Healthcare Planning & Management

Bottom line, you will be in demand!

Healthcare 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.


Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY


Healthcare Planning & Management (BS)


Healthcare Planning & Management

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 Healthcare 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: Healthcare Planning & Management
  • HLPM 495 Seminar: Healthcare Planning & Management
  • 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 390 Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • MKTG 221 Marketing Principles and Management

Arts and Sciences Core

Quantitative Methods

  • MIS 101 Analytics I
  • BUSI 113 Descriptive Analytics and Statistics
  • BUSI 213 Research Methods for Business
  • MATH 104 Quantitative Methods for Business


  • ENGL 101 Writing I
  • ENGL 102 Writing II


  • 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.

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
  • One Personal Fitness course (credits not included in the 120 credits required for graduation) and one Wellness Course.
  • 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 45 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 Healthcare Planning & Management is open to all majors. It will allow you to gain knowledge of the diverse career opportunities available in healthcare 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.

Success Rate

98% of our graduates are employed full-time or entered graduate school after six months of graduation. Graduates of Healthcare 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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