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Healthcare Administration & System Management



The mission of the Public Health – Healthcare Administration and System Managementt program is to train highly qualified, culturally competent future healthcare managers who are able to gain admission into graduate/professional schools. This major is ideal for students who are interested in leadership roles within healthcare settings such as health insurance companies, hospitals, community and government agencies, long term care facilities, and assisted living facilities.


An interdisciplinary field, Health Systems Management integrates public health concepts with business, finance, and accounting to prepare students for entry-level leadership and management roles in the healthcare field.


Guided by the standards of the Council on Education for Public Health and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the program prepares students in skills and knowledge in five key domains:


1. The healthcare environment

2. Ethical and legal leadership

3. Communication and relationships management

4. Professionalism

5. Business and management skills


Student Learning Outcomes


• Describe the fundamental values and philosophy of public health


• Communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences


• Locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information


• Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to address population health


• Analyze organizational budgeting, public health systems, and delivery of health services


• Evaluate ethical and legal aspects of health care delivery


• Critique healthcare related research and policy


• Utilize effective team leadership, strategic planning, and organizational communication models


Degree Partnerships


B.S./M.P.H. Program (3/2) with LSUHSC School of Public Health

Boston University School of Public Health (Early/Preferred Admission)


Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Healthcare Administration and System Management


Complete a total of 121 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

General Education Core - 35 credit hours

Major Requirements - 53 credit hours

Additional Coursework - 33 credit hours


Students must complete all major requirements and additional coursework with a “C” or better.


Courses and Recommended Sequence




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