Health Planning & Management

Bottom line, you will be in demand!

Health care is definitely about saving lives and dealing with medical issues, but in the United States it's also a business. Striking the right balance between keeping hospitals and practices solvent and conducting business with the right elements of sensitivity and compassion falls to professions in healthcare administration.

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Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY

Major

Health Planning & Management (BS)

Minor

Health Planning & Management

Internship

We offer a unique program including an internship where you will gain first-hand knowledge of a segment of the healthcare industry through an internship.

You'll be in demand

A majority of the new jobs in healthcare are not clinical but administrative & management positions.

Salary

Healthcare executives can potentially earn significant salaries depending on education & experience.

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Diverse Career Opportunities

Healthcare has become the largest industry & second largest employer in the country with more than 11 million jobs & continues to grow faster than most other segments. With the recent changes to the healthcare system and millions of baby boomers going into retirement, there is a huge demand for highly qualified and knowledgeable healthcare managers & administrators.

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Community Leader

Healthcare managers play an important role in our communities outside of their employment. They are often asked to take on leadership roles in their communities by serving on boards of directors & providing leadership to important community initiatives.

You will need to complete the Arts and Sciences Core plus enough arts and sciences electives totaling a minimum of 60 liberal arts credit hours. You will also take the courses listed in the Business Professional Core. In addition, all Health Planning and Management majors must take:

  • HLPM 201 The Health Care Delivery System
  • HLPM 205 Public Health
  • HLPM 301 Healthcare Policy
  • HLPM 310 Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • HLPM 485 Internship: Health Planning & Management
  • HLPM 495 Seminar: Health Planning & Management
  • MGMT 328 Management & Organizational Behavior
  • ECON 420 Economics in Healthcare

Business Professional Core Requirements

  • ACCT 211 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting
  • BUSI 105 Business Perspectives
  • BUSI 106 Contemporary Business
  • BUSI 457 International Business
    or FIN 458 International Financial Management
    or ECON 412 International Economics
    or MKTG 489 International Marketing
  • BUSI 499 Business Policy
  • FIN 348 Managerial Finance
  • LAW 241 The Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT 328 Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 484 Operations Management
  • MIS 101 Computers and Society
  • MIS 390 Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • MKTG 221 Marketing Principles and Management

Additional Requirements:

Students are required to complete a Field Experience option selected from the following choices:

  • Approved Internship (BUSI 485)
  • Advanced courses with Active Learning Component (designated as Field Experience – CPS Business School)

Arts and Sciences Core

Quantitative Methods

  • BUSI 113 Business Statistics
  • BUSI 213 Research Methods for Business
  • MATH 104 Quantitative Methods for Business

Communications

  • ENGL 101 Writing I
  • ENGL 102 Writing II

Economics

  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

Social Sciences (minimum)
Natural Sciences (minimum)
Humanities (minimum)

*MATH 151-Calculus I can substitute for MATH 104. Writing requirements are specified in the Catalog under General Education Requirements for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Basic Competencies, Written Communication.

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The Bachelor's of Science business degree is composed of professional core courses shared by all majors, business courses specific to each major, business electives totaling 48 credits in business, arts and sciences and general education core courses specified for business, and liberal arts electives to reach a minimum of 60 credits of liberal arts courses (as required for all Bachelor of Science degrees). Depending on the major, you will take additional electives to reach the total of 120 credit hours required for graduation. You are also required to :

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper division business courses
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average overall
  • Satisfy the University's Physical Education requirement (credits not included in the 120 credits required for graduation)
  • Satisfy the University's Global Perspectives requirement

After your first year is complete, we urge all business students to gain the valuable, real-world experience only an internship can offer. Past students have interned with Fortune 500 companies, hockey foundations, religious charities, music companies, and many others.

  • Most internships occur during the summer months between semesters
  • Each credit hour you'll earn equals 60 hours of work; you'll figure out the actual schedule with your site supervisor
  • Internships may or may not be paid, depending on your host organization
  • Grades are assessed based on complete, timely submission of all required internship documentation, with the final learning report weighted most heavily

Alfred University's minor in Health Planning & Management is open to all majors. It will allow you to gain knowledge of the diverse career opportunities available in health planning and management while gaining a unique knowledge base which can be applied to many business environments.

The minor includes 25 total credit hours including:

  • HLPM 201 The Health Care Delivery System
  • HLPM 205 Public Health
  • HLPM 301 Healthcare Policy
  • HLPM 310 Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • ACCT 211 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

Students must complete at least half the course work at Alfred University and achieve a grade point average of at least 2.0 "C" in courses submitted for completion of the minor.

Graduates of Health Planning & Management programs work in a wide variety of industries including:

  • General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
  • Medical Practices
  • Outpatient Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Hospice Providers
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Assisted Living/Residential Care
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Insurance Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Medical Device Providers
  • Consulting Firms

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Fred Farley

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J. Henry Smith Endowed Professorship

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