Learn how to lead organizations involved in the management and delivery of health and health care services.
A health care management career offers opportunities for growth and advancement in settings like hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, long-term care, insurance organizations, government agencies and consulting firms. When you're ready to assume or progress to a leadership position, two formats are available to meet your scheduling needs.
Earn while you learn with graduate assistantships for both program years in the traditional track.
Study in a full-time program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.
Choose a professional track with weekend courses if you are an experienced health care professional without an MHA degree.
Take advantage of opportunities for leadership experience and networking with other health care professionals.
What You’ll Study
Courses include critical thinking and problem-solving in health services organizations. Gain management and leadership competencies, plus understand professionalism and ethics. Study accounting, law, policy and principles, as well as community perspectives and physician practice management. Traditional students will work as graduate assistants in a health care setting.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals
Building relationships and making connections with others to advance personal or professional goals
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective
Overseeing operations, managing resources and implementing policies for efficient and effective organizational functioning
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Operating Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
Job Titles of Alumni
- Director of Operations
- Senior Consultant
- Executive Director
- Project Manager
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $109,192
- Health Systems
- Medical Practice
- State Government
- Federal Government
Employers of Alumni
- Prisma Health
- Lexington Medical Center
- Atrium Health
- Bon Secours
- Medical University of South Carolina
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs