informatics
3
HSC 507
Introduction to Health Service Organizations and Systems
3
HSC 520
Health Services Administration
3
HSC 538WI
Development of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration
3
HSC 544
Biostatistics
3
HSC 545
Health Planning
3
HSC 570
Financial Aspects of Health Services Organizations
3
HSC 571
Legal Aspects of Health Services Organizations
3
HSC 572
Quality Improvement in Health Services
3
HSC 595
Health Administration Internship
6
MKT 300
Introduction to Marketing
3
Other Requirement
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
ECO 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ECO 202
Principles of Microeconomics
3
ECO 203
Microeconomic Principles for Business
3
Electives
(6 hours)
Select from the following courses or other courses approved by the student's major advisor:
HDF 247
Introduction to Gerontology
3
HSC 201
Medical Terminology
3
HSC 516
Travel Course in Health Education
1-15
HSC 526
Behavioral Health
3
HSC 552
International Health Systems, Organizations and Policy
3
HSC 581
Managed Care: Origins, Organizations, and Operations
3
HSC 591
Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Care
3
HSC 592
Administration Issues in Long-Term Care
3
HSC 593
Resident Care Issues in Long-Term Care Administration
3