Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management

Mission: The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management Program exists to deliver high-quality market relevant education that builds the knowledge and skills required for successful management careers in the healthcare industry.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management (BSHCM) was established at UAB in 1982. The program prepares graduates for mid-level management positions in all types of health care organizations, including hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long term care facilities, and home health care agencies.

More than 600 individuals have graduated from the program to date, and approximately 220 students are currently enrolled. The HCM degree becomes the terminal degree for some individuals, and permits entry to graduate degree programs for others. Career opportunities for HCM graduates exist in long term care, managed care, ambulatory care, corporate health programs, public health, pharmaceutical sales, medical equipment and supply firms, and in consultant or vendor companies serving the health care industry. The HCM program is a Full Certified Undergraduate Member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).